Mission statement

The Lynn University College of Communication and Design (CCD) provides students an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to build successful communication careers in the global media marketplace.

The college is committed to blending a strong liberal arts concentration with professional programs in communication that offer “hands-on” educational opportunities in film and television directing, writing, camera work, lighting, set design and digital editing; journalism, advertising and public relations; studies in traditional and emerging media; and digital art and design, including the study of photography, animation and graphic design.

The unique combination of theory, practice and internships offers students an opportunity to build a solid foundation for success in the competitive fields of communication. The college’s innovative approach to collaborative education enables students to participate in integrated learning projects that simulate media industries and promote the transition to professional positions in communication and media.

State-of-the-art digital facilities house broadcast and cinema production and post-production centers, digital art and design labs with 3D printing and motion capture animation studios that enable students to develop professional skills and an advanced understanding of studio, field and news production, as well as digital post-production and editing. Instructional facilities for new media promote the early adoption of developing technologies into the mass media mix, including social and mobile media, web design, audio/video streaming, interactive business presentations and emerging media.

Undergraduate program

Associate of Arts:

• Advertising and Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Communication and Emerging Media
  • Film and Television
  • Media Studies and Practice
  • Multimedia Journalism

Bachelor of Science:

  • Digital Art and Design

All major programs in the Lynn College of Communication and Design are designed for students who seek career-building or graduate school preparation. They offer a foundation in the process of communication and the flow of information through traditional, emerging and interpersonal/social media. Students have an opportunity to achieve a level of professional competency in their specific major. Several majors, such as Film and Television, Digital Art and Design and Multimedia Journalism have a strong production emphasis. Others, including Advertising and Public Relations, and Communication and Emerging Media place greater emphasis on strategy and theory. Additionally, the college facilitates the placement of students in both domestic and international internship positions.

With a faculty composed of teacher-scholars and academically trained media practitioners, the college seeks to prepare students for successful careers in a rapidly changing global community. Students majoring in a program complete the following requirements:

  • A university core curriculum of 67 credits (core credits required may be embedded within the major)
  • A CCD core curriculum of 12 credits.
  • A major curriculum of 33 credits.
  • Additional elective credits (depending on the major) that may include courses toward a minor, general electives from other university programs, or additional courses in the Lynn College of Communication and Design.
  • A total of 120 credits required for graduation.

Policy Regarding Transfer of Credit Students must earn a minimum of 21 credits in the College of Communication and Design.