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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Summer Course: Web & Database Programming

Prof. Michael Lynch is offering Web & Database Programming (CRN 19533) during Summer Session II, May 26 to July 2.

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Prof. Michael Lynch is offering Web & Database Programming (CRN 19533) during Summer Session II, May 26 to July 2.


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EART/EMAC Exhibition Opens April 22 at Fulton St. Gallery

"Iridescence," annual show of Senior work, will also be part of Troy Night Out on Friday April 24

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News Icon for EART/EMAC Exhibition Opens April 22 at Fulton St. Gallery

"Iridescence," annual show of Senior work, will also be part of Troy Night Out on Friday April 24


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Annual McKinney Awards Welcomes Author Alice McDermott April 15

Acclaimed author will read from her work at ceremony honoring RPI student writers

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News Icon for Annual McKinney Awards Welcomes Author Alice McDermott April 15

Acclaimed author will read from her work at ceremony honoring RPI student writers


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