BA Degrees in Communication

Compare 120 Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Communication

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Many students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, or a three-to-four-year internationally recognized academic degree, do so in order to achieve higher-paying positions within a particular industry. Others choose to do so as a means to obtaining a more advanced degree. Regardless of one’s reasoning in seeking a Bachelor of Arts, doing so typically leads to a higher salary and increased career opportunities within a given field.

Just what is a BA in Communication? The Bachelor of Arts in Communication readies students for a broad range of media-related positions. Students in this course of study should expect to further their writing skills, perform highly complex conceptual analysis and develop critical thinking skills, as well as closely study the laws and ethical guidelines of media and communications. Students will also train using tools and modern-day media technology commonly used within the communications field.

Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication are generally able to command better salaries than their less-educated counterparts, and are prepared to work in a variety of media-related contexts. They may also choose to purse a Master of Communication or a similar degree, if desired.

Like most educational opportunities, the cost of a Bachelor of Arts in Communication varies substantially based on the length and prestige of the program and the geographical area in which it is taken.

Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication have the skills necessary to succeed in both for and non-profit sectors. Many graduates go on to work as public relations or marketing specialists, corporate trainers, political campaign directors or managers, account executives, human resources professionals or sales representatives, among other related careers.

To find a Bachelor of Arts in Communication program that fits your needs, explore our extensive database of programs, or utilize the lead form provided to help link you with a program well-suited to your needs and wants.  Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 


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Bachelor of Arts in Communications

University of South Carolina Upstate
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spartanburg

The Communications major will emerge in the next decade as one of the leading degree programs in the Upstate for students seeking professional training in mass media, public relations, communication studies and theatre. [+]

BAs in Communication. The Communications major will emerge in the next decade as one of the leading degree programs in the Upstate for students seeking professional training in mass media, public relations, communication studies and theatre. Assessment Goals of the Communications Major The communication major requires that students complete eighteen credit hours in core courses. These include SSPH 301 Theories and Principles of Human Communication, SJOU 301 Survey of Mass Communication, SSPH 340 Voice & Diction, STHE 375 Theatre History (or STHE 301 Dramatic Criticism), SJOU 304 Writing for the Mass Media and SCOM 490 Senior Seminar. Students must complete an additional number of credit hours in one of three concentration areas: journalism (18 hours), speech (21 hours) or theatre (15 hours). Finally, students must complete four cognate courses and four supporting courses for a total of 120 credit hours. The faculty assigned to teach senior seminar also has the responsibility of compiling an assessment report for the semester. Based on the communication major mission and vision statements, the goals and method of assessment are as follows: Goal One Provide general education, which emphasizes communicative and quantitative competence; knowledge of natural and social environments; appreciation of language, literature, and the arts, awareness of history, values, diverse cultures; understanding of changing technologies; and personal responsibility for life-long learning and physical well-being Method of Assessment Students participating in SCOM 490 will compile a senior portfolio that includes a major research project, internship evaluations, a completed senior survey, a resume and faculty critiques... [-]

BA Honours in Illustration and Visual Communication

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

This ambitious and interdisciplinary course offers practice and study in image-making applied principally within illustration but also in a range of creative design and communication contexts from animation to commercial installation. Our premise is that within contemporary visual practice the boundaries between art, design and illustration have merged, this in part is due to digital technologies but also the cultural merging of disciplines within the visual and performing arts. [+]

