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Media Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Radford, VA, United States
The Media Studies Major is designed for students with an interest in media or other related communication fields. Majors may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and, in addition to core courses, must select one of three concentrations: Advertising, Journalism, or Production Technology.

Overview

Students are encouraged to select one of the concentrations no later than the second semester of their sophomore year.All majors in Media Studies must complete: 1) 43-45 hours of University Core Curriculum requirements; 2) the 6 to 8-hour B.S. requirement or the 6 to 8-hour B.A. requirement; 3) 6 hours of the School of Communication Core Requirements and 36 hours of a concentration in Advertising, Journalism, or Production Technology; and 4) elective courses for a total of 120 hours. Students must take 300-level and above courses for at least 6-credits of their media studies electives. A minor is strongly recommended.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Program include:
  • Pass a second course in the Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, or Foreign Languages. In addition to the courses listed in these content areas in University Core B 
  • Pass a second course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences or Health and Wellness. In addition to the courses listed in these content areas in University Core B (above), students can also meet this requirement by passing a Health and Wellness course
  • Complete these two courses with a grade of “C” or higher: Introduction to Communication, Communication Theory.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT I and/or ACT scores
  • All the above plus:
  • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
  • Writing
  • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
  • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant
  • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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