The following undergraduate degree programs are available for the 2013-2014 academic year. Full program details, including course descriptions and credit requirements will be available in November 2012.
B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations
Advertising and Public Relations (APR) are multi-billion dollar industries that affect our lives on a daily basis. The APR major seeks to prepare students for competitive success within a dynamic advertising/public relations environment. The major offers students an opportunity to develop skills to assess different international perspectives, develop innovative approaches and implement creative designs.
B.A. in Communication and Emerging Media
The Communication and Emerging Media program offers future media professionals the opportunity to prepare for the ever-changing nature of the way society communicates, on an interpersonal and mass-media scale. Blending traditional communication theory and fundamentals with the study of emerging technology makes this degree ideal for students seeking careers in radio, television, print and digital media and more.
B.A. in Drama
The dramatic arts affect the lives of nearly every human being on a daily basis. The major in Drama is unique in that it promotes the understanding and practice of the entirety of the dramatic arts. It provides students the opportunity to learn all the facets of dramatic production such as acting, directing, writing, producing, designing, filmmaking and technical production as well as how to develop as confident and creative artists capable of performing in the stage, film, television and Internet markets.
B.A. in Film
The Film major seeks to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to build successful careers in film and video media. The Film major promotes the blending of a strong liberal arts concentration with the creative, technical and theoretical study of the medium. Skill sets learned in the major consist of those from pre-production, production and post-production, including: screenwriting, shot selection, cinematography, casting and collaborating with actors, script supervising, sound recording, and non-linear editing with a multi-layered soundtrack.
B.S. in Multimedia Design
Students earning a baccalaureate degree in Multimedia Design are trained in the techniques of graphic design, motion graphics, photography, animation, drawing, illustration and videography as they are applied to our changing technological world. By building a portfolio of professional-quality work, students have the opportunity to become prepared for careers ranging from multimedia advertising to visual entertainment.
B.A. in Multimedia Journalism
The Multimedia Journalism major provides instruction in journalism theory and practice with a curriculum that recognizes the field’s expansion beyond its traditional boundaries to encompass new techniques and concepts. Though contemporary multimedia journalism is very much a work in progress still seeking its voice, it has embraced interactivity, user-provided content and new forms of media that have altered accepted notions of news cycle and coverage, from Google News to YouTube and Twitter.
The college offers an advanced degree designed for media professionals and recent baccalaureate graduates who plan careers as media scholars and/or practitioners.
M.S. in Communication and Media
The Master of Science in Communication and Media program emphasizes the application of technology and new media delivery systems in the evolving mass media environment.
The international opportunities offered through CIC offer students the opportunity to study and experience the rapidly changing world of communication abroad. The international opportunities available allow students to gain insight into and make connections with the communication theories and processes studied in the classroom, as well giving them the opportunity to develop the advanced communication skills and emergent media knowledge that are so highly valued in today’s competitive job market. CIC offers study abroad opportunities from Russia to the Caribbean and Japan to the United Kingdom, offering students an international experience that is highly valued in today’s workplace.
At Lynn University, students together with their academic advisors, have the opportunity to select the courses that will put them onto the right path both toward a post-secondary education and a successful career. The courses gathered here are based on the list of course requirements associated with majors offered by the College of International Communication.