School of Communication Media and the Arts

The School of Communication, Media and the Arts prepares students to succeed in an increasingly mediated and designed society. Our programs are designed to provide authentic, project-based learning to motivated students.

Our Mission:

The School of Communication, Media and the Arts helps students learning about the world around them by providing innovative, creative educational programs. Our mission as part of the State University of New York is to help prepare citizensmeet the challenges of the twenty-first century

The School of Communication, Media & the Arts goals are to provide our students with:

  • a project-based curriculum that encourages self-expression at the highest artistic level
  • an exciting learning environment that challenges you to do your best work
  • opportunities to collaborate with top notch faculty
  • opportunities to explore cultural values that provide a basis for understanding the human experience.

About CMA

The School was founded in 2008 to provide students with cross-disciplinary opportunities for study and working in communication, media and the arts. It is comprised of the departments of Art, Communication Studies, Music and Theatre. SCMA boasts more than 1100 students and 100 full and part-time faculty, many with national and international standing in their fields. State-of-the-art studios house computer, media labs and broadcast studios. The School is beginning an $18 million renovation in our fine arts building. Project-based learning and numerous co-curricular activities provide students with unparalleled authentic learning opportunities.

Noted Alumni

Noted alumni include Al Roker of NBC's Today Show, Linda Cohn and Steve Levy on ESPN SportsCenter, Craig Shulman of Broadway's famed Les Mierables and Phantom of the Opera, Sound designer of Book of Morman and Tony Award winner Brian Ronan, and Nick and Nora, and Golden Compass film producer Andrew Miano.