Welcome to the Communication & Media Studies Department

At Santa Monica College, our students are award winning leaders across disciplines including communication studies, journalism, media and film. Our diverse and comprehensive programs provide students with many opportunities to learn, sharpen and apply real world skills. Students work under the direction of highly skilled instructors, many of whom are also industry professionals.

We study various forms of communication including speech, news writing, media production, and broadcasting, and filmmaking and screenwriting, with an emphasis on career training.

Instructors focus on transferable skills that both universities and employers value including:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Decision making
  • Fluency in industry software and technology applications

We offer a range of education options including Associate of Science degrees and certificate programs across many concentrations.