Media Arts

In our media arts program you'll learn to communicate, uplift, educate, and create change through visual storytelling.

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You'll explore the art and science of communicating across multiple media — including drawing, video, animation, digital imaging, web, photography, and radio — and gain confidence in your own vision. And you'll do it in Boston, with close proximity to the MFA, the ICA and numerous other world-class art museums and galleries.

Work on projects for local, non-profit clients with a team of your peers in our communications workplace, Studio 5, or tackle creative opportunities like working on Commtracks, our award winning senior magazine. You'll hone your advanced aesthetic abilities and apply them to real-world projects. Our students develop a keen understanding of all communications disciplines, from graphic design to journalism, making them instrumental to any creative workplace.

Boston ranks in the top 5 US media markets. You'll have countless exciting and rigorous internship and career opportunities at your finger tips. Our students go on to jobs in television, multimedia, web and video production.


COMM 120 Communications Media 4
COMM 121 Visual Communication 4
COMM 124 Media, Messages and Society 4

Electives (select 2):

COMM 210 Introduction to Graphic Design 4
COMM 220 Video Production 4
COMM 222 Animation 4
COMM 240 Typography 4
COMM 244 Web Design 4
COMM 246 Digital Imaging for Design 4
COMM 248 Type and Image 4
COMM 262 Media Convergence 4
COMM 320 Media and the First Amendment 4
COMM 323 Digital Cultures 4
COMM 333 Responsive Design 4
COMM 340 Advanced Design 4

Our students take advantage of internships at arts and cultural organizations in Boston and beyond, building their skills and resumes and learning from mentors in their fields.

Our students fulfill their independent learning and internship requirements in a variety of ways, including recent placements at Mullen, Harvard Medical School and the Boston Ballet.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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