To cultivate and inspire creativity, expression, inquiry and integrity through embodied education in the fine performing and communicative arts and professions. A major comprises the satisfactory completion of 36 senior credit points (cp) in a single subject area from Table A of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, table of units of study. So, regardless of your academic path, you will find that the Arts and Communication Department has something for you.
Students have the option of completing an additional major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A or from another Faculty within the University as permitted. Here at the School of the Arts and Communication, we pride ourselves on educating students for the highly diverse employment opportunities of the 21st century. Students cannot take a major or extended major in Journalism and Mass Communication (towards the BA component).
Our degree links practical training in media writing; radio, video, online media production; and media relations; with a scholarly and critical education in media and communications theory and practice. Our graduate program is known as a global center for teaching and research in Communication Studies where students come to study with a diverse faculty who publish extensively with top publishers and academic journals. Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries. Information on salaries, training, and employment outlook is different for each career within this pathway.
The School of Arts & Communication offers minors in Communication, History, Humanities-Pelaw, Literature, Music and Textiles. The module traces the history of community arts and provides practical exercises on workshop skills to develop an understanding of the role of music technology in the local community.
The B.S. in EMAC (Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication) is a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in communication as well as in digital art and animation, video, electronic music, and graphic design, supported by Rensselaer’s strong technological infrastructure.