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    Why Study Communication Arts?

    Think about how quickly our methods of communication change. Text messages and TikTok didn’t exist a generation ago. However, storytelling is the heart of communication and has always been a constant throughout human history. Learn how to tell powerful stories in today’s world while developing a flexible skillset ready for whatever comes next.

    Why Study Communication Arts at MMC?

    You won’t find a better place than New York City to study Communication Arts. Our campus is minutes away from the biggest news outlets, media organizations, and entertainment companies in the world. Our Communication Arts major gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to suit your needs. You can take the courses you care about the most, exploring film and television, digital journalism, media production, and public relations. 

    What You Will Learn

    • You’ll develop practical skills and new ways to channel your creative spirit. Record a compelling video, write the perfect press release, or publish a breaking news story.
    • You’ll learn how to succeed in the media and communication industries. Meet award-winning filmmakers, journalists, communication specialists and learn from experts who will help you achieve your career goals.
    • You’ll learn new ways of thinking and creating. Discover a passion you didn’t know you had. Our Communication Arts major lets you choose courses that give you the skills you need to succeed.

    Program Highlights

    Go to class in the morning and intern at CNN in the afternoon. Our campus is blocks away from the most important communication companies in the world. Our students land internships at places like The Tonight Show, The New York Times, Tribeca Film Festival, NBC Latino, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Film Forum, Michael Kors, and many more.

    In the heart of New York City, you’ll have ample opportunities to visit television studios, theatres, museums, and publishing houses. Create your own content with our state-of-the-art production center. You’ll have digital audio, video, and multimedia suites stocked with the latest equipment and software at your fingertips.

    Students in the Cinemaniacs

    Explore your passions beyond the classroom with our CommArts-sponsored groups:

    • The Communication program offered me ample room for exploration, allowing me to combine my interests in media, gender, and sexuality studies to become both a critical media consumer and media producer. My entire career has been based around these interests, and my time at MMC really helped put that foundation down for my graduate studies and subsequent jobs.

      Saniya Lee Ghanoui ’07

      Class of 2007, Major in Communication Arts

      Meet Saniya
    • The faculty in my different courses helped me figure out the fields that I would like to work in. I had a blast in my production classes, and my at history courses opened up a whole new world to me.

      Asma Rathod ’20

      Class of 2020, Communication Arts major

    • The Communication Arts major allowed me access to the full array of course offerings in the Communication and Media Arts Department. The department’s professors and facilities gave me the opportunity to experience communications practices, theory, and study side by side. The synergy of my classes gave me unique, invaluable knowledge of the breadth of the communications field and prepared me to better understand any role within it.

      Will Smith ’20

      Class of 2020, Communication Arts major

    • My Comm Arts classes prepared me for my career. I learned about content creation, critical thinking, and team collaboration. After graduation, I got an entry-level position at a syndicated daytime talk show. After eight short months, I was promoted to Executive Director.

      Amy Virga ’19

      Class of 2019, Communication Arts major

    • I feel lucky to have had the support from the professors at MMC who have continued to serve as mentors post-graduation and my incredible support system of friends who I met during my time at MMC. The Communication and Media Arts department provided me with a foundation of media skills, research experience, and internship opportunities have prepared me for my next step.

      Sarah Rosenthal ’18

      Class of 2018, Communication Arts and Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing
      Graduate Studies, Harvard University

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    Careers and Outcomes

    As a Communication Arts major, you’ll develop a skill set valued in nearly every career. You’ll also have the freedom to design a curriculum that aligns with your specific career interests. Below are just a few of the job titles and employers for alumni of this program:

    Careers

    • Brand Manager
    • Social Media Manager
    • Content Creator
    • Media Planner
    • Influencer Marketing Supervisor
    • Public Relations Strategist

    Employers

    • CNN
    • Broadway.com
    • NBCUniversal Media
    • The Walt Disney Company
    • VICE Media Group
    • Wall Street Journal

    Student Work

    The Binary Reconstruction - Chloe Bowman

    Leftover - Kasey Dugan

    Peep Show - Tavia Cummings

    Production Meets Exploration at MMC

    In addition to being located in the heart of NYC—the communication capital of the world—MMC is also home to state-of-the-art facilities open for daily use for our Communication and Media Arts students.

    Learn more about our media production facilities

    Start your journey today.

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