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"How many first-year students at bigger schools can say that as a new student they went live on air for their college radio station?" asked Elissa Sanci ’16, who is pursuing a master’s degree in magazine writing at NYU. "I graduated with the confidence to say I know how to work most of the equipment in a studio or write in any style because of my classes and professors."

Master communications in the 21st century

The Communication program at the University of New Haven are designed to give you the specialized skills you need to creatively and successfully adapt to the continuing evolution of both interpersonal and mass communication.

  • Our Bachelor of Arts in Communication will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to frame and deliver the message through interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public relations, advertising, mass communication, journalism, radio, television, and film.
  • Our Bachelor of Science in Communication will prepare you for a behind-the-scenes career in writing/directing, crew work, producing, and editing by adding sought-after production skills to your studies.
The program features limitless opportunities that will prepare you to step into this dynamic and exciting field with confidence and professionalism. Among them are:
  • Training on professional equipment and software in the state-of-the-art Laurel Vlock Center for Convergent Media
  • Accessing on-campus field and studio production facilities, editing labs, a fully equipped television studio, and award-winning radio station WNHU, 24/7
  • Creating competitive and scholarly projects in film, journalism, theory and social media
  • Joining professional organizations and on-campus clubs to stay on top of trends and increase networking opportunities
  • Participating in real-world meetings and experiences by interning at nearby organizations, such as ESPN, The New York Times and Disney, as well as international opportunities at the Cannes Film Festival and our Prato, Italy campus
  • Combining your education with practical, paid work experience through the University’s Co-op Program
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

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$20,000 Scholarship Opportunity

The University of New Haven and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven have teamed up to offer a new scholarship for high school students who want to major in the arts at the University of New Haven. The Todd Jokl Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship awards $5,000 per academic year for four consecutive years.

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Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Digital Content Producer

16% Growth 2017-2027


Product Marketing Manager

13% Growth 2017-2027


Director of Communications

11% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Elements of Film

    Stresses the understanding of film as a creative form of communication. Student is introduced to basic techniques of motion picture production through lectures, audiovisual activity, and small-group involvement.

  • Radio Production

    Theory and practice of techniques involved in the function and operation of a radio station. Microphone techniques, engineering operations, transmitter readings, logging, and programming will be included.

  • Writing for the Media

    A study of drills and exercises in writing television and radio news, news releases, speeches, public service announcements, and film documentaries. Emphasis is placed on firsthand practical experience assignments and criticism of completed copy.

  • Communication and Media Campaigns

    Examines the role played by individuals and/or the media in political, social, and commercial campaigns. Students look at a historical perspective and examine current trends, including the manipulation of media by candidates, advertisers, corporations, and groups. The impact and challenge of a new and constantly evolving media universe are examined. Legal and ethical issues regarding campaigns will be discussed. Examples of past campaigns and case studies will be reviewed. Students will also have the opportunity to design campaigns.

  • Full List of Courses for Communication

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Communication, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Digital Media Concentration

    Interpersonal Communication Concentration

    Journalism Concentration

    Public Relations Concentration

    Film Production Concentration

    TV/Video Production Concentration

    Communication Minor

    Sport Communication Minor

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Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Next Steps
  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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