This ambitious and interdisciplinary course offers practice and study in image-making applied principally within illustration but also in a range of creative design and communication contexts from animation to commercial installation. Our premise is that within contemporary visual practice the boundaries between art, design and illustration have merged, this in part is due to digital technologies but also the cultural merging of disciplines within the visual and performing arts. New creatives can find themselves working on initiatives that require a range of skills, are multi-contextual, multi-media and increasingly involve collaboration with others. Within this context the course offers an in-depth, reflective and process led approach to image-making and image media. Drawing is an enduring and central course activity in giving form to imaginative and conceptual thought, and as a means to understand in depth aesthetical, conceptual and expressive strategies in image-making and pictorial design. The course is delivered using a project framework designed to replicate the type and range of briefs anticipated in an industrial setting. Projects also provide a context and creative challenge, they make demands that stretch your understanding and encourage a ‘what if’ approach to visual problem solving. Projects are both set and self-defined and can be developed in a range of media process - animation, moving image, digital imaging, print-making, photography, painting, mixed media, three dimensional design. We encourage involvement in the creative industries. You will have the opportunity to participate in major student competitions, external exhibitions, industry initiatives as well as internships and study abroad... [-]

BA Honours in Modern Languages: Chinese and Global Communication

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Modern Languages degree is designed to develop your knowledge, use and understanding of the Chinese language and culture, along with the skills needed for effective communication in the professional global environment. [+]

BAs in Communication. This Modern Languages degree is designed to develop your knowledge, use and understanding of the Chinese language and culture, along with the skills needed for effective communication in the professional global environment. The course enables you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Chinese in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and demonstrate a good or high degree of proficiency in mediating between Chinese and English. You will be able to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations, and acquire qualities and skills in areas such as interpersonal communication and organisational skills, flexibility and tolerance, analysis and argument, autonomy and team working, and team management. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Our Chinese courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to read and write a limited number of Chinese characters, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years' part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point. Course content You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign language skills in all areas. You can also study an elective module from across the University in each year. Teaching and learning takes place through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and practical workshops; guided self-study and preparation;... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

In Graphic Communication the human eye is the basic channel of communication; the history, the theory and the practice of the graphic language play an important role as the latter significantly affects our everyday life. [+]

Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle) Language of Instruction: English (First and second year courses offered also in Greek) Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims and Objectives The Graphic Communication programme aims to: I. Provide an integrated, stimulating education in design for students who wish to obtain a firm grounding in the practice of the subject, informed by theory and history. Equip students with the understanding and appropriate skills to operate effectively within a competitive and diverse design industry. II. Stimulate students to develop their own interests within the broad field of enquiry offered by the subject and to develop a range of intellectual, visual, technical and social skills. III. Provide learners with the means for lifelong learning within the professional or educational environment. IV. Provide reflective and responsive graphic design training which is directly relevant to the changing needs of the creative and manufacturing industries. V. Develop a range of processes and skills, including design studio skills, multimedia skills, as well as business awareness and historical and theoretical knowledge in order to test individual ideas and solutions. VI. Encourage students to become more self critical, display critical judgment and challenge assumptions and prejudice. VII. Provide students with the opportunity to study and practice graphic design in the context of the area of visual communication or engage in postgraduate study. VIII. Make students aware of the... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 9 more

BA - Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (180 credits) (choose optional minor) [+]

BAs in Communication. Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 180 credits Courses (core) 60 credits / 12 courses Courses (major) 40 credits / 8 courses (including Capstone Project) Courses (minor) 20 credits / 4 courses (in case of optional minor) Internship 30 credits Electives 50 credits / 10 courses Electives 30 credits / 6 courses (in case of optional minor) Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin should earn up to an additional 60... [-]

BA in Audio-Visual Communication

Frederick University
Campus Full time Part time 8 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The general aim of the programme is to produce graduates who are multiple skilled, creative, and versatile practitioners, capable of utilizing multiple platforms (digital, visual, written, oral) in order to produce and promote creative attitude towards the audiovisual means of communication in the industry. [+]

