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Media Communications Degrees

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Are you intrigued by the media and the way it conveys messages and concepts to the world?; think–TV, news publications & broadcasting, marketing, social media, film editing/production, and the list goes on. If you answered, ”yes,” it’s possible this diverse field will satiate your drive to channel abstract ideas through marketing strategies and storytelling, while creating useful content that inspires and influences. A Media Communications degree lays the foundation for a prosperous career by teaching necessary skills catered toward an ever-changing media industry.

Degrees Awarded

  • Minor
  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Classes and Prerequisites

The topics in these degree programs vary, but most commonly cover the areas of media and film production, storytelling, mass media and business, entrepreneurship and law as they pertain to media, reinforcing the process of how media is created and how it is applied toward politics, propaganda, marketing and branding. Additionally, degrees being awarded beyond the scope of a certificate usually require general studies coursework encompassing math, sciences, humanities, foreign languages, or more, depending on the requirements of the college.

Salary Info

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average income for media and communications occupations was $53,500 per year as of May 2015.

Possible Careers

  • Journalist
  • Copywriter
  • Technical writer
  • News anchor
  • Media analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Speechwriter
  • Film director
  • Market research analyst
  • Press agent
  • Public relations specialist
  • Corporate communications manager