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"As a marketing manager for an international conference planning company, my responsibilities align with what I learned at MCLA about communications, public relations, advertising, and corporate branding.  Catherine Rymsha '06



English/Communications at MCLA

The English/Communications major offers you a broad background in literature, language, and media through foundation courses as well as the opportunity for specialized study in:

Students Broadcast Media

 Film Studies

 Journalism

 Literature

 Public Relations and
 Corporate
 Communications


 Writing
 (Creative Writing & Professional Writing)

 

Why MCLA is Different

Our major emphasizes hands-on experience that you can gain in a wide variety of academic and professional settings including the college radio station (WJJW), the television and video studio (MCLA TV) and AVID editing suite, an analogue/digital production lab for film studies, the award winning student newspaper (The Beacon), and our student literary magazine (Spires).

Student internship opportunities reflect the wide range of interests among our students including:

Student

Newspaper reporting

Public relations

Sports information

Radio, television, and film production

Serving a local writers' collaborative

Working in area schools, art institutions, and with a local book publisher  

 

If you want to pursue a secondary major in education and licensure to teach, this program provides the strong foundation you need.

Television Studio GalleryIn addition, you can join two national organizations: The National Broadcast Society and the national English honor society, Lambda Iota Tau. You may also compete for several awards and scholarships in the field, and can attend and participate in both on and off campus conferences, workshops, readings, and performances.

Tuition reduction for residents of ME, NY, or RIPhoto Gallery

Broadcast Media students who reside in these states are eligible to receive a tuition reduction of $8,500.


Requirements (pg. 54)

Course Sequence

Faculty
 
2012 Research Presentations

 

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Contact

Jennifer Dermady
Office Manager
Phone: 413.662.5371
Fax: 413.662.5209