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Communication and Media
Communication and Media
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The interdisciplinary programs in Communication and Media include a master’s in Communication and Media with two distinct areas of concentrati​on—Applied Communication​ or Media & Popular Culture—​and undergraduate programs in Communication and Media, Organizational Communication, and Media and Cinema Studies. In addition, our  Communication and Media BA can be completed partially or fully online.

Students explore the impact of communication and media in a variety of contexts including popular culture, the corporate world, interpersonal relationships, new media and more. Students develop skills across modes such as digital media, film and television, performance, and verbal and nonverbal communication.

“My DePaul degree really differentiates me from others. The perspective I bring is different from that of my colleagues ... My degree program helped me synthesize very complex information into assertive and meaningful messages that help the people who matter.”

Arbin (MA ’00)
Senior Director, The Hackett Group
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Communication and Media programs are designed for students interested in multiple fields of communication. Depending on your interests, you may take courses in:

  • Business and professional communication
  • Digital cinema production
  • Organizational communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Documentary studies
  • Editing
  • Media and cultural studies
  • Media literacy
  • Public speaking
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Television production
  • Screenwriting
  • Storytelling in cinema


of 2022 College of Communication graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment within six months of graduation