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Media & Global Communications

Overview

In a time in which knowledge about world events and people comes largely through mass media, there is an increasing need for business professionals to understand the global, social, political, and cultural impact of its various forms. This program prepares students and professionals for the ever-changing media environment and redefines the boundaries of what communication is and how it works.

In this 3-month program, you will be studying along-side students visiting UCI from around the world. This is an exclusive opportunity to collaborate with people from unique backgrounds and develop an understanding of international communication tactics.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the United States.

116,621
Jobs
(2016)
6.80%
Projected Growth
(2017-2027)
$83k-$170k
Annual Salary
(25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Understand how strategic communications support business objectives using modern communication and media techniques
  • Gain an understanding of communication and media studies with a focus on the humanistic aspects of media and its impact on society
  • Develop and execute complex integrated communications plans
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global job market with an internship in a U.S. company

2018 Course Schedule

  • Summer Quarter: June 25 – September 14, 2018
    Course Grid & Schedule Coming Soon

Classes scheduled Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: UCI Campus, Irvine, CA

Summer Quarter Application Deadline: May 25, 2018

Online Application

Admission Requirements & Application Procedures

Candidates must submit their application by the deadline to be considered for admission.

You must apply by emailing your complete application to kamoroso@uci.edu and upon acceptance to the program, we will provide you with access to enrollment.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a certificate at UCI Division of Continuing Education, students must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better. Contact us with any questions or concerns at (949) 824-5528 or by email at kamoroso@uci.edu.

Career Readiness and Global Networking

  • Paid Global Communications Internship Available
  • DCE alumni networking and skill-development opportunities
  • Build a professional network with other students visiting from around the world
  • Expand your cultural awareness and learn communication customs across multiple markets
  • Career Coaching through InsideTrack

Internships

As an optional last course and for an additional fee of $2,400, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for up to three months. A research project provides additional training. Also included in the internship is the Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills workshop. Learn more here.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.