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Fall 2009
News & Notes
Princeton Review: Marist
a Top Ranked College
CommArts concentrations among
highlights
BY GEOFF DECKER
T
he Princeton Review reminded CommAr ts
stu-
dents and faculty of something they already knew.
Marist is a pret ty good place to be.
The col lege guide aff irmed that in their annual
publ icat ion
The Best 371 Col leges
. For the seventh con-
secut ive year, Marist Col lege was prof iled as a top nat ional
inst itut ion. In highl ight ing the School of Communicat ion
and the Ar ts, reviewers said its concentrat ions “offer a range
of opt ions to its largely career-minded student populat ion.”
“We recommend Marist Col lege for its outstanding
academics, which is the primary criterion for our choice
of schools for the book,” said Rober t Franek, Princeton
Review’s vice president for publ ishing.
The formula for success, says School of Communicat ion
and the Ar ts Dean Steven Ralston, is a big picture philoso-
phy that immerses students in an integrated approach to
their studies.
“Our outstanding faculty provides students with an edu-
cat ion that melds together the study and pract ice of com-
municat ions and the ar ts,” Ralston said.
Like
The Princeton Review
, Ralston knows these “ca-
reer-minded students” benef it from the abundant internship
oppor tunit ies in the New York City metropol itan area as
wel l as the range of courses offered, unique for a l iberal
ar ts col lege the size of Marist .
This might be news to readers of
The Princeton Review
.
But for CommAr ts faculty and staff, it ’s just common
knowledge.
For more information about each of the School’s programs,
please visit www.marist.edu/commarts/. To read the entire re-
view of Marist College in
The Best 371 Colleges
, visit www.
PrincetonReview.com.
F
Department of Art and Art History
With an art studio, 3D room, 2D room, and several exhibi-
tion rooms, the state-of-the-art Steel Plant Studios ofers
Art majors at Marist a full spectrum of course oferings
in a variety of styles. Marist also has a study abroad pro-
gram in Florence, Italy, for students to extend their studies
internationally.
Majors:
Digital Media, Studio Art, Art History
Web site:
www.marist.edu/commarts/art/steelplant.html
Department of Communication and Media Arts
The most popular undergraduate major at Marist, the com-
munication department ofers a wide range of concentra-
tions and a top internship program.
Communication Concentrations:
Advertising,
Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations/
Organizational Communication, Sports Communication
Media Arts Concentrations:
Interactive Media/Game
Studies; Radio/TV/Film
Web site:
www.marist.edu/commarts/comm/
Fashion Program
With a constant eye on today’s fashion, the fashion pro-
gram at Marist is committed to focusing course curriculum
on the latest industry styles and trends.
Majors:
Fashion Design; Fashion Merchandising
Web site:
www.marist.edu/commarts/fashion/
Department of Music
The music department boasts more than 400 students par-
ticipating in various instrumental and vocal performance
ensembles.
Web site:
www.marist.edu/commarts/music/
photo by Sabrina Clark