Welcome to CRDM

The Ph.D. Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media prepares doctoral students to analyze the social, cultural, rhetorical, philosophical, and political dimensions of information technologies, new communication media, and digital texts and to actively engage digital media through research, criticism, production, and practice. Learn more »

CRDM Application Deadline – Annually Jan 15th for the following Fall semester.    

Please note that the deadline for Fall admission is the previous January 15th. If you have any questions, please email crdm-inquiries@ncsu.edu. We will be happy to answer your questions over email or phone.

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CRDM faculty are highly productive scholars and frequently work in collaboration with CRDM students to publish in a variety of scholarly venues.  To see faculty publications for each faculty member specifically, please go to the People tab and click on their profiles.

Student Spotlight

The Day King Addressed Campus - and the Klan Marched on Raleigh 

Professor Jason Miller has discovered footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching in downtown Raleigh and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving a speech in Reynolds Coliseum — both of which happened on the same day.

With the dedicated help of fourth-year Ph.D. candidate Margaret E. Baker, a filmmaker and digital specialist whose research focuses on race relations in the rural South, that footage was turned into a 10-minute immersive experience that debuted at D.H. Hill Jr. Library on Jan. 17, a capstone for the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

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Learn about CRDM partnerships!

The CRDM program builds on existing relationships with industry, academic departments, and university units established at NC State to provide opportunities for student internships, summer employment, and applied research projects.

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Photo Gallery

Visit our Flickr page for more CRDM albums and pictures. View our albums here, including pictures of our Research Symposiums, graduate defenses, student awards, and facilities like CIRCUIT Studio. 

You can view student projects here.