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Media and Communication
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 10-30
  • Fisher family:1

Media and Communication

Communication professionals—journalists, writers, and advertising creatives—are in the business of telling stories. Join their ranks by enrolling in Fisher’s media and communication program where you will be challenged to produce professional quality work as you prepare for a variety of media careers.

Program Overview

The media and communication major offers you the opportunity to work with faculty and other talented students like yourself in small seminar and lab classes, engage in faculty research and creative projects, and be mentored into the media professions. Required coursework includes video storytelling, journalism, public speaking, communication theory, diversity in media, and media law and ethics. The department offers electives in film and television production, advertising, journalism, and public relations. You may also complete several internships, enroll in courses connected with community-engaged learning initiatives, and participate in numerous networking opportunities.

Class sizes within the program generally range from 10 to 30 students.

Life After Fisher

The supportive environment of the media and communication program will leave you well prepared for whatever career path awaits you. Graduates of the program have obtained positions as:

  • Research Program Manager, Instagram
  • Photo Campaign Manager, Original Documentary Films & Series, Netflix
  • Managing Supervisor, DCG Communications, Washington D.C.
  • Coordinator for Production, All3Media, Los Angeles
  • Director of Communication, The Little Theatre
  • Producer, WXXI-TV
  • Vice President of Communication, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Executive Producer, 13WHAM-TV
  • Senior Editor, Huffington Post
  • Assistant Managing Editor for Design, Politico
  • Director of Strategy and Engagement, Partners + Napier
  • Communications and Marketing Manager, Cayuga Health Systems
  • Sports Reporter, Niagara Gazette
  • Senior Public Relations Manager, Amazon
  • Senior Vice President, Butler/Till

 Fisher has put me in front of a lot of important people in my field. The connections I made through Fisher are the reasons why I do what I do. They built confidence in me and gave me opportunities to showcase my work. ”

Josh Ramos

 I chose Fisher because I wanted to be in smaller classroom settings. The projects we get to do imitate the workplace, and I believe this gives me great experience working with a client and a team to complete tasks. ”

Tony DiRubbo
  • Tony DiRubbo '25

 I instantly fell in love with the interactive nature of media production, and it has awoken a part of my identity that I never truly realized was there. I have learned an abundance of skills and best practices that have prepared me to compete in the job market confidently. ”

Cameron Fernandez
  • Cameron Fernandez '22
  • Media Communication Major

 The media and communication program offers students the opportunity to tell stories as journalists, filmmakers, and print and interactive designers. Our students learn to write effectively and communicate visually, and find success in a variety of fields, including advertising, public relations, and broadcasting. ”

Jeremy Sarachan
  • Jeremey Sarachan
  • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Media and Communication

 What I value most about the Department of Media and Communication are the professors and the staff. The professors are able to mentor their students on a regular basis. The faculty have raised my confidence in my skills to where I now feel confident that I will be able to find employment after graduation. ”