Communication Major: Media Practices Option B.A.

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Communication Major: Media Practices Option B.A.

What is media practices in communication?

Whether you’re interested in radio broadcasting, videography, screenwriting or social media influencing, the media practices option in the communication degree program will give you the experience and hands-on training to succeed. You’ll learn about mass media and new digital media technologies, and establish a foundation in digital, film and audio media production. Then you’ll gain field experience in an area of your choosing, such as media production, digital marketing and broadcasting, through a communication internship.

Why study media practices communication at UNH?

The media practices option is run in collaboration with the Communication Arts Department on the UNH Manchester campus, giving you direct access to state-of-the-art equipment and studio facilities. You’ll develop the interpersonal and technical skills to produce original work. Opportunities to enhance the production curriculum include UNH CAMRA, a student and faculty group that conducts and supports research that goes beyond the written word; the digital undergraduate journal of communication, Comm-entary, and training in the CMN Media Lab on the Durham campus. Internships in audio, video and digital media production allow you to connect your scholarly training with practical experience.

Potential careers

  • Audio engineer
  • Communications manager
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Magazine editor
  • Marketing professional
  • Public relations professional
  • Radio producer
  • Social media marketer
  • Videographer
  • Writer


Curriculum & Requirements

The Department of Communication in collaboration with the Communication Arts Department at the UNH Manchester campus offers the media practices option. This option is designed for qualified students who want to augment their Communication major at Durham with training in media production and applied media communication through courses in the Communication Arts Department at the Manchester Campus.1 Qualified students who meet all requirements will graduate with a BA degree in Communication with a Media Practices Option, an achievement which will be recorded on their official transcripts.

Minimum Requirements for Option Eligibility

  1. Declared Communication Major.
  2. Completion of CMN 455, CMN 456, and CMN 457 with a C or better.
  3. Maintain minimum in-major GPA of 2.5.

Major Courses

Completion of all Communication major requirements.

Option Courses

Completion of two media practices courses (8 credits) in the Department of Communication Arts at Manchester campus from among the following: 18
Media Writing
Image and Sound
Fundamentals of Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Fundamentals of Audio Prod
Special Topics in Applied Communication
Media Programming


Based on work experience at a site directly relevant to applied media practices or production for a minimum of 4 academic credits completed in one semester. Junior standing is required. 24

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