Welcome to the new Department of Communication, where we prepare students for success in the global information economy, by combining practical skills in media production, journalism, public relations, and interpersonal communication with theoretical insights into the evolving nature of media, aesthetics, and human relationships.
By program completion, graduates will be prepared with what is perhaps the most valuable set of skills in the modern age: the ability to interpret and create effective messages in a variety of media forms while anticipating industry and social trends. This is why students of communication will be the leaders of the future.
Professor Matthew T. Jones
Chairperson, Department of CommunicationContact
Associate of ArtsCommunication is the process through which ideas are shared through interaction and has many applications in today's modern information economy. Career paths include New Media Production and Journalism, Public and Organizational Communication, Media Research, and Broadcasting. Students will also learn communication theory as it relates to culture, aesthetics and society.
The core courses and restricted electives are drawn from a variety of disciplines. Besides courses in Communication taught by the department faculty, a course in Intercultural Communication is taught by a professor from the Languages and ESL Department.
As part of our collaborative mission of the new Department of Communication we will house not only Communication Majors, but also the Journalism and Broadcasting Majors.
Associate of ArtsThis program focuses on developing a student’s written communication skills alongside mastering modern storytelling techniques in new media and broadcasting. Students employ a variety of software programs and applications that are standard in the industry today. The Journalism emphasis allows students to specialize in particular beats including sports, crime, government, politics, and education.
Associate of Arts
This program focuses on developing media skills and offers technical applications in the areas of television, multimedia, and post-production. The Broadcasting Arts & Technology emphasis provides opportunities for a supervised media internship in a specialized broadcasting area.
Communication is a perennially popular major, one that is readily transferable to four-year schools, and provides great career opportunities.
In addition, in a study of projections of job growth 2004-2014, issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, nine careers in the communication field are expected to grow any- where from 14.2 percent to 23.2 percent, depending on the career.
Among those careers are the following:
New Media Production: Journalism, Web Design, Content Management, and Blogging.
Public & Organizational Communication: Public Relations: (Promotion, Strategic Communication, Crisis or Conflict Management); Public Speaking: (Speech Writing, and Political Messaging, Corporate Training); Advertising & Marketing: (Campaign & Creative Development, and Ad Sales); Social Media Management:(Network Development, Viral Marketing)
Media Research: Public Opinion Polling, Search Engine Optimization, Applied and Academic Research.
Broadcasting: Script Writing. Television, Radio, and Film Production.
Students in this program have had internships with 77WABC, Cablevision, Geffen Records, Giaranomo Productions, MSNBC, Morris Videoworks, NBC, WDHA, WMBC, WPLJ-FM, WWORTV, M&M Video Productions, CNBC, MTV Network, Wilray Audio Visual, Oxygen Media, WCBS-TV, Granada TV, Debar-Mercury, Goddess Connections, AMA Fight Club, Grafica Group, Green Room PR, and MSNBC.
Scholarship OpportunitiesOutside of the general scholarships available here at the college, scholarships avail- able for this program include: The Joseph B. Sauder Media Arts Award, the Paragano Family Foundation Scholarship, and the Dr. MU and Marilyn Ayres Scholarship.
FacilitiesStudents work in a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose journalism classroom with access to the full Adobe suite. Broadcasting majors will soon have access to a completely renovated studio and production suites. Plans for a future speech lab are also currently underway.
TransferringStudents in these programs have successfully transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson University; Montclair State University; William Paterson University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Seton Hall University; Cornell University; Hunter College; Marist College; Temple University; Syracuse University; San Francisco State University; Columbia College/Chicago; New York University; The New School and The School of Visual Arts.
is a cooperative program between County College of Morris and Morristown's College of Saint Elizabeth to enable CCM graduates to earn their bachelor's degrees in selected majors while continuing their studies on the CCM campus.