Division of Communication & Creative Media
Each major in the Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM) integrates academic excellence with strong professional skills, emphasizing innovation, creativity, technological expertise, and critical reflection. You will gain first-hand experience in and out of the classroom, studying with professionals in the field and engaging with our strong network of industry partners. Our Centers of Experience offer a variety of exciting opportunities.
You will graduate prepared to think and act as an empowered citizen of this media-engaged and interconnected world.
This major gives you the tools you need to work in television, radio, and independent production companies. Learn by doing in our digital editing suites, computer labs, and audio studios, as well as in the field. Multiple internship opportunities help you build all the skills you need to uncover, explain, and produce stories that capture the hearts and minds of audiences.
Learn the fundamental principles and practices of communication—all the powerful ways we interact with each other and the world. Courses run the gamut from oral presentation to social media fluency, from branding and marketing to interpersonal and small group interactions. Specializations allow you to dive deep into career-focused areas like Public Relations/Strategic Communications.
This unmatched major teaches you to be creatively fearless: You’ll work in three disciplines simultaneously (choose from Creative Writing, Game Media, Interaction Design, Moving Image [Film & Video], Sonic Arts, and Visual Art & Design) to define and develop your unique self-expression. All the while, you’ll master the business of interdisciplinary artistic endeavor including branding and entrepreneurship.
This powerful major combines conceptual engagement, technical skills, and artistic experimentation with in-depth training in the business aspects of filmmaking, such as budgeting, funding, and marketing. Using the latest technology in our computer labs, soundstage, and studios, you’ll learn to create films from start to finish, exploring different production roles including director, cinematographer, sound designer, and editor.
Learn from game-industry experts at a Top School for Video Game Design, as named by The Princeton Review. Graduate with a portfolio of models, animations, sculptures, and concept art that will set you apart from other creatives in your field. Our Game Studio gives you firsthand understanding of how creative teams collaborate to develop game assets and coordinate them into a functional game.
Taught by a faculty of experts with deep experience in game design, this thorough major will give you the skills to map, develop, and create the gameplay that defines a player's unique game experience. The Game Studio experience will help you excel in the complex and interdependent parts of the game production cycle including system, level, and narrative design.
In addition to learning the fundamentals of writing and editing, you'll be introduced to a range of forms and styles that will expand your abilities and your marketability. Customize your degree for a multimedia world with classes in web development, filmmaking, graphic design, publishing in the 21st century, and marketing. Dig into specialized writing, like travel writing, food writing, digital storytelling, and journalism.
Use graphic design skills to communicate effectively with any audience. Bridging tradition and innovation, you'll gain a unique blend of fundamental art and design principles, comprehensive liberal arts studies, and active practice in emerging technologies. You will graduate with a professional-level design portfolio that's been rigorously critiqued by a panel of guest designers from top design firms.