The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts (CMCMA) is located on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and was established in 1993 as a reorganization of the former "College of Communications and Fine Arts."
The CMCMA has three programs of undergraduate study including the Department of Cinema & Photography, the Department of Radio-Television, and the School of Journalism. The Department of Cinema & Photography and Radio-Television award a Bachelor of Arts degree and the School of Journalism awards a Bachelor of Science degree.
WSIU Public Broadcasting, an NPR affiliate, is also housed within the CMCMA.
- Jim Bittermann, Senior CNN European correspondent based in Paris
- Jackie Spinner, Instructor, Georgetown University
- Robert K. Weiss, major American film and television producer
- Milcho Manchevski, feature film director, whose film "Dust" won the Golden Lion at Venice International Film Festival
- Steve James, independent documentary filmmaker, whose credits include the Oscar-nominated, "Hoop Dreams"
- Joe Swanberg, Owner of www.filmbrats.com