Communication and Media Studies Department

Understanding the process of communication is as important to our democracy as public speaking was for the ancient Greeks. Students and faculty consider issues involving gender and communication, multiculturalism, ethics, social media, media and public policy, and more. Learn more about Communication and Media Studies Department.

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Maine Association of Broadcasters Awardees

Maine Association of Broadcasters Award Recipients for 2021

Congrats to Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre (pictured left to right). Hunter and Cullen are the 2020-2021 recipients of the Maine Association of Broadcasters Award.
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Communication and Media Studies Grade Policy

The Department of Communication and Media Studies has adopted a policy regarding the pass/fail grade for major requirements as of February 21, 2021.

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Service Learning Project Gallery

Students majoring in Media Studies take the Service Learning Practicum as their capstone course. Here are a few video projects that were created in the course.
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Accelerated Graduate Pathway to MA in Leadership Studies

Students in Communication may begin working towards a Masters in Leadership Studies while still pursuing their undergraduate degree.

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Media Studies Senior Course Optons

CMS 400 Senior Project Workshop; CMS 485 Senior Seminar in Media Studies or CMS 493 Advanced Internship & Professional Portfolio in Media Studies
Meghan Courchesne

Message from a Communication Alum

"USM has taught me how to go with the flow, embrace change, and trust that everyone has their own journey."
David Burton Lovejoy, University of Southern Maine Media Studies Alum

Communication and Media Studies Alum Wins Emmy!

Congratulations to CMS alum David Burton Lovejoy, who was awarded a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program.
Students in Mader/Rocker Video

The CMS VIMEO page

Here is your opportunity to view some recent student work.