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.
Why study at Bar-Ilan's School of Communication?
Because of our extensive experience and excellent faculty members
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.
Because of the 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.
Because of our diversified curriculum
Bar-Ilan's School of Communication offers a B.A. study track in Communication as a Major, with a selection of other disciplines as Minors. The School also offers a Double Major B.A. Program, in collaboration with the Department of Political Studies.
Several study tracks are offered for B.A./M.A. Direct/Combined Programs for Outstanding Students, in collaboration with other academic departments (Law, Political Studies, and Business Management).
The M.A. and Ph.D. study tracks take a prominent role in school activities; approximately 50% of our undergraduates continue their studies, pursuing an advanced degree among several of our excellent study programs.
Because of our professional studies program
In addition to their academic studies, students can choose to participate in the School's Practical-Professional Program: Arutsim (Channels). The three-year Program for Professionals and Continuing Studies includes practical workshops and internships under well-known professors and experts in the field, awarding graduates with a professional certificate.
Students in this program carry out a portfolio of projects, as well as an extensive practical internship in a bona fide communications workplace. Arutsim's studies include class work, participation and/or internships in radio stations, TV stations, and practical experience in multimedia labs. Graduates of the Program are awarded 3 academic hours (credits) as part of their degree studies in the School of Communication.