Communication & Media

Critical thinking, the development of best practices, and the use of media as an agent of change are at the heart of the Communication and Media concentration. This focus prepares future professionals to address the profound affect media of all forms (digital communications, print, electronic, and film) have on various aspects of today’s society.

Our approach to learning and teaching is reflective, experiential, and engaging, led by experienced faculty who demonstrate mastery in their professions. We combine academic instruction and hands-on experience to build important intellectual and professional tools centered around six core purposes – Critical Thinking, Diverse Perspectives, Social Justice, Applied Learning, Communication, and Self-Awareness – designed to graduate globally-aware citizens, socially-responsible leaders, and highly marketable graduates. Learn more

Curriculum Overview

In addition to courses that delve into the narrative process and forms of message distribution, the concentration incorporates psychology, business, education, global studies, and multicultural perspectives to provide a complete picture of the field.

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Career Opportunities

Just a handful of the broad possibilities:

  • News Reporter
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Producer
  • Videographer
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Prepare for your future with  creative and technical experience in print, broadcast, or electronic media in corporate, public, government, and nonprofit settings.

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Service Learning

AUSB has a relationship with over 100 community organizations that provide service learning opportunities for students. The BA Service Learning requirement is met by completing 40 service hours with an approved non-profit agency.

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BA Communication & Media Concentration

“The faculty are really engaged with their students. I feel you can reach out to them and talk to them. They really try their best to understand me as a student.”

– Tresor Bayibsa
BA, Communication & Media concentration

Social Justice Documentary Film Festival

Below is a sampling of films premiered at the Social Justice Documentary Film Festival. These films were produced by students in the 10-week Documentary Filmmaking class and were the first films produced by most of the students.

The First Night
by Mishan Warnakulasuriya

Hurtful Love
by Karoline Karlsen

by Helen Rosales

Graduate School Opportunities

For qualifying students looking to continue on into a graduate program, AUSB’s BA-to-Graduate Pathway Program provides a seamless transition from the Communication and Media concentration into one of several advanced degree options: Master of Business Administration (MBA)Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, or Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD).