Five Towns College Is Dedicated to Creative Students

This year, Five Towns College celebrates 50 years of excellence dedicated to creative students. This speaks volumes about the strength of a specialized institution with a mission focused on a creative learning community. There, students develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to pursue careers in:

  • Audio Recording Technology, plus NEW M.P.S. program starting Fall 2022

  • Business Management

  • Film/Video

  • Interactive Media Arts

  • Mass Communication

  • Music Performance / Teacher Education

  • Theatre Arts

Five Towns College is specially designed for students who enjoy being actively engaged in their passion. Its highly credentialed faculty respects their creative abilities and nurtures their talents in classroom settings that average a faculty to student ratio of 12:1. Students benefit from the experience of critically acclaimed actors, design and technology experts, musicians, movie producers and esteemed cinematographers, published writers, talented educators, and professionals in many related fields. Furthermore, Five Towns students enjoy professional training on industry standard equipment in real world settings that are designed to prepare them for a rewarding career.


Beyond its academic disciplines, the Five Towns College experience supports its students in so many ways:

Private and Affordable – Five Towns College has the lowest tuition of any private college on Long Island and offers competitive financial aid packages based on need, talent and merit. It is committed to improving the lives of Long Islanders and has demonstrated this with a generous scholarship program that benefits 95 percent of its students.


Beautiful, Suburban Campus – Five Towns College offers all the first-class amenities that college-bound seniors expect. From modern residence halls and athletic facilities, to computer labs, film and television studios, audio/sound stages, broadcast facilities, and theatres - these are all there, close to home. The campus is centrally located in the heart of Long Island, New York, just an hour by car or train from the heart of Manhattan.


A Vibrant Creative Community – From near and far, students are drawn to this creative community of artists and scholars. They share their unique talents as musicians, actors, audio recording specialists, filmmakers, artists, broadcasters, music teachers, and more.



Active Campus Life – Campus life is energizing with an active Student Government and Residence Hall Associations, as well as USCAA Division III Sound Athletics men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball and cross-country teams. The FTC Sound Men’s Soccer Team claimed the 2021 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Championship, and the Sound Women’s Basketball Team recently clinched the HVIAC title after an exciting run-up to the championship.


Local High School and Graduate Initiatives – The College’s Summer High School Scholars program is available to high schoolers. See IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS for details. The Graduate and Doctoral Fellowship Performance Initiative offers Music Educators and Performers the opportunity to play in large ensembles and earn graduate degrees with funded scholarships, too.


A Broad Range of Academic, Career & Support Services – Career Center professionals prepare you for that big interview or career break. The Counseling Center supports your personal growth and tutoring is available, if needed.


Accreditations – Five Towns College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The Teacher Education Division is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Learn More about Five Towns College – RSVP to the next Open House at ftc.edu/rsvp. Study what you love and pursue a career you will enjoy. For 50 years, Five Towns College has shown how one campus with one mission focuses on helping its students succeed. Learn why students say, “Five Towns College . . . is My College!” Go to FTC.EDU



IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS – High School Students Can Experience FTC During the Summer!!

Scholarships are available for 10th, 11th and 12th graders in the Summer High School Scholars Program! Plus, 11th and 12th graders can earn up to 6 college credits!


You may be thinking: We could make the financial commitment to college, but is our child committed to pursuing their passion and turning it into a career path? Why not find out by encouraging them to explore the Summer High School Scholars Program? Go to ftc.edu for more details and apply today!