With a liberal arts commitment, the Department of Media and Communication Studies emphasizes writing and critical thinking skills. By requiring rigorous study in the humanities while providing access to state-of-the-art digital production equipment, Media and Communication Studies engages students as both critics and creators — learning how to read cultural texts critically, and gaining firsthand knowledge of how such texts are produced.

Catholic University students develop a relationship to mass media that is both critically aware and socially responsible, one that prepares them for a wide variety of careers in fields as diverse as film and video, broadcasting, journalism, public relations, advertising, law, or teaching and scholarship in the humanities.

The department offers a bachelor's degree program, two minors, and a certificate program in video production.

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    About Media and Communication Studies

    The foundation of Media and Communication Studies at Catholic University comprises a carefully designed balance of innovation and tradition.

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    Media and Communication Studies (B.A.)

    A bachelor's program in Media and Communication Studies provides students with tools to critically analyze the forms and contents of mass media. The program is rooted in traditions of rhetorical and historical criticism across the humanities.

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    A Minor in Media Studies is open to students of any major and consists of six courses.

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    Certificate Program

    This Certificate in Video Production and Digital Storytelling offers any undergraduate student at Catholic University the ability to complement his or her major area of study with comprehensive training in video production and audio-visual storytelling.

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