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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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
Still from CMS student film

Production Studio Temporarily Closed

The Communication and Media Studies Production Studio is temporarily closed due to Covid-19. Contact Nat Ives (ives@maine.edu or 207-780-5944) for more information.

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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.
Student studying.

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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Professor Ebben and Hannah Burgess on the USM Update

CMS Professor Maureen Ebben and Communication major Hannah Burgess discuss their UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project) project.
Students in Mader/Rocker Video

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.

Tour The CMS Production Studio

Take a video tour of the Communication and Media Studies Production Studio and learn a bit about some of the courses offered there.

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