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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

Alex Lee's Project


Prof. Daved Barry Brings Innovation to Art

Clarkson University Associate Professor of Communication, Media and Design Alex Lee will present his virtual reality-based projects, ‘Everything from Here to Infinity’ and ‘the Fold’, in Paris, France from June 8 to 11 at New Images XR Art Fair. These works will be shown to a panel of international curators alongside 40 or so other projects, with around 40 companies participating in the co-production and distribution market. The projects will be discussed regarding the topic of science and technology.

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CMD change
Clarkson’s Communication Degree Undergoes Name Change

As current media trends continue to evolve, Clarkson University is transforming along with them. That is why Clarkson’s Bachelor’s in Communication degree will now evolve to a Bachelor’s in Communication, Media and Design. The new name aligns with the careers Clarkson alumni in the field are pursuing and with the wider portfolio of faculty strengths at the University.  

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Lee's Exhibition
Miller Helms LOL Podcast

From April 29th to May 6th, 2022, Alex M. Lee's first Japanese solo exhibition will be held at Gallery Hakusen, Tokyo, Japan. In this exhibition, the visualization of data in virtual reality will be showcased. Lee, who is an associate professor of digital arts & sciences at Clarkson University, utilizes the data produced by the most comprehensive survey of the known universe, The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and visualizes it as digital abstract expressionist brush strokes. 

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