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.

Featured News

Lee Sheldon (GSAS) featured on CBC Radio's "The Current"

The segment will air Thursday morning, September 4th at 8:30 am. 

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The segment will air Thursday morning, September 4th at 8:30 am. 


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2015 McKinney Writing Contest - First Call for Entries

The Department of Communication & Media (C&M) is pleased to announce that the 2015 McKinney Writing Contest is now open for submissions.  All Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to enter, regardless of school affiliation or major.

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The Department of Communication & Media (C&M) is pleased to announce that the 2015 McKinney Writing Contest is now open for submissions.  All Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to enter, regardless of school affiliation or major.


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Faculty Positions

The School of Humanities, Arts and Socials Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Socials Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  


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