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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Dr. Sarah Cole

Communication Arts Department

FSU’s Communication Arts Department will be performing “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro from Nov.16-18 at 7:00pm in Dwight Performing Arts Center. It is a play about stories of Vietnam told by the women who served. Tickets can be purchased at, or cash at the door. Contact Dr. Cole for more information: 
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Dr. Derrick TePaske

Chair, Communication Arts Department

Dr. TePaske is featured in the September 2017 issue of Artbeat Magazine. His work is on display in the "Terra Incognita" exhibit at McGowan Fine Art in Concord, NH from Sept.5 - Oct. 27, 2017.

Professor Kate Caffrey

Communication Arts Department

Prof. Caffrey’s ten-minute play "E Pluribus Unum or In God We Trust?" will be produced as part of Scribe Stage’s “Being Human Play Festival“ at Moving Arts Theatre in Los Angeles, CA from Nov. 17 - 19, 2017.

Professor Christopher J. Bowen

Communication Arts Department

Prof. Bowen is celebrating the recent publication of the fourth editions of his two book titles, "Grammar of the Shot" and "Grammar of the Edit" (Focal Press / Taylor & Francis). These instructional texts serve students of the cinematic arts the world over, and may also be found printed in Italian and Chinese.

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Dr. Derrick TePaske
Whittemore Library C204

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