Being Virtual and Creative @ FTC
In the virtual world and on ground, Five Towns College, Long Island’s College for Creative Students, had lots of activities and events this semester. Here are some highlights below.
The John Lennon Center for Music & Technology presented an 80th Birthday Tribute to the famous Beatle, John Lennon. The performance was an acoustic version of “Imagine” by John Lennon, performed by FTC students Karli Thompson on Vocals/Guitar and Maria Rose Gutierrez on Vocals. Both students are currently enrolled in the Music Performance degree program and were encouraged by Professor Steve Briody for this event.
From the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, collaboration among the Theatre Arts, Film/Video and Mass Communication Divisions presents the latest production of Henrik Ibsen’s 1890 play, Hedda Gabler. Funny, absorbing, and challenging, this famous play will shock and stimulate ideas and discussion. It’s about a woman trapped in her social environment in the 1950s, looking for ways to discover her identity in a patriarchic world.
This was a great opportunity for these three academic divisions to work together as they focused on combining acting, production, filming, editing and streaming the entire event online. The full performance is expected to be shared with the FTC community and visitors sometime at the top of the New Year. Check back for details.
Interested in current events? Be sure to check out ftcrecord.com. The Mass Communication Division has been busy keeping everyone up to date. Find out more about the election, how FTC students are handling challenges during these Covid-19 times, and other important news. Plus, see how our students relate and communicate with the public. Focused on multi-media, Mass Communication majors receive a well-rounded education with opportunities to research, interview, write, report, broadcast and publish on many topics. There’s always lots of action in the Control Room, WFTU Radio Station and the TV Studios. In the Spring 2021, check back for Sound Athletics updates, too.
In addition, Career Services, Campus Events and Residence Life have created many socially distanced and virtual events that have kept our campus life thriving. From guest speakers, escape rooms, dance lessons to choir rehearsals, there is sure to be something for everyone! Hispanic Heritage Month spurred the Bailemos Dance event and more . . . follow us on social media to see all of the fun that was had!
The Five Towns College Administration, Faculty and Staff are so proud of our students! Everyday they demonstrate how amazingly they are handling the current challenges. Working together, we have shown that FTC is here to support one another. Many thanks to the entire community! Focus, Thrive and Create @ FTC! We will get through this together!