Communication and Film/Media

"People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.


Associate of Arts degree in Communication and Film/Media Arts

The Communication and Film/Media program prepares students to communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of contexts and platforms. Through practical, hands-on training, students learn to create and present evidence-based research, produce professional quality media and content, and understand mass media’s role in global communication.

Communication Concentration

The Communication concentration of CCRI’s associate of arts degree in communication and Film/Media Arts develops students’ abilities to present messages appropriate to the audience, purpose and context. Students will learn to create, examine and analyze messages, engaging in the practical application of journalistic skills such as researching, interviewing, writing and editing.

Film/Media Concentration

The Film/Media concentration of CCRI’s associate of arts degree in Communication and Film/Media Arts offers practical training in the foundational skills of video, audio and media production, critical studies, writing and rhetoric. Whether creating content for traditional or new media platforms, students will gain an understanding of how to craft and communicate a message from pre-production through post-production.


Contact Information

Kathleen Beauchene
Professor of English
Communication and Film/Media Program Director
Website Content Manager
Tel: 401-333-7372

Sandra Luzzi Sneesby, MFA
Associate Professor of Communication
Website Content Manager
Tel: 401-825-2004

Gail Yanku
Administrative Assistant
Knight Campus
Room 3232
Tel: 401-825-2262
Fax: 401-825-1193

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Last Updated: 5/17/19