The College of Saint Rose’s Communications program will provide you with the tools and resources needed to reach your personal, academic, and professional goals.
But first, choose your area or areas of interest by choosing from concentrations in: journalism, public relations and advertising, broadcast news, media arts, communication and production, and critical media studies.
Throughout your program, you will receive one-on-one support from our dedicated faculty who have a breadth and depth of experience in journalism, public relations, advertising, film, and new media. You will use state-of-the-art technology and work in professional studios in the Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media.
And you’ll get to work with real clients on films, videos, or public relations campaigns to help them solve their communication needs and make a difference in the community around us.
In our communications program, you don’t even have to wait to land that internship to get hands-on experience. With our Theory in Action approach, you’ll feel like a seasoned professional by the time you graduate.
Even with all the hands-on experiences in our classrooms, the department also offers challenging and rewarding internships at media organizations such as advertising agencies, newspapers, and broadcast operations to give students the chance to network with leaders in the field. Saint Rose communications alumni have built lasting careers with many notable and diverse media outlets including ESPN, MTV, NBC News, Buzzfeed, and more.
Statement of Support and Plan for Students and Faculty of Color
We, the faculty of the Communications Department, are aware of and distressed by the levels of systemic racism not only in our country, but also in how such ideologies seep into our educational institutions. We are committed to standing up for racial justice, empowering and promoting students of color, diversifying our faculty, and modifying our curricula and pedagogy to incorporate anti-racist methods and ideologies.