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Communication Arts, M.A.

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About

With seemingly infinite career opportunities, graduates from Communication Arts at University of the Incarnate Word work as writers, producers, directors, editors, public relations specialists, videographers, filmmakers, broadcast journalists, advertising specialists, event planners, social media specialists, teachers, web specialists, bilingual journalists, convergent media specialists, among others.

The goals of the program are to cultivate students’ imagination and creativity through mastery of technical skills needed to become effective professionals in the field of communications; to create an environment fostering the exploration of diverse perspectives and encourages students to use their skills and resources to serve their community and society, so that they are prepared to participate confidently, ethically, and competently as concerned and enlightened citizens.

Career Opportunities

Communication professionals aim to educate, inform, entertain and persuade using mass media such as radio, TV, film, Internet, newspapers, magazines, Public Relations, Advertising and other forms of New Media. Communication graduates can seek career opportunities in a wide variety of industries to include business, education, nonprofit agencies, and the government. Graduates may also seek opportunities in different branches of communication - Journalism, Visual Arts and Design, and Performance Arts. Former students have become writers, producers, directors, editors, public relation specialists, videographers, filmmakers, broadcast journalists, advertising specialists, event planners, social media specialists, teachers, web specialists, bilingual journalists and convergent media specialists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Orientation to Communication Arts
  • Computer Literacy for Communication Arts
  • Public Speaking
  • Theories of Communication
  • Writing for the Media
  • Media Ethics
  • Law and the Media
  • Internship
  • Senior Portfolio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  •  A TOEFL iBT score of 83, an IELTS score of 6.5, a Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) score of Level C1 or completion of ELS level 110 English for Academic Purposes. Students graduating from an accredited US university are exempt from the English requirement.

Tuition Fee

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    940 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    940 USD/credit
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  • In-State Applies to you

    940 USD/credit
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Sister School Alumni Scholarship

Students who have received a Bachelor’s degree from one of UIW’s sister school partners will receive a 15% tuition discount towards a Master’s degree at UIW.  This award does not apply to students who are part of special programs, cohorts, and/or recruited by third parties.  

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