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.
Media and Communication Studies (B.A.)
The 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.Learn More
Two minor programs are offered — the Minor in Media Studies and the interdisciplinary Minor in Rhetoric and Writing. The minors are open to students of any major and each consists of six courses.Learn More
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.Learn More