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.


Moviemaker returns to mentor students

Oct. 24, 2023
Cris Andrei ’78 brings his knowledge of film and television production back to campus as an executive in residence.

Read all about it: Community talk examines local news

Sept. 29, 2023
The roundtable discussion was a first step for SUNY Cortland’s new Community News Project. 

Major improvements at Cornish and Van Hoesen halls 

Aug. 29, 2023
The project is designed to improve the education and well-being of students, faculty and staff. 

Ice in her veins: alum finds hockey media success

June 27, 2023
Following her passion leads Alex Russo ’22 to a dream job covering the sport she loves.

Blackbird Film Festival returns April 28 

April 18, 2023
The event will bring an international group of movies and filmmakers to Central New York.