Roy H. Park School of Communications

Diane Gayeski, Dean
Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean

For full faculty listings, see "Faculty and Administration."
Faculty and Administration

Introduction

The Park School offers the following degree programs:

Bachelor of Science

  • Cinema and Photography
  • Communication Management and Design
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Television-Radio

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Film, Photography, and Visual Arts

Bachelor of Arts

  • Journalism
  • Documentary Studies and Production

Master of Science

  • Communications; for information see the Ithaca College graduate catalog.
    Graduate Catalog

Each undergraduate 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's end-of-year publication, the Year in Review; the online magazine, iMPrint; the alternative magazine of satire and opinion, Buzzsaw; and the diversity magazine, 360º. 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), Communication Management and Design Student Association, Writing for Production Association, Lambda Pi Eta honor society, and other student organizations.

Mission

In the Roy H. Park School of Communications we continue to build on our tradition of blending and balancing liberal arts and professional, theoretical, and practical studies. We explore, create, and practice communication in its many forms, educating agile, adaptable thinkers, ethical professionals, and lifelong learners.

Laboratory Fees

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. All entering students are required to acquire a laptop computer for use in their classroom and production work. Specifications about the required make and model and any required software 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. in film, photography, and visual arts majors incur additional costs for materials.