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Media and Communications

is designed to investigate how media and communication shapes identity, society and democratic processes. Available as a major or minor program of study.

Whether your interest is in media production, film, social media, journalism, advertising, or the impact media messages have on our lives, a degree in media and communications at Drew can help you meet your goals.

Our major prepares students for graduate work or further professional training, as well as for positions in media and communications industries. Courses developed by faculty in more than a dozen disciplines allow students to explore all aspects of media and communication from the theoretical to the practical, including media analysis and documentary production.

The Department Offers

  • thorough grounding in media literacy, methods, and theory
  • multiple hands-on production opportunities in a variety of media
  • broad understanding of media technologies from print and digital to virtual reality
  • examination of the larger structures and frameworks—social, cultural, economic and political—that shape media and communications
  • familiarity with debates surrounding ethics in media production and distribution
  • a semester-long media seminar based in Manhattan
  • facilitated internships and externships
  • programming that takes advantage of Drew’s proximity to the many media companies based in and around NYC.