BA in Communications and Media

This degree program provides an interdisciplinary foundation for students seeking careers related to social media, public relations, journalism, digital marketing, product and project management, media relations and communication strategy.

Communications & Media Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media is designed to provide the expertise, skills and adaptability necessary to succeed in professional communications specializations. Graduates will be equipped with the skills required for communications positions in a variety of fields.

Students will:

  • Create compelling stories that engage stakeholders across a variety of media platforms.
  • Apply communication and social media strategies that are responsive to a culturally diverse global audience.
  • Explore the basic elements of multimedia tools, communication formats and techniques.
  • Interpret and explain information and data in meaningful ways to create strategic media campaigns.
  • Design communications and media technology solutions to address community and global issues.

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Fall II (Oct 29, 2018)

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Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Lemoore NAS Campus
Bldg. 824, Suite 101, Hancock Circle, NAS Lemoore, CA 93246
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 2008, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Visalia Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 315, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
    • Completed application
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a Brandman Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities: Select 9 credits from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences: Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences: Select 9 credits from three different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • COMU 300  Communications and Media: Challenges and Opportunities

       3

      COMU 301  Advanced Public Speaking

       3

      COMU 330  History of Communication and Technological Revolutions

       3

      COMU 360  Methods and Techniques of Persuasion

       3

      COMU 365  Multimedia Journalism

       3

      COMU 370  Principles of Public Relations

       3

      COMU 375  Media Ethics

       3

      COMU 420  Strategic Social Media

       3

      ENGU 348  Writing and Producing for New Media in the 21st Century

       3

      MKTU 301  Principles of Marketing

       3

      PSYU 355  Media Psychology

       3

      SSCU 303  Social Scientific Perspectives on Media and Culture

       3

      SSCU 380  Data Analytics

       3

      COMU 485  Communications and Media Capstone

       3

      Major Core Requirements Subtotal  42
    • Select six credits from the following: 1

       6

      ARTU 363

      Modern Art

      COMU 315

      Intercultural Communication

      COMU 410
      Organizational Communication

       

      COMU 499
      Independent Study

       

      or LBSU 492

      Experiential Learning

      HUMU 250
      Humanities in the Digital Culture

       

      HUMU 345
      Art, Media Technology, and Culture

       

      MGTU 310
      Legal Environment of Business

       

      OLCU 414
      Team Building

       

      OLCU 425
      Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations

       

      PSYU 306
      Critical Thinking

       

      PSYU 336
      Social Psychology

       

      SOCU 415
      Sociology of Organizations and Institutions

       

      Communications and Media Electives Subtotal

      6

      Total Credits

      48

      1

      At least three credits must be upper division.

    • COMU 300 Communications and Media: Challenges and Opportunities

      3

      COMU 365 Multimedia Journalism

      3

      COMU 370 Principles of Public Relations

      3

      COMU 420 Strategic Social Media

      3

      PSYU 355 Media Psychology

      3

      SSCU 380 Data Analytics

      3

      Total Credits

      18

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