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About Us

who we really are

The Department of Media Communications at Webster University Leiden strives to provide a great balance of theoretical understanding and hands on practical experience in the rapidly evolving realm of Media Communications for our students. This departmental site is a place for us to showcase the amazing work of our students, faculty, and other information for and about students interested in Media Communications.


Exploring the ever changing world around us and the medium through which the message is sent.


Creating the future today with the latest knowledge and skills in digital media, photography, and video production.


Sharing the theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary issues and skill sets in the field of Media Communications.

From the blog

the happenings and inspirations from the department


City Portrait: Leiden

By: Sean

By Monica Barrasa Senior/Media and Communications Madrid, Spain Photography and PR All Pictures contained in this post are copyrighted with all rights reserved (C) Monica Barrasa 2016 Cityscape: Leiden is… City Portrait: Leiden


Student resource – Lynda.com

By: Sean

As students of Webster University you have access to one of the top video based training resources available, Lynda.com.  Lynda.com is an industry-leading video based training company that provides online… Student resource – Lynda.com


Calling all students! Leiden film contest

By: Sean

Are you passionate about being a student in the city of Leiden? Interested in sharing your thoughts on why Leiden is the best student city in the Netherlands for a… Calling all students! Leiden film contest


Travel & Street Photography Workshop: Summer 2016

By: Sean

Are you interested in exploring the contemporary photographic techniques around travel and street photography? Looking to sharpen your DSLR skills by taking to the streets to photograph the historic sites… Travel & Street Photography Workshop: Summer 2016


May Gallery Annual Student Photography Show

By: Sean

Submit your best work now! Are you a current Webster student (any program of study) or were you enrolled in any term during 2015? Then you can submit your best… May Gallery Annual Student Photography Show


PHOT 3195: Creating the Visual Narrative

By: Sean

This past Fall, students enrolled in PHOT 3195 Digital Photographic Imaging II engaged in a final project that required them to explore the creative process, and technical execution of developing… PHOT 3195: Creating the Visual Narrative

Our Team

Media Communications Faculty

Dara Colwell

Media Writing

Clare Proctor

Public Speaking

Sean M. Leahy

Head of Department

Machteld Aardse

Visual Arts

Paul Anstiss

Media Ethics

Daria Tuminas