Communication and Media Studies

    CMS @ WAC
    Communication and Media Studies (CMS) prepares students to become discerning media producers and consumers, critical thinkers, confident speakers, skilled writers, and creative storytellers.

    CMS is a highly interdisciplinary, versitle, and flexible program. In addition to courses offered in CMS students have the option to take courses from thirteen other programs and departments on campus, allowing  students to study a wide range of topics and develop critical academic and professional skills including:

    CMS Skills

    The knowledge, understanding, and skills that students acquire in CMS transform them into highly valued leaders and contributors in wide variety of industries: grassroots organizations, global media companies, political offices, legal professions, journalism, education, and everything in-between.

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    “I loved Contemporary Popular Film and Television. It introduced me to film and TV as an industry and some of its inner workings. This class was the reason I decided to study communications, specifically film studies.”

    Hannah Sauer, CMS Class of 2020





    Concentrations allow students mold their cirriculum to their interests, providing in-depth preparation for professional careers and graduate school.

    Arts and Production

    The Arts and Production concentration combines medium-specific courses, applied skills, creativity, and critical thought.



    Business and Organizational Communication

    The Business and Organizational Communication concentration focuses on applied skills and communicative structures in corporations, nonprofits, or small businesses.



    Identity and Culture

    The Identity and Culture concentration considers how we understand the world we live in, the people we share it with, and the ways in which identity and culture inform that understanding.



    Film Studies

    The Film Studies concentration examines how cinema contributes to our understanding of the world, offers critical analysis of film history and theory, and provides opportunity to develop hands-on skills.



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    Christian Yosef

    Class of 2021 • Arlington, Virginia
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    Trish Rana

    Class of 2021 • Pasadena, Maryland
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    Randei Collins

    Class of 2023 • St. Michaels, Maryland
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