Media Communications Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts Program
The Media Communications BA at Webster University Leiden is an innovative program focused on cutting-edge technology and new modes of media production and distribution. This includes courses such as video production, digital photography and interactive multimedia combined with theoretical courses to develop critical thinking skills as well as production experience. Through coursework, internships, and portfolio reviews we prepare our students to become successful media professionals.Webster’s Media Communications degree enables you to explore the ways humans use media and technology to exchange ideas. You’ll learn to interpret media messages, communicate effectively in context, demonstrate creative problem solving, and exhibit professional knowledge and skills that will make you a valuable asset to marketing firms and organizations.
A Media Communications degree offers you a balanced education that emphasizes critical thinking, communication skills and technical expertise. Following graduation, you’ll be ready to begin a career as a leading-edge producer, writer, reporter, editor or technician. It offers you a balanced, well-rounded education that emphasizes the development of your critical thinking, communication skills and technical expertise.
The BA in media communications enables students to become familiar with several areas within the communications curriculum. Students will take a core that will ground them in media theory, writing and production, and then select a 12-hour concentration within the programs in the School of Communications.
For more information you can visit the main campus website Webster University Media Communications Program or you can search the online course catalog for detailed course descriptions Webster University Course Descriptions.
At the completion of the BA in Media Communications students will be able to effectively demonstrate the following criteria:
- Critically analyze media messages.
- Demonstrate strategic use of media in context.
- Demonstrate creative problem solving through the application of professional knowledge and skills.
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 39 required credit hours from the Media Communications Program.
- 89 credit hours from applicable university global citizenship, or general education program electives.
Students must pass a portfolio review, ordinarily in their junior year of study. To be eligible for the review, students must complete 15 credit hours in the School of Communications including MEDC 1010, EPMD 1000, and nine (9) additional credit hours within the program.
Concentrations in Leiden Campus
In addition to the above required courses, students will also select a 12-credit (4 course) concentration in one of the following disciplines from the School of Communications. At least six (6) credit hours of the twelve must be at the 3000-level course or above. This normally translates into two courses at the lower level 1000/2000 and two courses at the 3000/4000 level. At the Leiden campus we proudly offer the following concentration tracks. (It may be possible to peruse different concentrations through online coursework or study abroad opportunities).