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Communication and Media Studies Programs at Reinhardt University

School of the Arts
Bachelor | On Campus

The Communication and Media Studies Bachelor of Arts degree provides a broad background of knowledge about today’s global media environment, including intercultural and interpersonal communication, journalism, film and television, print media, public relations, advertising, graphics, and digital media. Students develop integrated storytelling and design skills in written, visual, and oral communication along with essential critical thinking, research, and leadership abilities. The coursework culminates in a professional internship, or a transmedia storytelling project.

What You’ll Learn at RU

Students will learn about the theory and practice of effective communication across various media platforms, including journalism, public relations, advertising, digital media, and interpersonal communication, while gaining hands-on experience through internships and practical projects.

The CMS program emphasizes:

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral, written, and visual communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • A range of research methods

Communication and Media Studies Classes You’ll Take

Here are just a few of the classes you might take while pursuing your degree:

  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Introduction to Film and TV
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Cinematography
  • TV Writing
  • Public Relations

Careers in Communication and Media Studies


Average annual salary for careers based in Communication and Media as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Expected growth rate for  for careers based in Communication and Media as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

A degree in communication and media studies prepares you for graduate work as well as a variety of areas of careers including:

  • Media writing, directing, and production
  • Communication
  • Integrated marketing communication
  • Law
  • Public administration
  • Professional writing
  • Conflict management
  • Business administration

Communication and Media Studies Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.