We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to communicate with each other than we do right now. Communicating effectively, though – and being able to command the attention of an audience at a time when everybody is trying to get their own message out there, too – becomes more challenging all the time. You’ll gain those skills at Manhattanville, where our curriculum emphasizes media studies, including media history, theory, criticism, law, ethics, and digital production. And you’ll be just 30 miles from New York City, home to countless print, broadcast, and online media outlets. Manhattanville students routinely put the lessons they learned here to work: Our students have recently interned or have been hired by ABC News, ABC News Radio, CNN America, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nickelodeon, The Colbert Report, Sirius XM Radio, The Creative Group, The Creators Project, Seventeen Magazine, Music Choice, and Viacom.


Overview

As a communication studies student at Manhattanville, you’ll gain the tools you need to help the stories you’re telling stand out. You’ll get a background in communications theory and the history of the craft, but our career-oriented approach means much of your work here will involve going into the field and getting hands-on practice via in-class work, departmental projects, on- and off-campus internships, and student-run campus media.

The communication studies major and minor introduce students to the full range of the discipline, including interpersonal, intercultural, small group, public, and mass communication.

Students who major or minor in communication studies are prepared not only to evolve as informed and engaged citizens in our increasingly mass-mediated society, but also to succeed in fields such as advertising, public relations, journalism, marketing, film, television, radio, and online media production.


Communication Studies Major Requirements

10 Courses + 1 Credit-Bearing Internship

CAM 1001 Introduction to Communication & Media Sciences 3
CAM 2009

Public Speaking
1 Media Writing Elective
1 Media Production Elective
Elective 1 (Any CAM course, or approved media course in another dept.)
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4

3
CAM 2090 Communication & Media Theory 3
CAM 3095 SENIOR CAPSTONE 3
CAM 4497

CAM 2090: Junior status recommended

CAM 3095: Senior status required


Electives

Writing Electives

CAM 3046 Convergent Media/Divergent Voices 3
ENW 4011 Journalism I 3
ENW 4012 Journalism II 3
ENW 2040 Writing for the Media 3
ENW 4003 Screenwriting Workshop I 3


Media Production Electives

CAM 2046 Computer Graphics 3
CAM 2047 Introduction to Motion Graphics 4
CAM 2050 Introduction to Video Production Production 4
CAM 4004 Graphic Design 3
CAM 4062 2D Animation 3
CAM 4067 Digital Photography & Imaging 3
CAM 4076 EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO 3
CAM 4086 Constructing Images & Studio Practices 3
CAM 4025 Advanced Digital Video Production 4


Electives

CAM 2010 Interpersonal & Intercultural Communication 3
CAM 2021 Public Relations and American Culture 3
CAM 2022 Advertising & American Popular Culture 3
CAM 2030 Communicating in the Business 3
CAM 2046 Computer Graphics 3
CAM 2047 Introduction to Motion Graphics 4
CAM 2050 Introduction to Video Production 4
CAM 3030 History of Television & Radio 3
CAM 2035 Persuasion 3
CAM 3044
CAM 3046 Convergent Media/Divergent Voices 3
CAM 3070 Media Law and Ethics 3
CAM 3071 Minorities and the Media 3
CAM 3072 Social Media Technology: From Gutenberg to the Internet 3
CAM 3075 Documentary Media 3
CAM 3080 Gender & Communication 3
CAM 3085 Visual Culture 3
CAM 3090 Sport Communication & Media 3
CAM 4004 Graphic Design 3
CAM 4062 2D Animation 3
CAM 4067 Digital Photography & Imaging 3
CAM 4076 EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO 3
CAM 4086 Constructing Images & Studio Practices 3
CAM 4025 Advanced Digital Video Production 4
ARH 1030 History of Photography 3
DTH 4004 Acting for the Camera 2
DTH 4005 Acting for the Camera II 2
DTH 4010 Voice & Speech I 2
DTH 4012 Voice & Speech II 2
ENF 1001 Introduction to Film Studies 4
ENF 2079 Women's Film 4
ENF 2080 American Film 4
ENF 2088 History of Cinema I: The Beginnings to WW II 4
ENF 2089 History of Cinema II: WWII to Present 4
ENF 3075 Film Theory 4
ENF 3173 Queer Film & Media Studies 4
ENF 4010 Major Film Directors 4
ENF 4020 Topics in Film Genre 4
ENF 4030 Global National Transnational Film&media 4
ENG 3026 Shakespeare on Film 4
ENG 3071 Laughter: Definitions of Comedy 3
ENW 4011 Journalism I 3
ENW 4012 Journalism II 3
ENW 2040 Writing for the Media 3
ENW 4003 Screenwriting Workshop I 3
ENW 4004 Screenwriting Workshop II 3
FRN 2055 French Cinema: From the New to Banlieue 3
HIS 2020 American History Through Film 3
MUAT 1007 Midi and Music 3
MUAT 2011 Audio Production 3
MUAT 2021 Computer Music Computer Music 3
SOC 3050 Mass Media and Society 3
SOC 3056 Music & Society 3


Degree

Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies


Career ideas

Advertising Executive, Communication and Media Consultant, Journalist, Lobbyist, Market Research Analyst, Media Writer, Press Secretary, Public Relations Practitioner, Social Media Manager, Speech Writer, Sports Information Director, Theatre & Media Director, TV or Radio Broadcaster, Writer/Author.

Program taught in:
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