Communication and Media Studies Department

Department Overview

If you can see yourself as a Film / TV news director, journalist, special effects technician in the film industry or a public relations or advertising executive, then a major in communication studies is in your future.

The Communication and Media Studies Department offers degrees in both communication studies and new communication media that are supported by professional-level production facilities. These majors allow you to tailor your program of study to meet personal learning and employment objectives.

Courses in both majors are supplemented by work with the student-run newspaper, radio station or other campus media, an extensive internship program and a highly developed study abroad program.

At SUNY Cortland, you’ll gain experience leading to a successful career and have the opportunity to further your education through graduate studies or professional training.


Alumna reporter goes viral

May 8, 2020
Faith Graham ’19 was at the center of a story that has grabbed the world’s attention.

Economics to be big March topic

March 6, 2020
Visiting speakers will delve into the money woes of ordinary and poor people. SCOTT FERGUSON TALK CANCELLED

Cortland graduate leading impeachment coverage

Jan. 27, 2020
C-SPAN’s Steve Kehoe ’00 brings key moments in American democracy to the masses.

SUNY Cortland adds major in media production

Jan. 3, 2020
The new program is intended for students interested in television, film, radio or the digital arts.

Cortland students lead high school writing experience

Dec. 3, 2019
Members of the Cortland Writers Association met with students at Seven Valleys New Tech Academy.