About this course
The Communication Arts program uses a unique blend of theory-driven and experienced-based classes where students acquire the knowledge and skills to enter the media industry. Fields of study include production, print media, or convergent media delivery and prepares students for further study at the graduate level. The Communication Arts Graduate program addresses the Guiding Principles and Objectives for Graduate Studies with the expectation that graduate students will:
- Display mastery of both theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of communications.
- Demonstrate intellectual imagination and professional creativity demonstrated in individual theses and projects on various issues of communications.
- Conduct critical analysis of mediated communication in both social and cultural scopes.
- Provide articulated presentation of scholarly concepts and professional works.
- Make contribution to both academic and professional sectors in the field of communications through original research and alternative perspectives.
- Have an undergraduate degree awarded by an accredited academic institution
- Have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 GPA scale
- Have a combined verbal and quantitative score of 800 or higher and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. Requirement waived for applicants who have been awarded masters/post-masters degrees, who were inducted into Delta Mu Delta or Alpha Chi Honors Societies, and for applicants who have taken and passed tests considered comparable to the GRE, e.g. GMAT, LSAT, CPA, etc.
- A TOEFL iBT score of 83, an IELTS score of 6.5, a Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) score of Level C1 or completion of ELS level 110 English for Academic Purposes. Students graduating from an accredited US university are exempt from the English requirement.