Communications and Media

Enhance Your Media Literacy and Build a Skill Set in Communications

Media literacy – the ability to access and evaluate the information you consume – is a vital study area in this age of “post-truth.” Providence will give you the edge as a critical consumer of media and one who can learn to create media that will ultimately change the world. Communications and Media graduates are provided a well-rounded understanding of media industries and draw on the considerable experience and expertise of faculty.


Before deciding to enroll in a university-level program, you may ask the question, “What will I know and what will I be able to do by the time I complete my degree?” That’s why we need program outcomes which indicate the scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities students should possess when they graduate with their Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Media. These outcomes are detailed in a comprehensive assessment plan that you can download HERE.


Major Options
BA Communications & Media Adv Major 4 Years
BA Communications & Media Honours Major 4 Years
BA Communications & Media Major 3 Years
Minor Communications & Media Combine w/ any Major
Program Details

For Entrance into the Communications & Media program

For entry to the Communications and Media major, Advanced or Honours major the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in 431.11 Introduction to Communications and Media or 432.13 Visual Communication. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Range of Courses
  • Writing for the Media
  • Visual Communication
  • Principles of Journalism
  • Speaking in Public
  • Media and Society
  • Television
  • Topics in Pop Culture
  • Photography
  • Media in Crisis: Radio and Print
Career Options

Graduates build careers in journalism, videography, marketing and corporate communications. Others pursue graduate studies.