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Visual and Sound Media, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
South Orange, NJ, United States
Students in the Visual and Sound Media major offered by Seton Hall University pursue a concentration in one of the following: Media Studies, Television Production, Film Production, or Sound Production and Engineering. Faculty members include scholars, authors, and professionals active in the film, television and broadcasting fields.
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All facilities, including the television studio, radio station, editing lab, and sound production lab are exclusively dedicated to student use, and are available to students as early as first semester of freshman year. Students entering as freshman have the same access to these spaces as students in the upper classes. Co-curricular activities like PirateTV and WSOU 89-5FM offer unparalleled experiential learning opportunities.


The Visual and Sound Media major offered by Seton Hall University must complete a series of general coursework, with later courses focused in the chosen concentration.

  • Media Studies students may expect to take courses in Digital Media Studies, Reality 
  • Television and Documentary Film. Television Production students enroll in courses including Television Genre, TV Production, Broadcasting Programmmg and Management. 
  • Film Production students take courses in Digital Cinema, Directing for the Camera, Lighting for TV and Film. 
  • Sound Production and Engineering students take courses in Advanced Sound Editing, Mixing and Mastering, Music in Film and Sound Technology and Culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Media Studies
  • Visual Theory
  • TV/Film Writing
  • Electronic Age in America
  • Evolution of Film Art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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