You know that communication is a powerful part of human interaction. You’re fascinated by the many ways we share information in today’s digital world. You want an education that offers a multitude of career possibilities. Communication and Media may be the major for you.
"Students need to be up to date with the right equipment in order to get the best training and be ready for the real world. That is what I got when I graduated from Utica College and I'm very thankful for that because to this day I put into practice everything I learned at UC."
"As a TV news producer for WNBC I find myself using many of the lessons I was taught during my years at UC. The writing advice, the push to be aggressive, and most importantly - the confidence that I can succeed in such a competitive business. All of that was given to me at Utica College."
One of UC’s newest academic offerings, Communication and Media combines elements of the college’s longstanding journalism, communication arts, theatre, and public relations programs to explore the information we share and the way we share it. Students will develop skills to discover, understand, and report information, and the knowledge to analyze the power of written, oral, and digital media. A common core of courses taught by expert faculty, combined with courses in a chosen concentration, provides graduates with both the specialized and essential communication skills necessary to excel in today’s top fields.
Learn more about UC's communication and media faculty.
The Communication and Media curriculum helps students develop a deep understanding of historical, legal, cultural, and critical aspects of communication. Graduates will have the ability to write and speak logically, clearly, and precisely on a professional level, as well as to contextualize and criticize aspects of contemporary culture. In keeping with digital media trends, students will learn how to utilize multimedia technology to produce and share compelling information.
As part of the Communication and Media major, students work closely with an adviser to select a concentration in one of these areas:
"In my classes, I’ve learned how to give a speech, write and speak effectively, and connect with my audience. But more important, I’ve developed confidence and leadership skills that will benefit me in my career and my everyday life."
Program combines intensive classroom learning with practical field experience.