Media and Communications

Overview of Media and Communications

Media and Communications professionals create, share and amplify ideas and information through a variety of methods including print, digital, and social platforms.

Get Career Ready for Media and Communications

Find out what it takes to land a career in Media and Communications

Career Readiness Equation
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Earn a Degree

Earn Degree

To work in the field of Media and Communications, it is recommended you have a strong background in storytelling, research, project management, and technical skills. Check the Mason Catalog for degree requirements.

In addition to your degree, certifications can increase your employment options in the field. Here are a few:

Specialized knowledge and training in the following areas are in high demand: 

  • Social Media Content Creation and Analytics
  • Audio Editing Software: Audition, Audacity, Garageband
  • Graphic Design Software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva
  • Website Design
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Gain Experiences

Gain Experiences

Employers expect at least six to twelve months of related experience to be competitive for full-time positions. Gain experience while you are a student at Mason.

Here are the types of experiences most valued by Media and Communications employers, and where to find them: 


Freelance Work (typically paid) 

Campus Media

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Market Yourself

Market Yourself

It is important for you to be able to clearly communicate the knowledge, skills and experiences you have gained in and outside of the classroom.

Below are top ways to showcase your qualifications to Media and Communications employers:



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Career Ready

Career Ready

Career Ready

Career ready Mason grads have gone on to work for Media and Communications employers, such as:

America's Public Television Stations

Big Picture, Inc


CoCreate Studios

Conde Naste

Media Fusion LLC


Sage Communications

Verizon Media


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Join the Media and Communications community

Get involved with academic and professional Media and Communications societies to grow your network while you're a student.