Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2023 Priority Deadline: November 7, 2022

The BA in Communication and Media online degree program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on critical issues related to communications, with special emphasis on new and traditional media. Students examine how social and organizational cultures influence how people communicate, envision ethical principles, empower and motivate actions, resolve conflict, and interact with others through the scope of mass media.

Students in the program:

  • Develop communication strategies that are responsive to cultural and audience differences and the requirements of new media.
  • Understand the global reach of communication and media and how they serve as powerful links between and among the world’s cultures.
  • Explore ethical issues of journalism, advertising, and public relations.
  • Examine web design, information architecture, page layouts, and user research.

Communication and Media Blog

The blog provides the students, faculty, and alumni of the program with a platform for communicating, networking, and sharing information and resources.

Career Prospects

The BA in Communication and Media program prepares graduates for careers in advertising, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, digital media, management, and international organizations. The degree also provides a strong foundation for graduate training in a wide variety of professional specializations.

Careers in Communication and Media - Film Publicist Rachel Allen

 

Webinar: Careers in Communication and Media | Sam Ford

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BA in Communication and Media program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2023 Priority Deadline: November 7, 2022
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Lisa Sheridan

BA in Communication and Media 2020

"Thanks to the School blog and The Kiosk, I have a writer’s portfolio of published work that enhances my value to content makers in the communications industry.”

Milan Fredricks

BA in Communication and Media 2020

"The skills I gained and strengthened at CUNY SPS prepared me for graduate school. I felt ready to take on this next step because of what I already received.”

Neeroopa (Susan) Surendranath

BA in Communication and Culture 2008

"Because I had a bachelor’s degree from CUNY SPS, I was able to apply to an accelerated nursing program and complete my degree in 15 months.”

Alyse Zwick

BA in Communication and Culture 2012

"CUNY SPS gave me the opportunity to communicate information effectively, [which] is imperative to my job in television as viewers are watching to receive the information I present.”

Recent News About Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Transformative Learning in the Humanities Faculty Fellows

May 23, 2022

CUNY Transformative Learning in the Humanities

Three faculty members in the CUNY SPS Communication and Media program have been selected as Andrew W. Mellon Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) Faculty Fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year. Adjunct Assistant Professors Nina Hien and Dino Sossi, along with Assistant Professor and Academic Director Elizabeth Alsop, are among those selected for this cohort. TLH is a three-year initiative to support student-centered pedagogy and foster innovative teaching in the humanities across CUNY.

Spring Installment of First-Generation Student Series Features Funding and Confidence-Building Advice

May 13, 2022

The webinars, which explored how to fund school and overcome imposter syndrome, are part of a series addressing the challenges first-generation college students face.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

May 06, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, assistant professor and academic director of communication and media, is the recipient of a 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend. The $6000 grant will support the writing of her book on the films of American director Elaine May, which is currently under contract with the University of Illinois Press.

The best video essays of 2021

February 01, 2022

Sight and Sound

Elizabeth Alsop, assistant professor and academic director of the CUNY SPS communication and media program, is pleased to announce her video essay, "The Television Will Not Be Summarized: Some Notes on Televisual Excess," was included in the 2021 Sight and Sound poll of best video essays. The video was originally published in [in]Transition, a peer-reviewed journal of videographic criticism.