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Communication and Media, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Utica, NY, United States
The major in Communication and Media is an exciting and effective way to learn about important aspects of the information that we share (communication) and the ways that we share it (media). 


Students will develop the skills necessary to discover, understand, and report this information, and the knowledge necessary to analyze the power of the various ways that we share it. A common core of courses will be required for all students to provide essential skills in written, oral, and digital communication. These common courses will also help students develop their understanding of historical, legal, cultural, and critical aspects of communication. All students will be required to put their knowledge into practice through senior experiences before they graduate. In addition to this core of required courses, each student will work closely with an adviser to select and complete a concentration in one of these areas:

  • Communication & Social Justice
  • Communication Arts
  • Creativity Studies
  • Health Communication
  • Theatre

The program includes traditional liberal arts areas like Communication Arts and Theatre. The program also brings new areas of study to the major such as Creativity Studies and Communication & Social Justice. Students will also be encouraged to explore areas in the field outside their concentration through major electives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Introduction to Public Speaking 
  • Intro to Mass Communication 
  • Digital Toolkit 
  • Introduction to Media Criticism 
  • Media Writing 
  • Media Writing Lab 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Communication Law 

English Language Requirements

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    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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    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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    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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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work sent by the school (in English along with an explanation of the grading system)
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Complete at least 16 units of secondary school credit.
  • Receive a diploma from an accredited secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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