The Department of Media and Communication Studies is unique in offering a humanities-centered education that fully integrates production and critical studies in its curriculum. This means that in addition to learning to interpret and write about various forms of media, our students gain the skills to produce media themselves.  
The Department of Media and Communication Studies also offers a Minor in Rhetoric and Writing as well as a Certificate in Production and Digital Storytelling.
  • Mission

    The mission of The Catholic University of America’s Department of Media Studies is to provide a humanities-centered education in media literacy as part of an intellectual and moral foundation for students who will become lifelong interpreters, users and makers of mediated texts.

    Learn More
  • History

    The Department of Media and Communication Studies had its beginnings in 1993 and quickly became one of the most popular majors in the School of Arts and Sciences.

    Learn More
  • Female student at her internship on the phone

    Why Study Media in D.C.?

    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 Media and Communication Studies students.

    Learn More
  • Career Outlook

    Students graduating from Catholic University with a degree in Media and Communication Studies possess skills that are in demand in many career areas.

    Learn More
  • Where Are They Now?

    Find out what Media and Communication Studies alumni are up to after graduation.

    Learn More
  • Administration and Staff

    How to contact the department chair, the director of undergraduate studies, and the director of the media lab.

    Learn More
  • Contact Us

    Campus address, phone numbers, email addresses, and directions to help you contact the Department of Media and Communication Studies.

    Learn More