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A Humanities-Centered Approach to Media Literacy

Catholic University's Department of Media and Communication Studies provides a humanities-centered education in media literacy for students who will become lifelong interpreters, users, and producers of mediated texts.

Our curriculum emphasizes the cultural and historical specificity of media in their many contemporary forms, engaging approaches ranging from classical rhetoric to contemporary cultural studies. We take advantage of our position in the nation's capital to develop key internships and career placement for students.

Media and Communication Studies' mission aims to exemplify the Catholic mission and identity of the University through collaboration with other departments and organizations in projects addressing social justice and underserved populations in the District of Columbia.

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Meet some of our graduates and find out what they are up to now and how the Department of Media and Communication Studies prepared them for their careers.

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One of the Great Media and Communication Centers in the World

One of the Great Media and Communication Centers in the World

Washington, D.C. is one of the most important communications centers in the world. It is a city of global consequence that offers incomparable opportunities for our students.

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Student Spotlight: Joe Olmo

Student Spotlight: Joe Olmo

Joe Olmo has a camera in front of him and a story to tell.

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Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty are renowned in their research and areas of expertise. 

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