In the heart of the nation’s media capital, the School of Communications offers the New York City Experience, an exciting program that will focus on the world’s great religions, their beliefs and practices, their relationships to new and traditional media, and how they interact with aspects of popular culture. We will visit religious sites (e.g., temples, mosques, cathedrals, etc.) and talk with religious leaders in our pursuit to deepen our understanding of different faiths and how the media can both shape and reflect societal views of religions. Additionally, NYC Experience students will become content creators for mobile apps that will tell the story of the diversity of belief in New York as well as history of The Church of Jesus Christ or Latter-day Saints in Manhattan. Students will be involved field reporting, writing and editing, still and video photography, and social media planning and production.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend at least one Broadway play, other arts performances, a Yankees baseball game, museums, a trip to the Sacred Grove, and many other activities in the Big Apple.