About the School
School of Communication and Media
The communication and media landscape is evolving at lightning speed. To succeed in this environment, professionals need both current knowledge and competence in up-to-the-second technology.
Montclair State University’s new School of Communication and Media provides groundbreaking programs that give students the tools they need to succeed in the communication and media industries. Focused coursework, hands-on internships, and mentoring by a top-tier faculty are designed to arm students with marketable skills.
Because the boundaries between traditional and new media have blurred, the School of Communication and Media’s cross-disciplinary programs are customizable and flexible. Whether you want to make experimental films, produce television programs, shape public opinion, or report breaking news on multiple platforms, you will find courses and programs to help meet your goals.
The future-oriented mission of the School of Communication and Media is to offer dynamic programs in communication, television and digital media—including production and sound, filmmaking, journalism, public and organizational relations, and health advocacy.
Communication Studies majors will be ready to launch careers in such fast-growing media sectors as entertainment, health, sports, and corporate and public communications.
Aspiring filmmakers will learn to create and produce professional quality live action and animated films.
The MA in Public and Organizational Relations prepares graduates for leadership roles in a wide range of corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors, from marketing communications to human resource management and public administration.
Built for Success
School of Communication and Media students take advantage of world-class, on-campus facilities.
Activities center around the DuMont Television Center, which serves as the key production area for audio, video, high-definition television, and online content streaming, as well as the broadcast home of Montclair State partner NJTV’s nightly news.
The newly renovated Schmitt Hall houses the University’s radio station, WMSC-FM.
Plans are in the works for a streamlined new building equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia laboratories and a multiplatform newsroom.
The program also incorporates valuable networking opportunities with Montclair State alumni in the communication and media industries.
Join our community
There are so many reasons to join our robust community of creative artists, communicators and scholars. Here are some more . . .
- A dynamic, interdisciplinary core curriculum to unite you with your peers.
- Projects that combine research, service-learning and industry experience.
- Work opportunities on Carpe Diem, Inside MSU, The Montclarian newspaper; and WMSC radio station.
- Student organizations such as LPH and PRSSA
- Participation in industry conferences and competitions.
- Film Forum speakers and an annual Colloquium.
- Internships at TV studios and Fortune 500 companies.
- Development of your own "e-Portfolio" for self-assessment and job search.