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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C&M Lecturer Shira Dentz Reads in "A Poetic Spring"

Poet and C&M Lecturer Shira Dentz reads from her work as part of "A Poetic Spring" Sunday, March 22

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Poet and C&M Lecturer Shira Dentz reads from her work as part of "A Poetic Spring" Sunday, March 22


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2015 McKinney Writing Contest - Last call!

Tuesday, March 31 is the deadline for submitting entries to the 2015 McKinney Writing Contest!

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Tuesday, March 31 is the deadline for submitting entries to the 2015 McKinney Writing Contest!


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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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