For well over a century, media and communication have played a central role in creating an increasingly global society, serving a vital role in grassroots movements and world-wide initiatives. When you join Muhlenberg’s Department of Media & Communication you’ll work closely with faculty to research, critique and create media of all forms—visual, digital, print, oral and hybrid forms—and investigate the social, political, economic and cultural contexts that both shape and are shaped by these converging media.

Critical thinking meets hands-on experience through engaging coursework, internships in professional environments, experiential and service-learning in local communities and global contexts. The media & communication major fosters graduates who are not only information literate, but who become information leaders in helping to realize the democratizing potential of media.

The department is dedicated to the integration of media analysis and media production for social justice in an integrated, liberal arts framework. Featuring faculty from across the humanities and social sciences who are highly-regarded national and international leaders in their fields, students can take advantage of a range of coursework that speaks to the diverse range of the field. We weave media making and critical media studies into all of our courses in the interests of teaching students to be ethical, critical media consumers and producers and are a highly interconnected department, collaborating with programs in film studies, documentary storytelling, dance, English, creative writing and psychology, to name a few.


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Opportunities with Impact

Your Media & Communication experience provides opportunities to create, learn and grow and continues outside of the classroom with numerous organizations, clubs and special projects.

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First-Rate Facilities & State-of-the-Art Equipment

Our department is equipped with a range of multimedia technologies to give students an industry-leading, hands-on experience.

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A Cumulative Undergraduate Experience

Master the convergence of media analysis and production training, interwoven in practice and by mission, to become a reflective and ethical media maker.

Special Programs

Get Engaged

The Department maintains a number of special programs throughout the year that bring our faculty, staff, majors and alumni together.

The Power of a Free Press

Community Engagement

It’s vital to the health of the state and fundamental to democracy. A recent event on campus highlighted the impact of local, nonpartisan journalism and showed how reimagining the traditional newsroom makes it work.


  • Building a Website and Community Connection

    Andrew White ’25, a computer science and media & communications double major, built and designed an auction website to support fundraising for Allentown's Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

  • This Is the Liberal Arts

    At Muhlenberg, each student is exposed to a variety of ideas, ways of thinking and academic disciplines, regardless of what they end up declaring as a major. These stories demonstrate the power and potential of such an education.