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
  • Dorothy Fontana: Television writer whose credits include “Star Trek”
  • Gilbert Gaul: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
  • Sheryl A Gauntlett: Project Coordinator for producer/director Stan Lathan. Shows include: Netflix's "Dave Chappelle Specials," TV Land's "The Soul Man," and BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood."
  • Jose Gonzalez: UX Designer at Newell Brands. Jose graduated in 2009.
  • Anders Groop: Talent Coordinator for "The Meredith Vieira Show." Currently working on "The Harry Connick Jr. Show."
  • Jonathan Hyppolite: Audience warm up comic for "The Maury Show."
  • Michael King: Former president and CEO of television syndicator King World Productions
  • Allan Millin: NBC Universal, Post Prep. Alan graduated in 2016
  • Vincent Naimoli: Founder and chair, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Peggy Noonan: Author, presidential speechwriter
  • David Orrell: Production Assistant for "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and "The Americans."
  • Maria Pepe: First female to play Little League baseball
  • Dennis Strigl: President and COO, Verizon Communications
  • Sebastian Szwonder: Editor and Producer for "CBS This Morning."
  • Toby Taylor: Emmy award winning Talent Producer for MSNBC's "The News with Brian Williams." Talent Producer for "The Squawk Box on CNBC."
  • Jeffrey Thacker: EMMIS Radio national director of Digital Content
  • Greg Tyndorf: Long-time member of "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" on Z100.
  • Jason Villamil: Owner of Two Human Studios, 2015. CEO of Vivel Marketing, 2016
  • Zygmunt Wilf: Principal owner of the Minnesota Vikings
  • Matthew Quayle, MA’11; Karissa Giuliano, BA’13, MA’15; and Caitlyn Freda, BA’16; every time. The trio works at CNBC in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

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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