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Top 12 Undergraduate Pathways in Journalism and Mass Communication 2019

Students who wish to study abroad can benefit from taking an undergraduate pathway program. These programs are designed to transition students into university in another nation, offering both preliminary studies in a subject and language studies for written and oral competency in a new language.

What is an undergraduate pathway in journalism and mass communication? This interdisciplinary program typically concerns various forms of mass communication - journalism, film, multimedia and social media - and their effective usage. Learners can take courses focusing on both the technical and business aspects of mass communication, developing an understanding of technologies used in media production and how they are employed today, as well as legal and ethical business practices in mass communication.

In completing this pathway program, students develop competency in communication at both a personal and mass scale, learning effective means of outreach to wider audiences. They can build skills with video, audio and graphical production and combine them into a multimedia project, often focusing on specific technologies.

Tuition and registration fees for undergrad pathways in mass communication vary between schools, as with tuitions for other programs. Interested parties can benefit from consulting multiple institutions for such information to compare options.

After a pathway program and full degree in mass communication, graduates might be able to find careers pertaining to various forms of media. On one end, journalists for print, broadcast, electronic and other outlets benefit from such an academic background, as do management positions in these media outlets. On the other end, advertisers and public relations managers working for companies employ an understanding of mass communication to reach out to target consumers. Mass media also entails various forms of entertainment - this opens up roles for writers, photographers, costume designers and more.

Undergraduate pathways are available at schools in various nations around the world, offering both Internet-based and campus-based options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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12 Results in Journalism and Mass Communication

The Manchester College

The course aims to prepare students with the creative skills required to work within the media make-up industry. ... [+]

What's the Make-up Artistry (Special Effects pathway and Fashion and Media pathway)Foundation Degree course about?

The make-up artistry with fashion and media programme is designed to offer the learner the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge working as a make-up artist in preparation for direct employment or further study. The course comprises of a range of core modules developing the key skills and attributes to become a successful make-up artist. These modules are further complimented by the fashion and media subject specialist pathway modules. The course aims to prepare students with the creative skills required to work within the media make-up industry. The content of the course encourages students to produce innovative ideas in visual imagery, explore creativity and link to the needs of the media make-up industry. The course will prepare students to engage and work as artistic practitioners across a broad range of artistic makeup, including a variety of TV and media environments, theatre and photographic sectors, as well as preparing them to be an independent practitioner/artist. With the exciting new developments occurring in the world of TV, Manchester is set to become an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the new BBC multi Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios which also provide our learners with excellent opportunities to gain significant work experience. In addition, we have a year long placement available for MUTV (Manchester united television) providing outstanding... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Manchester College

The programme is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the foundation degree, or a similar course in make-up, the opportunity to obtain the award of ... [+]

What's the Make-up Artistry & Effects (Special Effects pathway and Fashion and Media pathway) course about?

The programme is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the foundation degree, or a similar course in make-up, the opportunity to obtain the award of an honors degree.

The course comprises of a range of core modules designed to further extend key skills, attributes and advance technical ability in the art of make-up transformation. These modules are further complemented by fashion and media specialist modules.

The course aims to produce professional make-up artists who are equipped with all the skills to adapt and respond to the challenging demands of the make-up industry. ... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Sunway University

The Sunway Foundation in Arts (FIA) creates an academic pathway for students to transition smoothly into tertiary level studies at Sunway University or to selected local ... [+]

The Sunway Foundation in Arts (FIA) creates an academic pathway for students to transition smoothly into tertiary level studies at Sunway University or to selected local and overseas universities. As a Sunway University preparatory programme, FIA has been specially designed to enable students to progress into Sunway University. Subject to achieving minimum university entry required scores for their proposed degree programme, students from FIA are guaranteed a place in Sunway University

The programme was developed with academics from FIA and Sunway University having contributed their expertise and experience, incorporating key elements for students to develop intellectually, emotionally and socially. Ensuring there is a seamless pathway from the foundation year right through to the undergraduate years. Owing to the quality of its provision and the scope of its curriculum, FIA qualification is also accepted by selected local and foreign institutions.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
HIC Hertfordshire International College

In journalism, you will develop professional writing skills with an awareness of the target audience and the legal and ethical framework for publishing. The academic stud ... [+]

Overview

In journalism, you will develop professional writing skills with an awareness of the target audience and the legal and ethical framework for publishing. The academic study of journalism involves the development of key journalistic skills including the ability to write a news story, conduct an interview and put together a feature article. Students also conduct an analysis of the differences between types of newspaper and the news values they display, examine major ethical and legal issues pertaining to the practice of journalism in the UK.

Join our lively, creative community, study a range of fascinating subjects and learn from some of the most exceptional research-active academics in their field. It’s all about discovering new ideas, deepening your knowledge and developing a truly exciting future.... [-]

United Kingdom Hatfield
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
HIC Hertfordshire International College

Hertfordshire is home to the majority of the UK's media production. We have strong links with the major film and TV studios, all located within 45 minutes of our campus. ... [+]

Overview

Hertfordshire is home to the majority of the UK's media production. We have strong links with the major film and TV studios, all located within 45 minutes of our campus. In recent years staff and students have worked on major blockbuster movies including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Harry Potter films.