The general aim of the programme is to produce graduates who are multiple skilled, creative, and versatile practitioners, capable of utilizing multiple platforms (digital, visual, written, oral) in order to produce and promote creative attitude towards the audiovisual means of communication in the industry. More specifically the programme aims: to develop critical awareness of contemporary audio visual communication practice and technological skills that will enable students to initiate, develop and release their own projects; to induce students to develop flexible approaches that will allow them to solve complex audiovisual problems; to increase students awareness of media, communication and culture, along with an understanding of the theories, research methodologies, and practices that characterize the Audio Visual Communication field; to develop critical awareness of contemporary design and acquire specialized knowledge of advanced applied design practice; to familiarize students with basic issues in the social sciences and equip them with concepts and methodologies which they can utilise in their own work on particular topics; to enrich students' general knowledge of the historical and ideological context in the field of film, video, audio and interactive arts, and the global and local conditions in which they will develop their own productions; to maintain and promote active links with the industry by organizing and producing projects for a variety of purposes, while giving students the experience to communicate with real demanding clients. The language of instruction is English. Key Learning Outcomes Upon the completion of the programme students will gain knowledge, experience and skills allowing them:... [-]

BA in Journalism and Communication

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields. [+]

BAs in Communication. Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields. Alumni Success Stories Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Journalism and Communication Department have had in the past. Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years: Development Associate, The Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Communications Manager, Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, Grinnell Sports Reporter/Editor, Worthington Globe, Worthington, Minn. Director of Student Engagement, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. Advertising Associate, Sukup Manufacturing, Sheffield Associate Director for Marketing, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, Ill. Sample Stand-out Alumni Positions: Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Chicago, Ill. Feature Producer, ESPN, Bristol, Conn. Press Secretary, Prime Minister of Namibia President/Equity Partner/Owner, Relationship Marketing, Inc., Des Moines Professor, Communication Studies, University of North Carolina-Charlotte Course Requirements 14 course credits: Core plus one concentration: Core Requirements 7 course credits: ART 108 Graphic Design COM 100 Introduction to Communication COM 200 Media Writing COM 211 Video Production COM 371 Internship COM 461 Communication Arts Capstone One course credit from Maximum... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Communication)

Avondale College of Higher Education
Campus Full time Part time 3 years March 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts (Ba), major in Communication, provides the opportunity for creative and professionally minded individuals to communicate ideas to audiences using print, digital, media, radio and video. [+]

Bachelor of Arts (Communication) Course Overview Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts (Ba), major in Communication, provides the opportunity for creative and professionally minded individuals to communicate ideas to audiences using print, digital, media, radio and video. This course will engage you in a range of media and communication disciplines including journalism, digital media, public relations and creative writing. The BA also provides broad preparation for future employment, as well as a sound basis for those wishing to pursue honours, graduate diplomas and other postgraduate degrees. Course Code 4000 Course Duration Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent) Study Mode On-Campus Accreditation The Bachelor of Arts has been accredited by the NSW Department of Education and Training and is endorsed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Careers Journalist, Public Relations Officer, Magazine Editor, and Events Planner [-]

BA Hons in Communication Theory

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. Our curriculum develops an innovative participation studies approach that addresses the specific communicative, cultural and social contexts in which we operate. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the BA Hons in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. [+]

BAs in Communication. The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. Our curriculum develops an innovative participation studies approach that addresses the specific communicative, cultural and social contexts in which we operate. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the BA Hons in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. This qualification comprises five modules: Communication, Media and Society; Research Methodology; Contemporary Issues in Communication; Communication for Social Change; and the Research Essay. Each module is designed to introduce the student to a range of pertinent concerns in contemporary society. The Contemporary Issues module studies the context within which new media has evolved, the workings of new media and its impact on society. Communication for Social Change investigates the developed-developing nature of South African society as it is applied to various communication contexts. Communication, Media and Society provides a theoretical backdrop against which these are studied, and Research Methodology prepares the student for their research component (research essay). Admission requirements The admission requirements are specified by the general University entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department. Contact details Name: Ms Tamsin van Tonder Tel: 011 559 3076 / Email: tamsinvt@uj.ac.za [-]

BA in Communication Arts

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

Communication at Stritch provides a wide variety of career preparation opportunities, all offered within the broader context of the liberal arts. [+]

