Academics

The Department of Media and Communication at St. John Fisher College (Rochester, New York) offers three degrees:

A small liberal arts college environment

Each of the degrees offers the benefit of small classes and seminars taught by first-class faculty in a liberal arts environment, creating an enviroment where students learn writing and critical thinking along with the practical skills needed for a career in the media industry.

Our introductory mass communication course registers between 20 and 30 students and all other classes are limited to between 12 and 25 students. Students enjoy seminars and workshops—not large lectures—all four years at Fisher.

Experiences

On campus, students participate in the Cardinal Courier and CTV, our cable access television station, as well as PRIMA, our student-run public relations firm.

Internships and (Inter)national Programs

Our students complete practicums and internships with media companies in Rochester, New York City, and across the country.

Students also may spend a semester in Los Angeles, explore the media industry in London through a two-week intersession course, and choose from a variety of study abroad options.

Senior Project

Students have the option to combine the knowledge gained from coursework and out-of-classroom experiences to complete an independent senior project/thesis in video production, interactive media, journalism, advertising, photography, or public relations.