Digital Technologies and Emerging Media

Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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We live in a digital world—but do we understand it?

Students on Computers

In the 21st century, much of our communication is “mediated,” thanks to technology. In the digital technologies and emerging media program at Fordham, you’ll delve into the digital world to understand its cultural and ethical impact.

Our program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of digital communication. You’ll gain media literacy through critical, analytical, and practical knowledge. And you’ll learn the essential tools of digital technologies and emerging media.

Our faculty members are a dynamic mix of media scholars and industry leaders who serve as models of critical dialogue. We emphasize values and ethics in various settings, including public interest, government, NGO, and corporate cultures.

But you’ll learn more than digital technology and emerging media here at Fordham. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, and the performing arts through Fordham’s the common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

Program Highlights

Internships

Our students take advantage of New York City’s thriving media industry through experiential learning, internships, and service learning. Some recent internship locations include:

  • Spin Media
  • Warner Music Digital
  • Hearst Design Group
  • Aeffe USA
  • Indiewire

Fordham’s Career Services office gives students access to CareerLink, a database of thousands of job and internship opportunities.

Facilities

The Edward A. Walsh Digital Media Laboratory at our Rose Hill Campus and our Collaborative Learning Space at Lincoln Center support teaching, research, and production in new media, networking, and media convergence.

  • Designed for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
  • Mac-based computer labs
  • HD digital cameras
  • Classroom for group instruction
  • Workroom for individualized projects and research
  • Production area room for video, audio, and multimedia

Research

At the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, media scholars cast a critical eye on media performance, policy, management, and ethics to understand how to sustain a media system that functions with commercial interests while serving the public interest.

On-Campus Media

Gain practical experience on campus at:

Study Abroad

Study abroad enriches you academically, culturally, and personally. There is a globe of possibilities available through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program.

Sample Courses

  • Digital Media and Public Responsibility
  • Data Visualization
  • Social Media
  • Digital Video Production
  • Media Ecology

Life After Fordham

No matter your industry, it is important to express yourself clearly, be technologically savvy, and listen to what others have to say. The skills you learn in the Communication and Media Studies department are useful professionally and personally.

Some of the companies and organizations our graduates have worked for include:

  • Hearst Corporation (Digital Advertising Coordinator)
  • NBC Olympics (Digital Producer)
  • Showtime Networks (Digital Marketing and Editorial Coordinator)
  • Univision (Social Media Coordinator)
  • Washington Redskins (Digital Media Coordinator)
  • Womansday.com (Social Media Editor)

You don’t want just a job—you want a career. Career Services taps into Fordham’s ties with more than 2,600 companies. We offer:

  • Pre- and post-graduation career search assistance
  • Resume development
  • Interview practice
  • Networking skill development
  • Hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
  • Field-specific advising/coaching

You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) alumni network of talented professionals who want to see you succeed as they have.



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