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Communications Courses

Communications courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to handle communication effectively both at the personal and corporate level. The following are some of the popular types of communication programs:

Online Communication Courses

  • Advertising Communication

Advertising Communication focuses on creative designing, media strategy devising and planning, buying research, media management, and consumer behavior analysis.

  • Entertainment Studies

Entertainment Studies focus on the theory of entertainment, industry trends and practices of entertainment studies, and social implications of tourism along with effects of entertainment. Students can study courses like Writing for Mass Media, Introduction to Entertainment and Tourism Studies, Entertainment and Society, Capstone in Entertainment and Tourism Studies and Mass Media Internship.

  • Journalism

A specialization in journalism focuses on print, broadcast and online media. Students learn skills like reporting, documentary making and writing etc. Further specializations in Journalism are print Journalism, broadcast journalism and visual journalism.

  • Public Relations

Public relations equip students with communication skills required for success in different public and private organizations. Students learn two way-communications with an added focus on counseling required for management.

Degree Options and Courses Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Students can get enrolled in a two year Bachelor of Arts program after completing their high school degree. They have an option of further specialization in any one of the many concentrations offered:

  • Advertising
  • Entertainment Studies
  • Journalism
  • Photo communications
  • Public Relations
  • Minors
  • Advertising Journalism
  • Public Relations

Major Requirements for Bachelors in Arts in Communications

Students are normally required to complete 48 units. 24 units must be completed in any of the major fields of specializations, 12 units for elective minor courses, 12 units for compulsory university requirements and 12 units of courses offered in any general field. Most universities require a grade point above 2.0 at the time of graduation.

Masters of Arts in Communications

Students can do a further specialization in communication studies by completing a masters program after their bachelors of Arts in communications. They have the option to specialize in Professional Communications or Mass Communications Research and Theory.

Admission Requirements

Good universities require a minimum GPA of 2.5 - 2.7 for admission in Masters in Communications. Students should have passed GRE and must possess degree in bachelors in Communications from a reputed institute.

Short Training Courses in Communications

Short communications are often facilitated in the form of crash workshops spreading over one to two days. Courses offered range from report writing to effective communications. Other skills taught are Film, TV, Media communications

Career Opportunities

Specialists in communication studies can work at mass media companies, business organizations and any government and education institution. Graduates in Advertising Communications can work in advertising agencies, print and broadcast media and support service industry. Students possessing a degree in Photo Communications can work in magazines, newspapers and commercial photography. They can also work as freelance photo journalists.

Frequently Asked Question(s)

Q:Can I apply for the master's degree at any of the online schools for communications?

A:A wide range of schools, colleges and universities are offering online master's degrees in communications. The master's degree enable students to specialize in a particular field such as advertising, journalism or visual communications. In order to apply for these degrees the students are required to have a bachelor's degree in this field. Also, some universities prefer admitting applicants with additional work experiences such as internships in related areas.

Q:I am planning to take communication classes online since I don't have the time to attend campus based classes. Do you think this is a good idea?

A:Yes, many students who are working full time and are unable to take classes at a campus opt for online programs instead. Enrolling in an online course can be flexible and manageable in many ways. You can save up on extra costs related to text books and travelling. The coursework is covered online for which you will need a laptop and an internet connection.

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