Communications

Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Location
Garden City, NY

Gain hands-on experience in our personalized programs that emphasize your individual creative development.

Why Earn Your BA in Communications?

You can work as a producer or media planner for a TV or media company, or pursue a graduate degree in law, business or education (teaching). You can become a public relations associate, a journalist or pursue your own independent films. You can work in new media as a blogger, a content producer or a social media specialist.

Why Major in Communications at Adelphi?

  • Receive personal attention in small classes taught by our expert faculty.
  • Work innovatively with new media, like drone photography and podcasting.
  • Participate in faculty film shoots or direct your own student work.

Adelphi communications students during TV production class.

100%*

* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our communications graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Concentrations

We offer the following concentrations: 

The Journalism and Public Relations concentration prepares you for a wide variety of careers in the evolving field of media communication. Using state-of-the-art technology and learning from experienced faculty, you will acquire the multimedia skills journalists and public relations professionals are expected to have in today’s converged newsrooms and PR firms.

Media Studies involves understanding how emerging technologies are shaping and transforming everyday life. This concentration explores the interpersonal, organizational, public and cultural communications, and provides you with the necessary tools to think critically and express yourself clearly.

In the Digital Production and Cinema Studies concentration, you learn digital and film production while at the same time being encouraged to explore new media possibilities. As you advance in the program, the Open Studio Workshop allows you to produce ambitious personal projects in a professionally organized structure.

A minor in communications is an excellent way to enhance any major. An ability to articulate ideas and express them clearly is one of the most sought-after professional skills. In consultation with an adviser, students work out a course of study most suitable to individual needs and interests. Requirements for the minor in communications are flexible, allowing the student to plan an individualized program with a focus on journalism, media studies or production to enhance your options for careers or graduate study.

The cinema studies minor provides students with an in-depth exposure to film. It engages students in the analysis of the aesthetics and themes embedded in movies. World and historic films as well as contemporary media, including original series, will be studied. Besides the obvious compatibility with many majors including English and education, a minor in cinema studies will balance the more vocationally oriented offerings in many of today’s majors. It will provide a classic, humanistic educational component in which students evolve their own perspective on the world through engagement with great cinematic art.

The minor in video game design provides an interdisciplinary perspective and skill set focused on the creative elements of video game development. This minor is sponsored jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Department of Communications.

The Department of Communications taught me that it is not just important to get your message out, but to get it out skillfully. The message you want to send should have both you and the person that you are talking to in mind. This lesson taught me not only to be a better communicator but to be a better and more compassionate person in general.

Richard Bedard ’18 BA in Communications

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our students gain experience on campus at PAWS Web Radio, Adelphi University’s student-run internet radio station, The Delphian (our student newspaper) or Rough Cuts (our student filmmaker club), and participate in our student film and video festivals. Off campus, our students gain experience through internships at well-known radio and TV shows and media companies, including:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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