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The Center for Writing is a welcoming space where Norwich’s writers—students, faculty, and staff—come together to talk about writing.

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Communication is an essential skill in today’s information economy. We’ll teach you how to do it through hands-on video production and writing.

Like sports, music, or news? How about working at ESPN, MTV, Fox News, Sony Studios, or the NFL? All of these major corporations have Norwich communications grads working for them. Our network of well-placed Norwich alumni offers an outstanding foot in the door that can and does make all the difference. Our program continues its excellent record of placing majors with national networks and publications.

As a communications major, you’ll also learn about the pressing issues arising from the convergence, collaboration, and decentralization brought by the digital age. These include the rise of new multimedia platforms, collaborative social networks, and other developing media platforms. And you’ll explore and think critically about new media and digital technology issues, from security, privacy, and surveillance to creative expression, intellectual property, and beyond.

  • Program Details

    If you go the digital route, you will have experience working on many video projects, including editorial skills. If you prefer the journalism route, you not only will have published dozens of articles during your Norwich career, but as an upper-classman, you will act as a newspaper editor. The reason our alums do so well in getting that first job is because employers know that our majors have both the necessary skills and the experience when they walk in the door.

    Our American Journey, our ongoing student-produced documentary series, has won more than 100 regional and national awards since 1989, including 13 national first place awards and the College Emmy award for “Best Documentary.”

  • Minors & Concentrations

    Many students, including communications majors, pursue the digital media technology concentration, which features 10 different independent study courses that allow them to concentrate on Norwich projects. These include the annual Rook Week video, client projects, the magazine series "Vermont Sampler," which airs on local TV, and the history-based documentary series "Our American Journey." To earn a digital media technology concentration, students select six of the independent-study options.

    Students may also earn a Communication minor in conjunction with another major, which involves taking six courses that include two required classes. Three distinct programs of minor or concentration exist within the curricula in Communications:

    1. A minor in Communications, consisting of six courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher: CM 109, CM 207, and four additional courses numbered CM 208 or higher.

    2. A concentration in Digital Media Technology, including six of the following:
    CM270: Internet Communications
    CM271: Television Production
    CM391: Advanced Television Production
    CM392: Documentary Television Production
    CM393: Non-Linear Digital Television
    CM491: Media Composer Techniques
    CM492: Advanced Media Composer Techniques
    CM493: Media Composer Graphics and Effects
    CM494: Advanced Media Composer Graphics and Effects
    CM495: Systems Configuration and Media Database Management

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    To view Communications course offerings and a curriculum map for majors, minors and concentrations, see the Norwich University academic course catalog:

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