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BA in Media Arts



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What will I learn?

Media Arts is an innovative program that combines the study of communications theory and media production with the educational tradition of the liberal arts.

Why Earn Your BA in Media Arts at Sacred Heart?

Students majoring in media arts at Sacred Heart University examine the theories and concepts behind contemporary communications and media; learning to analyze films, genres, directors and hone critical writing skills. The production of both magazines and newspapers are integral parts of the program.


  • Experienced faculty with industry connections
  • Courses in media history, theory and production are complemented by real-world internships
  • Curricular design that regularly brings media professionals together with students
  • Capstone experience that offers our majors the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents in a culmination of their work
  • Ideal location on a campus situated in the heart of Connecticut’s Creative Media Corridor

Learning Outcomes

Students are offered the opportunity to pursue their passion while receiving all the tools to forge successful careers. Students gain the critical skills to understand the work of the geniuses of the past, and the practical skills to put this knowledge to work for the future. Our curriculum focuses on the construction of compelling stories that make full use of the power of the media. Students have abundant access to the latest technology to help them realize their creative vision. Graduates are prepared to enter the fields of journalism, film, television and the performing arts with a wide breadth of skill and knowledge. They have the critical and technical skills necessary to succeed in today’s job market as ethically and socially-aware professional communicators.


  • Performing Arts
  • Film,Television and Media
  • Journalism

Which department am I in?

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$45,230.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Avenue,



06825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program for full-time study at Sacred Heart University if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For international students

For all non-native English speakers, an official English language proficiency examination is required. The following examinations and minimum scores are accepted:

  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT - 80 (internet-based test)
  • iELTS - 6.5
  • SHU ELI online placement exam – 90%
  • PTE – 62
  • iTEP – 5
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112
  • Education First (EF) - C1
  • Cambridge C-1 - Advanced - 180
  • Cambridge C-2 - Proficiency - 180
  • Duolingo English Test - 110
  • GTEC - 1200
  • EIKEN - Pre 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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