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Communication and Information Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies program at the American University in Dubai prepares practitioners and scholars to work in twenty-first century media. Graduates will be proficient in areas ranging from ethics and media policy to writing and production skills. They will be committed to providing the public with media content that meets local and regional needs and is global in outlook and standard.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Fall semester: Submission of late applications through July/August
    • Spring semester: Submission of late applications through December/January
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course inculde:

  • Introduction to global media
  • Media, culture and society
  • Introduction to non fiction TV formats
  • Drama and non fiction TV formats analysis
  • The language of film
  • Media economics and research
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities in the mass media
  • Media writing skills
  • Multiplatform storytelling

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

  • An official high school/secondary school certificate or its equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education and an official attested high school/secondary school transcript (academic record) covering the last three years and reflecting a good academic standard. Required averages vary by school systems. Students should consult an AUD Admissions Coordinator for pertinent requirements.
  • Equivalency letter is also required from the appropriate authority of the UAE Ministry of Education following the referring educational zone for students who graduated from the UAE or the UAE Ministry of Education for students who graduated from outside the UAE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1057 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1057 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1057 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1057 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/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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