School of Art and Media Studies

james ranaProfessor James Rana has been cast in an Off Broadway play 'THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR'

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100th Anniversary of World War I Commemorated with "A Year in the Trenches"

WEST ORANGE, NJ – On March 21, New Jersey

Play by Professor Jamal Rana


The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Art and Media Studies on the Metropolitan campus fosters a unique set of practical and applied skills related to art and communication.

The Metropolitan Campus Art major may both explore traditional art methods, such as studio arts and aesthetics, investigate the graphics arts including print/web/broadcast design, or may select an arts management focus. The program combines fine arts, design and technology to balance high career aspirations and prepare students for fields as diverse as printmaking, desktop publishing, web design, digital photography and video production.

The Metropolitan Campus Communication major engages students in media-centered courses, internships, field trips, and practical experience. Students study the oral, written, technical, analytical and creative skills required for careers in fields such as advertising, public relations, print, broadcast and online journalism, media production and writing for film and television. Through our internships program communication major gains first-hand experience. We are ideally situated to offer a global perspective as we have the world’s premier international city, New York City, twenty minutes or less away from campus.

Prominent Alumni

Fairleigh Dickinson University alumni are prepared for leading roles on a global stage. From broadcasting and entertainment to engineering and management, graduates have made a profound impact in a wide variety of endeavors.
Brenda Blackmon: Television news anchor
Marc Chalom: Creator of A&E’s “Biography” series
Gilbert Gaul: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
Dorothy Fontana: Television writer whose credits include “Star Trek”
Michael King: Former president and CEO of television syndicator King World Productions
Vincent Naimoli: Founder and chair, Tampa Bay Rays
Peggy Noonan: Author, presidential speechwriter
Maria Pepe: First female to play Little League baseball
Dennis Strigl: President and COO, Verizon Communications
Zygmunt Wilf: Principal owner of the Minnesota Vikings
Jeffrey Thacker: EMMIS Radio national director of Digital Content
Allan Millin: NBC Universal, Post Prep. Alan graduated in 2016
Jason Villamil: Owner of Two Human Studios, 2015. CEO of Vivel Marketing, 2016

For more information about the School of Art and Media Studies, contact 

Dr. Karen Buzzard, 
Voice: 201-692-2803



Karen S. Buzzard, Ph.D.
Director, School of Art and Media.
Phone: 201-692-2416 

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