Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn

College of Communication and Design

Communication is changing in countless new and exciting ways.

In the College of Communication and Design, students learn by doing. Our projects provide credits for your degree and real-world experience for your resume.

David Jaffe, dean, College of Communication and Design

Message from the Dean 
In the College of Communication and Design, students learn by doing. Our projects provide credits for your degree and real-world experience for your resume. We train you for the future by forecasting trends in technology so, when you graduate, you are ready to fill positions with skills others have not yet mastered. 

In my analysis, four kinds of students thrive in  communication and design: 

Storyteller—You express yourself through the narrative form: journalist, PR or advertising specialist, screenwriter

Visualizer—You see things through images and instinctively deliver your message graphically: digital designer, photojournalist, director 

Performer—You love to be “on,” commanding attention: actor, singer, dancer, on-camera reporter 

Artist—You are driven to create, no matter the media: illustrator, digital animator, web designer 

If one (or more) of these sounds like you, I invite you to find your place in the College of Communication and Design. 

David Jaffe
Dean

We're all about new and emerging media. As a student in the College of Communication and Design, you'll stay ahead of the trends to become a media practitioner of the future.

Choose a degree

Public relations majors take classes on their iPads in the library.

Advertising and Public Relations

Learn all the aspects of advertising and PR from expert faculty and professors who provide hands-on learning experiences for a variety of interesting projects. CIP: 090900

Communication majors learn how to write scripts at a radio station.

Communication and Emerging Media

Gain a solid foundation in communications and media, and explore a future-focused curriculum by studying topics, such persuasion, investigation and social media. CIP: 090199

Student working toward her communication degree in Lynn's online program.

Communication and Media

Learn how to reach global audiences using the latest communication trends, and gain communication skills for better personal and professional interactions. CIP: 090102

Students learn web design in the Wyncode Academy program.

Communication and Media: Design Strategies for Web Development

Digital media and communication aspects are combined with Wyncode’s immersive web development program to develop coders and designers with business acumen. CIP: 090199

Student taking pictures for her master’s in communications program.

Communication and Media: Digital Media

Work with the latest design software and gain advanced skills in digital photography, film, 3-D modeling, graphic design, animation, writing and web design. CIP: 090199, CIP: 090799

Student studies for her master’s in communications in the College of International Communications.

Communication and Media: Media Studies and Practice

Hone the media talents you developed as an undergraduate with advanced communication skills, and enhance your techniques in video editing, shooting and design. CIP: 090199

Student in the computer animation class.

Computer Animation

Immerse yourself in digital production flow, and learn screenplay writing, storyboarding, 3D modeling, cinematic lighting, technical direction and more. CIP: 100304

Students working in the digital art and design program

Digital Art and Design

Explore a wide range of design and media courses, and work on projects with the latest design tools, such as 3-D printers and state-of-the-art software. CIP: 090702

Film studies major from Lynn in a studio filming a broadcast with station crew.

Film and Television

Learn in an environment that mirrors the film and television industry, and study the production process, from pre-production planning to post-production editing. CIP: 500602

Students design

Graphic and Web Design

Earn your degree in four or five semesters after delving into advanced topics like design management, web applications, advanced motion graphics and more. Build and maintain a real site while studying. CIP: 500409

Students taking graphic design classes on Lynn campus.

Graphic Design

Inspire and captivate audiences through visual design. Learn the latest graphic design techniques using advanced software and publishing tools. CIP: 500409

Two students in the media studies and practice study together.

Media Studies and Practice

Design your own major and pursue individualized areas of focus across media disciplines to provide a rich career foundation. CIP: 90102


Students taking multimedia design classes.

Multimedia Design

From web design and motion graphics to 3D design, ever-evolving technology creates effects that were not possible just a few short years ago. CIP: 90702

A multimedia journalism major takes notes for a soon to come on camera interview.

Multimedia Journalism

Focus on emerging platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and learn creative ways to deliver the news from professors with newsroom experience. CIP: 090702

Students on their computer in the visual effects animation course.

Visual Effects Animation

Learn advanced special effects techniques including compositing skills, create custom motion capture clips, motion tracking and rotoscoping, and more. CIP: 100304

DMAC Students engaged in learning

Web Design and Technology

Master web design and technology that impact audiences, and all on your schedule. Learn web design techniques, publishing tools, coding languages and more. CIP: 110801

"Technology has changed the game. Professors have to keep up with technology, and students do as well...I attend three to four conferences per year, and I meet professors from all over the world. When I tell them about what we are doing at Lynn, they are amazed."

Erika Grodzki, professor of advertising and public relations
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