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Media, Film and Journalism

Media, Film and Journalism are dedicated to the analysis and understanding of mediated communication and the realization of creative visions in film, video, audio, and multimedia forms. The curriculum incorporates media history, media theory and research, media management, and media production. The School of Media Studies offers programs and courses for graduate and undergraduate students, including an extensive continuing education curriculum. Our degrees, certificates, and continuing education courses provide strong foundations on which to build or enhance a career.

KCOD Radio

KCOD is the Coachella Valley's national award-winning college and community radio station and is a platform for College of the Desert students & faculty, rising artists and the greater Coachella Valley community. We cultivate new radio personalities, play a variety of music, and discover new artists for a unique radio soundtrack. KCOD is on the air 24/7. Listen on Tune-in and the KCOD App.

The Chaparral Newspaper

The Chaparral is published by Journalism students five times per semester at College of the Desert in The Chaparral newsroom located at KCOD 72915 Park View Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260. The newspaper is free to the students and staff. Editorials are the opinion of the editorial board and do not necessarily reflect the views of the student body, staff or administration.​​​​