Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Full time, Part time
USD 18,230 / per semester *
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* $18,230 full-time tuition fee per semester.
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We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to communicate with each other than we do right now. Communicating effectively, though – and being able to command the attention of an audience at a time when everybody is trying to get their own message out there, too – becomes more challenging all the time. You’ll gain those skills at Manhattanville, where our curriculum emphasizes media studies, including media history, theory, criticism, law, ethics, and digital production. And you’ll be just 30 miles from New York City, home to countless print, broadcast, and online media outlets. Manhattanville students routinely put the lessons they learned here to work: Our students have recently interned or have been hired by ABC News, ABC News Radio, CNN America, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nickelodeon, The Colbert Report, Sirius XM Radio, The Creative Group, The Creators Project, Seventeen Magazine, Music Choice, and Viacom.
As a communication studies student at Manhattanville, you’ll gain the tools you need to help the stories you’re telling stand out. You’ll get a background in communications theory and the history of the craft, but our career-oriented approach means much of your work here will involve going into the field and getting hands-on practice via in-class work, departmental projects, on- and off-campus internships, and student-run campus media.
The communication studies major and minor introduce students to the full range of the discipline, including interpersonal, intercultural, small group, public, and mass communication.
Students who major or minor in communication studies are prepared not only to evolve as informed and engaged citizens in our increasingly mass-mediated society, but also to succeed in fields such as advertising, public relations, journalism, marketing, film, television, radio, and online media production.
Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies
Advertising Executive, Communication and Media Consultant, Journalist, Lobbyist, Market Research Analyst, Media Writer, Press Secretary, Public Relations Practitioner, Social Media Manager, Speech Writer, Sports Information Director, Theatre & Media Director, TV or Radio Broadcaster, Writer/Author.
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