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International Communication and Media

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Mechelen
Spring

Mechelen
Fall
international-communication-and-media

Program description

International Communication and Media

From idea to impact in an international mindset

  • You’re a digital savvy and can navigate the media landscape with ease.
  • Your global outlook will help you approach new ideas with an open mind.
  • Get ready to sharpen your strategy mindset and creative skills.
  • Deep dive into all aspects of communication and media via interactive classes.
  • Learn the tricks of multiple trades from graphic design and audio to video and web.
  • Specialise in either Branding &Activation or Public &Corporate affairs in your final year (unique in Belgium).
  • Explore the intercultural, psychological, marketing and technological aspects of media.
  • Take your studies global with a semester at one of our international partner universities.
  • Learn to transform communications plans into results during your international internship.
  • As a fully qualified communication and media professional, you will stand at the forefront of innovation in the business world.
  • Your Thomas More Bachelor’s degree is a launch pad to an international careeror further studies.
  • Start this flexible 6-semester programme either in February or September.

Admission requirements

Diploma Conditions

You want to enrol for a full degree (3 years)

You will need to prove that you meet the conditions to start an equivalent course program in higher education in the country where you obtained your diploma. Please note that candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state may be set additional requirements.

Language Conditions

English Language Conditions for all English-taught Degree programs

You can prove you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework), if you:

  • obtained a Flemish secondary education diploma or a Dutch VWO-diploma, MBO-4 diploma, HAVO + propedeuse
  • passed the ITACE test level B2 (in Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels or Ghent).
  • obtained the minimum score (e.g. 6 overall band score on the IELTS test or equivalent) on internationally recognised language tests such as Cambridge Assessment English, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition are also accepted .
  • obtained an English-language diploma in secondary or higher education from an institution of one of the following countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Caribbean islands & South Africa. This implies that applicants who did not obtain their GCE A Level certificates in Australia, English speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA have to submit language test (cf. above) results.
  • followed your previous education in a partner institution with which Thomas More has an agreement on language requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Specialisation for Branding & Activation

Phase 1

Strategy & Planning

  • Communication Theory
  • Globalisation & International Marketing
  • Regional and Citymarketing
  • Film & Media Genres

International Business & Society

  • World Economics
  • Psychology
  • Innovation & Communication
  • Intercultural Communication

Concept & Creation

  • Visual Design
  • Digital Lab
  • Video Production 1

Labs

  • Introduction to ICM
  • Inspiration Lab

Electives

  • Electives | Language courses
    • Spanish, French or other foreign language
  • Electives | Package international profiling
    • International Project 2
    • Survival Dutch
    • Short Summer Internship
  • Package personal profiling
    • Writing and presenting skills
    • Public Speaking

Phase 2

Strategy & Planning

  • Communication & Media Strategy
  • Online Tools

International Business & Society

  • Research Methods

Concept & Creation

  • Mobile and Social Media storytelling
  • Graphic Design Print & Web
  • Videoproduction 2

Communication skills

  • Copywriting

Labs

  • Communication Challenge

Study Exchange

  • Minor Media Experience

Electives

Electives | Package international profiling

  • International Project 2
  • Survival Dutch

Package personal profiling

  • Media and diversity

Electives | Language courses

  • Spanish, French or other foreign language

Phase 3

Strategy & Planning

  • Expert Classes Branding & Activation
  • Expert Classes Communication Technology

Concept & Creation

  • Expert skills Graphic Design
  • Expert skills Branding & Activation

Business & Society

  • Digital Media Management
  • Test Bench New Technology

Communication skills

  • Writing and presentation skills

Labs

  • International Pitch Branding & Activation

Electives

choose 1 course of 3 ECTS

Package International Profiling

  • Survival Dutch
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Professional French
  • Professional English

Package personal profiling

  • Public Speaking
  • Media & Diversity
  • Ethical managerial problem-solving
  • Regional and City Marketing
  • Societal and Consumer Trends

