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Communication Arts, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
The Communication Arts program at Gordon College stands at the intersection of creativity, strategy and vision, offering a robust platform for diverse careers. You’ll develop savvy in public speaking, writing and critical thinking, and will graduate confident in your ability to generate new ideas, offer creative solutions and convey compelling stories. 
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Why study the Communication Arts program at Gordon College?

At many schools, you’ll find communications tucked into the business department. Not Gordon. Here, communication arts is housed in our Fine Arts Division—and that’s important. We value the art of visual storytelling—the act of living a story, not just telling one. This means you’ll gain experience working with a range of mediums, including print, digital and film. You’ll complete at least one internship and have the option to follow one of four pathways (or create your own) to meet your goals:

  • Journalism and writing for the media
  • Film, video and sound
  • Interpersonal/intercultural communication theory
  • Public relations, advertising and business communications

What careers can I pursue with a communication arts major?

Every employer values an excellent communicator. A major in communication arts opens the doors to a wide variety of careers. Our students are prepared for graduate and professional programs, for the workplace, and for intentional, effective communication in all areas of life, including:

  • Film production
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Journalism
  • New media and technology
  • Television and radio
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Missions
  • Social media
  • Event planning and hospitality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Screenwriting 
  • Journalism 
  • Introduction to Public Speaking 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Introduction to Production 
  • Selected Topics 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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