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.


SUNY Cortland senior earns EOP’s highest honor

April 15, 2024
Katelyn Thompson will receive a Norman R. McConney Jr. Award for Student Excellence.

Media scholar to discuss power dynamics in documentaries

April 2, 2024
Filmmaker Sam Avery will draw on his own experience in Africa and New York state.

Blackbird Film Festival welcomes movie fans and makers 

April 2, 2024
The upcoming 10th annual event at SUNY Cortland will feature an international array of films.

SUNY Cortland’s ESPN highlight gets assist from alum

Feb. 23, 2024
Rob Galm ’17 shines a national spotlight on his alma mater in his work as a content producer at ESPN.

Black History Month events continue

Feb. 20, 2024
The 2024 series of historical and cultural events runs through the end of February.