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.
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.
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.
Participate in the Content Lab that pairs students with area businesses to tell their stories and boost your resume.
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.
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
Social media marketing
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: