School of Visual Arts, Communications and Digital Technologies

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Film


Lights. Camera. Action.

Film majors learn to communicate and interpret the world around them through courses in all levels of production, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound, producing, and film history. Our faculty are all working professionals in diverse areas of the field, including writers, directors, cinematographers documentarians and critics – award-winning professionals with top-level experience and credentials.

The New Hollywood

CBS’s Blue Bloods and Madam Secretary, Fox’s The Following, and the Castle Rock Entertainment film The Rewrite, have all filmed at LIU Post, bringing a parade of Hollywood stars to campus that includes Oscar-winners J.K. Simmons and Marisa Tomei, six-time Emmy winner Allison Janney, and Golden Globe winners Henry Winkler, Hugh Grant, and Kevin Bacon.

Gold Coast Film Festival

LIU Post is proud to partner with the Gold Coast International Film Festival to bring new and important cinematic works from around the world to Nassau County. The University’s Gold Coast Cinema, located in Hillwood Commons, is a 290-seat private movie theater opens to the public at various times during the school year. In addition to its regular programming, the cinema showcases events in partnership with GCAC throughout the year, which may include movie premieres, short films, talks with filmmakers, directors, producers, and industry professionals, and Meet-the- Actor nights.

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Broadcasting


B.F.A. in Broadcasting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Broadcasting opens you to the world of radio, video, webcasting and multimedia and prepares you for careers as varied as documentary producers, television writers, web video producers, news anchors, writers, radio broadcasters, or interview show hosts. Courses cover the technical and creative aspects of this field, including new technologies, audio and video editing, script writing, production news, talk shows, music and other show formats.

Start Your Career in Broadcasting

LIU Post students intern at some of the nation’s top organizations, including MTV Networks, NBC TV, Z100, WBAB, WFAN Radio, CBS-tv and News 12 Long Island.

WCWP on the Air

At LIU Post, you’ll not only get your voice out there over the airwaves, you’ll also produce your own radio show! This hands-on experience will give you the opportunity to script, record, and edit audio stories and broadcast your work to WCWP (88.1FM). Gain valuable audio production skills used in professional radio, work side-by-side with radio professionals from New York City, and learn from WCWP executive producers using state-of-the-art equipment and studios.

Broadcasting Program

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Art


Artist to Professional

Study with professional artists and leading scholars, as well as visiting guest artists from around the world. You will build a solid foundation in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking, while exploring the history and theory of human creativity in courses that range from the arts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean to contemporary photography and digital design.

Expressive Arts Therapy

Art therapists are involved with disability centers, psychiatric hospitals, special education programs, drug abuse centers, community mental health centers, other health institutions and prisons. The program explores the interaction of the visual arts with psychological theories and practice and emphasizes preparation for graduate training in clinical art therapy.

Capture the World As You See It

The Photography program provides a foundation in the history, aesthetics, and technical evolution of photography. Course topics range from newspaper photojournalism to the mechanics and aesthetics of lighting, techniques of photo illustration, survey of world art, and experimental approaches in a computer-driven, digital environment.

Art Programs

Art Therapy
Bachelor of Sciences

Clinical Art Therapy
Master of Arts

Clinical Art Therapy & Counseling
Master of Arts

Fine Art & Design
Master of Fine Arts

Museum Studies
Master of Arts

Photography
Bachelor of Fine Arts


Runway Shows

View the latest runway shows, straight from NY Fashion Week, along with behind-the-scenes videos, information on top designers, and more.

The Fashion Capital

Located just 27 miles from high-end industry experts, students immerse themselves in the business and creative vibe of New York City, by interning and graduating with careers at some of the top fashion brands.

The Student Body Boutique

Located on the second floor of Hillwood Commons, The Student Body boutique offers affordable designer-label clothing and accessories for men and women. The Student Body is student-run and staffed and 50% of sales go to scholarships.

Fashion Merchandising Program

Fashion Merchandising
Bachelor of Science

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Communications


Public Relations

Gain an edge on hot topics like social media and digital marketing along with the PR writing styles and editing, promotion, publicity, advertising, digital applications, creative communication, and the critical business strategies required for management-level positions. The BFA in Public Relations prepares you for an exciting career in the world of public relations for jobs in the corporate, non-profit, associations or government organizations and the agencies that serve them.

Minor in Advertising

The minor in advertising is designed for students interested in studying the theoretical, practical, and creative elements that go into the creation of compelling and successful advertisements and advertising campaigns. The philosophy behind the minor builds on the recognition that the professional domain of advertising draws from many varied disciplines.

Journalism/ Specialty Reporting

The media business is vital to our society and increasingly dynamic and influential in the digital world. Given the flood of information that surrounds us, the public must rely on skilled journalists to provide news and commentary that informs civic dialogue, and to report the latest trends and events in culture, entertainment, sports, technology, fashion, politics, and much more.

Communications Programs

Advertising
Minor

Public Relations
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Specialty Reporting
Minor

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Design and Digital Technologies


Digital Art & Design

The 129-credit BFA in Digital Art and Design is tailored for students with strong computer and design skills who seek training in the latest technologies and the chance to transform the visual landscape of technologies yet to come. Students learn the fundamentals of art history, drawing and illustration and apply long-established principles to the evolving aesthetics of computer-generated art and electronic media.

Digital Game Design & Development

The Digital Game Design and Development program offers a project-based curriculum that allows students to develop skills in all areas of game development, including game design, computer programing, and visual design. The program focuses heavily on game creation, where students will work on several solo and group-based projects, giving them a chance to develop a broad range of game development skills.

Interactive Multimedia Arts

The only constant in today's multimedia world is constant change. To prepare for a career in this fast-moving field, you need an education that puts a premium on flexibility, creativity and a truly diverse skill-set. In this 36-credit Master of Arts program students develop their skills within an interactive digital environment that fosters cross-discipline collaboration and critical analysis.

Design & Digital Technologies Programs

Digital Art & Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
 

Interactive Multimedia Arts
Master of Arts


On-Campus
Entertainment

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post is Long Island’s premier concert hall and cultural venue. Tilles Center’s 2,242-seat Concert Hall hosts more than 70 performances by world-renowned artists each season.

  • Jason Derulo
  • Kesha
  • Jay Leno
  • The Bacon Brothers
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Miguel
  • Laura Osnes
  • Seth Myers
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Savion Glover