Communications and Media Studies (CMS) is an interdisciplinary program designed to educate Tufts students about mass media and communications within a liberal arts curriculum. Thirty years after its inception, the program continues to focus on the role of media in the United States and internationally. In an era in which knowledge about people and events comes primarily from mass media and social media, responsible citizens increasingly need to understand the historical, social, and cultural significance of film, print, digital, and electronic media.

Through its three minor degrees, core courses, internship program, campus events, and support of related courses in other departments, the program stresses an interdisciplinary and experiential understanding of the impact of mass communications on individuals, institutions, and cultures. It promotes critical thinking skills, media literacy, and exposure to a wide range of perspectives on media and society.

Scenes from the 2014 P.T. Barnum Awards for Excellence in Entertainment

This year's gala was held at the Alvin Ailey Theatre in New York on June 9. We honored actor David Costabile,
, playwright Robert O’Hara, A92, and House of Cards author Lord Michael Dobbs, F72, FG77.

Below is a new video by Charles River Media Group, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Barnum Awards.


The lates edition of the CMS newsletter is now available. Have you seen it yet?



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