media studies

Windcrossing Productions

Windcrossing Productions came to
Colby-Sawyer in 1990 with the arrival of Professor Don Coonley, who had written a play and created a film by that name to record the story of Gustav Whitehead, a Connecticut flight enthusiast. Professor Coonley directed the Communication Studies program at the Colby-Sawyer until his retirement in 2007. Coonley “Touched the lives of thousands of students.”

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The Media Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major that presents communication skills and issues in both a liberal arts and a professional context. The program emphasizes the skills of speaking, writing, seeing and thinking, while offering specialization in audio, video, and multimedia production, and print and writing.

Program Overview…

The Media Studies Program offers two options: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies and a minor in Media Studies that can be combined with any major.

Internships and Careers…

Media Studies majors gain valuable professional experience through a required off-campus internship or a college praxis in which they assume leadership roles in campus media.

Clubs and Organizations…

Many groups on campus offer Media Studies majors opportunities to hone writing, broadcasting and technical skills while having fun with like-minded participants.

The Colby-Sawyer Courier…

The college's student-run newspaper is staffed by approximately 20 students working as editors, reporters, columnists, photographers and designers.

Media Studies Faculty…

Media Studies majors learn from experienced, expert faculty members.

Additional Curricula Opportunities…

Students who go on to further studies in law, medicine, veterinary practice and physical therapy can combine any Colby-Sawyer major with a course of study that will prepare them for the next academic step.