Donna E. Berghorn
Associate Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
Read about requirements and offerings in the Course Catalog.
Frame your worldview through the lens of society’s evolving communication and media systems.
In a fast-changing digital world, media literacy is crucial for success across all professions. Learn how to analyze media by taking a wide, interdisciplinary focus. Classes cover media law, journalism, digital production and visual communication.
Pitch your own stories and gain practical experience with media production. Your small, hands-on classes at Colby-Sawyer will give you opportunities to sharpen your content creation skills in video, social media, print, web and other media.
A Capstone project, a required internship and multiple project-based courses will give you the experience employers are looking for to develop, manage and deliver branding, marketing and public relations messages across a variety of platforms.
Colby-Sawyer also offers a minor in communication studies that complements any program of study. The minor will broaden your career opportunities and give you a working knowledge of essential communication principles no matter your major. For complete information about major and minor requirements and course offerings, please refer to the college catalog.
With access to professional equipment, an editing suite and podcast studio, you’ll have the resources you need to produce your own creative endeavors. Present your work at Windcrossing, Colby-Sawyer’s very own film festival. In addition to short films, Windcrossing has sponsored audio book and theater projects featuring community members.
Or, take advantage of Colby-Sawyer’s relationship with the Movies from Marlboro film-intensive study-away program. You’ll spend a semester learning stagecraft from experts at Marlboro College in Vermont and produce a full-length film.