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What will I learn?

The Communication program at the University of New Haven are designed to give you the specialized skills you need to creatively and successfully adapt to the continuing evolution of both interpersonal and mass communication.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Communication will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to frame and deliver the message through interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public relations, advertising, mass communication, journalism, radio, television, and film.

Our Bachelor of Science in Communication will prepare you for a behind-the-scenes career in writing/directing, crew work, producing, and editing by adding sought-after production skills to your studies.

Students earning a B.A. degree in communication with a concentration in film production and media entrepreneurship will build the knowledge and skills related to film production in addition to a solid grounding in communication entrepreneurial fundamentals. Through coursework emphasizing writing, production, and distribution, as well as laboratory and available internship opportunities, students will learn to become competent and well-rounded film production professionals.

Students earning a B.A. degree in communication with a concentration in multi-platform journalism and media will build specialized knowledge and skills related to journalism, television, and video production across a variety of platforms and formats in addition to a solid grounding in communication fundamentals. Through coursework emphasizing writing and production, real world fieldwork opportunities, internships, and a practicum connected to the Charger Bulletin newspaper and television shows, students will learn to become competent and well-rounded media professionals.

Students earning a B.A. degree in communication with a concentration in public relations and digital media will build specialized knowledge and skills related to public relations across a variety of platforms and contexts in addition to acquiring a solid grounding in digital media production. Through coursework emphasizing writing, campaigns, and persuasion, as well as laboratory and field experiences in digital media design and production along with internship opportunities, students will learn to become competent and well-rounded public relations professionals.

The program features limitless opportunities that will prepare you to step into this dynamic and exciting field with confidence and professionalism. Among them are:

  • Training on professional equipment and software in the state-of-the-art Laurel Vlock Center for Convergent Media
  • Accessing on-campus field and studio production facilities, editing labs, a fully equipped television studio, and award-winning radio station WNHU, 24/7
  • Creating competitive and scholarly projects in film, journalism, theory and social media
  • Joining professional organizations and on-campus clubs to stay on top of trends and increase networking opportunities
  • Participating in real-world meetings and experiences by interning at nearby organizations, such as ESPN, The New York Times and Disney, as well as international opportunities at the Cannes Film Festival and our Prato, Italy campus

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (121 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,370.00 per year
USD $20,685/semester
Start date

19 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

West Haven Campus,

300 Boston Post Road,

WEST HAVEN,

Connecticut,

6516, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records.

English Language Requirement: TOEFL score (80 IBT) or IELTS score (6.5) or a PTE score (53).

Recommended Application Deadlines: Fall semester, priority deadline of June 1st; Spring semester, priority deadline of November 1st

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

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