WHERE GRADS GO
Communication Arts students prepare for graduate and professional programs, for the workplace, and for intentional, effective communication in all areas of life. Graduates have been placed in many areas that apply both their practical skills and their critical perspectives that include, but are not limited to:
Read what a few of our graduates have been up to:
David Ells, Class of 2007
Dan Stevens, Class of 2007
IN THE CAR is a creative team on the North Shore of Boston. We produce fresh and exciting video content to connect and forge relationships with the audience/viewer, emphasizing the intersection between video, design, language, aesthetics, and art. We work collaboratively with clients to bring them the most compelling, imaginative product possible to market their brand and mission and to tell their story.
Photo by Danny Ebersole, Class of 2011
Pete Holmes, Class of 2001
The creative community at Gordon was essential in helping me achieve my dream of becoming a comedian. As a stand-up comic, cartoonist and improviser, no one has ever asked for my resume, but without the support of my professors (Professor Mark Stevick was the first person to really push me to try standup and his plays Cry Innocent and Goodnight, Captain White!, which were my first paid performance jobs; Professor Norm Jones' acting classes still help me on auditions to this day, never mind the incredible theater trips to England and Ireland), Gordon's school paper The Tartan (where I first became a regular cartoonist and columnist and learned how to be creative with a deadline) and Gordon's improv team the Sweaty Toothed Madmen (where I really discovered my passion), I'm pretty sure I would be handing someone my resume, most likely at an Arby's.
Pete Holmes is a comedian. Maybe you saw his half-hour Comedy Central Presents. Or Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe you saw him on VH1. Pete was named one of Variety's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2011. Pete also wrote for NBC's "Outsourced" and currently writes for FOX's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter." Visit his website.
Ericka Nelson, Class of 2006
Gordon provided fantastic mentors like Rini Cobbey, that not only encouraged me to continue pursuing filmmaking by going to the LA semester, but also to apply to grad school. I'm currently earning my MFA in Media Art from Emerson College and hope to graduate in the spring. I'm always working on films now, either crew for my friends, or producing my own work. Check out my thesis film called Weird Little Things on facebook. Additionally, I'm producing a short film with another Emerson grad student who obtained rights to shoot a Stephen King short story called Night Surf. We will be shooting in mid-October on Cape Cod.
Joe Bartley, Class of 2004
The fall semester of my senior year I did a full-time coop in the New Media Department at the Peabody Essex Museum, which extended into the spring semester and eventually into a part-time position. The education I received at Gordon was not technically based; I had to learn a lot through experience. Instead, I learned how to research, to write in a variety of formats, to reach an audience through multiple media, and to respond to forces outside my control. The education I received at Gordon established a foundation, one that I have been building upon ever since.
Joe graduated with a BA in Communication Arts and Biblical Studies, concentrating in Media Studies. Currently he is the Media Services Coordinator at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, managing daily activity, student workers, a budget, media equipment and policies at multiple campuses.
Sarah (Chase) Bartley, Class of 2005
One thing I appreciated most about the Communication Arts major was the freedom to pursue my own interests. The curriculum allowed me the freedom to fuel my passions while honing my skills. It was the perfect environment to develop both the ability to communicate effectively as well to become a person with ideas and experiences worth communicating.
Sarah coordinates development for Catholic Charities North in Lynn, managing special events, direct mail, and other fundraising efforts that allow the social service agency to help 17,000 people in need on the North Shore each year. She also maintains a part-time business providing graphic design services.