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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Social Media Podcast event

Research-Based Podcast Event

Explore social media's benefits & consequences and your impact with the students of CMS 242, Com & Social Media and CMS 322, Digital Storytelling.
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Communication and Media Studies 2019 Academic Film Showcase

The Communication & Media Studies Department to present a screening of the 2019 Academic Film Showcase Wednesday, May 8, 7-9pm

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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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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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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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Events

Apr
29
Mon

Student Social Media Podcast Storytelling Event

1:15 PM, April 29: CMS Production Studio, 21 Durham Street, Portland Campus(next to Sullivan Complex); April 30: Payson Smith 206, Portland Campus
Apr
30
Tue

Student Social Media Podcast Storytelling Event

11:45 AM, April 29: CMS Production Studio, 21 Durham Street, Portland Campus(next to Sullivan Complex); April 30: Payson Smith 206, Portland Campus
May
8
Wed

Communication and Media Studies 2019 Academic Film Showcase

7:00 PM, Talbot Auditorium in Luther Bonney Hall, at the USM Portland Campus.