College of Arts and Sciences

Media and Communication

About Our Program

Media and Communication offers diverse job opportunities in the expanding field of media and information technology. Arcadia’s program balances theory with practice, providing a critical understanding of the communication process along with skills for specific careers.

What to Expect

  • Three-year accelerated degree option
  • Opportunities for specialization in Public Relations, Multimedia Publishing or Screen Media
  • Professional internships—here or abroad
  • Preparation for careers in business, news and magazine writing, editing, technical writing, creative writing, video production and visual communication
  • Student-run online magazine, radio station, and TV channels
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world

Internship Opportunities

You will complete a closely supervised, professional internship in your senior year. You can choose from among 400 media organizations in the greater Philadelphia area, utilizing their acquired knowledge within the challenges of the workplace. Recent internship sites have included: ABC Sports, the Academy of Natural Sciences, WYSP (radio), the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Arthritis Foundation, and Philadelphia Magazine.

Facilities and Equipment

Murphy Hall houses the Media and Communication studio, which includes three separate editing rooms. The most current software, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Intel Mac Pro computers and high-definition camcorders are available. In addition, you may utilize the audio recording facility, with Ableton Live, Pro Tools and other software programs in PC and Mac platforms. Your work in various forms of video, documentary, narrative, experimental or animation is supported by expert guidance from the professionals and open access to the facilities. 

Double Majors

You have the option to declare a double major. If Media and Communication is one of the majors you've chosen, then no more than two courses may count in both major areas. The Department Chair must approve all double majors.