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Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media

Earn your BA Degree in Communications and Media from Brandman University at campuses throughout California or Online.

 Brandman University's communications and media degree is an innovative and interdisciplinary program that prepares students for successful careers in a variety of industries. Its curriculum was developed in collaboration with faculty members, practicing industry professionals and esteemed intellectuals in the media field.

Students will learn how media and communications have evolved over time and understand their relevance in modern day. Social media and analytics are also critical components of this degree program. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of multimedia journalistic storytelling including audio, video, slide shows, and other online communication formats and techniques. Students will be able to interpret and explain data results in meaningful ways and create successful social media campaigns by identifying goals, creating content, identifying channels, and predicting overall success.

Brandman University's School of Arts and Sciences also offers a minor in communications and media for students who are pursuing their degrees in other disciplines but want to enhance their portfolios and areas of study.

A communications and media degree can set a student up for a variety of career opportunities that cross nearly every industry. Graduates may seek or be engaged in careers related to social media, public relations, journalism, digital marketing, product and project management, media relations, and communication strategy, as well as for further studies in a variety of professional disciplines.

Because of this versatility in application, communications and media studies degree graduates should explore various opportunities as they move in their careers. Brandman University's program will prepare students for success no matter where their roads take them.

Program availability may vary by campus location.    


Tom Schultz has been a firefighter for over 30 years. But when he wanted to become a fire chief, his lack of formal education was getting in the way. That’s when Tom discovered Brandman University. Brandman offered a quality education that gave him real skills while allowing him to balance his schooling with his professional life. Now, Tom has his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and was named fire chief of Garden Grove, California.


Get Your Money's Worth.

Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum is taught by experienced scholar-practitioners, most of whom are experts in their fields. Degree pathways offer multiple emphasis options to allow you to align your learning experience to your professional goals.

Private, Nonprofit, Accredited.

All School of Arts & Sciences programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Brandman's BA in Social Work program has candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).                           

Programs Offered Nationwide.

Take classes 100% online to fit school into your busy schedule. Earn your degree at your own pace.

Designed For Busy Adult Students.

We offer programs on campus, online, or both. Convenient evening classes with year round enrollment.

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