Allegheny Communication and Media Learn By Doing

Communication and Media students will not only create their own media but analyze it by engaging critically and creatively with the wider culture that surrounds them by: 

  • Performing in The Playshop Theatre
  • Creating media with industry-grade video and audio production equipment
  • Collaborating with others by joining a student organization
  • Learning about culture through research and internships
Playshop Theatre
The Playshop Theatre

The Playshop Theatre at Allegheny College has produced over 500 plays, including classic works by Shakespeare to contemporary playwrights like Tom Stoppard or Wendy Wasserstein.

The season is performed in the state-of-the-art Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts.

Video and Audio Production

The Vukovich Center for Communication Arts boasts a fully equipped TV studio and two editing labs for students to develop their skills with on-sight teaching assistants.

From scriptwriting to directing, be it documentary or narrative, learn traditional production skills and how to take creative liberties so that you are fully prepared for a career beyond Allegheny.

The Campus Newspaper
Student Organizations

Get involved with creating and collaborating on media by joining student organizations:

  • AFTV- film/tv
  • Comedy Council- improv
  • Overkill- literary magazine
  • S.E.T.- theatre
  • The Campus- newspaper
  • USITT- theatre
  • WARC 90.3- radio station

Recent Internships



Democratic National Committee

National political committee


Medical center

Grey Advertising

Marketing agency

Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

Food For Thought: A Documentary Film

The Awakening of Sign: An Argument for the Inclusion and Staging of American Sign Language, Deafness, and Signing Characters in Live Theater

Customer Experience in Coffee Stores in Vietnam: A Multidisciplinary Research Project

The Americanized Narration of the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Memory Shaping Through Gamification

Lighting Design with MA2 Visualization Software

QAnon Conspiracies and Narrative Community Building on Social Media

Reproductive Exploitation: Abortion Discourse and Neoliberalism in a Post-Roe United States

Body Positivity: An Investigation into the (In)visibility of the Female Body

Trans Identity in Euphoria