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 about CRDM »

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.  You can search for a specific faculty member on the CRDM Faculty Profiles page to see their publications and research interests.

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 called "King & the Klan: A Visual Experience". The film debuted at D.H. Hill Jr. Library on Jan. 17 as 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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