Department of Communication and Media

The Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary education and research. Our graduate and undergraduate programs prepare students to understand traditional and emerging communication technologies from a variety of perspectives, including rhetorical studies, media studies, human-computer interaction, game studies, technical communication, professional and creative writing, cross-cultural communication, and graphic design. Students learn to use words and images to communicate powerfully with a critical understanding of how media operate across global cultures.

Our doctoral students attain tenure track and post-doctoral positions at top-ranked institutions worldwide. Undergraduates and masters students go on to enjoy careers in industry and government as game developers; content developers and editors; interaction designers; user experience designers; art directors; graphic designers; marketing strategists; information architects; marketing and public relations specialists; brand managers; product designers; web designers, analysts and developers.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Gregory Pardlo is Featured Speaker at 2017 McKinney Awards

Annual competition honors RPI student writers on Wednesday, April 12 at CBIS Auditorium

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News Icon for Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Gregory Pardlo is Featured Speaker at 2017 McKinney Awards

Annual competition honors RPI student writers on Wednesday, April 12 at CBIS Auditorium


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Lecturer Weina Ran Wins 7k Grant to Study Effects of Multitasking

Award is from Japan's Hoso Bunka Foundation, which promotes the cultural and technological development of broadcasting

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Award is from Japan's Hoso Bunka Foundation, which promotes the cultural and technological development of broadcasting


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C&M Lecturer Maurice Suckling Publishes 2nd Edition of Video Game Writing

GSAS faculty member has written or worked on some 40 games for major publishers 

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GSAS faculty member has written or worked on some 40 games for major publishers 


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