College of Arts and Sciences

Global Media

Create Your Career in the Creative Industries

Communication offers a vast array of career opportunities in the fields of media, entertainment, and creative industries in the knowledge economy. Students have a multitude of options to develop their interests, skills and talents in a variety of areas. 

The Global Media program combines theory with practice, global learning with problem-solving and opportunities with challenges. You will learn to think, reflect and produce creatively and analytically. The program emphasizes writing, visual thinking and speech communication/presentation, as well as portfolio development and global perspectives in studying media.

Based on the model of integrating the academic training with the demands and needs of professional and policy world, the program offers courses in many of the exciting and innovative fields, which transgress traditional boundaries between disciplines and are challenging to students. Courses emphasize an integration of theory and practice and traditional and new technologies.


Specializations are available in Cultural Studies, Digital Gaming Studies, Digital Media, Fashion Studies, Film Production, Media Industries, Media Production, New Media Journalism, Sound and Music, Visual Cultures, Visual Journalism, and World Cinema

Required Study Abroad

You are required to spend two full-time semesters abroad taking courses in your chosen specialization with the approval of the Chair of the Department. You may spend each of the two semesters in two different universities in the same country or in two different universities in two different countries, provided you have processed your applications through The College of Global Studies and the Office of International Affairs at Arcadia.

All courses adopt an approach that is essentially global, situating media in the issues of globalization as well those of the specific national media contexts. With their emphasis on creative industries, you will get practical experience as you immerse yourself in the culture of other students attending these universities.