Division of Communication & Creative Media

Shape the way people view and interact with the world around them in a career-focused, diverse, and collaborative environment.

Turn Your Passions Into a Career

In the Division of Communication & Creative Media (CCM), each major combines academic understanding with real-world know-how, emphasizing innovation, creativity, and technological expertise. Your understanding won’t just come from a textbook. You’ll work with professionals and a network of industry partners to gain hands-on experience.

Here you’ll find exciting presentations from industry leaders – professionals, artists, authors, and scholars – that complement your classroom learning. Plus, our on-campus Centers of Experience offer great paid internships that allow you to work with real clients and build your resume.

With our Upside-Down Curriculum, you’ll start building your professional portfolio and resume in your first semester. That means you’ll be internship-ready way ahead of your peers at other creative arts schools.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be fully prepared to think and act as an empowered citizen in our media-driven and interconnected world.

Study Abroad Opportunities for CCM Students

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    Short-Term Study Abroad Opportunities

    An opportunity afforded to many CCM students is the chance to go abroad through some of your classes. During breaks or over the summer, you have a chance to travel to places like Italy and Jordan, and these short, faculty-led abroad opportunities give students global perspective and a chance to create something outside of their comfort zone.

    Study Abroad Options
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    Montreal Summer Film Program

    Students in the Filmmaking, Creative Media, or Broadcast Media programs should take notice of the opportunity to study over the summer in Montreal. There you experience an immersive curriculum that will enhance your professional skills and foster creative projects through the rich culture and dynamic art scene.

    Montreal Filmmaking Summer Program

of CCM majors in the Class of 2023 achieved career success within six months of graduation.


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Champlain’s Graphic Design & Visual Communication program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the national accrediting agency for institutions teaching art, design, and related disciplines.

We have a course where students will go into the local community and do a project. It might be a mural project; it might be an event; but in some way partnering with community organizations, getting off campus into the community, and doing your creative work.
Al Larsen
Al Larsen, Creative Media Program Director

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