THE LAWRENCE HERBERT SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION
THE POWER OF STORYTELLING.
There has never been a more exciting time in media and communication. If your passion is storytelling, if your ambition is to make a mark on the world, if you are ready to learn your craft and create your own vision â€” then we are ready for you at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.
SELECTED COURSES: hofstra.edu/journalism Multimedia Journalism Video | Photojournalism | News Producing and Management | Advanced Social Media Design and Visual Strategies | Feature and Magazine Writing
TELL STORIES THAT MATTER.
Launch your career in the media capital of the world with access to the most renowned news outlets. Develop strong communication, writing, and critical thinking skills while gaining expertise in news writing and reporting, shooting and editing video, digital storytelling, podcasting, social media, and using the latest industry tools and software. Hofstraâ€™s journalism program is fully accredited, distinguishing it as one of the finest in the country.
Sports Media concentration courses include Broadcast News Writing and Reporting, Sports Reporting, and Television Sports Reporting and Producing.
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. A 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: hofstra.edu/mediastudies Media and the Law | Media Literacy: Criticism and Analysis | Understanding Global Media and News Systems | Celebrity, Culture and Media | Social Media, Technologies and Policy | The Mass Media, Politics and Policy Making
MAKE COMMUNICATION YOUR BUSINESS. 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, visual design, online video content, copywriting, and media relations.
SELECTED COURSES: hofstra.edu/publicrelations Media Relations | International and Intercultural Public Relations | Principles of Marketing | Digital Tools for Public Relations | Public Relations Campaigns | Writing for Public Relations and Media
WE TEACH CRAFT. WE INSPIRE VISION. Pursue your passion for the art of filmmaking, learn the craft, and develop your unique creative vision. Study the great filmmakers and apply what you learn to write, direct, produce, design, and edit your own projects. Recognized by Variety magazine as both a top school for media and entertainment professionals and as a â€œstellarâ€? film program worldwide, Hofstra provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and real-world experiences.
SELECTED COURSES: hofstra.edu/film 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. Channel your creativity while learning the latest techniques in field and studio production, editing, scriptwriting, directing, development, and management. Learn the skills that will prepare you to work in any professional setting, from coast to coast. See your vision come to life in the classroom and as part of Hofstra Entertainment Access Television (HEAT), Hofstraâ€™s student-run network, which produces dozens of original programs each year.
SELECTED COURSES: hofstra.edu/television Motion Graphics and Sound Design for Digital Media | Introduction to Legal Systems, Environment and Contracts | Single-camera Television Production | Advanced Television and Integrated Media Technologies | Advanced Television Writing | Television Shows & Showrunners
BFA, WRITING FOR THE SCREEN SCRIPTED SUCCESS STARTS 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.
FOCUS ON YOUR BIG PICTURE. 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.
DID YOU KNOW?
Not only was the Herbert School named to Variety’s 2020 list of top film schools around the globe, but two of our professors were honored as top educators, marking the fourth time in six years that Hofstra was recognized by the world’s leading entertainment trade publication.
AUDIO/RADIO 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 Schoolâ€™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: hofstra.edu/radio Feature Production for Radio and Podcast | Advanced Digital Audio | Production | Digital Radio Programming and Distribution | The Radio Industry in the Digital Age | Voice Performance for Radio and Digital Audio | Magazine Production for Radio and Podcast
INTRO FILM CLASS
Herbert School students capture a sunset for the short film “Fried Eggs and Toast” on location in Long Beach, New York.
Photo credit: Ziad Al Zayer (BS, Video/Television and Film)
Photo credit: Ziad Al Zayer (BS, Video/Television and Film)
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 – BA, MA
Television Production and Studies – BA Video/Television – BS
Video/Television and Film – BS
Video/Television and Business – BS Writing for the Screen – BFA
“I consider it my mission to build on the powerful legacy of communication education at Hofstra. The global communication industry is changing rapidly; but at its core is storytelling, which has always been – and remains – a universal skill. 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
â€¦THE MEDIA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
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, WRHUâ€™s impressive alumni span leadership and talent positions across the media industry.
