Program Overview

Do you have a talent for crafting a message, selling an idea, or telling an interesting story? UNE’s Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Arts cultivates professional and personal communications skills in a supportive, student-focused environment. In addition to studying the traditional communications disciplines, such as marketing, public relations, global communications, journalism, and business communications, you will develop highly marketable skills in digital media production — so you’ll be prepared to engage 21st-century audiences through multiple media platforms.

Vic Wilbur

I know that I want to write for digital platforms. UNE has helped me realize that. I didn’t even know that was a possibility until I was here.

Communications and Media Arts, English, Writing

Why UNE for Communications and Media Arts

Located on our oceanfront Biddeford Campus, an idyllic setting for undergraduate study, the Communications and Media Arts major offers small class sizes and close working relationships with peers and faculty. We emphasize the practical application of skills, acquired through doing and creating, that will put you a cut above others in the industry.

  • Focus on digital media production/media writing and marketing/advertising
  • Hands-on training with the latest tools and technologies of the field
  • Broad coverage of the classic communications disciplines
  • Introduction to the history and ethics of the communications industry
  • Intriguing internships to polish your skills – and your resume

Find Your Career

In addition to the oral and written communication skills that are the cornerstone of this major, you will acquire technical mastery of the tools of the trade and an ability to think critically as you explore the different perspectives of your audiences. Combined with your internship experiences, these skill sets will help you become an expert storyteller and will fully prepare you for a highly successful career in the communications field.

Our graduates have pursued many fulfilling professions, including:

  • Filmmaker
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Blogger
  • Journalist
  • Videographer
  • Marketing Professional
  • Video Editor
  • TV Studio Manager
  • Screenwriter

Career Advising

Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or a vague idea of the field that interests you, Career Advising is here to help you plan your next step.

Student Success by the Numbers


of undergrads employed or engaged in ongoing higher education within one year of graduating

2016-2022 UNE graduate surveys

in Maine for getting a job

Zippia 2022

Student Financial Services

One of the most important considerations when committing to a college or university is cost. We work with you and your family to help make your education affordable by pricing our tuition competitively and offering financial assistance.

Undergraduate Costs

Undergraduate Financial Services


Examples of Available Courses

The following are some examples of the exciting courses that you can take in the Communications and Media Arts major:

  • Understanding Mass Media
  • Digital Video Production
  • Communication Law and Regulation
  • Marketing
  • Writing for the Screen
  • Global Communications
  • Topics in Digital Storytelling


Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. Interested students should consult with their advisor.

Meet our faculty and professional staff

Learn about UNE’s Digital Storytelling Podcast Class

Experiential Learning

The Communications and Media Arts major emphasizes hands-on, real-world learning, providing you with experiences that will set you apart from others. At UNE, communications isn’t just about what you say or write; it’s about what you do.


  • Create videos using HD cameras, lighting, sound recording equipment, and editing tools
  • Develop your own screenplay
  • Learn to use photo editing software
  • Design video games using 3D design software in UNE’s innovative Makerspace


Internships allow you to explore career options, gain valuable work experience in your field, and network with professionals. Intern near campus during the academic year or elsewhere over the summer. Sites include:

  • Television Stations
  • Radio Stations
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Minor League Sports Teams
  • School/University Communications Offices

For more information email Donna Gaspar Jarvis in the Academic and Career Advising Center at