Department of
Communication and Media Arts

Minor: Communications and Media Arts

Communication is a versatile area of study that complements many majors.

The Communication and Media Arts minor provides students fundamental skills in this growing field. The curriculum builds a strong foundation on which students select from a wide range of elective options that allows students to design their course of study in relation to their career goals and their curricular needs. 



Required Course:

COMM 107: Principles and Theories of Communication                                                                   3

 Choose One of the Following:

COMM 131: Survey of Film and Video                                                                                                    3
COMM 230: Cultural History of Media 3

Three additional COMM courses are also required, at least two of which must be at the 300-level. 
Find the list of COMM courses here.

Students may take up to 15 credits of Internships and Independent Studies combined. A maximum of 3 Internship credits can be applied towards the major. Independent Studies cannot be applied towards the major

Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1354-emil-lendof"><img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,2048/10752_emil2_color.rev.1453904038.jpg" alt="Emil Lendof" title="Emil Lendof" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Emil graduated in 2014 and double majored in Communication Arts and Graphic Design. Currently, he is a multimedia editor for the <em>New York Post</em>. In the past he’s worked as a photo editor for <em>The Daily Beast</em> in addition to freelance photo editing for Nickelodeon. While at MMC, he interned for multiple offices with <em>Essence </em>magazine.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1354-emil-lendof">Emil Lendof</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2014</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1349-molly-ward"><img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/215/src_region/0,0,480,481/10676_mollyward.rev.1453904013.jpg" alt="Molly Ward" title="Molly Ward" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Molly Ward graduated from MMC in May 2015 with a Bachelors in Political Science. Although she didn’t receive a Comm degree, Molly was very involved in the Communication Arts community. She was a writer and the Editor in Chief for the student-run newspaper, <em>The Monitor</em>. While in school, she also interned with Buzzfeed, Sirius XM Radio, PBS, and MSNBC. Currently, Molly is an associate producer for <em>All In with Chris Hayes</em> on MSNBC.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1349-molly-ward">Molly Ward</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1346-jessica-summers"><img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/215/src_region/0,0,369,515/10649_jessica_summers_img_1168.rev.1453904003.jpg" alt="Jessica Summers" title="Jessica Summers" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Jessica Summers graduated from MMC with a BA in Communication Arts and a double minor in journalism and political science in 2012. She continued on to receive her MBA in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University. She is currently a breaking news and energy markets reporter with <em>Bloomberg News</em>. Jessica is highly involved in the MMC community and often comes to speak to the journalism students to give advice and help prepare them for their careers.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1346-jessica-summers">Jessica Summers</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012</p></div>