We provide some of the best facilities in the UK for studying and producing your own creative work. Sharing of resources and expertise across the faculty is encouraged, giving you access to all spaces and equipment.

Stage 1:University Foundation Stage 2, 3 & 4:Bachelor's Degree Film, TV & Music Production

For these courses, you will be required to show evidence of previous work through a portfolio or evidence of the musical theory.... [-]

United Kingdom Hatfield
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Drew University

International Year One in Media and Communications will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Drew University. ... [+]

International Year One in Media and Communications will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Drew University.

Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your third year of undergraduate study at Drew University or at a number of well-known US universities. Progression is the transition from an INTO program to a university degree program.

Degree Program Components

4-Semester:

128 credit hour program 64 credit hours apply from Pathway 64 credit hours remaining toward a degree

Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key course facts Course length: 4 - 5 Semesters Start dates: 2019: August 2020: January, May, August 2021: January, May, August 2022: January Fees: * Award: This Pathway program leads to a variety of majors in the arts, including art, art history, music, and theatre. Course options: 4-Semester Pathway 5-Semester Pathway ... [-]
USA Madison
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 5 semesters
Campus
Washington State University

International Year One in Journalism/Communication will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Washington State University. Upon succes ... [+]

International Year One in Journalism/Communication will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Washington State University. Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at Washington State University. This transition from an INTO WSU program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components:

2-Semester:

120 credit hour program 25 credit hours apply from Pathway 95 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

120 credit hour program 16 credit hours apply from Pathway 104 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key course facts Course length: 1-2 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January Fees: From $16,500 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 15 Award: This Pathway leads to undergraduate degrees including Communication and Society, English, Journalism and Media Production, Marketing or Strategic Communication at Washington State University. Course options: 1-Semester Pathway 2-Semester Pathway Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Pullman
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Hofstra University

International Year One in Communication will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Hofstra University. ... [+]

International Year One in Communication will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Hofstra University.

Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at Hofstra University. This program pairs you with dedicated faculty who help you succeed in your first year at Hofstra University.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester

124 credit hour program 30-31 credit hours apply from Pathway 93-94 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester

124 credit hour program 15 credit hours apply from Pathway 109 credit hours remaining toward a degree Course features Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers. Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway. Key Facts Course length: 1 - 3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: August; 2020: January, August; 2021: January Fees: From $27,400 Academic Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.5. High school diploma. English Language Requirements: From IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 50 or equivalent Award: This Pathway program leads to a variety of bachelor's degrees at Hofstra University. Course Options: 1-Semester Pathway, 2-Semester Pathway, 3-Semester Pathway Your course options 1-Semester Pathway ... [-]
USA New York
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
University of Stirling

Offered on an integrated basis, you'll complete a preparation year and then enter Year 2 of your undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. There are a variety o ... [+]

Offered on an integrated basis, you'll complete a preparation year and then enter Year 2 of your undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. There are a variety of degree subjects available including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sports Studies. A flexible modular degree structure means you can keep your options open and tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions. As a single programme of study, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
The College, Swansea University

At Swansea, our teaching, and research explores the history, theory and practice of media, film, journalism and public relations. Research is developed through the two ma ... [+]

At Swansea, our teaching, and research explores the history, theory and practice of media, film, journalism and public relations.

Research is developed through the two main groupings of European Film and Identity, and Media History, Theory and Technology, together with overlapping clusters exploring Journalism and Global Media.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.

... [-]
United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University CEU - Cardenal Herrera

The world has changed, and with it, the way future professionals must be educated has also changed. That's why you will receive an education which is practical and applic ... [+]

Studying at the CEU UCH means choosing a University which is different both in the ‘what’ and the ‘how’. We offer a combination of experience and innovation. It is about being truly international and yet with strong local roots. In short, we can offer you everything you need to be whatever you want to be.

What makes us different?

1. Bilingual training

If you would like to study both in English and in Spanish and enhance your future professional profile, you can study the first year of your degree in English and then complete the rest of your degree in Spanish. There are particular learning itineraries to meet different needs:

For students who are not native Spanish speakers: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits (which these students will undertake in the second year). Instead of undertaking these 15 ECTS credits in the first year, you will undertake a Spanish language module to help you prepare for undertaking your studies in Spanish. For native Spanish-speaking students: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits, which will be undertaken in Spanish. ... [-]
Spain Moncada
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University CEU - Cardenal Herrera

The world has changed, and with it, the way future professionals must be educated has also changed. That is why you will receive an education which is practical and appli ... [+]

Studying at the CEU UCH means choosing a University which is different both in the ‘what’ and the ‘how’. We offer a combination of experience and innovation. It is about being truly international and yet with strong local roots. In short, we can offer you everything you need to be whatever you want to be.

What makes us different?

1. Bilingual training

If you would like to study both in English and in Spanish and enhance your future professional profile, you can study the first year of your degree in English and then complete the rest of your degree in Spanish. There are specific study paths to meet different needs:

For students who are not native Spanish speakers: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits (which these students will undertake in the second year). Instead of undertaking these 15 ECTS credits in the first year, you will undertake a Spanish language module to help prepare for you for the next stage of your studies in Spanish. For native Spanish-speaking students: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits, which will be undertaken in Spanish. ... [-]
Spain Moncada
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus