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

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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1346-jessica-summers-12"><img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/215/src_region/0,0,331,331/10649_jessica_summers_img_1168.rev.1453904003.jpg" alt="Jessica Summers '12" 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-12">Jessica Summers ’12</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/communication-arts/">Communication Arts</a>, double-minor in <a href="/departments/communication-arts/minor-journalism/">Journalism</a> and <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/minor-programs/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1354-emil-lendof-14"><img src="/live/image/gid/100/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,2048/10752_emil2_color.rev.1453904038.jpg" alt="Emil Lendof ’14" 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 photo editor for The Wall Street Journal. Previously, Lendof worked as a multimedia editor for the <em>New York Post</em><em>, </em>photo editor for <em>The Daily Beast</em>, and freelance photo editor 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-14">Emil Lendof ’14</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, <a href="/departments/communication-arts/communication-arts/">Communication Arts</a> and <a href="/departments/art/graphic-design.php">Graphic Design</a> double-major</p></div>