Mass Communication

Specialized skills in writing, speaking and designing for the mass media help journalism students find employment in the print and electronic job markets around the world. Most professional writing, speaking and teaching positions in the mass media field require a bachelor's or a master's degree in journalism or a related field.

Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Sandy Fries
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 291, (630) 942-2467

Glenn Glinke, Program Support Specialist
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 169, (630) 942-2892

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
Charles Boone, Dean
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048


  • Student Spotlight: Rashmi Shivni

    Rashmi ShivniMass Communications

    For many of us, community college is just a stepping stone. But COD in particular offers a lot of resources and guides to help you decide what you want to do. I’m making great connections and learning so much about writing for different audiences. It’s best to talk to people, network and take as many different classes as you can. You will get a better feel for what you truly like and can succeed at.”

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  • Spotlight: Kristin Crowley

    Kristin CrowleyMass Communications

    “I was always drawn to writing and it was always one of my best subjects. I enrolled in Sandy Fries’ journalism course and grew increasingly interested in the subject. It wasn’t just because of what he was teaching, it was because of his real-world experience in the journalism field. He got to do so much and experience so many amazing opportunities, the entire lifestyle just appealed to me.”

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  • Spotlight: Omar Escamilla

    Omar EscamillaMass Communications

    "The faculty at COD is phenomenal. They have truly helped me reach many of my educational goals. The professors are very experienced in their field, and they provide you with their knowledge and practice to give you an outstanding education."

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College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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