Department of Communication and Performing Arts

Communication Arts

Department of Communication and Performing Arts

The Department of Communication and Performing Arts offers two Bachelor of Arts programs of study:

In the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts, you choose an area of emphasis – Dramatic Arts, Media Studies, or Speech Communication. The concentration in dramatic arts prepares you for careers in educational theatre, acting, performance, and other aspects of theatre. The concentration in media studies enables you to pursue careers in television, radio, film, or other media, be that in mass or new media. Finally, the concentration in speech communication prepares you for positions that require excellent public speaking skills such as politics, law, and business. All three 18-credit area emphases are built upon a common 18-credit core of classes that prepare you to communicate with excellence in spoke, written, and nonverbal forms, as well as to understand that broad field of communication.

In the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, you prepare for diverse careers in music, education, and the arts. Exciting career options include choral director, singer, composer, music arranger, music therapist, music librarian, and a wide variety of positions in the music industry.

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Student Spotlight

Giovanni Diaz
Giovanni Diaz
Communication Arts Major, Senior
With interests in video and film production, Gio directed his first dramatic short, Rob’s Big Break, while enrolled in an advanced videography class at Dowling. He is also an avid musician who plays guitar and writes his own songs, and has taken several music courses as electives.

Alumni

Danielle Librizzo
Danielle Librizzo
Class of 2010
Emmy Award Winning Production Coordinator for ABC’s Good Morning America
Tara Evans Duncan
Tara Evans Duncan
Class of 2011
Special Projects Producer for Central Florida’s CBS affiliate WKMG-TV
Jackie Lukas
Jackie Lukas
Class of 2008
Weekend Anchor and General Assignment Reporter for News 12 Long Island

Faculty

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Richard Wolff

Professor of Speech, Media Studies, and Religious Studies

Office PAC #103
Office Phone: 631-244-3483
Email: wolffr@dowling.edu
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Kimberly Poppiti

Associate Professor of Dramatic Arts and Dance
Department Chair

Office PAC #103
Office Phone: 631-244-3347
Email: poppitik@dowling.edu
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David Racanelli

Assistant Professor of Music

Office KSC #302
Office Phone: 631-244-3049
Email: racaneld@dowling.edu
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