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Media and Communication
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
  • Fisher family:1

Media and Communication

Communication professionals—journalists, filmmakers, designers—are in the business of telling stories. Join their ranks by enrolling in Fisher’s media and communication program, where you will learn to write effectively and communicate visually.

The media and communication major offers you the opportunity to work with faculty in small seminar and lab classes, engage in faculty research, and be mentored into the media professions. The program also affords you participation in internships, community-engaged learning initiatives, and networking opportunities.

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

Program Overview

Media and communication classes emphasize professional writing competency and technical proficiency, the latter in either video production or design. Through the program's curriculum you will put your analytical and critical skills to the test as well.

The program emphasizes experiential learning, or "learning by doing." In this major, you should expect to present your work in a variety of formats, including oral presentations, social media postings, and video essays. You also will develop a professional portfolio, which will be reviewed by media professionals prior to graduation.

In keeping with the highly interdisciplinary nature of a Fisher education, the media and communication major requires a minor taken in another department or program.

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 held the following titles with a variety of employers:

  • Account executive at DAC Group
  • Associate community manager at BuzzFeed
  • Producer at WXXI TV
  • Vice president of Engagement, Butler Till media communications agency
  • Vice president of communication at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • On-air reporter with 13WHAM
  • Social media editor for the Buffalo Sabres
  • Director of strategy and engagement at Partners + Napier

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

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. ”