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 and 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.
The xchool 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 1,100 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 concluding an $18 million renovation in our fine arts and performing arts building, opening fall 2016. Project-based learning and numerous co-curricular activities provide students with unparalleled authentic learning opportunities.
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 Miserables and Phantom of the Opera; sound designer of Book of Morman and Tony Award winner Brian Ronan; and Nick and Nora, Golden Compass and Grandma film producer Andrew Miano.