When you join the Department of Communication & Film Studies, you’ll begin broadening and deepening your critical literacy—becoming better able to interpret stories told by others and telling your own with greater wisdom and power. And because we exist within a Jesuit liberal arts college, you’ll explore deeply what it means to tell stories ethically and through the lens of social responsibility.
Like every student in our department, you’ll take a “nucleus” of courses that will give you foundational skills in writing, video, and audio, and that will familiarize you with the complicated and fascinating ways in which the media works. Beyond that nucleus, you’ll be able to choose from nearly 50 courses in all kinds of media study and production, from advertising to digital videography, from music journalism to the history of film, from science writing to public relations. You can sample widely or zero in on your area of greatest interest.
Through those courses, through internships, and through extra-curricular activities, you'll get a four-pronged education in storytelling and media production:
• You'll learn how to read stories of all sorts, to understand how great storytellers have crafted words, photos, videos, graphics, and other media to create meaning.
• You'll get the technical know-how that allows you to tell your own stories in any media you choose.
• You'll study the history and current issues of mass media, so you’ll understand the complex cultures of the
professional world you’ll be entering.
• And you'll practice responding intelligently and empathetically to the kinds of ethical dilemmas that all media professionals face at some time or another.
After your vigorous and formative four years, you’ll be multi-skilled, adaptable, and ready to navigate the ever-changing world of professional communications. You'll be prepared to work in professional media or to study further in graduate school. You'll be ready to contribute creatively, ethically, and learnedly to the world beyond Le Moyne.
For all the details about our curriculum, please see the Le Moyne College Catalog.