BA 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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BA (HONS) – Business Studies (Top-up degree)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York City Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 25 more

During this one year ‘top up’ course you will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication, whilst also getting the chance to conduct a real investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real life scenario. [+]

BAs in Communication. BA (HONS) – Business Studies (Top-up degree) What you will study During this one year ‘top up’ course you will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication, whilst also getting the chance to conduct a real investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real life scenario. Subjects Offered Business Communication Business Research International Business Business Strategy International Culture and Communications Ethics and Sustainability – Theory and Practice Fees £9,352 UNICAF offers a number of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please contact a UNICAF student adviser [-]

BA Communication Studies

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Wilmington

What do entrepreneur, lawyer, minister, social media manager, pharmaceutical regulations liaison, corporate trainer, videographer and client services all have in common? These are just a few of the many career paths our graduates have chosen. Choice is a wonderful thing. But, choice requires power. So where does the power of a communication studies degree come from? [+]

What do entrepreneur, lawyer, minister, social media manager, pharmaceutical regulations liaison, corporate trainer, videographer and client services all have in common? These are just a few of the many career paths our graduates have chosen. Choice is a wonderful thing. But, choice requires power. So where does the power of a communication studies degree come from? First, it comes from a fundamental need for great communication in everyday life. The ancient Greeks figured this out very early in their efforts to create democratic rule. Thus, arête, or the power to manage oneself well in public settings became a hallmark of a well-educated citizen. We embrace that goal today. Second, the power of a COM degree comes from the versatility we build into our curriculum. Our students learn to think strategically about communication. They become aware of the power of symbols to shape reality and grow in their ability to make effective and ethical arguments through whatever communication choices are available to them. This foundation is great for folks who know exactly what they want to do next... and is equally appropriate for those that have no idea what’s next! Finally, our curriculum embraces personal development as well as professional readiness. If you are going to become a powerful communicator it is also best if you become a good person. We are proud that many of our students engage in projects that make positive differences in the community and in their own lives. In those projects we see the power of... [-]

BA Communication Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

The objective of this programme is to provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of communication, including digital media technology, and the market mechanisms of the various media industries, equipping students with international vision and proficient English language skills. [+]

BAs in Communication. Overview The BA Communication Studies programme will provide you with an understanding of the theory and practice of communication, including digital media technology, and the market mechanisms of the various media industries, equipping you with international vision and proficient English language skills. By studying this programme you will: • develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary perspectives that enable effective analysis of communications and the media • gain a thorough working knowledge of the operation of communication systems • develop an understanding of journalism and practical journalistic skills • gain a critical awareness of cultural aspects of communications and the media, as well as the contrasting Western and Chinese perspectives on the global media • develop your English language skills to a very high level, within the context of communications and the media • develop your professional communication skills including translation and interpreting • gain practical experience in media production and an understanding of how the media functions. Unique selling points of the programme You will graduate with a combination of critical and theoretical knowledge of the contexts of communication studies as well has having developed practical skills in digital media production. During your studies you will have access to: • Language classes to improve your international employability • A digital media laboratory, featuring Apple iMac computers, Final Cut Pro X editing software and the Adobe suite of professional digital media production software • Sony high-definition digital video production kits for short film-making, digital media and documentary production.... [-]

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 Journalism And Company Communication

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time 6 - 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin Cologne Frankfurt am Main + 2 more

Journalists are open-minded, curious and interested in the people behind the events. At the pulse of the times they report on big and small events in the world and present in the media the most important news and background information. [+]

BAs in Communication. Journalists are open-minded, curious and interested in the people behind the events. At the pulse of the times they report on big and small events in the world and present in the media the most important news and background information. Study content and teaching The internationally recognized bachelor's program in Journalism and Corporate Communication is aimed at students who are specifically interested in the journalistic environment and also provides specialized knowledge and competencies in corporate communication. The double qualification results in a wide range of career prospects in the media sector, as companies, institutions and associations increasingly need more professionals to communicate with their topics and messages in the media. As a basic course of studies, the course of studies in the field of journalism and communication at HMK covers all areas of journalistic work, ranging from print journalism, radio and online to TV journalism. They learn theoretical basics of communication, research, compile messages and news, write reports, report and conduct exciting interviews. The interplay between media and politics as well as the fundamentals of economics are taught. They learn the craft of a good journalist and communication expert in a company from the ground up and put their skills and knowledge into practice. At HMK, this is done in projects with partners from the media and business, on excursions and during the project weeks. Teachers in the field of journalism and communication have a strong relationship with the practice. This ensures that students learn how journalism... [-]

