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You have the vision to create something truly extraordinary, something that speaks to people on a deep level.

In our BA, you’ll learn how to create media worthy of your vision. We’ll teach you how to tap into yourself—the most extraordinary source of creativity there is—to communicate your message through film, music, photography and more.

Create something extraordinary

In our BA in Media and Communications, you’ll learn more than just the technical side of media production. We’ll teach you how to understand your unique creative process and create work that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

Our classes are project-based and focused on building your portfolio. By choosing the projects, classes, and topics you’re passionate about, you can create exactly the degree you need to pursue the career of your choice.


Full immersion in each project

You’ll study one full-time course per month, giving you time to dive deeply into each subject and skill without the stress of balancing multiple classes, assignments, and exams.

Our expert faculty will support your creative growth with individualized attention and constructive criticism, pushing you to new creative heights and teaching you how to innovate.


Connect to new inspiration

As a student, you’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation technique. This evidence-based technique reduces stress, enhances clear thinking, and heightens creativity.

It will also get you in touch with your deepest self, helping you to bring renewed creativity and fresh inspiration to every one of your projects.

Career areas

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Digital Arts

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Includes digital image editing and compositing, graphic design for print media, graphic design for interactive media, digital photography, travel photography, typography, web graphics, web development, web video, interactive design, and digital publishing.

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Film

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Includes producing, directing, acting, lighting, cinematography, nonlinear editing, documentary production, feature film production, motion graphics, stop-motion animation, visual effects, 3D animation, radio, and internet broadcasting.

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Music

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Includes songwriting, music theory, music technology, creative musicianship, digital music production, music for film, and post-production sound and design.

Featured faculty

professor-stuart-tannerStuart Tanner is the Department Chair of Media and Communications. He is an acclaimed producer and director of documentary films for the BBC, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, and others.

Stuart’s past projects include: Saving The Disposable Ones (2011), a documentary that takes viewers to the streets of inner city Columbia; Time Team (2004), an hour-long archaeological program for the Channel Four/Discovery series, which uncovered the mysteries of one of the first man-made monuments built in Britain; and Children of Vengeance (2002), a documentary for the BBC on the Arab-Israeli conflict, which won the Foreign Press Association’s Story of the Year award.

Featured classes

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The Power of the Word

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You’ll learn how to communicate persuasively through speech, writing, and presentation and examine how effective communication can be used in storytelling, activism, advertising, business, and more.

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Digital Music Production

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Whether you want to write a symphony or a pop single, we’ve got you covered. You’ll learn basic composition techniques as well as the production and sound engineering skills you need to turn your vision into a reality.

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Creative Process

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Break boundaries and rediscover your inner inspiration. You’ll learn about your own creative process and hear what artists, writers, filmmakers, and guest lecturers have to say about their own creative styles.

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Graphic Design for the Web

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In this class, you’ll learn how to create graphic design web templates and turn them into functional web pages using Adobe Muse. Topics include video and audio for the web, pricing for web design services, and communicating with clients and programmers.

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