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Mass Communication

If you like learning by doing — getting on air, working in digital video production, writing news copy — you’ve found the right place.

Imagine if you could apply for a job after graduation and be able to tell a radio or television station, “Yes, I’ve used that before.” That’s the York College approach — we give you exposure to audio, radio, and digital video production, news gathering and reporting, copywriting, announcing, and field and control room equipment. It provides a strong foundation for broadcast communications jobs, a corporate career, or a future in digital filmmaking and video production.

York College's Mass Communication degree program is ranked #39 in the United States by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). The BEA has also recognized our program as the #8 Top Winning Audio Program in the country.

During your time as a YCP undergraduate student, you'll use our state-of-the-art equipment and studios, all while receiving guided instruction from professors with real-world experience.

Shelby Seaton '13 used the hands-on experience she got in her television production courses at York College to help her jump into a career in television broadcast news with Fox 43 in York. Download a transcript of this video.
Mass Comm Field Experience
You'll get out in the field as a Mass Communication major, practicing your reporting, producing, editing, and news gathering skills.

Mass communicationYour future in

Our graduates have gone on to work for ABC Family Channel, the Baltimore Orioles and other professional sports teams, Clear Channel Broadcasting, MLB Network, the Rachael Ray Show and Temple University and other colleges. Our curriculum emphasizes learning practical skills of effective communication so you're a well-rounded graduate. Possible careers include:
  • News Reporter or Video Journalist
  • Digital Video Producer or Audio Producer
  • Voice-Over Talent or Sports Anchor
  • Weather Personality, and more

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Communications and Writing Department
Gabriel Cutrufello, PhD, Chair
Humanities Center, Room 159
Phone: 717.815.6447