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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Current students, faculty, and staff: Visit us on MyUSM

We’ve moved our information for current students, faculty, and staff to MyUSM — streamlining access through our secure, single sign-on portal. Login required.

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Double Major in Com and Media Studies Optional Checklist

If you are completing a major in Communication AND Media Studies, you may use this checklist as an alternative to completing both majors.
Lexie Grose

Maine Association of Broadcasters Award Recipients for 2022

Congrats to Lexie Grose who is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award.

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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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.
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The CMS VIMEO page

Here is your opportunity to view some recent student work.

Internships in Communication and Media Studies

Students discuss the benefits of a good internship.

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