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The best way to experience our friendly, learner-centered community is to visit.

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One video, 60 seconds, countless reasons to consider SUNY Oswego.

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Get involved

Explore our nearly 200 clubs and organizations that can forge connections and create opportunities.

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Get ready for reunion

Join us for the biggest alumni party of the year, June 8 to 11!

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Oswego rising

Lakeshore college continues climb in ratings, reviews.

Say something, create something
master something, achieve something

The School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA) — uniting the departments of art, music, theatre and communication studies — 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.

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During October 27 - November 2 a festive week of events and open houses welcomes the community, alumni and all of campus back to the college’s renovated home for the fine and performing arts.


Our departments

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 - and from art showings to the opera, symphony and dance- our campus is a cultural center for the college and the region.

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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:

Clear Channel Radio
Comedy Central
Corning Museum of Glass
Country Music Television
Crane School of Music

The Histroy Channel
MLB Network
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Stella Adler Studio of Acting

“In four short years, Oswego taught me more about succeeding and thriving than I could have imagined.”

- Sarah Argus, '12
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Real Simple Magazine

School of Communication, Media and the Arts



Julie Pretzat-Merchant

Associate Dean

Jennifer Knapp