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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Communication and Media lecturer publishes book chapter in 2014 "Research Methods in Media Studies"

Lillian Spina-Caza, PhD, has written a chapter in "Research Methods in Media Studies," Volume VII of The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies series edited by Fabienne Darling-Wolf and published in February by Wiley-Blackwell.

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Lillian Spina-Caza, PhD, has written a chapter in "Research Methods in Media Studies," Volume VII of The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies series edited by Fabienne Darling-Wolf and published in February by Wiley-Blackwell.


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First Call for Entries - 2014 McKinney Writing Contest

The McKinney Writing Contest offers undergrads and graduate students an opportunity for recognition of their creative writing, and cash prizes!

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The McKinney Writing Contest offers undergrads and graduate students an opportunity for recognition of their creative writing, and cash prizes!


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Available Lectureship in Writing

The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for a one academic year appointment as a Lecturer in Writing, starting August 2013, to teach courses in Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Rhetoric, and Expository Writing.

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for a one academic year appointment as a Lecturer in Writing, starting August 2013, to teach courses in Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Rhetoric, and Expository Writing.


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