Step 1: Choose your major.
Which of the Park School of Communications’ ten undergraduate degree programs is right for you? While some focus on the entertainment industry and fiction story-telling, journalism and documentary studies focus on fact-finding and reporting. Some programs focus on media as an artistic practice; emerging media combines computer science and new technology with media.
Integrative marketing communications (IMC) and communications management and design (CMD) prepare students to use communication tools to help organizations and brands achieve their goals.
All of the majors in the Park School of Communications involve media design and production, teamwork and leadership, understanding one’s audience, and combining aesthetic principles with socially responsible use of the wide range of media tools.
For more detailed information, check out the individual program descriptions. If you have questions, contact an admission counselor or the director(s) of the program(s) that interest you (you can also click on “Faculty and Staff” from any program description page).
Step 2: Apply via the Common Application.
Step 3: Optional: Submit a short video message via Acceptd. This is not required and will not be evaluated by admission staff as part of your application to Ithaca College.
Help Park School of Communications faculty and students get to know you by recording a short video, no more than three minutes in length. Don't worry about production value—we want to learn about you! There is no set question to answer: simply tell us about you and your goals and interests—not about what you’ve done in high school but what you dream of doing in college. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note: We do not require an interview, audition, or portfolio. We also do not require that students have previous media experience. Instead, we look for talent, openness to exploring the intellectual and professional aspects of the media industries, persistence, leadership, and a pattern of academic excellence.
Step 4: Optional: Apply to the Park Scholar Program.
If you want to use the power of the media to make a positive impact on the world, are passionate about communication technologies, and have a deep commitment to service, consider applying to the Park Scholar Program.