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Communications, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Franklin, MA, United States
The Communications program at Dean College offers hands-on work in the areas of digital audio, HD video, social media and sports broadcasting.
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Overview

The Communications degree at Dean College is designed to introduce students to the ever-changing media and communications fields. Students study the history, evolution and changing state of mass communications as well as the commiunication technologiues ant techniques used in prodections. Students develop their skills at writing and producing content to be delivered through various media, including the internet, social media, emerging media, and digital audio and video. 

Students get hands-on experience through digital media production starting day one, working in professional studios and labs with a faculty with a wealth of professional experience. Students also develop an understanding of the economic and social effects of media, including legal and ethical issues. 

Career

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Fall - March 15: Priority Admissions Deadline 
    • Spring - December 1: Priority Admissions Deadline
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communications
  • Web Design and Social Media Production
  • Media Writing
  • Media Concept Creation
  • Sports and Entertainment Media
  • Workshop in Communications
  • Digital Video Production 
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Media Theory and Criticism
  • Media Concept Creation
  • The Internship Preparation Seminar
  • The Internship Experience
  • Sports and Entertainment Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application Form and Personal Statement
  • Transcript (Academic Record)
  • Standardized Test Scores/English Proficiency
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Optional)
  • Passport ID Page
  • Documentation of Financial Support/Certification of Finances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41118 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41118 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Franklin

  • 1333 - 2770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Dean College awards more than $20 million in scholarships and grants annually to assist students in funding their educations. An astonishing 90 percent of Dean students receive some form of merit-based aid with an average award amount of $19,000 per year. Dean College believes in making a private college education as affordable as possible, therefore most awards are renewable yearly provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress towards a degree.

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