Penn State College of Communications

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College of Communications
College of Communications.png
Type Public
Established 1985
Dean Marie Hardin
Location University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus University Park
Website College of Communications

The College of Communications is the journalism and mass communications college of the Pennsylvania State University at the University Park campus. The college offers undergraduate, masters, and PhD degrees. The college is home to the departments of Advertising/Public Relations, Film-Video and Media Studies, Journalism, and Telecommunications.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Undergraduate Majors

  • Advertising/Public Relations - [1], Bob Baukus, Head of Department
    • Advertising option
    • Public Relations option
    • Strategic Communications option (World Campus only)
  • Film-Video & Media Studies - [2], Anthony Olorunnisola, Head of Department
    • Film-Video Major
    • Media Studies Major

There has been a new joint program that combines both the Film-Video major with the Mechanical Engineering major from the Penn State College of Engineering. Students enrolled in this major are classified as Film Engineers. Currently only one student is enrolled in this new program.

  • Journalism - [3], Russ Eshleman, Interim Head of Department
  • Telecommunications - [4], Matt Jackson, Head of Department

Masters Programs[edit]

  • Media Studies

Ph.D. Programs[edit]

Ph.D. in Mass Communications Areas of Academic Strength

  • Critical and cultural studies
  • International communications
  • Law, government and politics
  • Media effects
  • Strategic communications
  • Telecommunications, technology and information policy



The College of Communications is housed in Carnegie Building.
The college also has 20 labs for student use in six different buildings on the University Park campus:

101 Innovation Park

  • ComMedia
  • Equipment Center
  • Film-Video Shooting Space
  • Finestra Digital Editing Lab
  • Innovation Park Computer Lab

103 Innovation Park

  • Digital Audio Laboratory
  • Digital Broadcast News Laboratory
  • Television Studio

Carnegie Building

  • Carnegie Cinema
  • Carnegie Photo Lab
  • Pro Tools Studio
  • Carnegie Mac Lab
  • Carnegie Film Lab
  • Donald W. Davis Advertising Laboratory
  • John Curley News Writing Laboratory

James Building

  • Media Effects Lab I
  • Media Effects Lab II

Willard Building

  • Gannett Foundation New Media Laboratory
  • Shooting Space

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

  • John Curley Center for Sports Journalism classroom/seminar room


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