School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Bachelor of Arts
Integrate dynamic digital media with the development of communication skills to meet the demands of our connected world.
Mount Ida’s Media Communication program gives students a competitive edge because of its interdisciplinary approach in communication, digital design, and business.
Preparation for the real world.
Our new, start-of-the-art, on-campus media lab and hands-on teaching partnership with NEWTV, a TV studio broadcasting to more than 200,000 homes in Newton, MA, provides the well-rounded knowledge and experience to jump-start your career after graduation
For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Media Communication degree program in our College Catalog.
Program Requirements - 120-121 credits, broken out into the following categories:
- 48 credits - Program Requirements Courses
- 30 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
- 42 credits - Open Electives
Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:
- BA 328 - Social Media and Marketing
- MC 110 - Television Studio Production
- MC 230 - Survey of Media
- MC 240 - Digital Field Production
- GD 215 - Introduction to Web Design
Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.
As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.
To learn more about our faculty, please visit the English and Humanities faculty directory.
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Media Communication
Students in Professor Siani’s class are often asked to do the unthinkable – turn off their digital devices for a week and to communicate one-on-one and speak to each other. Resistance is instant, but after a week, a new-found awareness of self emerges. “Anxiety is down, depression is gone, and students are amazed they not only survived – but liked it. ” Siani has been a media maker for more than 30 years, starting out as a teen radio personality and evolving into ...
Life after Graduation.
Media Communication graduates possess high-demand skills, suitable for traditional media communication careers, as well as emerging digital careers. Our graduates go on to a diverse range of careers, including:
- Public Relations
- Script writing
- Photo journalism
- Web design
- Digital content producing
- Multimedia designing/producing
- Multimedia journalism
- Advanced studies in communication
- Advanced studies in business
- Advanced studies in design
We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.
Tuition Fees and Aid
Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.
Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.
Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.
*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.
of Mount Ida students receive some form of financial aid