Communication Studies Department

If you can see yourself as a website developer, 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 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.


SUNY Cortland’s CSTV Hits Channel 20

Student-run station CSTV will televise programs on Channel 20 next fall.

Filmmaker’s Talk to Focus on Women

Jessica Congdon will discuss “The Mask You Live In” and “Miss Representation.”

Film Festival Panel to Embrace Identity

Discussion to take place during Blackbird Film Festival on Sunday, April 22.

Female Filmmakers Featured at Blackbird Film Festival

More than half of this year's films were directed by women.

Communications Law Expert to Discuss Free Speech

Roy Gutterman worries about the future of the American free press.