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Communication, Media and Film

You have a passion for telling stories, creating media, arguing a position, and reporting on events; you are a maker! Framing an image, fashioning a story, creating for the web, branding with social media, communicating in innovative ways, and producing visuals come naturally to you. You are creative and driven, and desire to forge a path through the creation of media. Whether communication, film, media, or journalism, you will find a career in the Communication, Media and Film path!

Programs in this Path

  • Communication and Film/Media Arts
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Film Media
  • New Media Communication
  • Writing & Rhetoric

All offerings in this path:

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Program Sequence
Exploration (for students who are unsure of program/concentration) Map
Career degrees and certificates
Programs Degree Type Sequence
Communication and Film/Media      
  - Communication concentration A.A. Career  Map
  - Film/Media concentration A.A. Career  Map
New Media Communication Certificate Career  
New Media Post-Production Certificate Career  
New Media Production Certificate Career  
New Media Studies Certificate Career  
URI and RIC transfer agreements
Programs Degree Type
General Studies - recommended coursework for Communication RIC A.A. JAA
General Studies - recommended coursework for Communication Studies URI A.A. JAA
General Studies - recommended coursework for Film Media URI A.A. JAA
General Studies - recommended coursework for Sports, Media, and Communication URI A.A. JAA
General Studies - recommended coursework for Writing and Rhetoric URI A.A. JAA
Four-year program-to-program transfer agreements
Institution Program Degree Type
Bryant University General Studies - New Media Communication B.A. Transfer
Emerson College Various (Guaranteed acceptance with 3.0 GPA or better, and completed associate degree) B.A. Transfer
Johnson & Wales University General Studies - Media and Communication Studies B.S. Transfer
  Liberal Arts - Media & Communication Studies B.S. Transfer

An ASSOCIATE degree from this path helps students begin careers such as:

  • Camera operators: television, video and motion picture
  • Broadcast news analysts
  • Sound engineering technicians
  • Technical directors/managers
  • Program directors
  • Proofreaders and copy markers
  • Audio and video equipment technicians
  • Broadcast technicians

A BACHELOR'S degree enables students to begin careers such as:

  • Radio and television announcers
  • Film and video editors and camera operators
  • Advertising, promotions and marketing managers
  • Multimedia artists and animators
  • Producers and directors
  • Public relations specialists
  • Public relations and fundraising managers
  • Technical writers

Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information, including salaries, on a career in Communication, Media and Film.