Group Photo KSUN Spring 24 Sonoma State's KSUN is Where Students Find Their Voice: Check out this article from SSU's Strategic Communications about our very own KSUN!
Warren Court COMS Student receives Honorable Mention: COMS Student, Jenna Beament, receives Honorable Mention for her Warren Court Essay submission titled "School-to-Prison Pipeline".  CELS Website
Local students win scholarship to new Cinematic Arts program at SSU : Congratulations Sam and Jacob! Read more about this in our News and Events section.
Gina Headshot Faculty Spotlight: Here is a great new spotlight for you to check out. Dr. Gina Baleria co-authors article for the Journal of Media Literacy Education.  
New Cinematic Arts & Tech BA in Fall 2023: If you would like more info on the new Cinematic Arts and Technology degree program, please email Talena Sanders at sandersta@sonoma.edu.
COMS is accepting New Majors!: To become a COMS Major, please complete this COMS Survey form. You will be notifed  with your change of major as well as information on meeting with a COMS advisor.
Faculty, Alumni and Student Spotlights: Please check out our News and Events page to see spotlights on our amazing faculty, alumni and current Coms students.
Internship Stories: Check out our new feature under "Internships" highlighting personal stories from COMS students and faculty on the value of internships. 

Welcome to the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Sonoma State University


Are you considering a career in media? Our department offers media-focused courses, experienced professors and a hands-on learning experience. Our classes cross over a diverse range of topics and skillsets which allow students to be knowledgeable in many aspects of the media industry.

What is Media Studies?

We provide our students with a robust curriculum that allows them to develop media skills in a variety of areas, including video production, writing for the media, public relations, broadcasting and digital media. Students have the opportunity to focus on specific skills or developing skills across the media spectrum.


Media Studies also explores the history and impact of media on society as well as research theory and methods of media analysis. Our core curriculum is designed to make students smarter, more savvy media consumers as well as more thoughtful and ethical media practitioners.