Communications and Media Arts
Communication of all kinds – especially interpersonal, small group, and mass communication – forms the basis for all of our lives. The study of human communication provides a valuable foundation for any eventual path in school and life. This program provides human communication studies and opportunities for hands-on media production with modern digital equipment in class, through the college owned radio station, the award-winning student newspaper, and the on-campus television studio.
Information about the chair
Office location: HAAB – Room #133
Title(s): Associate Professor; Curriculum Chair Journalism
Eric Luther, Curriculum Chair as well as Chair of the Department, came to Westchester Community College in the fall of 2010 after several semesters of adjunct teaching in the area, as well as over a decade of journalism/media career experience, mostly television news. He received his Bachelor of Humanities from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and his Masters of Arts and Humanities Education from NYU. Multimedia Journalism, Understanding Mass Media, Broadcast Journalism, and TV Production are just a few of the courses he’s taught here at Westchester Community College.
In addition to his teaching and chairing work, Eric has contributed greatly to various college committees including the Middle States Self-Study Faculty Subcommittee, as well as both the Strategic Planning and Academic Advising Self-Study Task Forces. Eric lives with his husband, Mike, and their lucky dogs in Carmel, NY.
Area of Arts & Communication/School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
BA, Liberal Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX
MA, Arts & Humanities Education, NY, NY
COMM 101: Understanding Mass Media
COMM 106: Multimedia Journalism
COMM 109: Speech Communication
COMM 119: Broadcast Production (online)
Program Learning Outcome
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
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- Delaware State University
- Empire State University
- Iona College
- Lehman College
- Lincoln University
- Manhattanville College
- Mercy College
- Pace University
- The College of Westchester.
- “2+2+1” option for Masters’ degrees at Manhattanville College
Transfer agreements vary for the schools listed, details are available online. After
successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College you
can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also
guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
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