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Develop your ability to communicate effectively, get hands-on experience in an exciting and cutting-edge field, discover and interpret information, and share results—skills applicable to careers in many fields—with one of our programs:

  • Digital Media and Communication major
  • Communication major or minor

Housed in a digital, networked Communications Center, these programs mirror the professional world of converging media as you create content and develop skills across a variety of traditional and new media. 

Contact Information

Dawn M. Francis, EdD 
Chair, Communication
Associate Professor 
Founder’s Hall, Room 272 

At a glance:

Total Credits for Digital Media and Communication Major


Total Credits for Communication major


Projected job growth to 2031*


Digital Media and Communication Program Details

Create content and develop skills across a variety of media with our programs:

  • Digital Media and Communication major
  • Communication major (40 credits) or minor (18 credits) —designed with fewer credits for students who double major or have transferred to Cabrini

Develop as an individual and hone your cooperative and leadership skills as you cultivate partnerships with video students, audio students, writers, marketing communicators, and graphic designers in the digital Communications Center and create media projects that have an audience outside the classroom in the real world.

A unique feature of our Communication Department is its four student-run media agencies—Cavalier Radio, House 67 Productions, Loquitur News Media, and Social Nexus. Each agency places students in an immersive experience that builds their career competence, as well as their technical and transferable skills. 

Students in the Communication or Digital Media and Communication major will build comprehensive portfolios of their work while gaining valuable experience creating media for internal and external clients. Students can also advance into leadership roles in these agencies, learning how to manage both people and projects in preparation for the corporate workplace.

Additionally, you will take part in the four-year Professional Development Program, which strengthens students’ career readiness and contributes to their 95% job placement rate after graduation.

Employment Outlook

Communication major students, upon graduation, are prepared to enter graduate or professional schools or careers in communication, journalism, multimedia, and marketing, such as those at:

  • News organizations
  • Radio stations
  • Television stations
  • Marketing and Ad agencies
  • PR Firms

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on experience from day one
  • Communication major or minor options for students who already have a full courseload or transfer in
  • Internship opportunities 
  • Faculty-guided Professional Development Program 

Skills Learned

  • Communicate in multiple media
  • Employ current technologies and methodologies to create communication for specific audiences for the purposes of informing, creating, and persuading in at least three of the following media: audio, video, text, design, web, social media, sound slide storytelling, and other emerging media
  • Promote understanding, compassion, and action for the common good through media creations, integrating the theory, values, practices, and advocacy of social justice
  • Articulate transferable and professional skills, supported by examples
  • Identify and articulate transferable skills in light of research on trends in industry sectors and societal changes and provide examples
  • Achieve a superior level of competency in written communication, demonstrating a clear focus/thesis aimed at fulfilling the needs of a specific audience; fully developed content supported by sound research and analysis; logical and well-structured organization; effective writing style; and appropriate conventions
  • Effectively and competently manage communications projects
  • Working as part of a team, develop a plan for producing and executing messages
  • Demonstrate teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation using technical, social, and organizational skills

*Employment projections taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for employment category: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations. (Percentage range based on occupation.)