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A group of dancers gathered on a dark stage. Photo credit: Mackenzie Shields

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Say, Create, Master, Achieve

The School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA) unites the departments of art, music, theatre, cinema and screen studies, and communication studies.

SCMA provides you with the knowledge and experiences to pursue successful careers and rich interpersonal relationships. We offer a range of majors and minors, hands-on learning opportunities and flexibility to attain your goals.

You’ll find that we offer a rich selection of classes, learning opportunities and career directions to better prepare you for whatever is on the horizon. Explore all the possibilities of your major through class work and studios, diverse internships and study abroad programs. Immerse yourself in Oswego’s vibrant arts scene. From theatrical performances to film series, art showings to the opera, the symphony to dance performances, our campus is a cultural center for the college and the region.

Our Faculty

Our faculty members bring their professional experiences into the classroom and while guiding you toward your best work in performances, exhibitions, research, writings and broadcasts. In a school that emphasizes learning by doing, our faculty lead the way through their accomplishments, knowledge and approachability.

Jennifer Knapp

"Our fiercely proud and successful alumni are a result of the talented, approachable, and collaborative faculty of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts.  Students work side-by-side with nationally and internationally recognized artists, scholars, performers, and practitioners who teach process and product with style and substance.  No matter how you want to tell your story, our faculty will support and guide you."

–Dr. Jennifer Knapp, Dean

Strong students, strong alumni

Our alumni finish our programs knowledgeable and capable of making the first leap into the professional world. Our graduates land jobs in well-known national, regional and local companies including:

  • Amazon
  • BET
  • Clear Channel Radio
  • Comedy Central
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Country Music Television
  • Crane School of Music
  • Disney
  • ESPN
  • The History Channel
  • MLB Network
  • MTV
  • NBC
  • Real Simple magazine
  • Stella Adler Studio of Acting

SCMA Advisory Board



Dr. Jennifer Knapp

Interim Associate Dean

Kelly Roe

Administrative Assistsant

Candace Rasbeck
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