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Communications and Media Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Bethany, WV, United States
The Communications and Media Arts Program stresses a hands-on learning experience while holding students to high academic standards. Communications majors at Bethany College often devote more than 400 clock hours either working on staff or leading our campus media and clubs.
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Overview

The programme

The Communications program at Bethany College is designed to achieve the following goals for its students:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mass media and human communication principles, processes, and practices.
  • Be able to develop, conduct, report, and evaluate communication research.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in invention, construction, and delivery of oral and written communication.
  • Apply communication theory and critical thinking in a variety of communication settings.
  • Interpret the role of media and other communication technologies in a culturally diverse world.
  • Analyze legal and ethical responsibilities of communicators in a culturally diverse world.
  • Value the roles and functions of effective and creative communication in one's personal, social, and work life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Bethany College utilizes a rolling admissions process for new students, so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Digital Audio Production for Music
  • Interpersonal Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    7

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit a signed copy of the application agreement statement.
  • Official copies of academic records from all secondary schools, colleges, or universities previously attended. 
  • English language proficiency must be demonstrated for any student whose native language is not English. 
  • For residents of countries with regulated income taxes, please provide documentation of yearly taxable income.
  • Obtain and submit a current certified bank statement, on bank letterhead, showing your family's ability to pay full tuition for one year.
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from a counselor or teacher.
  • Download and complete the Medical History form.
  • Provide a list of your immunization history.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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