William Prior

William Prior,  Associate Professor of Communication Arts


TV Studio Production 1 &2 Video Magazine Production
TV News Show Production Intro. to Mass Media
Writing for the Broadcast Media Documentary Film
Electronic Field Production Event Based Videography
Digital Documentary Production

Broadcast Journalism

Digital Film Production

I am interested in persuasive televisual communication, film and graphic art.  I teach the semiotic analysis of image communication in my classes.  My roots are in popular culture, music and art.  I am interested in neuro-linguistic programming and how text, image and language are not just communication but also devices for societal regulation and behavior modification.  Finally, I believe the interactive college student/professor experience still has validity in this era of digital media to change the lives of young people for the better.


Condensed Profile  
1994 - Present  Assoc. Professor of Communication Arts,   St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY
1980 - 2011

Owner, Producer/ Director, Starwave Video &Film, 

2011-Productions Consultant,  Prior Productions,  Wayne, NJ

1979 - 1990  Director of Learning Resources Media Center, Public Relations and Medical Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Artist Farleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ
1990 – 1993 Adjunct Professor Communication Arts,  William Paterson Univ. and Ramapo College, NJ
2004 MFA, Fine Arts, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

M.A. in Communication Arts,   William Paterson University, Wayne NJ

1978 Professional Filmaking Certificate, NYU, NY

1972                                        B.A. in Art, University of Delaware, Newark, De.



2011  Documentary Premiere, “We Remember”, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY
2005   Group Show - “Impressions”, New Century Artists, 530 W.25th St., NYC, NY
2004  MFA Thesis Show, Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
2003 Group Show - “On and Off the Wall”, Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
2003   Group Show -  “Blackboard Gallery”, Ben Shan Gallery, William Paterson University

On-line gallery member, Art-Exchange.Com,

2001  Group Show -  “Power Art,” Atrium, William Paterson University
1997 - Present Group Show -  NJ Council of the Arts, Bill Prior Gallery,  digital on-line art
1990  Group Show - “New York Artists,” Wetherholt Gallery 2439 18th St., Washington DC
1985 -1986  Gallery Artist - Group Shows, Art Gallery 21, 16th St., NYC, NY
1985 Group Show - “1st International Competition,” Ariel Gallery, 76 Greene St., NYC, NY
1984  Group Show - “Art Against War,” Parsons School Gallery, Parsons School of Art, NYC
1982  One Man Show -  Alternate Space Gallery, 431 West Broadway, NYC, NY
Music Video Producer/ Director
1989 “Messano”, music video, cablecast MTV network
1986   Debra E, Hayes Dance Co., modern dance recital tape
1985  “Amnesia Syndrome,” music video for alternative band, “Dots Will Echo”
Documentary Video Producer/ Director
2011 “We Remember”, 2hr video documentary Nam Knights Motorcycle Club
2006   “Paul Laffoley”, interview at his new studio in Boston, Mass., Oct. 2006

1997 - Present                       National Emmy Awards Judge in News and Documentary                                    


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