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.
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:
The Media Communications curriculum serves three purposes for students:
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.