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Communication Arts

Discover Communication Arts at NYIT!

What better place to earn an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree than NYIT's Communication Arts program?

Located in the communications capital of the world, classes are taught in Manhattan (New York City), or in the nearby suburb of Old Westbury, NY. Opportunities abound for study at many of our global campuses, including full degree programs and study abroad classes. (Students recently shot documentaries in Beijing, Shanghai, and Paris).

Globesville - NYIT’s student-run web channel, NYIT Old Westbury

Globesville in action, live from the Pangea rooms, Education Hall Digital Production Complex.

NYIT offers:

  • A Career Oriented education
  • Hands-on experience using the latest equipment and  technology
  • Real-world experience with professional clients
  • Award winning student-run production agencies
  • Prestigious internships
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • Small classes, close interaction with professors

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Communication Arts

As a Communication Arts major, you will gain knowledge in a variety of communication fields. Our faculty and academic advisors are there to assist you along the way, allowing you to specialize in your chosen career path – television, film, advertising, public relations, journalism or interactive media.

Bachelor of Science - Advertising

As an Advertising major, you will prepare for a career in a variety of advertising related fields – advertising, public relations, event planning, marketing communications, sales promotion, media planning, internet and new technologies. You will learn to create strategies, communicate your ideas and prepare professional presentations and campaigns.

ProdCo - NYIT’s student-run production company, NYIT Old Westbury

Production meeting with a client - from the writers' room of the Education Hall Digital Production Complex.

Career Oriented education

At NYIT, you can expect a career-oriented education under the leadership of faculty with years of executive level experience in film, television production, copywriting, public relations, advertising, and journalism Along with our solid liberal arts curriculum, NYIT provides a unique, hands-on educational experience. From freshman year through your senior year, you will be preparing individual and group projects using the latest technology and equipment. At NYIT you will ‘learn by doing’. You will be shooting, directing, writing or producing videos or films;  or devising  strategies, producing ads, delivering successful presentations for an advertising or public relations campaign project. Students will prepare for careers in radio, television, film, production, advertising-public relations, marketing communications, graphic arts, web design, media planning, journalism, and more. Our faculty's stellar connections to the industry provide graduates with access to the best jobs.

Hundreds of Internships

As an NYIT student, you will gain valuable experience at television and radio stations, with news organizations, in public relations and advertising agencies, production companies, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Our students choose from hundreds of internships with major employers. As an undergraduate at NYIT, you will be eligible for up to 12 internship credits in your degree program. Many of these internships lead to full-time employment.

Student Run / Faculty mentored Production Agencies

You will gain experience in NYIT's in-house production agencies – the Carleton Group, NYIT’s award winning student-run advertising and public relations agency; ProdCo, NYIT’s student-run production company; and Globesville, NYIT’s student-run web channel. Working as copywriters, graphic designers, account executives, television producers, film makers and art directors, students in these NYIT production agencies produce professional campaigns for real clients.

Real World Experience

NYIT’s student-run production agencies

NYIT’s student-run production agencies offer NYIT students the opportunity to work with real clients in a professional setting. Our student teams establish a  semester-long working relationship with a professional client and produce work based on the client’s needs. Projects have included promotional videos to be  used in multiple media platforms, ad campaigns which have included billboards, logo designs, posters, fliers; public relations campaigns which have included  brochures, signage and press kits and social media campaigns using Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Our clients use the professional work  developed by our students, and the students benefit by enriching their portfolios and expertise before they enter the competitive job market.

Some of NYIT’s prestigious clients have included the Martha Graham Dance Company, The Foreign Press Association, Cohen Children’s Hospital, March of Dimes, United Way, The Long Island Ducks, The Westside Chamber of Commerce, Nassau County Museum of Art and many more.

Small classes / Flexible scheduling

We pride ourselves on our small classes and the individual attention this affords students. Degree programs are individually adapted to meet the needs and interests of students and tailored to meet the requirements of a constantly changing work environment.