Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

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.


A Red Dragon Olympian

July 20, 2021
Melique Garcia ’15 will represent Honduras in the 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Students, alumni thrive at Blackbird Film Festival

June 8, 2021
The annual event leads to hands-on learning experiences and has launched careers.

Graduating B.F.A. students to exhibit

April 15, 2021
The Dowd Gallery showcases the best from three seniors’ studio art work. 

Student video on COVID-19 safety

Feb. 23, 2021
Students urged classmates to follow procedures and avoid large off-campus gatherings.

Join the 21-day anti-racism challenge

Feb. 9, 2021
The new three-week virtual event creates individual paths to awareness.