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.


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. 

SUNY Cortland to spotlight labor on April 27

April 17, 2023
The “Labor Spring” events will include a panel, an academic lecture and a rally.

Cortland joins nationwide effort to save local journalism

April 4, 2023
The university is hosting a movement to put student journalists in the field throughout New York.