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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Creative Writing Students Present End-of-Semester Readings

Thursday, Dec. 10, DCC 174 (Black Box) - Poetry at 12 noon, Creative Nonfiction at 4 pm; Friday, Dec. 11, DCC 137 - Short Story at 12 noon

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Thursday, Dec. 10, DCC 174 (Black Box) - Poetry at 12 noon, Creative Nonfiction at 4 pm; Friday, Dec. 11, DCC 137 - Short Story at 12 noon


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Audrey Bennett named Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar

Professor Audrey Bennett has been named an Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar at the Information Design Division in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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Professor Audrey Bennett has been named an Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar at the Information Design Division in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.


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C&M Lecturer Shira Dentz Reads at Amherst Poetry Festival

Saturday October 3rd, 2:55 pm, at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Mass.

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Saturday October 3rd, 2:55 pm, at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Mass.


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