Communication Arts


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.

Globesville - NYIT’s student-run web channel, NYIT Old Westbury
Globesville in action, live from the Pangea rooms, Education Hall Digital Production Complex.

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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).

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:

On May 11th, 2015, the second annual joint animation and film festival was held at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan Campus. Short films from Communication Arts along with animations and faculty pieces from Fine Arts lit the screen with the best of student work premiering for the NYIT community, its friends and family. 

Special thanks goes to the industry professionals who served as jury members Ian Harnarine, Rachel Miller, Melissa Navia, John Mattiuzzi, Jasper Lin and Yamur Altan. Thank you to Assia Lakhlif and Yuko Oda for a fantastic program and congratulations to the winners! 

Best Script: "I Do" by Olga Krasnova and Tomader Alrehaili
Best Cinematography: "Terrell" by James Rockford 

Best Doc: "Terrell" by James Rockford and Terrell Pierre 
Best BFA Animation: "Grub for Grobb" by Joseph Kerkovich and Michael Somoza

Best MFA Animation: "Home" by Nere Kapiteni

Best of Show: "Lululu" by Shuo Li

Dean Roger Yu, Professor Assia Lakhlif, and Professor Yuko Oda

Click here for more photos of the Festival!

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication and Media Production

NYIT’s student-run production agencies

As a Communications and Media Production major, you will gain knowledge in all areas of the field: Digital Film and TV Production, Advertising and Public Relations, Global and Electronic Journalism. Our generalist approach will prepare you for the rapid changes taking place in the field such as new media, mobile journalism, social networking, web advertising and digital technology. Learn more





Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Film and Television Production

NYIT’s student-run production agencies

As a Digital Film and Television Production major, you will acquire a strong knowledge base as you prepare for a career in film, television, music videos or web-based production. You may aspire to positions such as associate producer, development specialist, scriptwriter, film director, editor, studio camera operator, location manager, casting agent and more. Learn more





Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising and Public Relations

NYIT’s student-run production agencies

Your Advertising and Public Relations degree will prepare you for a career in a variety of advertising and public relations fields. You will be prepared to work in advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, state, local and federal governments and as independent consultants.

An Advertising and Public Relations major may become an account manager, copywriter, art director, designer, media planner and buyer, sales executive, writer, strategic planner, communications manager, communications researcher, event planner or social media specialist and more. Learn more



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Global and Electronic Journalism

The journalist of today is a multi-dimensional, digitally-fluent journalist, adept in and adaptable to many platforms. As Global and Electronic Journalism major you will learn how to shoot, edit, write, ask questions and report. You will also learn the specialties of this profession: sports reporting, business reporting, public affairs reporting, and more. Learn more


Career Oriented education

NYIT’s student-run production agenciesAt 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. 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 and films. You will be devising strategies, producing ads, and 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

NYIT’s student-run production agenciesAs an NYIT student, you will gain valuable experience at television and radio stations, with news organizations, in public relations and advertising agencies, You can choose an internship at a production company, corporation and not-for-profit organization. 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

NYIT’s student-run production agenciesYou 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, filmmakers and art directors, students in these NYIT production agencies produce professional campaigns for real clients.




Real World Experience

NYIT’s student-run production agenciesNYIT’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 include promotional videos to be used in multiple media platforms; ad campaigns which include billboards, logo designs, posters, fliers; public relations campaigns which include brochures, press kits and social media campaigns using Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Our clients use the professional work created 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.

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