May 30, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, Communication and Media Concentration, BA

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BA in Liberal Studies: Communication and Media
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The goal of this concentration is to prepare students to work in fields such as digital media, film, education, hypermedia, community journalism, advocacy and public relations. Students also acquire the necessary prerequisites for successful graduate study. While students may choose to focus on one area in communication, the concentration encourages cross-disciplinary study. They are encouraged to develop proficiency in at least one medium of communication, such as video, radio, graphic design, photography, writing or public speaking, and to gain real-world experience in at least one profession-related communication area, such as video production, journalism, podcasting, social justice advocacy, community relations or event planning.

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Sample Community-Based Learning Experiences:

  • Produced and directed short videos with nonprofits
  • Interned with local news organizations
  • Apprenticed with graphic designers at a local firm
  • Designed public relations and outreach materials for a small business

Sample Synthesis Projects:

  • Shot and edited a documentary about the ecosystem and marine life in Puget Sound
  • Developed a strategic communication campaign to raise awareness about healthy eating
  • Organized nonviolent communication workshops dealing with domestic violence
  • Hyper-local reporting: writing for community papers and blogs
  • Internship with a local TV station

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