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Department of
Communication and Media Arts


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Whether you are interested in television, film, digital media, journalism, or public relations and advertising, the majors in the Division of Communication & Media Arts will prepare you for a successful career in an industry that continues to evolve and grow.  The majors offer students flexibility as they work toward becoming experts, leaders and professionals in their field of interest.


  • Cinema, Television, and Emerging Mediafor students interested in a career in the media industry. Students will learn practical approaches to contemporary media while also learning the artistry of media in the digital age.
  • Digital Media and Video Production* for students interested in hands-on training in film, television, web-based media, and interactive and emerging media production. Students in this major take full advantage of our location in New York City - the media capital of the world – where unparalleled opportunities are available for students looking to obtain real-word experience in their chosen field.
  • Digital Journalism* for students who want to engage in a cross-media platform approach that incorporates the basics of print media but also embraces newer formats for storytelling such as blogs, podcasts, and streaming video. Students interested in journalism can also pursue a Journalism minor.
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communication* for students interested in learning the techniques and practices of promotional communication, professional communication, advertising, and social media practices.
  • The Communication Arts major offers students the flexibility of building their own major that incorporates courses from the other areas of study, including  communication theory, media history, interpersonal and organizational communication, production, creative media, critical media studies, and professional and promotional communication. Students interested can also explore a Communication and Media Arts Minor.

*These majors are debuting Fall 2016. Current students interested in these majors can speak to Department Chair, Dr. Peter Schaefer ( for more information about these upcoming opportunities.


Our alumni are present throughout the globe working in a variety of communication industries including television, film, media planning, fashion, journalism, advertising, social advocacy, human resources, and public relations. We encourage alumni to stay connected with faculty to share their adventures and travels as they embark on exciting careers.


Our campus is home to the Theresa Lang Center for Producing, a state-of-the-art digital audio, video, a brand-new television studio designed in 2015, and a multimedia facility where students and faculty work independently and collaboratively to create films, videos, podcasts, and interactive media projects.


There is no better place to study Communication & Media Arts than in the resource-rich city of New York. You’ll have the opportunity to intern at major TV networks—from Disney and Nickelodeon to CNBC and CNN—as well as at media powerhouses like Viacom, Bloomberg, and organizations like the United Nations and the Museum of Natural History. With New York City as an extension of the classroom, students have opportunities to meet film-makers across the globe, take classes at film festivals, visit television studios to network with media producers, and embrace both the larger and smaller industries throughout the five boroughs and beyond.  

  • <span class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1284-cma-students-head-for-tour-of-cnbc"><img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/456/height/250/crop/1/ignore_cropper/1/9132_students_going_to_msnbc.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="456" height="250"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1284-cma-students-head-for-tour-of-cnbc">CMA Students head for tour of CNBC</a></div><div class="lw_news_summary">CMA students leave on 30 Rock Van for personalized tour of CNBC</div>

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    Way back in February, the Zeta Nu Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta welcomed 17 new members, including what would become their 2016-2017 Executive Board. Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of Communication & Media Arts, representing students from all five CMA majors. To learn more about the Communication and Media Arts Honor Society, contact Chapter President, Hogan Fritz (, or check out the LPH National Website.
  • Amanda Sherwin ’19 is currently completing her first summer experience as a Jeannette K. Watson Fellow which has included an internship at the Gotham Gazette. Last week the Gazette published an article that Amanda wrote about contaminated water in Hoosick Falls, NY.

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    Digging Diversely, a podcast co-hosted by MMC alumna Katherine Wood and Jacqui King, discusses the lack of diversity and representation in media. This podcast focuses on the many voices and identities that are constantly being ignored in media. 

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    New York Times Modern Love editor Daniel Jones shares his wisdom with Tatiana Serafin’s Journalism in the 21st Century class.
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    COMM 250: Organizational Communication takes a field trip to Bloomberg for a workshop and tour!
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    The New York Times Feminist Reading Group is a participatory performance where the public is invited to engage with that day’s issue of The New York Times from a feminist perspective. The Reading Group uses the newspaper as a starting point for a wide-ranging, informal, and open-to-all examination of the media landscape through the lens of feminism, and the feminisms represented in the media. Each performance is different, changing to reflect the news of the day and the positions of the participants.

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    Pioneering filmmaker Barbara Hammer talks film with senior Emily Hamilton after a workshop.
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    Jen Kennedy from the New York Times Feminist Reading group took time after the group discussion to meet one-on-one with a student to discuss articles in depth.
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    Communication and Media Arts Division Alumni Lorenza Brascia and now CNN Producer giving Professors Tropp & Liberman a tour right before the Democratic debate began.