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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Prof. Robert Johnson, Jr.

Communication Arts Department

Prof. Johnson's students produced an independent documentary entitled "Days of Division" that was recently spotlighted in the Lowell Sun. The film was produced as part of his documentary filmmaking course. Raysam Donkoh-Halm, who was the director, filmmaker, and editor, worked on the project with two of his two classmates, Shaylynne Gethers and Bobby Scribner.

Dr. Niall Stephens

Communication Arts Department

Dr. Stephens has taken time outside of his teaching and original scholarship recently to review two books in the International Journal of Communication. The first book is "The Digital Difference" by W. Russell Neumann, a leading scholar in the field of media effects. The second book is "Can the Internet Strengthen Democracy" by Stephen Coleman, an expert in political communication.

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
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