Communication Major: Media Practices Option (B.A.)

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The Department of Communication in collaboration with the Communication Arts Department at the UNH Manchester campus offers the media practices option. This option is designed for qualified students who want to augment their Communication major at Durham with training in media production and applied media communication through courses in the Communication Arts Department at the Manchester Campus.1 Qualified students who meet all requirements will graduate with a BA degree in Communication with a Media Practices Option, an achievement which will be recorded on their official transcripts.

Minimum Requirements for Option Eligibility

  1. Declared Communication Major.
  2. Completion of CMN 455, CMN 456, and CMN 457 with a C or better.
  3. Maintain minimum in-major GPA of 2.5.

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements between Durham and Manchester campuses.

Major Courses

Completion of all Communication major requirements.

Option Courses

Completion of two media practices courses (8 credits) in the Department of Communication Arts at Manchester campus from among the following: 18
Media Writing
Image and Sound
Fundamentals of Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Fundamentals of Audio Prod
Special Topics in Applied Communication
Media Programming


Based on work experience at a site directly relevant to applied media practices or production for a minimum of 4 academic credits completed in one semester. Junior standing is required. 24

Students may arrange to take Media Practices (CA) courses at any time during the course of their academic programs after they have satisfactorily completed the three 400-level introductory courses. Thus, students may take the 500-level CA courses before, concurrently with, or after completion of CMN 500-level courses and/or CMN 600-level courses.


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