BA in Communications

John Cabot University
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills. [+]

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The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. The major provides students with superior skills in oral and written proficiency to excel in the creation, dissemination, and analysis of messages. In addition, the program is dedicated to integrating technology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts for the study of communications, so as to prepare students for an increasingly global industry. This major focuses on intellectual development and ethical reasoning to empower students to take leadership roles and make a difference in a variety of fields both within and outside of the communications industry.... [-]


Bachelor of Communication Arts in Advertising and Public Relations

Stamford International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4  July 2018 Thailand Bangkok

Stamford prepares students to immediately contribute to the exciting Advertising Industry; with program that provides students a strong foundation in advertising, marketing, creative strategy and [+]

BAs in Communication. The curriculum is designed to offer a complete rounded education that fosters creativity, skills in writing, and public speaking. You will learn the principles and creative strategies behind developing effective campaigns, whether it may be for a new product or a corporation. After completing the program, you will graduate with a portfolio showcasing your professional skills, experience, and confidence. At Stamford, you will learn, work and collaborate with leading professionals in the field of advertising and public relations, providing you with the resources to stay ahead in your future career. You will learn and develop an expertise in: Public Speaking Writing Planning events Creating Managing Editing Producing Promoting Persuading Developing campaigns You can master creating: Advertising Campaigns Press Releases TV and Print Commercials Speeches Social Media Media Plans Publicity Campaigns Product Packaging Special Events Advertising and Public Relations major helps you be ready to pursue a promising career as a: Strategic Communication Consultant Creative Brand Manager Account Coordinator Event Planner Public Relations Specialist Spokesperson Media Relations Specialist Graphic Designer International Program or Bilingual Program At Stamford International University, you can decide on either the international or bilingual program. The international program offers courses only in English. As for the bilingual program, you will start the program in Thai and be gradually eased into the English program. Students will graduate with job-ready English proficiency skills. [-]

BA (Hons) Marketing

Cambridge International Business College
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Freiburg

In the increasing competition of enterprises in a global market environment determines not only the quality of products and services via the company's success, but more and more a target group-oriented and effective marketing. [+]

In the increasing competition of enterprises in a global market environment determines not only the quality of products and services via the company's success, but more and more a target group-oriented and effective marketing. o this end, we provide the degree program marketing all the necessary basic knowledge and activities to work successfully in internationally oriented companies in marketing and sales. Therefore, offer graduates / inside after graduation extremely excellent chances at international level - and this sector independent. The course is particularly suitable for those who professionally not want to commit to an industry itself. Anyone looking for a broad-based preparation for employment at the management level, who appreciates an activity with strong international accents who want to know that their own good and practical ideas will find a positive response in the companies who want to compete successfully in the international economy - for to the course "marketing" the optimal way to professional self-realization. Program elements The course lasts a total of 3 years, and is divided into 2 study sections, which build on each: The first 2 years (Level 1 and Level 2) studies take place in Freiburg. In addition to English, you can still learn a second foreign language. You can choose between French and Spanish here. At the beginning of term you are placed in Spanish or in French depending on prior knowledge in the appropriate learning group, beginners lessons is possible. Upon successful completion of this 2-year study stage in Freiburg you receive the... [-]

Bachelor in Fine Art

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The BFA program teaches students the creative and technical skills needed to thrive as career artists. Advanced instruction is offered in non-figurative and figurative fine art, including painting, sculpting, and printmaking. [+]