Communication at Stritch provides a wide variety of career preparation opportunities, all offered within the broader context of the liberal arts. Communication at Cardinal Stritch University provides a wide variety of career preparation opportunities, all offered within the broader context of a Liberal Arts education. A communication degree from Stritch has no boundaries. It translates to multiple work environments with its foundations in interpersonal, small group, persuasive, oral, visual and written communication. Students develop understanding of and the key skill sets to work in non-profit, corporate, consumer, and mediated communication settings. Within the major, students may also choose to specialize their degree work in media, integrated marketing communication, interpersonal communications, or organizational communication. Throughout the degree program, students build a diversified portfolio demonstrating oral and written strengths, as well as problem-solving, audience analysis, interpersonal dynamics, conflict mediation, and cross-cultural and gender understanding. Students develop professional experience through service learning within courses and through self-selected internships. Students are encouraged to complete two internships at different sites and with different job descriptions. A major in Communication will allow the student to develop the skills necessary to communicate with a variety of audiences in a variety of settings. Career options include entry-level positions in public relations, mass media, business communication, advertising, education and public service. Many of our graduates continue their education in graduate or law school, and many receive job offers from their internship sites. A major or minor in Communication is a strong compliment to a major in Sports Management, Psychology,... [-]

BA in Global Communications

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Technology has made distance nearly irrelevant, the Internet a revolution. Rapid transformations now sweep societies: media converges, new cultural spaces and practices emerge, belief structures shift. [+]

BA in Global CommunicationsTechnology has made distance nearly irrelevant, the Internet a revolution. Rapid transformations now sweep societies: media converges, new cultural spaces and practices emerge, belief structures shift.The Department of Global Communications trains global citizens to understand and respond to these phenomena—and to play an active role. Students learn to think critically and creatively about the contemporary environment and to master communication in all its forms.An interdisciplinary approach in a global worldBecause global communications concerns the world, the field itself sits at the intersection of many: sociology, anthropology, politics, literature. How does mass media affect society? Do depictions of gender follow a pattern—and how can those patterns be changed? What are the implications of human-computer interactions? How do film and the written word explore different cultures—and what is the meaning of the messages they express?In an ever-changing, cross-cultural environment, our interdisciplinary approach draws on the strength of several disciplines. Students are exposed to both theory and practice, with a strong grounding in the field’s historical roots. Global communications serves as your gateway to the world.The power of political communicationIn addition to our already interdisciplinary nature, the Global Communications Department created a Comparative Political Communication minor to serve students interested in a more in-depth treatment of that important overlap. Power, political institutions, policy, the press—it’s rich terrain for exploration.Get in touchWe invite you to discover all of our majors and minors, explore our diverse course offerings, and meet our accomplished faculty. You’ll find many inspiring initiatives, including our summer exchange... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Public Relations

Canadian University Dubai
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

By receiving a solid base in the practical use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and skills such as news writing, copy writing, public relations planning and advert design, graduates will also be prepared to enter professional fields such as publishing, editing, production, planning research. [+]

This program is taught in Arabic. Click here to read its description in Arabic By receiving a solid base in the practical use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and skills such as news writing, copy writing, public relations planning and advert design, graduates will also be prepared to enter professional fields such as publishing, editing, production, planning research. They may also find jobs in any communication capacity in areas as varied as diplomacy, business, government, non-profit agencies, professional associations, healthcare companies and international organizations. Benefits Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to publish, edit, produce and research PR content within local and international markets. Career Opportunities Graduates will have opportunities for positions in: PR writing Planning and publishing for agencies and organizations [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

Claflin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The question students always have is "What can I do with a degree in Mass Communications?" The answer is "Just about anything!" The Mass Communications curriculum provides a foundation in mass communication theory that is augmented by practical and professional skills training provided through internship opportunities and practicum courses. [+]

