Bachelor of Arts InCommunication

"The University of New Haven gave me a space where I could find my passion," said Kayra Clouden ‘18, "I was able to participate in a multitude of media related projects that allowed me to explore my interests and work toward my dream of becoming a full-time producer. The University of New Haven literally changed the trajectory of my life."

Create the Career and the Life you Want

What can you do with a Bachelor of Arts in communication from University of New Haven? Pretty much anything you’re passionate about and you’ll hit the ground running. Our program will prepare you to be an innovator in entertainment, film, multiplatform journalism, public relations, and mass including television, radio and podcasting.

Choose from concentrations in:

  • Film Production and Media Entrepreneurship
  • Multi-Platform Journalism and Media (includes Television Production)
  • Public Relations and Digital Media

Earn your Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration in just five years with our 4 plus 1 option.

Jump start your career with the University of New Haven accelerated degree program, designed to give you the specialized skills you need to creatively and successfully adapt to the continuing evolution of both interpersonal and mass communication. Students who are adept at both communication and business graduate with two valuable academic and professional skill sets.

Here are some jobs for graduates with a B.A. in Communication.

  • Cinematographer/Videographer
  • Content creator
  • Film/video editor
  • Game designer
  • Journalist/reporter
  • Media manager or consultant
  • Media producer
  • Multimedia animator
  • Public relations specialist
  • Social media strategist
  • Sports information director
  • Web designer
If you can imagine it, you can create it at the new Bergami Center for Science, Technology and Innovation

The Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies footprint includes a state-of-the-art sound stage incorporating a broadcast component, and spaces for specialized editing and sound mixing. Students can explore Foley and create sound effects for films. The Bergami Center features a fully equipped television studio, and a multiplatform newsroom for student journalists.

Study for a bachelor’s degree in communication at UNH and you will experience limitless opportunities that will prepare you to enter this exciting field with confidence.

  • Create projects in film, journalism, entertainment, esports, podcasts and social media
  • Train on professional equipment and software in the Laurel Vlock Center for Convergent Media
  • Write, report, and edit the student-run Charger Bulletin newspaper and Charger Bulletin magazine
  • Produce, report, and Charger Bulletin News weekly tv show
  • Broadcast on award-winning radio station WNHU, 24/7
  • Participate in real-world meetings and experiences by interning at organizations such as ESPN, Lion’s Gate, NBC Sports and Disney
  • Experience international opportunities at the Cannes Film Festival and our Prato, Italy, campus
  • Join professional organizations and on-campus clubs to stay on top of trends and increase networking opportunities

151K

Projected New Communications Jobs by 2030

29%

Projected Job Growth for camera operators, video and film editors

14%

Projected Growth for employment in media and communication jobs from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

HIGH-IMPACT LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Want to gain an edge in the communication industry? Want to be on employers’ Most Wanted list? Here are four experiences you won't want to miss!

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

The professors in CFMS have “been there”, in fact most still are. They report, anchor and produce news, sports and entertainment. They’ve won Emmy awards and Pulitzer Prizes. They write newspaper columns, best sellers and screenplays. They produce top rated podcasts, and direct feature films, documentaries and music videos.

Spotlights

Alumna says University of New Haven ‘changed the trajectory of my life’

I had the unique opportunity to be part of the production – I was not just a typical production assistant.

Expert training on industry-grade equipment qualified him for a job immediately after graduating.

Showing faculty a real passion for the field opened many more doors for her.

Jobs With A Degree in Communication

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.

$70K

Digital Content Producer

16% Growth 2017-2027

$131K

Product Marketing Manager

13% Growth 2017-2027

$107K

Director of Communications

11% Growth 2017-2027

FOX61 Partnership

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Real time network affiliate professional news gathering

The University’s partnership and collaboration with Fox61 provides communication students with unprecedented opportunities. Our students now have access to the day-to-day workings of a top-rated news outlet located right here on campus. From this unique vantage point—in addition to the student internships Fox61 provides—students will learn, first-hand, how news is gathered, produced, and broadcast.

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Fundamentals of Production I

    This course provides in-depth study, practice, and practical application of techniques, theory, and operational skills used to create and produce various types of video productions in a television studio environment. Individual and team-based approaches using live and recorded formats will be highlighted at an introductory level. Designed for TV/Video and Film track concentrations.

  • Film Production II

    The creative process involved in translating the narrative screenplay into film is explored. Advanced techniques in pre-production, physical production and post-production are used to produce narrative films and prepare them for distribution and exhibition.

  • Global Media Producing in the International Market

    Provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges in today’s global co-production market. Emphasis is placed on international co-productions, presale contracts, daily and weekly studio production expense reports, and the packaging and distribution of content across all platforms.

  • Broadcast and Convergent Journalism

    Intensive practice in news gathering, interviewing, researching, editing, writing, and use of news services and sources in a media-convergent world to produce broadcast and web-ready stories. Discussion and application of traditional versus alternative journalism such as backpack, hyper-local, and web-based. Application of ethical journalistic standards in fairness and accuracy. Documentary, special event, and live production elements are examined and created for multiple media formats.

  • Photojournalism: History and Practice

    Students will complete their own photo based slow journalism projects, study the history of photojournalism, its impact on public affairs, its ethics, and the practice of the craft from its inception to current day. Students will study iconic images that helped shape societal change and hear from practicing photojournalists.

  • CrimeWaves Podcast

    Research and produce CrimeWaves, a top ten true crime podcast. Receive hands on instruction in investigative techniques with Professor Declan Hill, author and investigative journalist, and audio production with long-time Connecticut radio personality Bruce Barber.

  • Telling Digital Stories

    How can the story of a single refugee change political policy or the words of a domestic abuse victim impact local law enforcement? Students learn when to ask questions and how to listen so that others may speak. How to craft words and images into powerful professional media pieces. For students who aspire to make a difference in a divided world, to give voice to the silent, and raise up the ignored.

  • Media Ethics

    Every day communication experts – particularly journalists – make split second decisions about right and wrong. They apply media ethics which are explored in this interactive online class.

  • Writing for Newsletters, Daily Briefings and News Analysis

    The Presidential Daily Briefing is newsletter produced to keep the President of the United States informed about all threats to the country and all opportunities to advance U.S. interests. In this information saturated world, the PDB format is becoming popular as a way to deliver news and to communicate internally within businesses and organizations. Mastering this writing style is a sure way to stand out in journalism, public relations, or as a communicator inside any organization.

  • Public Relations Principles and Practice

    Exposes students to the history and best practices in the field of public relations. Students learn how to develop public relations campaigns of various types; produce common public relations tools, such as news releases, opinion articles, talking points, and speeches; learn how to act as a spokesman for a person, organization, or cause; and understand the management of a public relations crisis.

  • Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes 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:

    Communication, B.A. - Film Production and Media Entrepreneurship Concentration

    Communication, B.A. - Multi-Platform Journalism and Media Concentration

    Communication, B.A. - Public Relations and Digital Media Concentration

    Communication Minor

    Sport Communication Minor

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