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Get Relevant, Hands-on Experience

In the Communication, Media & Design department, we make sure our students are learning by doing. Students get this through our unique coursework and classes, but also through extracurricular activities like our TV Station, campus newspaper, and radio station. Our goal is to produce graduates who are ready to collaborate, create and make an impact in whatever careers and projects they take on in the future. 

Communication, Media & Design students often elect to take part in Clarkson's radio station, WTSC 91.1FM The Source. WTSC offers all types of shows ranging through many genres: sports talk to hip-hop to classic rock to indie. WTSC is run by a dedicated group of students which make up their executive board. DJs are encouraged to participate in remote events, studio maintenance, and can utilize their professional-quality recording studio.

Video created by: Patrick Maciel, Communication, Media & Design '23

97% Class of 2020 Total Undergraduate Placement
75% Employed
17% Continuing Ed
5% Alternative
Top Employers

Global Foundries • LC Drives • Kiewit • Lockheed Martin • National Grid • General Dynamics Mission Systems • L3Harris Technologies • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • SRC, Inc. • BAE Systems, Inc. • Northrop Grumman • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada • Atlantic Testing Laboratories • Amazon • Corning Incorporated • Kitware • Exelon Corporation • Flatiron Construction Corp. • GE • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Epic

$64,384 Starting Salary

For the Class of 2020

Top Grad Schools

Cornell University • Duke University • MIT • Purdue University • Clarkson University • New York University • Michigan State University • Northeastern University • Rochester Institute of Technology • Pratt Institute • Lehigh University • Syracuse University • Temple University • SUNY Upstate Medical University

Department Spotlight

Prof. Daved Barry Brings Innovation to Art

Professor Daved Barry knows what it takes to make it in the business world.

An avid scholar focused on innovation, design and creativity, he has brought his expertise to business schools around the globe since 1982—and, this time, it’s Clarkson’s turn. Professor Barry, who joined Clarkson University’s Communication, Media & Design department in 2017, is excited to harness the energy within the Clarkson student body and faculty, describing both groups as people who “want to make things happen.”

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Professor Daved Barry from the department of communication, media and design, teaches an undergraduate class in The Studio
Clarkson University Instructor Produces Podcast
Miller Helms LOL Podcast

Clarkson University Adjunct Instructor of Communication & Media Zachary Miller is producing a new podcast starring reality TV star and QVC host Kim Gravel.

Miller's production company, Uncommon Audio, is producing "LOL with Kim Gravel" with Miller at the helm. 

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