Two women standing outside of Newhouse 1 with Otto the Orange

Spoleto Festival institutional writer Leah Harrison G'12, Otto the Orange and Spoleto Festival marketing director Jessie Bagley. Photo by Janet Anthony.

Goldring Arts Journalism and Communications

As the first master's degree program in arts journalism at an accredited journalism school, Newhouse's Goldring arts journalism and communications program pioneered the concept of training journalists to cover the arts.

Communicating about today's culture—whether online, on-air or in magazines and newspapers—requires advanced skills in digital technology, writing and multimedia storytelling. The professional arts journalist also needs in-depth knowledge in a variety of areas: music, theater, film, visual arts, television, popular culture, fashion, architecture and design.

Traditionally, arts journalists have started out either as artists who learned to write or as writers who became passionately interested in writing about an art form. The Goldring arts journalism and communications program offers a uniquely flexible combination of courses designed to meet the educational objectives of each student while also providing training in multimedia communications.

"Without the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, I wouldn't have my dream job doing what I love for a living." Nigel M. Smith '10 News Editor, Movies - People Magazine

Craft your own curriculum

Working closely with two advisers, the program director and a faculty member specializing in a key area of arts and culture, you identify your educational goals and shape your own unique curriculum of journalism, communications and arts courses.

Goldring students travel to Charleston, South Carolina, each spring to cover the Spoleto Festival for the Charleston Post and Courier. This video about students' experiences at Spoleto is by Goldring alumnus Nick DeSantis '13.

In addition, Goldring students travel to Canada each fall for the Toronto International Film Festival. an intense and electrifying experience that goes from the morning to well past midnight. This video by Goldring alumnus Nick DeSantis '13 offers a look at the TIFF experience for students.

Goldring's dedicated career development coordinator works closely with the Newhouse Career Development Center to help you make important career connections that lead to employment. You will also benefit from the mentoring and expertise of members of the Goldring advisory board, as well as the Newhouse School's extensive network of successful alumni.

Goldring students travel to Charleston, South Carolina each spring to help cover the Spoleto Festival for the Charleston Post and Courier. This video about students' experiences at Spoleto is by Goldring alumnus Nick DeSantis '13.

Every fall, Goldring students travel to Canada for the Toronto International Film Festival. The weekend is an intense and electrifying experience of viewing and reviewing a variety of films that people from around the world flock to see. This video by Goldring alumnus Nick DeSantis '13 offers a look at the TIFF experience for students.