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Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies

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  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies (BPA-CS) is a degree-completion program that brings together your real-world knowledge and experience with theory and research from the communications field.

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Q: Why take the Bachelor of Professional Arts?

A:

AU’s Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA) program lets you turn your diploma into a degree while still being able to work and meet personal commitments. You bring your knowledge and professional experience, and we bring you the wider context, including relevant theories and issues.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 2 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies (BPA-CS) is a degree-completion program that brings together your real-world knowledge and experience with theory and research from the communications field.

In the BPA-CS program, you will apply your professional knowledge within the national and international context of mass media and communication. You will explore topics including

  • the history of mass communications media
  • the effects of media and technology on individuals and society
  • emerging trends and issues in communications

When you graduate, you will have a sound knowledge of the many contexts you practice your profession in

  • theoretical
  • historical
  • economic
  • political
  • cultural

You will also be prepared to take on leadership positions, administrative responsibilities, and coordinating and consulting functions in your field.

Why take the Bachelor of Professional Arts?

AU’s Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA) program lets you turn your diploma into a degree while still being able to work and meet personal commitments. You bring your knowledge and professional experience, and we bring you the wider context, including relevant theories and issues.

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