Richard R. Thomas

Associate Professor
RICHARD "REX" THOMAS is an Associate Professor at St. John’s University. He designed, and is currently, the Director of the Bachelor’s of Science program in Photojournalism and Digital Media Design, as well as created the minor in Dramatic Arts. From 2013 - 2016, he was Chair of the Division of Mass Communication. Thomas is also a narrative artist, working extensively in the performing, visual and literary arts. Recent exhibitions include: The Lynch Tham Gallery (NYC), The Bravinlee Gallery (NYC), The George Segal Gallery (Montclair State University), The Garden State International Film Festival, Studio 33 (NJ), andThe Area Gallery (University of Southern Maine). Thomas has also staged his original plays at The No Smoking Playhouse (NYC), Theatre 22 (NYC), Playhouse on the Mall (NJ), Paul Sorvino's American Stage Company (NJ), and Studio 8 (University of London). His documentary short, New World Order: Images From The Gulf War received the International Psychohistorian Association’s Emilio Bernabe Award. He has also directed a full-length documentary on jazz radio, 2nd Line and Rebirth, and live-action film, The Salesman. Currently, Thomas is working on an animated film/graphic novel based on The Salesman.

Teaching Interests

Creativity, Film, Photography, Theatre and Dramatic Arts, Dramatic Theory and Literacy, Artistic Theory, Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Digital Cinema, Interdisciplinary Art and Media, Narrative Arts, Visual Arts

Research Interests

Creativity and Identity, Film Theory, Photography and Society, Dramatic Theory and Literacy, Visual Theory and the Formation of the Self, Graphic Design and Social Constructs, Interdisciplinary Art and Media

Courses Taught

AADA
4001
AADA SEMESTER I
AADA
4002
AADA SEMESTER II
AADA
4003
AADA SEMESTER III
AADA
4004
AADA SEMESTER IV
CAS
1215
VIDEO TAPE EDITING
CAS
1216
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTIONS
CAS
1217
TELEVISION PERFORMANCE
CAS
1280
INTRO MOTION GRAPH & ANIMATION
CAS
1290
FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDIA GRAPHICS
CAS
1292
PUBLICATION GRAPHICS
CAS
1296
MULTIMEDIA SCREEN DESIGN
CAS
1620
FILM CLUB (1 CREDIT)
CAS
1621
FILM CLUB (2 CREDITS)
CAS
1622
FILM CLUB (3 CREDITS)
COM
4600
IND RESEARCH:TOPICS IN COMM
COM
6000
INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RESEARCH I
COM
6001
INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RESEARCH II
DRM
1200
INTRO TO ACTING TECHNIQUE
DRM
1505
ACTORS FILM:SILENT ERA-CONTEMP
DRM
2200
INTERMEDIATE ACTING TECHNIQUE
DRM
2236
POST COLONIAL THEATRE
DRM
2237
POLITICAL THEATRE
DRM
3200
ACTING FOR FILM
DRM
3300
PLAYWRITING
JOU
1015
PHOTOJOURNALISM
JOU
1200
PHOTOJOURNALISM
LST
1000
INTRO TO LIBERAL STUDIES
MCC
1100
MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION
PHO
1500
PHOTOGRAPHY & SOCIETY
PHO
2100
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FUND
PHO
2200
DIGITAL DARKROOM
PHO
2201
PHOTOJOURNALISM
PHO
4200
DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
PHO
4600
PORTFOLIO
SPE
1000C
CORE: PUBLIC SPEAKING COLL STU
TVF
1230
AUDIO PRODUCTION I
TVF
1510
SPECIAL CINEMA STUDIES
TVF
2202
ON CAMERA PRESENTATION
TVF
4600
SENIOR PROJECT
TVF
4701
TELEVISION CLUB PRACTICUM
TVF
4702
TELEVISION CLUB PRACTICUM
TVF
4703
TELEVISION CLUB PRATICUM
TVF
4704
FILM CLUB PRACTICUM
TVF
4705
FILM CLUB PRACTICUM
TVF
4706
FILM CLUB PRACTICUM