Writing and Mass Communications

Course Information

Program Overview

Websites. Television. Newspapers and magazines. Radio. Video. Social media. The field of communications continues to grow and develop.

When you major in English with a concentration in writing and mass communications at Assumption, you will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively using a variety of media. In addition, the reading, writing, speaking, analytical, and design skills you acquire in your communications courses will be reinforced by the courses you take as part of your liberal arts education. English majors can specialize in creative or professional writing, journalism, media production, or create their own specialization. Several courses will also count towards a graphic design minor

Gain practical experience:

  • Write for the campus newspaper, Le Provocateur
  • Write and edit for broadcast at state-of-of the-art media facilities such as WUCW, a local radio station, or ACTV, Assumption College's own television station
  • Publish your work in Thoreau's Rooster, a journal of undergraduate creative non-fiction, or Muse, a journal of undergraduate fiction, poetry and art
  • Participate in the New York Media Experience with an internship at a leading television network, public relations agency or sports team.
  • Perform in theatrical productions.
  • Join professors and other students to go to out of town plays or visit area museums.
  • Travel through Ireland or England over spring break with other English majors and enjoy having your professors as “tour guides.”