A Complete Education

In the Department of Media & Communication, critical thinking meets hands-on experience, as you explore all forms of media and investigate the social, political, economic and cultural contexts that both shape and are shaped by these converging forms.  As the nations leading undergraduate liberal arts program in Media & Communication—celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2018—the department is dedicated to the convergence of media analysis and production training interwoven in practice and by mission. The department holds an explicit commitment to social justice, with an aim to produce reflective and ethical media makers

Media & Communication embraces the liberal arts ideal of intellectual exploration. Many of our students double major or minor in Film Studies, Creative Writing, and the new cross-campus Documentary Storymaking. 

Media & Communication Curriculum Checklist

 

World-Class Teachers

With near twenty faculty covering everything from television to video gaming, documentary to the avant-garde, and everything in between, our professors take pride in working one-on-one with you in and out of the classroom, and dedicate themselves to expanding knowledge in the field by actively contributing scholarship to the discipline.  See for yourself!  In addition, each year we invite Leading Scholars and Media Makers for workshops, lectures and one-on-one time with students.

When you contact us to schedule your tour will be led by the faculty who will take the time - as they do with current students - to answer all your questions.

 

Amazing Opportunities to Create, Learn & Grow

Your Media & Communication experience continues outside of the classroom with numerous organizations, clubs and special projects.

 First-Rate Facilities

From the moment you arrive on campus, you will have twenty-four hour access to our production and post-production facilitiesfeaturing a multimedia TV studio with video control room,  a classroom with 16 iMacs, all with an array of multimedia editing software including Creative Cloud, two post-production labs, a mobile gaming lab, and an FM studio. 

 

State-of-the-Art Equipment

You will have immediate access, even as first-years to up-to-date and top-of-the-line production equipment including professional digital video cameras, digital audio recorders, a variety of directional and omnidirectional microphones, lighting kits and tripod systems, and various production accessories.  Check it out!

 

A Track Record of Success

As the nations leading liberal arts college media program, we have an extraordinary record of alumni achievement across the media industries and around the world. Check out some of our recent graduates here! Our aim is to foster graduates who are not only information literate, but who become information leaders in helping to realize the democratizing potential of media.

 

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Special Programs

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