The Park School offers the following degree programs:
• Cinema and Photography
• Communication Management and Design (formerly Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design)
• Integrated Marketing Communications
• Film, Photography, and Visual Arts
Each program involves students in all aspects of communication, including the history, structure, and function of communication organizations; the technical, creative, and aesthetic elements of media production; and the evaluation, criticism, and analysis of media and communication systems.
Creative expression and experimentation are strongly encouraged, and students are invited to participate in the school's various student-operated media opportunities, including radio stations WICB-FM and 106-VIC; television cable access channel ICTV; the professional production unit, Park Productions; the campus newspaper, the Ithacan; the College yearbook, the Year in Review; the online magazines iMPrint and In.Sight; and the alternative magazine of satire and opinion, Buzzsaw Haircut. Students may also join the Park Student Advisory Council, the Public Relations Student Society of America, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Broadcasting Society (NBS), Alpha Delta Sigma (American Advertising Federation), and other student organizations.
The Park School does not charge laboratory fees. However, the convergent nature of the communications discipline requires that all students have consistent access to a basic set of multimedia tools. Beginning in the fall of 2006, all entering students will be required to acquire a laptop computer for use in their classroom and production work. Specifications about the required make and model will be provided to students upon admission to the Park School. Students enrolled in certain courses may also be required to supply their own equipment and/or materials, including computer data storage media. In the cinema and photography program, students are expected to furnish their own light meters and cameras for all still photography courses. In addition, students must purchase materials such as photographic film and paper, motion picture film, and mounting board. Because of the large number of production courses, B.F.A. majors incur additional costs for materials.