Grossmont College MCOM Department

Every industry needs skilled communicators, especially in the world of entertainment and media. Media communications professionals may report the news, direct a film or produce a record, but their common thread is knowing how to create and distribute messages to various audiences.



As society continues to integrate new media at a rapid pace, it’s key to understand how to communicate through print, audio, video and the web. Grossmont College’s Media Communications Department prepares students with the skills for success in the fields of journalism and audio/video production. As students gain technical skill, they also explore the relationship between evolving technology and cultural changes in government, business and entertainment.

Grossmont’s MCOM department enjoys a statewide and national reputation for excellence, and has won several awards on both levels. It’s also the home Grossmont’s award-winning student news media, including Griffin Radio, the campus radio station, and The Summit, its news magazine.

As a student in our department, not only will you learn how media is produced, but you will also gain an understanding of how media shapes your daily life, from advertising to propaganda. Our curriculum prepares you to both manage fast-paced technological changes and market yourself to prospective employers.

Come join us, as we train tomorrow’s professionals today.


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  • Newscaster, Anchor or Reporter
  • Audio/Video Specialist
  • Camera Operator
  • Cinematographer Technician
  • Media Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Practitioner
  • Lighting Director
  • News Director
  • Videography Director
  • Producer
  • Technical Director
  • DJ
  • On-Air Personality
  • Program Director
  • Music Director
  • Promotional Areas
  • Media Management


Our Values

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MCOM Mission & Equity Statement

The mission of the Media Communications program at Grossmont College is to enable students to think critically while developing an understanding of basic skills, concepts, and impact of media communications. These will lay the foundation for a professional media mindset, university transfer, and meaningful careers.

All students should have access to the most effective educational resources needed at the appropriate moments in their academic experience, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, language, religion, cultural background, or socio-economic status.

Students in the program will:

  • Receive an education that combines practical and theoretical skills as currently defined and practiced by media communication industries;
  • Be guided by dedicated faculty with the proper qualifications in both academia and media professions to ensure excellent instruction;
  • Experience an internship program which provides them opportunities to work with industry professionals;
  • Train with technology that emulates the changing and converging world of media communications;
  • Be enriched by faculty who are involved in professional and academic activities that equip students with current information, trends, and practices found in media professions.
MCOM Curriculum Statement

The Media Communications curriculum serves three purposes for students:

  • To bring an awareness about the impact of communications technology and programming in our daily lives and in society. 
  • To foster a working knowledge of concepts, values, theoretical understanding, operational skills, and rapidly developing technology.
  • To provide experience necessary to succeed as competent professional communicators in media fields. 
MCOM Land Acknowledgment Statement

We are on the traditional territory of the Kumeyaay.

The Kumeyaay people have been a part of the land that has nourished, healed, protected and embraced them for many generations. As members of the Grossmont College Media Communications Department, we acknowledge and promote their legacy. We find inspiration from this land; the lan­­d of the Kumeyaay.


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