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Media and Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Providence, RI, United States | Denver, CO, United States | Charlotte, NC, United States
Whether your passion is film, music, television, news, photography, or any aspect of the media landscape, you’ll develop your skills under the tutelage of an experienced group of faculty. Our small classes of the Media and Communication Studies program of Johnson & Wales University let faculty really get to know you. Plus, you’ll have lots of time with our inventory of industry-standard equipment.
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Overview

In addition to hands-on experiences, you’ll dissect the power that media has to shape the way we live. You’ll analyze theories of specific media and focus your studies in advertising, production, writing, or management. The interdisciplinary approach to education of the Media and Communication Studies program of Johnson & Wales University allows you to view the world through a variety of perspectives. And you’ll have an opportunity to get involved in our media clubs, such as the campus newspaper (the Campus Herald), the student radio station (JWU Live), the music & entertainment industry club (MEISA), and the JWU Film Production Club.

Occupational Outlook

Some professions may require additional study, background checks, certifications, licenses, exams and/or experience as required qualifications for employment. Students are responsible for verifying that they can meet the employment requirements of potential employers.

  • Art Directors
  • Broadcast News Analysts
  • Communications Teachers, postsecondary
  • Editors
  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators
  • Graphic Designers
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Media and Communication Workers
  • Producers and Directors
  • Reporters and correspondents
  • Writers and Authors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early admission: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    181 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives on New Media
  • American Film
  • Television Studies
  • Radio, Records and Popular Music
  • Foundations of Digital Photography
  • Digital Journalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    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

    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:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Proof of English proficiency if applicable
  • Completed and signed International Student Financial Declaration Form for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for one academic year
  • Copy of biographical section of your valid passport
  • Submit Admissions Forms
  • Non-U.S. students transferring to JWU from another U.S. post-secondary institution must submit a Transfer Verification Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Charlotte, United States

    1133 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Providence, United States

    1030 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Denver, United States

    1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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