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About the School of Communication and the Arts

Marist’s School of Communication and the Arts prepares students for careers in communication, media, fashion & art practices, building valuable skills that complement a foundation in a liberal arts education. With nationally ranked programs and Centers of Excellence in Sports Communication and Social Media, we foster an inclusive and engaged community of industry experts and research faculty dedicated to student success. We aim to inspire students to become empathetic and ethically responsible professionals with an understanding of the values of community engagement, sustainability, and social responsibility. Marist’s location in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional college experience that is only a train ride away from the rich cultural and professional opportunities New York City has to offer, while our global campus in Florence, Italy gives students the opportunity to expand their world.

We have innovative, undergraduate academic programs in Art and Digital Media, Communication, Fashion, Film and Television, Games and Emerging Media, and Music as well as graduate programs and dual degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communication (online), and Museum Studies (Florence).

The School of Communication and the Arts features:

  • Small class sizes
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Dedicated faculty with opportunities for undergraduate research and creative projects
  • One-on-one academic advising
  • Internship and career preparation
  • Guest lectures, workshops, and events featuring top industry professionals
  • Experiential learning opportunities

The School of Communication and the Arts inspires students to:

  • Think, produce, and design creatively and critically
  • Use the latest technologies to create meaningful, reflective, and innovative work
  • Engage with the theoretical, historical, and cultural traditions of their discipline
  • Work independently and collaboratively in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary settings
  • Communicate effectively about their work
  • Be practically and ethically prepared for their post-college careers