WRHU 88.7 FM
AWARD-WINNING COLLEGE RADIO.
The multiple Marconi Award-winning station has been home to the New York Islanders for more than nine years, and it is the first student-run radio station in the United States to have an exclusive broadcast agreement with a major league sports franchise. WRHU has also received first place rankings from The Princeton Review, College Media Association, and BestColleges.com.
Top-tier technology is available to students in all Herbert School programs. WRHU studios are capable of creating professional audio, video, and social media content. The NewsHub is a state-of-the-art digital newsroom and collaborative space. The multimedia audio studio and control room serves as an on-air training classroom where students can mix live music and talk shows.
Production spaces, such as the three-story, 3,750 square-foot Studio A, and Studio B for news production, feature 4K/UHD broadcast cameras. A post-production facility for film and TV includes an editing classroom, screening room, color correction suite, and Foley/ADR audio studio. Students also have access to industry standard field and mobile equipment for coursework and projects.
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; student-led journalism; dozens of original films; community affairs, music and entertainment, or fiction podcasts; and so much more.
LOOKING FOR YOUR PLACE AT THE HERBERT SCHOOL?
JOIN THE CLUB!
Directorâ€™s Cut Getting to the Root HEAT Network Her Campus The Hofstra Chronicle Hofstra Filmmakers Club Hofstra Today Lambda Pi Eta Long Island Advocate Pride Productions
PR Student Society of America Pulse Magazine Required Radio Society of Prof. Journalists Sports Beat Swing Agency Thursday Nite Live Two Weeks Notice WRHU 88.7 FM Zeta Phi Eta
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 their work have been recognized by numerous organizations, including... Alliance for Women in Media / Gracie Awards Broadcast Education Association Cannes Film and Business Program Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative College Television Awards Eastern Communication Association Harlem International Film Festival Hispanic Public Relations Association International Journal of Arts and Sciences Langston Hughes African American Film Festival New York State Associated Press Association New York Women in Communications Online News Association POLITICO Journalism Institute 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 Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium
FIND YOURSELF HERE.
Journey beyond the classroom. Experience Rome, Cuba, Los Angeles, New York City, and more through the Herbert Schoolâ€™s study away programs. Hofstra University also conducts programs in Amsterdam, Germany, England, Spain, Greece, Japan, France, and a dozen additional international destinations.
MASTER MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING. With the Master of Arts in Journalism at Hofstra University you will develop advanced multimedia storytelling skills and build a wide-ranging professional network through internships at the nation’s top media companies. Establish a solid foundation of reporting skills across all media – digital, broadcast and print — through on-campus media outlets while pursuing specializations in sports and entertainment journalism or investigative and community journalism.
BA/MA DUAL DEGREE: hofstra.edu/majournalism In addition to the traditional MA in Journalism, the Herbert School offers students a streamlined five-year program, a cost-effective and focused way to earn both an undergraduate and graduate journalism degree.
MA, PUBLIC RELATIONS
REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING.
Become immediately qualified to assume a variety of communications positions and enhanced leadership roles in numerous industries. The Master of Arts in Public Relations at the Herbert School prepares you for fast-evolving strategic communications jobs by emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving, exceptional writing skills, and the innovative digital tools required for a successful career in the public relations profession.
CUTTING-EDGE PROGRAMS: hofstra.edu/mapr The MA in Public Relations offers a unique online program with an emphasis on reputation and crisis management, a rapidly growing and important discipline in the communications industry.
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.”
The Herbert School’s strong network of successful alumni provides mentorship, advice, and amazing learning experiences. It’s no wonder LinkedIn ranked Hofstra the #2 School for Media Professionals based on alumni career outcomes.
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