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Welcome to CDS
Welcome to CDS
CDS student works on a VR project
CDS student works on a VR project
CDS students present their research at the VACAS Conference
CDS students present their research at the VACAS Conference
CDS students video shoot in the Digital Garden (HCC)
CDS students video shoot in the Digital Garden (HCC)
CDS students present their work in a group presentation
CDS students present their work in a group presentation
CDS logo designed by Paige Marino, CDS major
CDS logo designed by Paige Marino, CDS major
Congratulations to the CDS Outstanding Major in 2021 – Madison Turner
Congratulations to the CDS Outstanding Major in 2021 – Madison Turner
Callie Dunham – graduated with honors in 2021
Callie Dunham – graduated with honors in 2021
Cara Ghaphery – graduated with honors in 2021
Cara Ghaphery – graduated with honors in 2021
Conner Freeman – graduated with honors in 2021
Conner Freeman – graduated with honors in 2021
Darlene Mugisha – graduated with honors in 2021
Darlene Mugisha – graduated with honors in 2021
Devin Carson – graduated with honors in 2021
Devin Carson – graduated with honors in 2021
Kate Seltzer – graduated with honors in 2021
Kate Seltzer – graduated with honors in 2021
Madison Turner – graduated with honors in 2021
Madison Turner – graduated with honors in 2021
Stella Swope – graduated with honors in 2021
Stella Swope – graduated with honors in 2021
Victoria Grant – graduated with honors in 2021
Victoria Grant – graduated with honors in 2021
VACAS Conference – student panel with faculty advisor
VACAS Conference – student panel with faculty advisor
CDS major presents his research
CDS major presents his research
CDS major offers a public speaking workshop
CDS major offers a public speaking workshop
CDS Film Festival – watching a video produced by a senior seminar
CDS Film Festival – watching a video produced by a senior seminar

Welcome to the Department of Communication and Digital Studies

If you are interested in declaring the CDS major, or have questions about the major/department, please contact Dr. Anand Rao, CDS Department Chair (arao [at] umw.edu).

The Major in Communication and Digital Studies and the Minor in Digital Studies are two closely related programs that build on the digital teaching and learning that have made UMW a national leader in digital initiatives. Many of the courses available as requirements or electives in this minor build upon UMW’s distinctive approach to innovating with digital platforms, including projects such as UMW Blogs, UMW Domains, and the ThinkLab.

For more information about either program, browse the pages here, consult the catalog, or contact Anand Rao (arao@umw.edu) or Zach Whalen (zwhalen@umw.edu).

See why CDS was included as one of UMW’s distinctive opportunities in the video below (plus: the video thumbnail features one of our own, Katie, as she worked in the HCC!). For more videos about CDS and UMW, see our page for prospective students.

For updates about courses, opportunities, and events, please join us on Facebook!

Be sure to read about Lambda Pi Eta (LPE) the honor society for students in communication.

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Kim Carbajo's project for a "Rebuilding the Internet" assignment in Digital Studies 101. Read more about this sculpture and find more pictures at her blog.Kim Carbajo’s project for a “Rebuilding the Internet” assignment in Digital Studies 101. Read more about this sculpture and find more pictures at her blog.