BA in Communication and Media Studies (Online or On Campus)

About Fisher’s First-Class Communication and Media Studies Degree Program

Develop a command of the verbal and visual language of communications, advertising, public relations, journalism, and video production. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies degree program at Fisher College prepares you to succeed through a high-quality education delivered in small class sizes by expert faculty. 

Tailor your learning with a program concentration on our Boston campus or study in the flexible 100% online format.

Why Fisher’s Communication and Media Studies Major?

Build Career-Ready Skills

Excel in diverse professional communications and media contexts using skills in thinking creatively, understanding clients’ and customers’ needs, writing, video editing, presenting, and more. Seize internship opportunities to further expand your comprehension of communications and media roles while building out your résumé with professional experience.

Tailor Your Program With Flexibility

In small class sizes offered both online and on campus in Boston, you engage in eye-opening discussions and receive individualized feedback from your professors and peers alike. The online communication and media studies major provides the same rigorous education in a convenient format that can support your personal and professional commitments. On the Boston campus, you can hone your expertise in one of four concentrations: advertising, journalism, public relations, or video production.

An Open Door to Ambitious Adult Learners

Dedicate yourself to growing your skills and advancing your career with Fisher’s media communications program. The Degree Completion Program (DCP) makes our competitive degree opportunities more accessible: transfer up to 90 credits you’ve earned at another accredited institution and earn credits for your life experience—including extracurricular, volunteer, and professional work—to complete your bachelor’s degree faster and at a lower overall cost.

Communication and Media Studies Program Curriculum

Create real-world campaigns and examine media trends throughout Fisher’s hands-on bachelor’s degree program in communication and media studies. Your coursework involves theoretical study, long-term creative projects, opportunities for meaningful feedback and brainstorming with peers, and regular workshops where you can apply your classroom learning in widely varied contexts.

Four Concentration Options

Communications is a broad field with applications in almost every sector. Here on our Boston campus, you can focus your study by developing specialized skills in one of four concentrations:

  • Advertising: Explore every phase of business promotion, from account planning and creative to media buys, management, and market research. In the advertising concentration, you design multimedia advertising campaigns and prepare for a dynamic career.

  • Journalism: Practice reporting and writing news for print, radio, television, and digital news sources. The journalism concentration focuses on the 24/7 media news cycle and the many challenges of today’s media environments.

  • Public Relations: Cultivate the person-to-person and strategic skills necessary to create effective public relations campaigns, organize successful publicity moves, and support organizations, governments, corporations, and individuals.

  • Video Production: Immerse yourself in the artistic and commercial aspects of digital video production, from preproduction planning to camera composition to postproduction editing and marketing materials.

Communication and Media Studies Career Outcomes

Almost every industry needs communications specialists who can use digital and print media to grow businesses and connect with customers. Your bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies empowers you to pursue a wide variety of careers across health care, sports, technology, federal, state, and local government, and more. The degree program also prepares you to launch a self-made career through social media, video editing, and web design. 

Your media studies major is relevant in roles like:

  • Corporate Communications

  • Advertising

  • Public Relations

  • Journalism

  • Broadcasting

  • Not-for-Profit Fundraising

  • Online Start-ups

Admission Requirements

Our straightforward admissions process involves an online application and your high school transcripts. You also have the option to send us your SAT/ACT scores, a personal essay, or letters of recommendation. Review the full undergraduate application requirements.

Tuition and Financial Aid

At Fisher, we try to accommodate the needs of learners from all walks of life and all financial footings. As part of our commitment to affordable, high-quality education, our financial aid program includes federal and state aid programs, need- and merit-based scholarships, and grants.

Pave Your Path to Success: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in
Communication and Media Studies

Launch a future filled with opportunities in every medium, sector, and community through the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies at Fisher College. This affordable program is available online and on campus, meaning you can maximize your time, money, and experience while receiving an elite education.

Program Snapshot

Online
 
Credits: 120
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months
 
On Campus
 
Credits: 120
Semester Length: 15-weeks
Typical Time to Completion:
4 years
 

Degree Pathways


Students who have earned 45+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)

Concentrations

Boston Campus Only

 

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.