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School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Media Communication
Bachelor of Arts

Integrate dynamic digital media with the development of communication skills to meet the demands of our connected world.

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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.

Students working together for TV production

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

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

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.

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Faculty Spotlight

Joni Siani

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 at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

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:

  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Script writing
  • Producing
  • Photo journalism
  • Web design
  • Digital content producing
  • Multimedia designing/producing
  • Multimedia journalism
  • Advanced studies in communication
  • Advanced studies in business
  • Advanced studies in design

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

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

Tuition:

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.

Aid:
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.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

In a very short period, every one of us has become a media maker capable of reaching millions. This is a powerful privilege and responsibility for us as individuals and as a society.
Joni Siani

Assistant Professor Program Coordinator, Media Communication

in the School of Social Sciences & Humanities