Current information appears on Castleton University pages for students entering in and prior to the 2022-2023 academic year.
As a Media and Communication student, you will thrive in a project-based environment that balances theory and practice.
Working closely with faculty and peers, you will study the ways media interacts with society and produce video, news, social media, websites, and scripts. There are many opportunities to sharpen your skills and demonstrate your work. Those include The Spartan newspaper and website, Castleton Internet Radio, the Content Lab, independent projects, and internships.
The Content Lab: See how Castleton students are putting theory into practice!
Castleton’s Media and Communication alumni have gone on to create major network programming, garner credits in Academy Award-winning movies, and write and edit for large daily newspapers. They have also designed major websites, excelled at graduate school, provided public information for large businesses and non-profits, teach in high schools and universities, practice law, and a wide array of other professional activities.
Highlights of the Media and Communication program
Explore Our Media and Communication Facilities
As a student in Castleton's Media and Communication program, you'll have access to the University's state-of-the-art television studio, which is conveniently located in Leavenworth Hall. Students can find opportunities on both sides of the camera for an immersive video production experience.
Launch Leavenworth Hall
Careers in Media and Communication
A degree in Media & Communication provides you with timeless skills that you can apply to the rapidly changing world of electronic communications.
Graduates of the Communication program have successful careers in many fields, including:
- Print, television and online journalism
- Video production and editing
- Public relations
- Event planning
- Social media marketing
- Web analytics
- Sports information
Many students have completed graduate studies in communication and related areas. Castleton communication alumni have won Emmys, Associated Press, Sundance, Edward R. Murrow Awards, and have worked on Oscar-winning films.
Internships in Media and Communication
Most Media and Communication majors have the opportunity to make contributions in their field while they are still students. All of our students complete internships at a professional communication venue as a jump start to their careers.
Students in the Media and Communication program have had the opportunity to hold internships at a variety of places, including:
- Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
- Burlington Free Press
- Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
- Dope Jams Records, Brooklyn
- Edgewood Motion Pictures
- Epic Records Division of SONY-BMI
- Green Mountain Power Energy Innovation
- Kelliher, Samets Volk, public relations
- NBC-TV, NYC (Ivillage)
- Okemo Mountain Resort
- Outside TV (Killington TV)
- Poughkeepsie Journal
- The Glens Falls Post Star
- The New England Revolution
- The Rutland Herald
- Vermont Public Television
- WBZ-TV, Boston
- WEZF, Burlington, VT
- WMUR-TV, Manchester, NH