@ work

International Internship Branding & Activation

Specialisation for Public & Corporate affairs

Phase 1

Strategy & Planning

  • Communication Theory
  • Globalisation & International Marketing
  • Regional and Citymarketing
  • Film & Media Genres

International Business & Society

  • World Economics
  • Psychology
  • Innovation & Communication
  • Intercultural Communication

Concept & Creation

  • Visual Design
  • Digital Lab
  • Video Production 1

Labs

  • Introduction to ICM
  • Inspiration Lab

Electives

  • Electives | Language courses
    • Spanish, French or other foreign language
  • Electives | Package international profiling
    • International Project 2
    • Survival Dutch
    • Short Summer Internship
  • Package personal profiling
    • Writing and presenting skills
    • Public Speaking

Phase 2

Strategy & Planning

  • Communication & Media Strategy
  • Online Tools

International Business & Society

  • Research Methods

Concept & Creation

  • Mobile and Social Media storytelling
  • Graphic Design Print & Web
  • Video Production 2

Communication skills

  • Copywriting

Labs

  • Communication Challenge

Study Exchange

  • Minor Media Experience

Electives

Electives | Package international profiling

  • International Project 2
  • Survival Dutch

Package personal profiling

  • Media and diversity

Electives | Language courses

  • Spanish, French or other foreign language

Phase 3

Strategy & Planning

  • Expert Classes Public and Corporate Affairs
  • Expert Classes Communication Technology

Concept & Creation

  • Expert Skills Graphic Design
  • Expert Skills Public and Corporate Affairs

Business & Society

  • Digital Media Management
  • Test Bench New Technology

Communication Skills

  • Writing & Presentation Skills

Labs

  • International Pitch Public & Corporate Affairs

Electives

choose 1 course of 3 ECTS

Package International Profiling

  • Survival Dutch
  • EU Business Topics
  • French 4
  • Spanish 4

Package Personal Profiling

  • Public Speaking
  • Film and Media Genres
  • International Playground

Package Free Study Space

@ Work

International Internship Public & Corporate Affairs

Scholarships & funding

Thomas More offers a non-monetary scholarship to international students. You can get a discount on the tuition fee via the merit-based scholarship or tuition fee waiver.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

EEA Students

  • Fixed Registration Fee: €247,9
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS):€951,9

Non-EEA Students without Scholarship

  • Fixed Registration Fee: € 1,700
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS): € 6,200

Continuing studies

Extra study

Still want to continue studying? This bachelor programme offers you a strong preparation for a postgraduate, a banaba or for a master's degree.

Extra bachelor in 1 year

  • Journalism
  • Media & Entertainment Business

Postgraduate

  • Belgian Advertising School

Master

  • Communication Science

Career opportunities

Ready for the job?

Thanks to our hands-on masterclasses, projects where you work for real clients and your internship, you will quickly establish a professional network. That network will make it easier for you to start your dream job.

Which job do you prefer?

We’ve consulted former students and asked them about their awesome jobs. Our alumni-survey indicates many of them started working as junior account manager, project manager, commercial advisor, PR manager, spokesperson, external relations officer, consultant, copywriter, corporate communications manager, content ninja, digital planner, digital creative, e-commerce manager, concept creator or visual creative.

Others let us know they are working as international communication manager, media planner, strategic planner, research assistant, sales representative or social media manager. The list seems endless. Which job would you prefer?

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Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Thomas More is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders, offering more than 30 Dutch-taught and a range of English-taught bachelor degree, short and postgraduate programmes in the province of Antwerp. Next to that, Thomas More offers exchange programmes...


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Why study at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

  • Largest University of Applied Sciences in Flanders.
  • Trend-setting degrees
  • Dedicated and experienced staff 
  • International connections
  • Prepare for the real world.
  • World-renowned university association.
  • Our reputation precedes us

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Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Zandpoortvest 60
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

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