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BA in Media & Communications
effective Fall 2017

4 Year Degree Course
The field of media & communications requires professionals with knowledge and skills in creative thinking, preparing news stories, using new media technologies and media production. This course will equip students with the expertise required to pursue a career in print or broadcast media, businesses with their own internal media departments, creative production boutiques and journalism.

This course, slated to begin in Fall 2017, is ideal for students who favour a programme of study that will give a thorough foundation in core business and media related subjects such as, creative writing; marketing communications planning, television studies, news production and public relations.  Some career options include:

  • Production Manager
  • News Editor
  • Media planner
  • Manager of Public Relations
  • Social Media Manager
  • News Correspondent/Reporter
  • Programme Researcher (TV/Video)
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Special Events Manager

You have the choice of selecting courses or modules, so that your course of study is completed ideally through classes in the daytime but with the flexibility for classes in the evening or on Sundays.

Students are required to complete the 4-year programme for a Bachelor of Arts degree award.

Course Objective
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media & Communications from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), is so structured, to give successful participants an understanding of media operations; competence in oral and written communication as it relates to media and public relations; analytical and critical thinking skills for matters related to media relations & an appreciation of new media technologies.

The curriculum has been designed to include the most current trends, techniques and practices in contemporary media studies.

UCC is a tertiary institution registered by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official local accrediting body for tertiary education. We are working closely with the UCJ, for accreditation of the B.A. degree in Media & Communications.  

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(Undergraduate Degree Programmes)

  • To be unconditionally admitted to complete UCC undergraduate programmes, individuals should possess a minimum of five (5) subjects at the GCE or CSEC level at grades A, B, C or 1, 2, 3 respectively. A CSEC pass at level 3 must have been obtained since 1998.
  • Students with 7 CXCs/GCEs subjects including Mathematics and English Language grades 1 & 2 may be eligible for a 50% discount for the first 2 years (conditions apply).
  • Candidates who have a minimum of 4 CXCs can also apply pending the outstanding CXC subjects or can opt to do UCC replacement courses Core Mathematics, English for Academic Purpose and Fundamentals of Accounting.
  • Mature Entry: Must be working for 5 years or more, be at a minimum age of 25 years. Academic qualifications, a detailed resume, a job letter and 3 professional references will be required.