The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

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A VIBRANT CAMPUS COMMUNITY MINUTES FROM… As part of Hofstra University, the Herbert School can help you get where you want to go, with small classes, dedicated faculty, and a beautiful, energized campus — plus all the opportunities of New York City within reach.

Audio/Radio Production and Studies BA Filmmaking BFA Film Studies and Production BA Journalism BA, BA/MA, MA Mass Media Studies BA Public Relations and Strategic Communication BA Public Relations MA Sports Media BS Television BS Television and Business BS Television and Film BS Television Production and Studies BA Writing for the Screen BFA

“Our goal is to inform, educate and inspire our students to add their voices to the world conversation. Across all forms of media, we want to unleash the passions and talents of a new generation of storytellers to inform, move and entertain.” Mark Lukasiewicz (@deanluk) Dean, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication



Herbert School students will produce live coverage of a variety of Hofstra Pride intercollegiate games in a new sports television control room. WRHU Studios and Sports Desk are capable of creating professional audio, video, and social media content. The Content Suite provides a collaborative and flexible meeting space. The Vertical Video Lab is outfitted with a green screen, teleprompter, and editing software to create high-quality content for social media.

Production studios, such as the three-story, 3,750 squarefoot Studio A, and Studio B for news production, feature 4K/ UHD broadcast cameras. A post-production facility includes an editing classroom, screening room, color correction suite, and Foley/ADR audio studio. Students can record podcasts and mix live music and talk shows in the multimedia audio studio and control room. Industry standard field and mobile equipment is available for coursework and projects.

CONNECTIONS MAKE CAREERS FIND YOUR VOICE. Year-round internship opportunities in nearby New York City will help you build professional networks at some of the world’s top media brands.

“I was immersed in all aspects of producing a late-night TV show. It is an experience I will always cherish.”

“The skills I’ve learned opened this door for me. I developed confidence in myself.”

“I feel prepared to tackle challenges now more than ever.”

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The Herbert School’s network of successful alumni provides mentorship, advice, and professional connections. An advisory board of experienced professionals guides and supports the school.

AMC Networks • CNN • Comedy Central • Edelman • ESPN • Florentine Films • FOX News • Google • Marvel Studios • Max • MLB Network • MTV • NBA TV • NBCUniversal • New York Islanders • Netflix • The New York Times • NPR • Sesame Workshop • SiriusXM • VICE Media • The Washington Post • Weber Shandwick • YouTube RESULTS BASED ON 1-YEAR POST GRADUATION ALUMNI SURVEY.

JOURNALISM Launch your career in New York City with access to the world’s most renowned news outlets. Gain expertise in news writing and reporting, shooting and editing video, digital storytelling, podcasting, social media, and using the latest industry tools and software. You may pursue a concentration in either Broadcast Journalism, with such coursework as multimedia journalism, feature reporting, newscast producing and anchoring, or a concentration in Sports Journalism, focusing on sports reporting for print, television, digital, radio and podcast formats. The journalism program is fully accredited, distinguishing it as one of the finest in the country. The WABC-TV/Eyewitness News Long Island Bureau, located in WRHU’s newsroom, gives students exposure to professional journalists, internships, guest speakers, and other special events.


SELECTED COURSES Multimedia Journalism Video | Photojournalism | Digital Storytelling Tools | Producing TV News Packages | Feature and Magazine Writing


MASTER THE TRENDS THAT SHAPE YOUR FUTURE. Discover the aspects of media that most interest you and build an in-depth understanding of how media works and how it impacts society. You will have the choice of pursuing one of three concentrations: Media and Culture; Urban and Suburban Communication; or Media, Law, and Policy. A versatile degree in Mass Media Studies is a gateway to a rewarding career in a wide variety of fields such as law, management, politics, journalism, and education.

