To excel in our information-driven, globally-connected world, you need media expertise. Build a comprehensive understanding of media through JWU’s new Media & Communication Studies Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program.
Media are central to the way corporations, governments, nonprofits and individuals interact. Develop the knowledge all organizations need to guide the convergence of social media, TV, film, music and print to reach their audiences. Learn to:
Comprehensive Understanding of MediaHow do media industries operate? What are their roles in society? What kinds of content do they produce? What effects do media have on audiences?
Choose courses across 3 domains to understand how media industries, content and audiences interact:
Foundations (Required Courses): Build your understanding of the media landscape in local, global, historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts.
Principles (Electives): Sharpen your critical thinking skills with theories about specific media forms (film, music, television, new media, etc.).
Practices (Electives): Extend what you learn through applied coursework in media writing and digital production.
You can also create your own concentration in a related area of study.
Liberal Arts Skill SetHone the skills ALL professions value, whatever your career path:
Global View of MediaFrom Facebook and YouTube to blockbuster films and hit songs, audiences all over the world interact with media endlessly. Employers need leaders with the skills necessary to bridge social and cultural divides.
Learn how local and global communities interact with media, and explore JWU’s study abroad opportunities to enhance your skill set.
Career PreparationBuild professional skills to supplement your media knowledge and compete in the workforce through related marketing, advertising, public relations, technical writing and law coursework.
And get real-world experience before you graduate through a media internship.
Prepare for a media career as a(n):
Or use your media-focused skills in virtually any industry, as a:
Build an academic foundation for graduate work in the humanities, social sciences and related fields, and take your education to the next level.
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