Prepare for exciting careers across the media landscape through majors and programs in our Communication Department.
The Communication Department’s programs develop job-ready professionals across the media landscape, through our programs in Advertising, Communication, Journalism, Photojournalism, Public Relations, and Social Media and Digital Strategy. Our master’s program emphasizes public affairs journalism.
Columbia will prepare you to work in these exciting fields with hands-on, experiential learning and courses taught by award-winning industry professionals. From your first semester at Columbia, you will get the chance to work with other students studying photography, design, film and more while creating work for your portfolio. You’ll also gain real-world experience through a variety of internship opportunities.
This annual two-day micro-symposium explores the diverse and innovative ways we craft truth in story, image and sound. It is an opportunity for students, faculty, alumni and industry partners to examine the development, creation and instruction of “nonfiction” content, reclaiming the word “documentary” and investing it with new meaning.
We’re happy you’re thinking of joining our creative community. We work hard to make our application process as simple and fast as possible, but should you run into any concerns, we're here to help at any time.
If you can’t make it to campus, don’t worry! We have a full schedule of events all across the U.S. and around the world.