Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts-Media Studies
Concentration in Production
The communication arts-media studies major prepares students for
positions in the various print and broadcast professions. Media
students choose from two concentrations: production or
- Media studies/production includes digital
production skills with an emphasis on, video and audio production,
writing for television, film, radio and the internet and non-linear
- The media studies/journalism concentration
emphasizes writing for print, digital and broadcast media.
Both concentrations emphasize writing, thinking and the oral
skills necessary for success in the media professions.
Media Studies at the Mount
The communication arts-media studies major offers students close
personal mentoring. Students have many opportunities to collaborate
with faculty on media projects for local media and national
distribution outlets. Internships help students refine and expand
professional skills. Senior thesis projects provide important
portfolio samples of professional competence.
Our internship program is the first step in getting real hands
on experience in the field and has been a stepping stone for
Media studies majors are encouraged to double major or to at
least minor in other liberal arts areas such as English, political science, theater
arts, art, theater arts and music, Hispanic studies, psychology, public relations,
etc. Students can also combine media studies and publishing by
participating in the 3:2 collaboration program that offers a
bachelor of arts in English and a master's degree in publishing from Pace University.
The communication arts-media studies major is 39 credits
following the successful completion of ENG 1010 and ENG 1020 or
their equivalent. A GPA of 2.0 or better is required in CMA 2020 to
continue in the major. A GPA of 2.0 in the major is required.
Where Mount students have interned
Recent student internships include WABC TV Sports, the
Today show, MTV Networks, the New York Mets,
Orange County Choppers, Cablevision, MSG Varsity, CBS 48
Hours, Time Warner Cable, Fox News and Warner Music Group.
Mount students have worked at varied companies such as Cumulus
Radio, Clear Channel Communications, Pamal Broadcasting, Actors
Movement Studio, Team Productions/BMW Group Studios and the
Ellenbogen Group, as well as production crew positions for
independent feature films throughout the Hudson Valley. Our
internship program is the first step in getting real hands on
experience in the field and has been a stepping stone for
Career opportunities include: positions in television, film and
video production, web-based creative companies, radio, advertising,
and feature film production.