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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Faculty Position - Lecturer in Writing and Communication, Department of Communication and Media

Screening of Applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Screening of Applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


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Essay Writing Workshop - Thursday 10/27, 4–6 pm, Folsom Library, Fischbach Room

Learn (or review!) the basics of persuasive and analytic essay construction and more

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Learn (or review!) the basics of persuasive and analytic essay construction and more


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C&M Joins STS faculty in Panel Discussion, "Perspectives on the US Presidential Election"

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:00–9:00 pm, at CBIS Auditorium

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Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:00–9:00 pm, at CBIS Auditorium


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