Communication, Media and Design Department

Communication, Media and Design Department

The Department of Communication, Media & Design focuses on providing undergraduate students with the in-demand communication skills that make them valuable in a variety of fields and workplaces, from Fortune 500 companies and digital production studios to video game manufacturers and startups.

As part of our department, students benefit not only from small class sizes, one-on-one faculty mentorship and access to state-of-the-art technology and equipment, but also from being a part of the technological and innovation-rich environment that Clarkson provides. Our faculty do more than just teach. They are also active members of communication, media and design industries; they are filmmakers, writers, artists, innovators, web developers and designers. Their work is exhibited nationally and internationally, earning them many awards. 

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.

Our Programs

Undergraduate Programs

98% Class of 2023 Total Undergraduate Placement


of our students head straight into the workforce.

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Top Employers

Global Foundries • 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 • Moog • Estee Lauder Companies • Google

$70,735 Starting Salary

For the Class of 2023

Top Grad Schools

Clarkson University • Cornell University • George Washington University  • Lehigh University • Michigan State University • Stanford University • University of California - Los Angeles • University of Chicago • University of Notre Dame  • Yale University School of Medicine


of students decide to continue their education in various post secondary programs.


of our graduates seek alternative positions like the military.

Hands-on Learning

Undergraduate 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 '23

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