Media and Communication

Media Everywhere

Consider the web, television, mobile phones, film, newspaper, iPad apps, digital radio, video games, and animated billboards. Media is all around us and the consumption of the media constitutes a significant and meaningful portion of our daily lives.

As a student in the Media and Communication (MAC) department, you'll learn how to effectively produce content that can be consumed by multiple devices and media by a variety of audiences.

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Careers of the Future

Fisher's MAC department will prepare you to be successful in jobs that don't even exist yet. You'll become a proficient writer, professional speaker, and a technologically capable practitioner. You'll understand how to analyze media content, weigh ethical problems that arise in the media, and tell effective stories.

The Media and Communication department's B.A. in Media and Communication is an ideal liberal arts major, requiring you to understand sociological, economic, psychological, and aesthetic principles underlying the field while simultaneously using that knowledge to create media.

With these skills and carefully chosen electives and internship opportunities, you'll be prepared for careers including:

  • Video producer
  • Television reporter
  • Online or print journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Specialist in strategic communication

You will also be prepared to pursue graduate work in law, business and higher education administration, as well as professional and academic studies in communication.

The Value of Personal Attention

The faculty in the MAC department at Fisher will know you as an individual. Our classes are small. The introductory class enrolls no more than 30 students while most upper-level courses enroll between 15-20 students.

Fisher's MAC faculty are known for their dedication to students and act as both teachers and mentors. We will help you work through your career choices, encourage you to pursue new opportunities through on-campus activities and internships, and help you target your experiences to your interests and abilities. 

A Program of High Praise

The Department of Media and Communication has won high praise from communication professionals. Fisher MAC alumni form a network of contacts for recent grads that can aid in finding internships and positions in upstate New York and across the country.

Every major broadcast station and newspaper in Rochester has recent Fisher grads working as reporters, sports writers, anchors, producers, sales representatives, and promotions executives.

Recent Fisher MAC grads work at major Rochester advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, hospitals, colleges, and non-profit organizations as account executives, copywriters, sports information specialists, and special events coordinators.

Learn more about the MAC department's successful alumni!

State of the Art Facilities

As a Fisher student in the Media and Communication department, you'll enjoy a close relationship with the TV Lab, with access to the digital television studio, portable video equipment, digital editing bays, and a separate audio studio.

The Mac Lab includes the full Adobe Creative Suite for web design, desktop publishing, and digital image manipulation. The computers are equipped with Final Cut Pro and After Effects for video editing and special effects creation. The lab also includes software for coding and app building.

Hands-on learning in the Communication/Journalism Department

MAC News


#MeetTheMedia with #FisherComm Thursday


All week long, campus will be swarmed with local media who will be here for a series of “Meet the Media” panels sponsored by the Department of Media and Communication, the PRIMA Group, and the Public Relations Student Society of America. The panels will take place in the Introduction to PR course, but one panel will be open to the campus community. That panel will take place on Thursday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the Wegmans School of Nursing Room 105. Read More

“Talking Abbey Live” Fisher Style

“Talking Abbey Live” Fisher Style


“Downton Abbey,” a wildly popular British period drama series that has fans buzzing and recapping anywhere they can, has been the impetus behind a show on Rochester’s WXXI-TV called “Talking Abbey Live.” The show airs every Sunday immediately following each “Downton Abbey” episode, and recently, three members of the Fisher faculty have been featured guests on the show, with a slew of Fisher alumni working on the show behind-the-scenes. Read More


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