SELECTED COURSES Media and the Law | Media Literacy: Criticism and Analysis | Understanding Global Media | Celebrity, Culture and Media | Social Media, Technologies and Policy | The Mass Media, Politics and Policy Making


CREATE YOUR PITCH. Prepare for an exciting and creative career that combines a passion for writing, current events, popular culture, and media, with the ability to solve problems, think strategically, and communicate effectively. At the Herbert School, you will develop skills in digital and social media, integrated marketing, crisis communication, online video content, copywriting, and media relations. A concentration in Entertainment Public Relations provides knowledge that surveys celebrity culture and entertainment-focused media, while the Sports Promotion concentration focuses on coursework in sports reporting, promotion, sports media, branding and culture.

SELECTED COURSES Media Relations | Live Event Promotion | Integrated Brand Communications | Digital Tools for Public Relations | Public Relations Campaigns | Writing for Public Relations and Media | Global Public Relations



With the 30-credit Master of Arts in Journalism program, which can be completed in as little MASTER as three semesters, you will develop advanced MULTIMEDIA multimedia storytelling skills while studying in the STORYTELLING. nation’s media capital. Students may specialize in Sports and Entertainment Journalism or Investigative and Community Journalism, and build a portfolio of work across all media – digital, broadcast, and print - through award-winning campus media outlets and a published in-depth capstone story.

Make your mark as a strategic communications leader, one of the most critical roles within any organization with a Master of Arts in Public Relations. The 30-credit program emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving, exceptional writing skills, and proficiency in digital platforms necessary for your success as a public relations professional. This flexible, 30-credit graduate program can be completed in as few as three semesters and personalized to meet your professional goals - with optional concentrations in Crisis and Reputation Management or Marketing. Access to professional development opportunities and internships in nearby New York City will help you build connections at some of the world’s most renowned media brands and with top PR practitioners.

Hofstra’s accelerated BA/MA Journalism program offers students a streamlined, cost-effective, and focused way to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately.



DISCOVER YOUR NEXT GOAL. Be at the center of the action and learn the latest trends in digital storytelling, reporting, production, and promotion. Gain unparalleled educational and career development opportunities on campus and throughout the New York City metropolitan area – home to dozens of major and minor league sports franchises, internationally renowned events, and headquarters of the most prestigious professional leagues in the country. Hofstra students have access to three sports-focused degree options. Journalism BA and Public Relations BA majors may select an optional Sports concentration, while the cross-departmental Bachelor of Science in Sports Media is the latest and most intensive offering.


PhotoOn credit: the senior Ziad Althesis Zayerfilm (BS, set Video/Television of “ACHLYS,” directed and Film)by Sakshi Nemlekar ‘23. Photo by Beckie Chiafullo ‘23.


WE TEACH CRAFT. WE INSPIRE VISION. Pursue your passion for the art of filmmaking and learn the cinematic storytelling fundamentals applicable to all branches of the industry - from production design to management companies to the director’s chair. Study the great filmmakers, develop your unique vision, and apply the skills you’ve mastered to write, direct, produce, design, and edit your own projects. Recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 25 film schools in the U.S. Hofstra has also been named by Variety magazine as one of the “Best film schools in North America” and a “top film school worldwide.” Hofstra’s film program has been praised for staying ahead of industry trends and providing students with access to state-ofthe-art facilities and real-world experiences. SELECTED COURSES Producing the Motion Picture | The Art of Film Editing Introduction to Animation Techniques | Screenwriting Seminar | Sound Design for Film | Directing for the Screen


SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING. What is the Television program at Hofstra? Creative, compelling content for every screen, whether streaming over your phone, watching on your laptop, or viewing on your 65 inch display. Great storytellers are evolving with a changing media landscape. Master the world of visual storytelling at the Herbert School. See your passion come to life as you work alongside future directors, producers, and talent who help bring your storytelling to the screen. Gain hands-on production experience and leadership skills with Hofstra’s student-run network, Hofstra Entertainment Access Television (HEAT), home to the College Television Award-winning sketch comedy show, Thursday Nite Live.

