Journalism, Communication and Theatre

From the Chair

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year, an exciting one for us all. Curriculum updates: I am very pleased to report that The New York State Education Department has approved the reconfiguration of the former Multimedia Journalism and Multi-media Studies majors, effective immediately.

MMJ has now been reconfigured to JRN – Journalism

MMS has now been reconfigured to FTS – Film and TV Studies

In addition, a third major, MCS, or Media Communications Studies, included in the September CUNY Chancellor's Report, will go to Albany for final approval later this month. The Media Communications Studies major will consist of mainly former MMS Studies courses that were not included in the Film and TV Studies major. At this point, both MMJ and MMS no longer exist as they were. Public Relations/Oral Communication and Media Industries will now be combined in MCS, which will complete the reconfiguration of the majors and their disciplines.

Those students who have recently declared their majors in MMJ Journalism: Print or Multilingual must change their major to JRN (Journalism). Also, those who declared their major in MMJ: Broadcast, as well as those who declared their major in MMS Television or Film, must change their major to FTS (Film and TV Studies).

We will, of course, follow the "grand-parenting" formula to allow students who had previously declared their majors to complete their degree requirements in either MMJ or MMS. Students with questions will meet with the Chair and decisions will be made as appropriate on an individual basis.

Information about the changes are described in this website.

As we move forward to the full implementation of our exciting restructured curriculum, we will keep everyone informed of our progress.

Patricio Lerzundi

Video Spotlight

Theatre & Dance
David Sullivan
The Bronx Journal TV
The Bronx Journal Television
The Bronx Journal Web Site
The Bronx Journal Web Site

Social Media

MMJ Facebook
Lehman Multimedia Journalism Facebook
Theatre & Dance Facebook
Theatre & Dance Facebook

JCT Sites

The Bronx Journal
The Bronx Journal

This site,, is a Lehman student publication that covers the Bronx community. It features news, photo galleries, and videos produced by students about the latest happenings in the borough. Check it out.

Lehman Theatre & Dance Theatre & Dance

This site,, features the latest news, audition opportunities and multimedia coverage of all productions. Check it out.

Faculty Spotlight

Ni'Ja WhitsonNi’Ja Whitson is an interdisciplinary artist, independent choreographer, and writer who engages a nexus of postmodern and African diasporic performance practices. A 2013-2014 Movement Research Artist in Residence, she is creating a live interdisciplinary adaptation of 1980s black gay films. Choreographic works include assisting and collaborating with theater and dance artists such as Dianne McIntyre, Regina Taylor, April Berry, and Darrell Jones; while creating her own touring solo and group projects. Her current work-in-progress "Babanla Ayaba" was marked as a 2013 Creative Capital “On Our Radar” project to watch. Read more

News and Announcements

Professor Patricio Lerzundi Wins Fifth Emmy

Professor Lerzundi, chair of the Department of Journalism, Communication & Theatre, won his fifth Emmy as host of the CUNY-TV Program “Nueva York,” which explores the diversity of Latino culture in New York. The program won in the best magazine program category featuring the best of its Season Eight shows.

Spring Dance Concert

Spring Dance Concert

The Dance Program at Lehman College presents an evening of original choreography by dance and dance/theatre majors in the Lovinger Theater.

Wednesday, April 30th at 3:30
Thursday, May 1st at 7:00
Friday, May 2nd at 2:00 and 7:00
Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00

The show is free for Lehman Students, $8 with CUNY ID, $10 General Admission. To purchase tickets in advance, click here.

JCT Graduation Celebration

Graduates, their families and friends are welcome to join JCT faculty and staff in a graduation celebration, Thursday, May 29. Immediately after the graduation, the JCT Department will hold a reception in the Speech & Theatre Building, Studio Theatre, Room - B-25. In addition to their diplomas, all JCT graduates will receive certificates from our department and some will receive special recognition awards.

Refreshments will be served and there will be many opportunities for farewells and photos. Please RSVP with the JCT Department by Friday, May 23, 2014 via email at or, or call 718-960-8161.

Theater & Dance Awards

Romeo & JulietThe Theater & Dance Programs at Lehman College CUNY again have earned three Merit Awards  from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF) Region 1 for the recent productions of ROMEO & JULIET, THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, and ANON(YMOUS) in the spring and fall of 2013. Read more

In the Heights

In the HeightsThe Theatre Program at Lehman College presented the Tony-Award-winning musical In the Heights, music and lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.  Directed by George C. Heslin, artistic director of Off Broadway’s Origin Theater Company, the production ran March 19 through March 23.




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