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About Communications, BA - at John Cabot University

The Communication and Media Studies Department provides an innovative curriculum that combines theory and practice, developing skills for lifelong learning, problem solving, and communication in visual, audio, written and oral formats in an inclusive multicultural world. The Department offers a B.A. and a Minor in Communications

We offer numerous merit-based Presidential Scholarships and need-based Assistance Grants.


At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the digital age. The major provides students with excellent skills in oral, written and multimedia proficiency. The program is dedicated to integrating technology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts for the study of communications, in order to prepare students for a multicultural, globalized communication environment.

Our core curriculum balances theory, practice, dialogue, and creativity, requiring students to study a range of topics and to learn a variety of skills, including writing for the media and multimedia production. The program focuses on students by actively mentoring and working closely with them and student organizations to foster a sense of community and inclusion.

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Meet Transfer Student Kathryn Williams

Hailing from the Bay area in California, Kathryn Williams transferred to JCU after three semesters at a large university in New York City. She is a senior majoring in Communications with a minor in Creative Writing. In Fall 2022, Kathryn interned at the JCU Web Communications Office.

Why did you choose John Cabot University?
JCU offers students a personalized curriculum that prepares them for the real world with numerous opportunities to jumpstart their professional careers. From the moment I transferred, I knew I had made the right choice. My previous school had a more theoretical approach, and professors hardly knew their students’ names. University is hard enough on its own, so it’s great to have that extra support from your professors and staff.

Why did you choose to study Communications?
I chose to study Communications because I was interested in learning various disciplines. I learned media theory and acquired technical skills for digital editing such as Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and other skills like SEO marketing analysis that will be essential to my career. Writing is a creative passion of mine, and the minor allows me to explore it.

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From Johannesburg to Rome: Meet Communications Alumna Megan Dhlamin

Megan Dhlamini, who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, graduated from JCU in 2021 with a B.A. in Communications. She currently works as Coordinator of Northeastern University’s Italy program at JCU.

You have a B.A. in Communications. What classes and/or professors impacted you the most and why?
The three Communications professors who impacted me the most are Professors Peter Sarram, Kwame Phillips, and Antonio Lopez. In one of Professor Sarram’s classes, we discussed media theory and its application. We watched the documentary Enjoy Poverty (2008) by Dutch artist Renzo Martens, and it brought me to tears because it shows you a world that screams that we all are equal while we are really not. With Professor Phillips, we watched a short film by Arthur Jafa called Love is the Message (2014). Jafa showcased police brutality in the US and how pervasive it is. It made me investigate police brutality within South Africa and that paved the way for my thesis. Professor Lopez, who focuses on media and the environment, helped me see how big companies alter their message to the general audience to make it seem as if they care for the environment. So, customers buy products, and they think that everything that says recycled is in fact recycled, while in reality it’s just shipped to a developing country. These three professors really helped me see the world through a different lens.

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