Communication Arts

Achieve Your Professional Goals in the Communication Arts Department at Framingham State University

Communication Arts students engage in a wide range of inquiry and practice in all forms of communication, and our curriculum combines critical analysis with useful application of skills. We have 11 experienced faculty members offering a variety of courses to over 200 students in multiple concentrations, along with minors, internships, alumni panels, and independent study projects. Our intention is to prepare scholars and practitioners so that they make a difference in the field.  

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New and Noteworthy

Painting in Juried Art Show
Prof. Laura Osterweis

April - July, 2017

Prof. Osterweis currently has one of her lipstick paintings entitled "Lobstah" in the juried show Reclaimed at The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. The show features art created from reclaimed and recycled materials. 

Sculpture in Juried Exhibit
Dr. Derrick Te Paske

June - October, 2017

Dr. Te Paske will have two turned wood and cast bronze sculptures included in a juried exhibit at the historic Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, NH. Sponsored by the New England Sculptors Association, the theme for the exhibition is "Sea To Shore: Sculpture Inspired by New England’s Coast." Additionally, Te Paske is one of five chosen NESA artists who are profiled and interviewed in the current edition of Denver's ART/Beat magazine.

Solo Art Exhibit
Prof. Leslie Starobin

May - September 2017

Prof. Starobin has a solo exhibit entitled "Excerpts from Dear Dearest Mother" at Singer Editions Gallery at The Artist Building at Fort Point Channel in Boston. The exhibition opens on May 11 and she will be present at the open studios on May 13 and 14. In addition, Prof. Starobin's montages are featured in an article entitled "Shadows Of War: An artist's still-life montages venerate the keepsakes of veterans" in Military History Quarterly.

Dr. Niall P. Stephens

Communication Arts Department

Dr. Stephens recently published a chapter in a new book from Intellect press that is a tribute to Neil Postman, the media critic who coined the term “Technopoly.”  In his chapter of Confronting Technopoly, Stephens points to the new media environment of the 21st century as a reason to rethink Postman’s idea of human nature.  He suggests what he calls “deep media ecology” as a framework for doing this.

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Dr. Derrick TePaske
Whittemore Library C204

Margie Sudmyer
Administrative Assistant
Whittemore Library C203
508-626-4847 [Fax]