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College of Communication and the Arts Curricular Structure

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 and the Arts
Chair: Renee Robinson, Ph.D. 

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

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

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

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

B.A., Music
Academic Adviser: Dena Levine, D.M.A.

B.A., Public Relations
Academic Adviser: Thomas Rondinella, M.F.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., 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

Graduate Studies

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

Master of Arts (M.A.), Public Relations
Program Director: TBA

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

Dual Degrees
B.A., Art History/M.A., Museum Professions (Students from all undergraduate disciplines are welcome to apply.)
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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