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BA in Communication & Digital Media

The American University of Rome
4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Rome
English
Spring or Fall semester
The American University of Rome

Program description

BA in Communication & Digital Media

AUR’s BA in Communication & Digital Media offers a mix of theoretical foundations and practical know-how for you to thrive in the global communications industry, from social media to PR, online journalism, and advertising.

Communication skills, the ability to communicate clearly, ethically, and with relevant purpose, are essential in every walk of life and every career path. Across all industries, employers consistently rank communication skills at the top of the most important qualities of incoming professionals. The way you communicate - and the way you understand what is being communicated - will shape your entire life.

The B.A. Communication & Digital Media major at AUR has been designed to extend and enhance students' communication skills while giving them a deep understanding of communication theory and how it applies to intercultural communication, organizational communication, and the management of social networks and mass media. As your knowledge deepens this program prepares you for a future in public relations, journalism, social media and content management, and countless other areas in which communication skills are essential. The field of communication is rapidly growing. AUR students are prepared to lead, innovate, and succeed in a culturally diverse world where ideas and technology change constantly.

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Admission requirements

Application Deadlines

AUR operates a ‘rolling’ admissions process with preference given to early applicants.  Due to student visa purposes, Non-EU/EAA students are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible. Please check the Visas and Permits page on our website for more information.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed application form through our website or via the Common App
  • $50/€50 non-refundable application fee. Only U.S. and Canadian citizens pay in dollars.
  • 500-750-word personal statement on the following: To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment – Ralph Waldo EmersonWhat is something about you that you would never change?
  • 500-750-word essay response to the following question: Our favorite hashtag is #LifeAtAURWhat do you imagine your life at AUR to be like?
  • Official high school transcripts and/or university transcripts for all institution attended to date. A certified English translation is required for non-English transcripts.
  • An academic recommendation letter (see below).
  • Course descriptions for all courses where credits are being transferred.
  • copy of your valid passport.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English will need to supply an official TOEFL or IELTS English language proficiency results(Unless transcripts show that you have been attending an English-speaking school/university for three years or more).
  • Optional: Official SAT or ACT results.

All documents must be original and sent from their original source

Supporting Documents

Application materials should be sent through our online application system, via email to our admissions team, or by regular mail to:
The American University of Rome
Attn: The Admissions Office
Via Pietro Roselli 4
00153 Rome, Italy

Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their application is complete and that we have received their supporting documents.  Please note that it may take 1-2 business days for an uploaded document to reflect on the application checklist. The American University of Rome’s Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional items in order to complete the application process.

Note: If you do not have all of the documents ready when first submitting your application, we will send you a link where you can upload outstanding materials.

Academic Recommendation Letter

The letter of recommendation can be written by a teacher, professor, school principal, or guidance counselor. If you have been out of the education system for a while and are having difficulty contacting someone for an academic recommendation, a letter from a current or recent employer can be accepted in its place.

Advanced Standing

Candidates in possession of credentials from European lyceums, (Italian Maturità, International Baccalaureate, the British A levels, etc.) or students who receive a 3 or higher on any AP examination must submit official records of the last year of high school and a copy of the diploma (if granted).

Transfer Credits

Please check the Information for Transfer Students page on our website for details.

SAT and ACT Scores

SAT and ACT scores are optional requirements for U.S. applicants.
The American University of Rome SAT institutional code for reporting purposes is 0262. Information concerning the SAT may be obtained at College Board site.
The American University of Rome ACT institutional code for reporting purposes is 5392. Information concerning the ACT may be obtained at the ACT site.

Interview

You will be contacted for an interview once a completed application has been submitted and all supporting documents have been received. Interviews may be conducted face-to-face, on the phone or via Skype. 

Make sure to check out the Admissions Process page on our website for more information.


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Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

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The American University of Rome

The American University of Rome is dedicated to providing a unique educational experience to forward-thinking students from all over the world. At AUR, we pair a commitment to academic excellence with the curation of practical professional skills, so that upon...


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Via Pietro Roselli 4
00153 Rome
Italy

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