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.

Film earns spot at festivals

Joe Romano '23

Joe Romano ’23 created the short film “Emetophobia” for a film studies class at Muhlenberg.

The Study of Play

Our Faculty

Assistant Professor of Media & Communication Irene Chien helps students understand the prominent role of video games in the broader media landscape.