Communication & Media Studies


CMS Students
The Department of Communication and Media Studies (CMS) combines the social and cultural analysis of media and communication technologies with media production, including digital video, broadcast and print journalism, television, radio, photography, sports media, advertising, public relations and digital multimedia. The CMS curriculum is interdisciplinary by nature and international in scope, blending theory and practice, the historical and the contemporary, and the mainstream with the alternative. CMS offers undergraduate majors in: 
Communication Studies Digital Communication Media Arts

CMS students explore everything from broadcasting, filmmaking and journalism to advertising, performing arts, and web design. We offer a variety of minors, and within our majors we offer concentrations in:

We believe in the power of stories and we invite you to join the ranks of the most influential storytellers: the media. Our ideal location, in Connecticut’s creative corridor and nearby New York City, allows our experienced faculty to partner with industry leaders to provide students with workshops, internships and networking opportunities before they graduate. In addition to our undergraduate majors, each of our graduate programs provides our students with the tools and professional experiences you need to tell meaningful stories that resonate with audiences:

A Stamford-based master’s program that focuses on Film and Television Production

A master’s degree in Communication that focuses on Corporate Communication and Public Relations, Digital Multimedia Journalism and Digital Multimedia Production

A master’s degree in Media Literacy and Digital Culture that focuses on Children, Health and Media, and Media and Social Justice

A Master’s degree in Sports Communication and Media that focuses on Sports Broadcasting and Athletic Communications and Promotions

CMS Students OutsideOur overall goal is to produce responsible media scholars, consumers, and communication professionals who: 1) analyze the social effect, moral substance, and aesthetic value of the media and communication technologies, and 2) learn the social and artistic skills involved in the conception, shaping and execution of their own media/communication projects and career paths.

By facilitating critical and creative thinking, CMS faculty members encourage students to explore the ethical implications of producing mass-mediated messages, and to appreciate the profound social responsibility she or he will have as a communications professional. Along the way, students gain the necessary skills to put their ideas and ideals into action through our robust media production curriculum.

In addition to visiting us at SHU's open houses and information sessions, we invite prospective students to tour our department and its facilities, or to meet with one of our faculty members. Please contact our department assistant at or 203-371-7755 to schedule a meeting or tour.

Latest News

SHU to Present Reimagined Rural Health Care Photo Exhibit

February 19, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University will present a new multimedia show titled “Crossroads: Rural Health Care in America” at its Art & Design Gallery in February. The show, created by SHU’s Art & Design Department, will feature an exhibition of photographs and editorial work by SHU Professor Richard Falco and the screening of a related documentary film, directed by Falco with Joe Alicastro, coordinator of news & broadcasting for SHU’s master’s in communication (MACOMM) program. The exhibit will also feature large-scale text graphics designed by SHU Professor Jonathan Walker that will surround the photography and act almost as a “second voice” to guide viewers. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, February 25, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m.

Two FTMA Professors Named to Connecticut Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List

January 22, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Professors Justin Liberman and Damon Maulucci of Sacred Heart University’s film and television master’s program (FTMA) have been named to Connecticut Magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 list for 2015. The two were applauded for their professional accomplishments, including Maulucci’ s critically acclaimed feature film Detonator and Liberman’s upcoming feature Mary Joe, as well as for successfully founding the FTMA program at Sacred Heart’s Stamford Graduate Center.

Renowned Movie Producer Hausman Talks With Film Students

November 20, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Legendary film producer Michael Hausman visited Sacred Heart University’s Stamford campus Monday evening to discuss filmmaking with two dozen graduate students enrolled in the film and television master’s program. Hausman has been a film producer for more than 40 years, with credits including Brokeback Mountain, Gangs of New York, The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Firm, and Amadeus. He visited SHU as a guest of Visiting Assistant Professors Damon Maulucci and Justin Liberman. Both professors are graduates of the Columbia University School of the Arts, where Hausman teaches. For information about applying to the FTMA program, visit