Congratulations to the Class of 2022! The faculty and staff of the Department of Media Culture wish our Cinema Studies and Communications graduates all the very best in their future endeavors.
Advising for Spring 2023
Registration for Spring 2023 is now open. Your faculty advisor can remove advising stops, help you choose classes, and make sure that you are on track to fulfill degree requirements. Click here for tips on preparing for advisement.
For help with other department business please contact CUNY Administrative Assistant Gary Pizzolo at Gary.Pizzolo@csi.cuny.edu.
Film/Video Lab and Design and Digital Media Lab
Hours for the Film/Video Lab are Monday through Thursday 11 am - 4 pm, Friday by appointment only.
Media Culture Department Overview
The Department of Media Culture is committed to providing students with a critical understanding of film, media, and communications. We integrate studies in history, theory, and criticism with practical experiences in production technique and creativity as well as external field experience, allowing our undergraduate majors to specialize in cinema studies or film and television production, media studies, corporate communications, journalism, or design and digital media.
What are some obtainable jobs with degrees in Communications or Cinema Studies?
- Careers in Journalism for Radio, TV, Print, Digital, and Sports Media
- Film, Television, Radio, Documentary, and Podcast Production
- Digital Arts including Graphic Design, Photo Editing, and Layout Artist
- Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Brand Development, Marketing, Advertising, and Social Media Strategy
- Web Development, and Web Design
- Video Editing, Camera Operations, Cinematography, Sound Editing/Mixing, and Lighting Design
CIN 111 Video 1
An introductory workshop in the basic techniques of video production.
COM 204 Intro to Online Journalism
Introduces students to the range of basic skills - blogging, online reporting, podcasting, online video and audio - necessary to operate successfully in the world of online journalism.
COM 330 Data Visualization
Explores the principles and techniques of data visualization: the journalistic possibilities, visual power, political persuasiveness, and ethical considerations of transforming data into visual graphic form.
Media Culture Faculty & Staff
Full Time Faculty
Senior College Laboratory Technician
College Laboratory Technician
Neuner Fabiano, Rosemary
CUNY Administrative Assistant
- Cogan, Brian
- Dawoud, Aliaa
- Dougherty, Cecilia
- Fioravante, Janice
- Fischetti, Michael
- Gibson, Jodi
- Hager, Steven
- Hedditch, Emma
- Kenny, James
- Kovacs, Rachel
- Lee, Austin
- Lovell, Mitchell
- Palladino, Andrew
- Richardson, Zardon
- Sakhaeifar, Farideh
- Saputo, Doug
- Treihaft, Lauren
- Wang, Jing
- Yakobzon, Erica
1P-122 - Film/Video Lab
This lab is the center of all Cinema production classes as well as TV and radio production. It is the heart of all film and television post-production.
1P-231 – Design and Digital Media Lab
This lab is used for Communications production classes that focus on print and web based graphic design, typography, digital photography, animation and online.