“Castleton has made me excited to figure out my future.”
Media and Communication students thrive in a project-based environment that balances theory and practice. Working closely with faculty and peers, you will study the way media interact with society and produce video, print news, social media, websites, scripts and presentation papers in courses, The Spartan newspaper, WIUV-FM, independent projects, and internships.
Students work toward a B.S. in Media and Communication with concentrations in Media Studies, Video & Film Production, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media or by contract. Additionally, the program offers an A.S. degree and minors in communication and cinema studies (see Program Requirements below).
Media and Communication students have gone on to create major network programming, garner credits in Academy Award-winning movies, write and edit for big-city 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. While most of the time students work on the campus itself, communication students frequently participate in the London Semester, Santa Fe Semester, internships all over the country and beyond, and find themselves on trips to academic and professional conferences.
“So many professors and coaches take the time to get to know you and make you feel a part of the Castleton family.”
"I had so many great professors and friends who came into my life and I honestly would not change any of it."
“Castleton served as the foundation for a successful career."
“The campus is growing everyday and the activities that the school offers seem to be endless."
“Castleton has made me realize that just because I grew up in a small town, doesn't mean I have to have a small town future."
My love for sports and video combined to bring me where I am today as the Director of New Media for a Division 1 mid-major conference in the NCAA."
“Castleton helped me define who I am as a person and the passions that fueled me."
“Castleton has always made me feel like I was at home, which has contributed to my excellent academics and involvement in extracurricular activities.”
“I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people, attend conferences, and get hands-on experience in my field."
“Coming to Castleton has helped me to set my future goals by exposing me to many areas of possible career paths."
“Being a student-athlete has influenced me in countless ways. It has shown me how far I can push myself and how much hard work can pay off.”
"Castleton gave me an excellent academic foundation that shaped the professional individual and the person I am today."
"I didn't just get an education on my career during those four years; I also learned how to conduct my life.”
“Castleton has been the driving force behind my accomplishments, my confidence, and my resilience."
"Castleton was just so small and personable. You could have a professor one year that would remember you three years later."