Media and Communication

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!

You will also be following in some excellent footsteps. Castleton’s Media and Communication alumni have gone on to create major network programming, garner credits in Academy Award-winning movies, write and edit for large daily newspapers, design major websites, excel at graduate school, provide 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

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 work in the following careers and many more.

  • Print, television and online journalism
  • Video production and editing
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Event planning
  • Social media marketing
  • Web analytics
  • Sports information
  • Publishing

Many students have successfully completed graduate studies in communication and related areas. Castleton communication alumni have won a number of 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 graduates intern 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
  • ESPN
  • 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