Media Arts and Communication Studies, B.A. | Northeastern University | Boston, United States
48 months
59100 USD/year
59100 USD/year
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The Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Art + Design offer a combined major in Media Arts and Communication Studies at Northeastern University.


Students interested in the Media Arts and Communication Studies combined major at Northeastern University integrate the study of communication skills and processes with the study of the creation of the narrative arts, required for professional work in documentary film, game art and promotion, visualization, motion graphics, interactive art, illustration, and short animated films.

Career Opportunities

  • Editorial Photographer
  • Photo Editor
  • Art Director
  • Producer
  • Art Producer
  • Videographer
  • Sound/Audio Designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Criticism
  • Free Speech: Law and Practice
  • Crisis Communication and Image Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Theories of Conflict and Negotiation
  • Communication in a Digital Age
  • Modern Art and Design History
  • Survey of the Still and Moving Image
  • Photo Tools
  • Animation Basics
  • Video Basics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early decision: November 1


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Your Common Application or Coalition Application
    • Your application must be submitted by the deadline, along with either the application fee ($75) or a fee waiver request.
    • Your Secondary School Report and Official High School Transcript must be submitted directly from your high school.
    • Optional Standardized Testing.
    • All applicants from US and international high schools will be able to choose to submit standardized testing (SAT or ACT) or not.
    • Non-native English-speaking applicants must continue to submit official results from an approved English Language Test or request a waiver through the Application Status Check. 
    • English Proficiency: All students, regardless of citizenship must demonstrate English language proficiency when applying to Northeastern.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59100 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    59100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59100 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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