What is the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication?

Established in 1971 the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is committed to the proposition that society is a form of communication. Our core pursuit is advancement of research, scholarship, and teaching in the various ways that human beings make, disseminate, and share meaningful symbols as individuals and social groups. To us, communication is the foundational practice of human experience and culture is the shared, lived realities of particular groups. The department offers undergraduate, MA, and PhD degree programs in CC. We are part of NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, which has a primary mission to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the critical crossroads of human learning, culture, development, and well-being.