Bachelor of Science, Communication

Communication students gain an impressive sense of the industry through courses such as media history, research and theory, as well as hands-on learning in creative media arts such as scriptwriting, cinematography, film production and animation. Students also take a broad range of electives that prepare them to move quickly into management or creative roles after they graduate.

Curriculum and degree requirements

Students receive their degrees from Northwestern's renowned School of Communication. NU-Q communication students major in a course of study called Media Industries and Technology (MIT). Built upon the proven curriculum at Northwestern's home campus, as well as the special resources and talent available at Northwestern's Qatar campus, MIT is a hybrid course of study that has drawn the admiration of educators and media professionals alike.

The curriculum also provides students with a solid liberal arts education designed to broaden and enrich the study and understanding of human expression and interaction.

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Careers in communication

Northwestern communication graduates write for television and work in film studios, radio stations, and talent agencies. They manage digital information and analyze the impact of new media. They pursue careers in creative industries, and advertising and develop communication strategies for corporations, non-profit organizations, cultural associations, and government ministries.

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NU-Q communication faculty members are scholars of film, television, language, rhetoric, debate and acting. They have professional experience as writers, filmmakers, actors, directors and more. Learn more about their areas of expertise and find contact information.

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