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Media and Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Monroe, NY, United States
The major in Media and Communications from SUNY Old Westbury provides students with a broad-based education emphasizing theoretical, historical and experiential learning in an interdisciplinary context. Its curriculum is designed to give students a grounding in the economic, political, social, and intellectual history of the U.S.
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Overview

A wide variety of courses is offered both on theoretical and practical levels, in communications and all varieties of media including:

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Newspapers
  • Interactive Media

The aim of the Media and Communications program from SUNY Old Westbury is to enable students to develop strong writing, reporting and other communications skills. Further, the goal is to assist students in developing a critical view of the role and dynamics of media in contemporary American society.

Students gain practical experience through internships in a variety of fields. They intern in media organizations ranging from television and radio stations to newspapers and magazines - throughout Long Island and the New York Metropolitan Area. This major is appropriate for students interested in careers in media. It also serves as a foundation for students who want to do graduate work in media studies, journalism and communications.

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: 

  • New Media CE
  • Media Studies
  • The Engaged Eye
  • From Citizen to Consumer
  • History of U.S. Film
  • American Film Genres
  • History of Mass Media
  • Politics of Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    513

    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.

General Requirements

  • SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application.
  • Freshman must submit a high school transcript and official results from the ACT or SAT I examinations. It is recommended that you have scores sent directly from the testing agency.
  • Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay.
  • Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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