Communication

About

The School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University is one of the few academic institutions in the world to offer research and training in international communications and Public Diplomacy. It aims to empower Israel’s future generation with the knowledge and skills necessary for advocating Israel’s cause across the globe. As a part of the BA program, students are offered the opportunity to immerse in workshops on how to effectively convey messages and build a positive public image for themselves and for Israel. The workshops, offered in areas relating to New Media, Advertising, Public Relations and Broadcast Media are instructed by individuals considered communication professionals in their fields.

Even more, Bar Ilan’s media facilities include television studios, state-of-the-art multimedia labs, a radio station, Radio Bar-Ilan 106FM which broadcasts in Israel, and an international internet based station offering student based programming around the world.

Why Study Communication

Communication is all around us. We use it every day without even noticing; we maintain personal communications with our family and friends, we consume mass media, we create and participate in social networks, and even by talking, thinking and expressing ourselves – we communicate.

Communication studies are intended for those who want to influence and leave their mark on the world, who wish to take part in making tomorrow’s news — today. However, to accomplish that, one has to understand the media: Why is the same topic presently differently from one media outlet to another? What makes Google or Facebook so popular? Which medium is more influential – cinema, TV, radio, internet, or maybe the mobile phone? If you are interested in these questions – your place is with us.

Unparalled Expertise

Bar-Ilan University has over 30 years of experience in teaching communication, and prides itself with hundreds of B.A. and M.A. graduates. The faculty members of the School of Communication and related units are internationally renowned researchers and lecturers, with extensive experience in all fields of communication: print press, TV, radio, advertising, marketing, public relations, spokesmanship and new media.

Ample Career Opportunities

Our graduates are sought after and well established in all fields of communications, both locally and globally. Many work in advertising or public relations offices, some in radio or TV stations, others in various websites and a significant number in the press. Many of our graduates are media consultants in government or private offices, while others have chosen to pursue an academic research and teaching career.

During the third year of studies, our BA students can already participate in our internship program, in which they intern in different media organizations such as PR offices, news websites, government offices and others. Through the program the students gain practical exprience in the field and acquire important tools which will assist them in their future careers.

Curriculum

To graduate with a B.A. in Communication, students are required to complete 25 deparment credits over the course of their studies. The program is designed to be completed in three years.

Note: Communication is part of Bar-Ilan University’s “Dual Major” system, and requires students to do a second major, in either English Literature or Political Science.

Course List

First Year
Course No.Course TitleCredits
63-001Introduction to Communication: Theories & Models3
63-002History of Communications1
63-003The Media in Israel1
63-004Research & Information Science1
63-005Academic Literacy1
64-006News Writing & Journalism Workshop1
64-007New Media: Technology & Society1
64-008Communication & Social Psychology1
Subtotal: 10 credits
Second Year
Course No.Course TitleCredits
63-009Rhetoric & Public Speech1
63-010Media Law1
63-011Journalistic Ethics1
63-012Visual Communication1
63-013Language & Communication1
Department Elective2
Workshop1
Subtotal: 8 credits
Third Year
Course No.Course TitleCredits
2 Department Electives2
Workshop1
2 Seminar Electives4
Subtotal: 7 credits

This table includes only course requirements from the Major. Students need a total of 64 credits throughout their majors and core curriculum requirements to graduate.

Admissions

To be considered for the School of Communication, applicants are expected to have

  • Completed high school/ secondary school with a 3.5 GPA
  • Scored an 1100 combined score on the SAT Critical Reading + Math sections, a 26 score on the ACT, or a 550 Psychometric exam.

Note: Communication is part of Bar-Ilan University’s “Dual Major” system, and requires students to do a second major, in either English Literature or Political Science.

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Program Overview

Program Type: Major (25 Credits)
Program Length:
 3 Years
Language of Instruction: English
Admission Requirements:

  • SAT: 1100
    Psychometric: 550
  • 3.5 High School GPA

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions