John Cabot University

Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Bachelors of Arts in Communications offered by John Cabot University is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. The major provides students with superior skills in oral and written proficiency to excel in the creation, dissemination, and analysis of messages.


In addition, the Bachelors of Arts in Communications program offered at John Cabot University is dedicated to integrating technology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts for the study of communications, so as to prepare students for an increasingly global industry.

This major focuses on intellectual development and ethical reasoning to empower students to take leadership roles and make a difference in a variety of fields both within and outside of the communications industry. Students with a BA in Communications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and Video Production, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law, Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.

Learning Outcomes
  • Apply multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives to identify the major debates, controversies, dilemmas and conflicts in media studies by critically assessing institutional and individual media practices.
  • Apply professional standards and ethics in research and media practice, and critically evaluate the ethics of institutional and individual media practices.
  • Interpret representation in media texts and demonstrate competency in media literacy (information, visual, technological, and textual).
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats (oral, written and multimedia) and develop self-reflective media practice through the creation of a professional portfolio.
  • Perform graduate level academic work.


John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Media, Culture, and Society
  • Foundations of Digital Video Production
  • Writing Across the Media
  • Digital Media Culture
  • Level Course
  • Advanced Communication Theory
  • Senior Capstone Seminar

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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 (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission to John Cabot's undergraduate program is based on a review of the following items:

1. Completed application form. We accept both our online application and the common application.

2. A 600 word personal essay.

3. $50/€50 non-refundable application fee.

4. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date.

5. Interview by phone, Skype, or in person.

6. Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form.

7. SAT or ACT results (US applicants only) Collegeboard John Cabot University code for SAT is 2795 / ACT code is 5283

8. Evidence of English Language Proficiency (for students who have studied in an English language institution for fewer than two years)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10164 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • U.S. citizen / permanent resident of the United States / Canadian citizen: $11,950/term
  • Citizen of countries other than the United States or Canada: €8,500/term

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


At John Cabot University we are committed to making our American degree programs in Rome as affordable as possible. Our generous scholarship program provides our students with numerous awards based on academic merit and financial need. We also participate in the U.S. Title IV Program for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized and Parent PLUS Loans, as well as Veteran and Military Family Aid.

John Cabot University offers a variety of financial aid options for our undergraduate students.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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