BAs in Communication. The BFA program teaches students the creative and technical skills needed to thrive as career artists. Advanced instruction is offered in non-figurative and figurative fine art, including painting, sculpting, and printmaking. Our Sculpture department has one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in North America, and our state-of-the-art printmaking facilities merge traditional tools with cutting edge technology. BFA Fine Art Unit Requirements Major Coursework Core 36 units Major 42 units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Fine Art Degree Requirements Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 4 Art Historical Awareness courses 1 Employment Communications & Practices course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Visual Communication (Painting & Printmaking) Produce a consistent body of work demonstrating proficiency in a breadth of fine art disciplines (Sculpture) Demonstrate understanding of three-dimensional composition, crafting (technical skill) and applying underlying concept to the overall sculpted solution. (Painting & Printmaking) Demonstrate basic skills in composition (Sculpture) Demonstrate basic skills in 3D composition (Painting & Printmaking) Demonstrate effective use of color theory (Painting) Demonstrate effective use of proportion and gesture... [-]

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 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... [-]

BA Honours in Marketing Communications

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The course will be of interest if you are attracted to careers in the communications side of the marketing industry, whether with marketing service agencies (such as advertising), in public relations, brand management, direct and interactive marketing, or in client-side marketing communications departments. [+]

The expansion of new media technologies combined with the relationship between customers and organisations provides unique areas of study within marketing communications. This course has been developed with professionals from the marketing industry to provide you with the knowledge, skills and capabilities you need to pursue a career within the highly competitive marketing communications environment. The course will be of interest if you are attracted to careers in the communications side of the marketing industry, whether with marketing service agencies (such as advertising), in public relations, brand management, direct and interactive marketing, or in client-side marketing communications departments. Our degrees in marketing have a shared first year which allows you to experience all the main areas in marketing before you finalise your degree to match your career choice. We provide relevant exemptions from the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and are aiming to provide exemptions from other professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Course content The modules you study will develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of all areas of marketing communications. In addition to subject knowledge you will develop good transferable skills, learn how to work effectively in teams, solve problems, develop critical thinking and present your ideas persuasively. Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning (including group work in Years 1 and 2) designed to engage your interest. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, videos, podcasts and posters, as well... [-]

Communication Studies

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

Communication studies courses help students become more proficient in speaking assertively, writing effectively, thinking critically, negotiating persuasively, and solving problems creatively. [+]

BAs in Communication. Degree Concentrations B.A. in Communication Studies Minor in Communication Studies Who Would be Interested in Communication Studies? Students who enjoy: Public speaking Working with others Selling products or services Negotiating and settling disputes Taking a leadership role Why Communication Studies? Degree Benefits Research indicates the ability to communicate effectively is the leading skill employers seek in their employees. Communication studies courses help students become more proficient in speaking assertively, writing effectively, thinking critically, negotiating persuasively, and solving problems creatively. Communication Studies majors may join the Communication Studies Student Association, which provides networking opportunities with professionals and social activities for members. A degree in Communication Studies can be tailored to fit your individual needs and career goals. For example, graduates have successfully entered careers in: Corporate instructional training Consulting Management Sales Nonprofit agencies Health care organizations Human services agencies Alternative dispute resolution Experienced, Involved Faculty CMS faculty bring extensive teaching and professional experience to the classroom. Faculty are committed to student success and work closely with students to obtain internships that will prepare students for rewarding careers after graduation. Internship and Job Opportunities CMS majors earn a minimum of three credit hours through the Cooperative Education program for internships on or off campus. Through service learning courses, students work with community organizations and businesses, providing assistance to these groups while at the same time gaining valuable experience for themselves. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Students may select Communication Studies upon applying to the... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication

St. Theresa International College
Campus Full time 4 years June 2018 Thailand Nakon Nayok

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. [+]

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. Our Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication program is designed to help you master English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within the context of international business. What will I learn? The program is designed to help you understand the world of business and develop the English language skills that you will need in the global market. You will find that our Business English courses will help you in daily business affairs as well as opening doors to new career possibilities. Delivered by multinational instructors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, our courses shall guide you on the ways to analyze multicultural audiences for identifying the most appropriate communication strategies. During the final semester of the program, you will be assigned to local businesses, enterprises, embassies, hotels or airlines for completing your 4-month internship training. Through the internship, you will have acquired all the necessary professional experiences needed to secure your dream job. Graduating from the program means that you will have garnered all the skills and experiences necessary for working in any globalized environment. The Possibilities Are Endless Graduates of the program shall be qualified for various types of careers. Here are some prospects: Careers Positions in government Business entrepreneur Public relations officer Translator/Interpreter International... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Communication. 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... [-]