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Mass Communication

If you like learning by doing — getting on air, producing segments, 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 video production, news gathering and reporting, copywriting, announcing, and field and control room equipment. It provides a strong foundation for broadcasting related careers, or corporate or independent work.

You can use our state-of-the-art equipment, and what’s more, get guided instruction from professors who have 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.

Your future in Mass communication

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:
  • Video Producer; News Reporter
  • Video Journalist; Audio Producer
  • Voice-Over Talent; Sports Anchor
  • Weather Personality, and more

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Communications and Writing Department
Dr. Gabriel Cutrufello, Ph.D., Chair
Humanities Center, Room 225
Phone: 717.815.6447

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