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Mass Communications and Design

The Mass Communication and Design Program is unrivaled in the region with dozens of student media awards, including Pennsylvania News Media Association Keystone awards, as well as Videography and Communicator awards—a recent graduate even won an Emmy Award in Sports Broadcasting.

Career Focused

Hands-On Learning

Award Winning
Students & Faculty

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This career-oriented program provides hand-on learning in all media fields, including:

  • Graphic design
  • Videography
  • Still photography
  • Social media
  • Media writing across platforms

Students work with state-of-the-art equipment to provide work to real clients in the community, which is crucial for the professional portfolios students need for future job interviews. Mass Communications and Design graduates are not only getting noticed, they are getting jobs in their field.

Award Winning Students and Faculty

communications awards

Graduate Success Stories

  • Running a successful nationwide business producing recruiting videos for elite high school athletes — story here
  • Emmy-winning video work at MLB Network (major league baseball)
  • Marketing research at Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh
  • Marketing at Security Partners in Lancaster, PA
  • Others are working in sports communications, sports journalism, public relations, graphic design, and advertising; and serving as news producers, directors and photographers — video and still
  • One of our graduates worked on the major motion pictures "Creed" and "Bridge of Spies"

Explore Your Future

It Starts At The Arch

Sean Lynch '18

Sean Lynch '18

What I love most about the Mass Communications and Design program is that you become immediately involved in their extracurricular activities as a first-year student!


Program Information and Student Opportunities

Hands on Mixer

In this media culture with its continuous flow of messages across platforms and delivery systems, media skills are marketable-and often necessary for many careers. The Mass Communications and Design minor enables students to study graphic design, public relations, journalism (print, broadcast, and electronic), video and audio production, and still photography to supplement study in all majors, particularly English, Business, Marketing, and Sports Management.

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Who Do I Contact?

Melissa Sgroi


For more information on the Mass Communications and Design program, contact Dr. Melissa Sgroi, Department Chair, at msgroi@misericordia.edu.

Meet the Mass Communications and Design Team