Communication & Digital Media: The Perfect Degree for Creative Storytellers

Topics: Programs & Majors

Published on: May 29, 2019 6:51:00 AM

Communication & Digital Media: The Perfect Degree for Creative Storytellers

Neumann University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Digital Media; a degree that's perfect for creatively-inclined college students who would like to pursue a career that combines communications, broadcasting, digital media, and storytelling.

Let's take a deeper dive and learn more about this multifaceted, creative college major.

If you want to pursue an undergraduate degree in Communication and Digital Media, you need to have an interest in cultivating the following skills: creativity, problem solving, communication skills (written and verbal), attention to detail, organization skills, and adaptability. In addition, you need to recognize that digital media is constantly changing, and you need to be prepared to challenge conventional thinking and embrace innovative methodologies as they evolve in the field.

Once enrolled in Neumann's program, you can choose from a variety of tracks within the degree. After choosing either Production and Digital Broadcasting, Journalism and Digital Media, or Digital and Strategic Communication, you will learn different skills all relating to understanding how to effectively communicate information and tell stories on a range of digital platforms.

Let's examine some particulars surrounding job opportunities in this field and where graduates of Neumann's Communication and Digital Media degree have gone on pursue their own careers.

"I started my own radio show right away, and now, I'm executive editor of the Neumann News." 
— Andrea Roe, Communication and Digital Media major

Career Opportunities:

So, what can you do with a degree in communication and digital media? Below are just a few of the career opportunities you'll have once you obtain a Communication and Digital Media degree from Neumann University. 

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Corporate Communications
  • Event Coordination
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Marketing Research
  • Media Production & Direction
  • Podcast and Mobile Platform Managers
  • Public Relations
  • Radio & Television
  • Social Media Communication
  • Research and Analytics
  • Video & Film
  • Wire Services & Syndicates
  • Writing/Editing/Copywriting

Internships & Job Placements:

Students are required to complete a minimum of three credits related to an internship experience involving Communication and Digital Media. A large percentage of Neumann University Communication and Digital Media graduates are employed in their field or pursue advanced degrees after graduation. Here is a partial list of organizations who either hired our students as interns or graduates as full-time employees:

  • ABC 7, New York
  • ABC Television Network, New York
  • Columbia Records
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Flyers
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • iHeart Media
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
  • Phillies
  • The Rachael Ray Show
  • SMG World
  • TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Washington Capitals
  • Wendy Williams Show

Communication and Digital Media: Fast Facts

FIVE  Studios in the new Mullen Communication Center

THREE — Student EMMY Awards won by Communication and Digital Media majors

122 — Total credit hours required 

There are three tracks offered within NU's Communication and Digital Media degree:

  • Production and Digital Broadcasting
  • Journalism and Digital Media
  • Digital and Strategic Communication

Upon completion of this program, a graduate earns a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication and Digital Media and would be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate experiential knowledge of contemporary communications practices through curricular and co-curricular opportunities
  • Design and create effective audio and video content
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  •  Analyze communication and digital media practices using a value-driven, ethical framework

Come get creative with us at neumann:

Classes, homework, tests, and research don't have to be dry and uninspiring. If you are a creative soul thinking about what degree will keep you focused, interested, and challenge you to embrace innovation, consider contacting us at Neumann University to learn more!

Check out our digital resource page — The Pathway to College: How High School Students Can Best Prepare for College — for tips, advice, and tools related to every step of the process!

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Fran Reed

 Fran Reed

About The Author: Francesca Reed is the Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing at Neumann University. She brings a wealth of experience in overseeing both undergraduate and graduate admissions. Known for her skill in identifying and supporting prospective students throughout their enrollment journey, Francesca is dedicated to making higher education accessible and fulfilling.





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