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College of Communication and the Arts Curricular Structure

Based on an innovative structure, our curricular model fosters interdisciplinary collaboration.  Our curriculum focuses on the skills employers look for most: communication, teamwork, creativity and adaptability. Our well rounded graduates enter the professional sphere prepared to succeed. 

We encourage all students to participate in a curriculum that is customized to their academic and professional goals.  Our distinguished professors help to focus each student’s experience to best prepare him or her for the future. There are opportunities for cross-program study, internships, service learning and global education. 

Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations
Chair: Jon Radwan, Ph.D.

B.A., Communication
Academic Adviser: Catherine Zizik, M.F.A.

B.A., Journalism
Academic Adviser: Amy Nyberg, Ph.D.

B.A., Public Relations
Academic Adviser: Kristen Koehler, Ed.D.

Department of Art, Art History and Design
Chair: William Haney, M.F.A.

B.A., Art History
Academic Adviser: Charlotte Nichols, Ph.D.

B.A., Art and Interactive Multimedia
Academic Adviser: Christine Krus, M.S.

Department of Visual Media and Performing Arts
Chair: Dena Levine, D.M.A.

B.A., Visual and Sound Media (Broadcasting)
Academic Advisers: Jonathan Kraszewski, Ph.D. (Media Studies); William Pace, M.F.A (Media Production/TV/Digital Cinema); Dag Gabrielson, Ph.D.(Sound Engineering)

B.A., Music (or Music Education)
Academic Adviser: Dena Levine, D.M.A.

B.A., Theatre
Academic Adviser: Peter Reader, M.F.A.

New transfer students and undecided students (CAUN and CART) should contact Associate Dean Thomas Rondinella for advising at 973-275-5837 or

Center for Graduate Studies

Master of Arts (M.A.), Communication
Program Director: Renee Robinson, Ph.D.

Master of Arts (M.A.), Public Relations
Program Director: Kristen Koehler, Ed.D.

Master of Arts (M.A.), Museum Professions
Program Director: Gregory Stevens, M.A.T.

Dual Degrees
B.A., Art History/M.A., Museum Professions
B.A., Communication/M.A., Communication
B.A., Public Relations/M.A., Public Relations
M.A., Communication/M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations

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