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Mass Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orangeburg, SC, United States
The Mass Communications curriculum at the Claflin University provides a foundation in mass communication theory that is augmented by practical and professional skills training provided through internship opportunities and practicum courses.
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As a student in our program, you will choose from one of three concentrations: Digital Media, Journalism or Public Relations. 

You'll learn how to develop public relations campaigns, conduct investigative reporting or write for online media, all while studying in classrooms equipped for the converging world of digital communications. You will learn from knowledgeable faculty and staff who are actively involved in research and professional media activities.

Student Opportunities and Experience

  • Mass Communications at the Claflin University is more than just a department. It is a community of faculty, staff and students who share a passion for all things media, storytelling and people. 
  • Our student-run media outlets, The Panther newspaper and website, Panther Radio and Panther Television, allow students opportunities and experiences in order to learn their craft. 
  • Digital Media students produce news, sports, films, and television programs. Journalism students report news, sports and features for The Panther newspaper and website. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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 Mass Communications 
  • Writing for Media 
  • Web and Layout Design 
  • Sound Production
  • Television Production
  • Principles of Media Convergence 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A $65 application fee in U.S. Dollars should be sent in the form of a money order or certified check, made payable to Claflin University. Cash should not be sent.
  • You must submit official certificates and/or final secondary school records, university transcripts and mark sheets with official translations if the document is in another language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8238 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8238 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orangeburg

  • 876 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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