BAs in Communication. The question students always have is "What can I do with a degree in Mass Communications?" The answer is "Just about anything!" Curriculum The Mass Communications curriculum provides a foundation in mass communication theory that is augmented by practical and professional skills training provided through internship opportunities and practicum courses. As a student in our program, you will choose from one of three concentrations: Digital Media, Journalism or Public Relations. You'll learn how to develop public relations campaigns, conduct investigative reporting or write for online media, all while studying in classrooms equipped for the converging world of digital communications. You will learn from knowledgeable faculty and staff who are actively involved in research and professional media activities. Digital Media Concentration The Digital Media Concentration prepares students for behind-the-scenes positions in commercial and non-commercial radio and television, audio production facilities, recording studios, television production houses, educational institutions, advertising agencies, or industrial or corporate settings.Classes in the Digital Media track include: TV & Radio Announcement, Broadcast Writing & Reporting, Sound Production, TV Production, Web Design, Social Media, and Multimedia Reporting. The Journalism Concentration The Journalism concentration prepares students for careers as writers and editors for newspapers, magazines, and online media, or as radio and television reporters, hosts, or correspondents and offers courses in News Reporting, Writing & Editing, Feature Writing and Multimedia Reporting. The Public Relations Concentration The Public Relations concentration prepares students for careers in both profit and nonprofit businesses as writers or publicists who develop, design, implement... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Newbury College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Brookline

Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Digital Journalism Track, Media Production Track, Public Relations and Advertising Track [+]

Digital Journalism Track Media Production Track Public Relations and Advertising Track Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates should be able to: • demonstrate knowledge of the conceptual, historical, and theoretical perspectives that inform the communication field. • analyze the impact of media and media institutions on society and culture. • evaluate and utilize news and scholarly sources for professional and academic purposes. • interpret and apply the laws and ethical codes that guide the communication field. • communicate a message effectively through speaking, writing, and other media, aimed at a particular audience. • create journalistic pieces through the process of news gathering and reporting and by utilizing multimedia tools. • edit and revise copy adhering to conventions of journalism and professional standards of practice. How to Apply The application process at Newbury College is highly personalized and we take the time to get to know you as an individual. Our admissions staff is committed to developing a clear understanding of your accomplishments and achievements inside and outside of the classroom. We have rolling admission beginning November 1, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact us. Fill out and submit a completed application. You can apply through one of the following options. Newbury College gives equal consideration to the Newbury application and Common Application. A writing sample. Please submit a copy of a graded paper you have written within the past year. It should be a minimum of 250 words and can be on any subject. Some examples are an English composition,... [-]

BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Transcultural Communication

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Transcultural Communication is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Humanities, organized in the full-time form of study. [+]

BAs in Communication. Transcultural Communication is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Humanities, organized in the full-time form of study. Profile of graduates and their prospective employment: The obtained competences: the ability to analyze various cultural phenomena, to understand them in a broader historical and social context understanding of culture; understanding of a man and consciousness of common human reciprocity Employment of graduates: public institutions–state and local authorities non-profit and charitable organizations medias and mass medias cultural facilities educational facilities Duration: 3 years (= 6 semesters/terms) Language: English Price per semester: 1800 EUR Organization of studies: Autumn/Winter term: 13 weeks from 3rd week of September + examination period Spring/Summer term: 13 weeks from 2nd week of February + examination period For more information concerning the study field, please, contact: Mgr. Veronika Halamová University of Hradec Králové Faculty of Education, Departmentof Cultural and Religious Studies e-mail: veronika.halamova@uhk.cz Admission procedure: Application deadline: 30th June (for starting studies in September) Applicants have to send: filled-in application form (https://www.uhk.cz/en-GB/PDF-international-students/Degree-programmes) to the e-mail petra.noskova@uhk.cz a copy of their certificate of completing the secondary-level of education translated into English and verified by a notary, a letter of motivation in English (3600 letters), The extent and contents of the entrance examination: a written letter of motivation* is required: *Applicants are supposed to present their interest in studying in the Czech Republic as well as their professional interest in Transcultural Communication in particular in a letter of motivation in which the following questions... [-]