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The Bachelors of Arts in Communications from John Cabot University, Rome Italy is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. The major provides students with superior skills in oral and written proficiency to excel in the creation, dissemination, and analysis of messages.

In addition, the program is dedicated to integrating technology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts for the study of communications, so as to prepare students for an increasingly global industry. This major focuses on the intellectual development and ethical reasoning to empower students to take leadership roles and make a difference in a variety of fields both within and outside of the communications industry.

Students with a BA in Communications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and Video Production, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law, Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Fall semester: March 1; Spring semester: October 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 8500 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 8500 Semester (EEA)

*Options & Prices for U.S. citizens and permanent residents & Canadian citizens: 11,950$(per term) .

Start date , December 2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 48 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core Curriculum

  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Media, Culture, and Society
  • Digital Media Culture
  • Advanced Communication Theory
  • Senior Capstone Project

The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses required for the major.

Major Electives

Seven courses from COM CMS and JRN. No more than three courses other than COM, CMS or JRN that are related to the major may be used as major electives when chosen from the list of approved courses (see below). Other courses related to the major might qualify as major electives depending on the students' course of studies and following approval of the Chair.

List of approved major electives for COM

  • Introduction to the History of Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Basic PhotographyAS 289 Digital Photography
  • Advanced Photography
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Business Communication
  • Social Networks and Media Management
  • Web Design I & II
  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theories
  • History and Popular Culture: Living With The Past
  • The Other American: History of the Counterculture
  • Intellectual Property Theory and Law
  • Philosophy of Art and Beauty
  • Free Speech in a Comparative Perspective
  • The Political Economy of Globalization
  • Introduction to the History of Photography


Admission to John Cabot's undergraduate program is based on a review of the following items:

  • Completed application form. We accept both our online application and the common application.
  • A 600 word personal essay
  • $50/50 non-refundable application fee. Please note that only U.S. and Canadian citizens may pay in dollars. Learn more.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date: transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.
  • Interview by phone, Skype, or in person
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form. Two for freshman applicants, one for transfer applicants.
  • SAT or ACT results (US applicants only)
Proficiency Requirements
  • English: All students must demonstrate English proficiency by completing EN 110 English Composition III with a grade of C- or above. New students will be placed in EN 101, EN 105, or EN 110, on the basis of the University's English Composition Placement Examination, and must take Composition courses until this requirement is satisfied.
  • Mathematics: All students must demonstrate proficiency in Mathematics by completing MA101 Algebra or MA102 Finite Mathematics, with a grade of C- or above. Students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in the Business Administration Major are required to take MA101 Algebra. Other students have the option of choosing between MA101 and MA102. New students may be exempted from this requirement on the basis of the University Mathematics Placement Examination; otherwise, they must take MA101 or MA102 during their first semester of attendance and until this requirement is satisfied.
  • Foreign Language: All students must demonstrate foreign language proficiency equivalent to a year of study in a foreign language with a written literature. Students with a national secondary education credential in a language other than English will be considered to have satisfied this requirement.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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