Communications, B.A.

Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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.

About

In addition, the Bachelors of Arts in Communications Communications program offered at John Cabot University 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines fall: 

    • Early Action: November 15
    • Late Decision I: June 1

    Deadlines spring: 

    • Late Decision: November 15

    Deadlines summer:

    • Summer II: May 15
  • 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:

    85

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    563

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

Academic Requirements

  • Completed application form. We accept both our online application and the common application.
  • A 600 word personal essay.
  • $50/€50 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date: transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.
  • Interview by phone, Skype, or in person.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form. Two for freshman applicants, one for transfer applicants.
  • SAT or ACT results (US applicants only) 
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency (for students who have studied in an English language institution for fewer than two years)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7750 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    21444 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10722 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Roma

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.