Curry College has provided students with communication theory and skill development opportunities since its founding in 1879. Graduates of Curry College are living in a society based on information in which the study and use of all forms of communication are essential ingredients in the determination of quality of life. Studies in communication will provide knowledge and skills for a wide variety of professional pursuits. Communication majors may combine courses in the Communication Department with courses in related fields to develop a variety of career options:
Digital Content Creator
Esports Event Planner
Radio and Podcast Broadcasting
Sales and Marketing
Social Media Management
Sports Broadcasting and Play-by-Play
TV News Reporting
Video Game Development
Web Content Producer
Program Learning Outcomes
A. Communication and Context:
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in interpersonal, small group, organizational, public and virtual contexts, and platforms.
B. Creativity and Content:
Create a portfolio showcasing fluency with digital storytelling tools, media aesthetics, and performance practices.
C. Theory and Application:
Apply communication theories and basic research methods to analyze audiences, media aesthetics, media effects, and performance practices in historical and professional contexts.
D. Culture and Critique:
Explain how media systems and communication industries engender and engage ideas about race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and national identity.
Students have an opportunity to be managers, on-air announcers, sports broadcasters and news reporters while running a fully FCC-licensed FM radio station, WMLN-91.5 FM, broadcasting to thousands of residents in Boston and the South Shore of Massachusetts. WMLN also streams online.
Curry's radio program is the oldest radio major in the country, and will be celebrating its 90th birthday during the 2022-2023 academic year. The radio major began in November, 1932.
Today, WMLN is an award-winning, nationally recognized college station, and also serves as an affiliate for CNN and the Associated Press.
Housed in the Keith Auditorium, Curry Theatre provides students with opportunities in directing and scriptwriting; performance and technical theatre; improvisation; publicity design and playbill editing; and all of the other aspects of Theatre. The Theatre facility includes an experimental Black Box, performance space used for showcasing the work of student directors and playwrights. Full-length plays and musicals are produced on the Main Stage. Rounding out the facility are two control booths, a lighting system, a construction shop, an attractive lobby, an actors’ lounge, and dressing rooms. Between classes and rehearsals, Curry Theatre students catch up on conversation and work in the Snack Bar, located just outside the Theatre Lobby.
Film, Video and Television Production
Students in the Film, Video and Television area have access to a full HD television studio, along with an array of field cameras, audio, and lighting gear for single camera on-location production. Students learn how to tell stories in a variety of formats including: documentary, narrative fiction filmmaking, digital content creation; social media short form videos, and broadcast journalism.
Currier Times Newspaper
This student-produced newspaper, available at www.curriertimes. net, produces news, features, sports stories and blogs on topics of interest to Curry College students. The Currier Times Practicum meets weekly during the academic year. Students can get involved in their first year, and continue with the paper throughout their college career. Currier Times alums are employed at major newspapers, television networks, and various digital media platforms.
Lambda Pi Eta
The Curry College Communication Department is proud to host a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national honor society for Communication students. Lambda Pi Eta is sponsored by the National Communication Association and is an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies. There are currently over 400 chapters of Lambda Pi Eta worldwide.
Membership in Lambda Pi Eta is competitive, with minimum standards set nationally. At Curry College, students qualify for membership after meeting the following requirements:
Completed 60 credit hours, including at least 15 graded hours in Communication courses.
Have an overall GPA of at least 3.40.
Have a Communication GPA of at least 3.50.
Have declared a Communication major or minor.
Students who qualify for membership in Lambda Pi Eta are inducted each spring. They receive an honor cord that may be worn at Commencement.