About the Communication and Media Studies Department

The field of Communication has experienced explosive change in the last 10 years. Our curriculum has been redesigned and is continually updated to best prepare our graduates for a career in the 21st century.

Students can choose from four concentrations:


Coursework includes Core Requirement of eight courses (24 Credits)

Students will also select nine Communication Electives (27 Credits) from three areas:

  1. Media Strategy – Courses that will train you to find, build, measure and analyze audiences and customer bases.

  2. Content Creation & Production – Courses that will give you the training to write, shoot, edit, direct and produce digital media content.

  3. Communication Theory – Courses that will provide the intellectual rigor and grounding necessary to become well educated professional communicators.


The program is designed for students to begin concentration courses in their first year. All course work is portfolio-driven, meaning that students will be generating media content to use in an online portfolio or demo reel. Building a portfolio of demonstrable skills is essential for securing internships and entry level jobs in the students' area of interest.

Concentrations were designed with the objective of educating students for meaningful work that takes advantage of their interests and talents. 

The program also includes five free elective courses (15 credits) that allows the student to elect a minor to enhance their credentials.