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The Communication and Media program is designed for students interested in multiple fields of communication. You will learn fundamental communication and critical thinking skills needed to enter jobs across the public, private and non-profit sectors. 

As a Communication and Media major, you will take courses from a variety of programs in the College of Communication and School of Cinematic Arts, including Digital Cinema, Intercultural Communication, Journalism, Organizational Communication, Public Relations and Advertising, and Relational Communication. Depending on your interests, you may take courses in:

  • Business and professional communication
  • Digital cinema production
  • Documentary studies
  • Editing
  • Media and cultural studies
  • Media literacies
  • Public speaking
  • Television production
  • Screenwriting
  • Storytelling and style in cinema
With this program, you may choose to concentrate in Latino Media & Communication. This concentration will teach you how to think critically about all aspects of media and communication, with a particular focus on Latino media and Latino communities.

We also offer combined bachelor's/master's degree programs, which allow  you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years. You may choose to combine your bachelor's in Communication and Media degree with one of the following master's degree programs:

  • Health Communication
  • Journalism
  • Media and Cinema Studies
  • Organizational and Multicultural Communication
  • Relational Communication

Online Degree Completion

The Communication and Media program offers an online degree completion option where you can take your third and fourth year courses entirely online.

Internship Possibilities

  • American Marketing Association
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Tribune
  • ClearChannel Radio
  • Harpo Productions
  • Leo Burnett
  • McCormick Foundation
  • Modern Luxury Media, LLC
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • WGN TV
  • WBBM-AM, WTTW/Channel 11
  • WLS ABC7

What can you do with this degree?

  • Advertising
  • Copywriting
  • Creative directing
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Media consulting
  • Media critic work
  • Media planning
  • Media sales
  • News
  • Programming
  • Public relations
  • Publishing