Communication & Media

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All of the Design, Theatre & Communication programs feature hands-on, project-based learning. Program and course outcomes are directly tied to current industry practices. Faculty bring professional experience to benefit student learning. Classrooms, studios and labs use industry-standard software, tools and techniques to provide real-world experience that translates directly into the field. All programs provide seamless transfer to related bachelor’s degree tracks.

The Design & Communication degree programs and certificates prepare students for careers in the in-demand fields of graphic design, user-interface design, entertainment, journalism, public relations and more.

Our majors gain marketable skills from professors who engage students with tangible examples from industry experience. Studying communication opens doors to a spectrum of careers that offer vast opportunities for lifelong learning, innovation and advancement. All faculty in the Theatre and Design programs are working professionals who utilize their industry experience to better prepare students for the field.

The Communication program at Bristol prepares students for transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in communication. Theatre students prepare for a career in performing arts and entertainment industries with coursework that includes voice production, stagecraft and playwriting. Design students gain marketable skills in visual communication and problem-solving as well as photography, motion graphics, user-interface design and more, developing professional portfolios to use for transfer or directly for the workplace.

Degree and Certificate Programs

Why choose a Bristol Communications and Media Program?


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Internship opportunities to help you gain real-world experience.

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Internship Program.



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Career Guidance

Educating and empowering you throughout the career development process.

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Career Services.



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The ability to transfer to four-year business programs.

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Transfer Services.



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Dual Credits 

Dual Credits for high school students interested in college.

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College Access.


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