SELECTED COURSES Television Graphics | Single-camera TV | TV Operations and Technology | Advanced Television Writing | Television Shows & Showrunners | The Comedy Series




SCRIPTED SUCCESS START HERE. Prepare to stand out in any writers’ room, starting inside the Herbert School’s own dedicated space for scriptwriting, teleplays, and screenplays. The BFA in Writing for the Screen provides you with the necessary tools for writing across all platforms. As the demand for new material continues to increase, start crafting your own portfolio in one of the most exciting and creative fields in media.

A BFA in Filmmaking guides you toward the complete process of creating a film. Building on a foundation of production and writing, and complemented by film history, theory, and aesthetics — you’ll receive an in-depth education in your specific field of interest. Take a wide range of specialized courses, whether your interest is cinematography, sound design, editing, screenwriting or directing.


FIND YOUR VOICE. An explosion in audio formats and programming has made podcasts and digital radio some of the most accessible and consumed formats of media. The Herbert School’s multimedia studios with industry standard technology will give you the tools to create a variety of news, entertainment, public service, music, and live programming. A degree in Audio/Radio will prepare you for a career in a transformative industry.

SELECTED COURSES Feature Production for Radio and Podcast | Advanced Digital Audio Production | Audio/Radio Programming and Distribution | The Radio Industry in the Digital Age | Voice Performance for Radio and Podcasts | Audio Magazine Production

STUDENT MEDIA WHAT WILL YOU CREATE AT THE HERBERT SCHOOL? Whatever your mind can conceive. Daily broadcasts, including exclusive New York Islanders and Long Island Nets coverage; hundreds of hours of original television programming; investigative, community, entertainment, and sports journalism; narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films; news, interview, music, and non-fiction radio shows and podcasts; professional development events, workshops, and networking opportunities; and so much more.



Director’s Cut HEAT Network Her Campus The Hofstra Chronicle Hofstra Filmmakers Club Hofstra Sports Networking Club Hofstra Today Hofstra Votes LIVE Lambda Pi Eta Long Island Advocate

Asian American Journalists Assoc. National Assoc. of Black Journalists PR Student Society of America Pulse Magazine Society of Prof. Journalists Sports Beat The Swing Agency Thursday Nite Live WRHU 88.7 FM Zeta Phi Eta



Located within the Herbert School, WRHU Radio Hofstra University is dedicated to providing pre-professional broadcast training. Representing more than 60 years of broadcast excellence, WRHU’s impressive alumni span leadership and talent positions across the media industry.

The four-time Marconi Award-winning station has been home to the New York Islanders for more than a decade. WRHU was the first student-run station to receive the World Radio Day Award, presented by the Academy of Radio Arts and Sciences of America to stations that exemplify the best attributes of the radio industry. The station has also received first place rankings from The Princeton Review, College Media Association, and BestColleges.

ACCOLADES CREATE YOUR FUTURE NOW. Herbert School students win industry-wide recognition, receive national awards and scholarships, present at prestigious conferences, and participate in competitive programs. In recent years, our students and recent graduates have been recognized by numerous organizations, including... Alliance for Women in Media / Gracie Awards Broadcast Education Association Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative Eastern Communication Association Edward R. Murrow Awards Hearst Journalism Awards Program Hispanic Public Relations Association International Journal of Arts and Sciences National Association of Black Journalists New York State Associated Press Association New York Women in Communications Online News Association POLITICO Journalism Institute Press Club of Long Island Public Relations Society of America Radio Television Digital News Association Society for Cinema and Media Studies Society of Professional Journalists Sportscasters Talent Agency of America Television Academy Foundation, College Television Awards Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium Tribeca Film Festival


FIND YOURSELF HERE. Journey beyond the classroom. Experience Rome, Cuba, Los Angeles, New York City, and more through the Herbert School’s study away programs. Hofstra University also conducts programs in Amsterdam, Germany, England, Spain, Greece, Japan, France, and a dozen additional international destinations.


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