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Undergraduate Programs

The information, digital and cultural industries are constantly changing and growing by leaps and bounds. Every industry requires a foundational knowledge of communication as well as the creative skills necessary to adapt and grow.

Seton Hall University's  College of Communication and the Arts enables innovative, genuine and professional interaction in academic, social, artistic and technological settings. Diverse and flexible programs anchored in the humanities and featuring cutting-edge technology and innovative curricula, provide opportunities for meaningful collaboration across disciplines. Minutes from New York City, students are afforded a wealth of internship and networking possibilities right at their fingertips. 

Based on statistics reported from the class of 2019, our graduates enjoy a 100% graduate school acceptance rate, and 97% have meaningful employment within six-months of graduation.


  • Art, Design and Interactive Multimedia

    The professional art field has expanded vastly to include everything that is visually communicated or "designed". Students majoring in Art, Design and Interactive Multimedia may choose a concentration in one of three specific areas: Fine and Digital Art; Graphic Design and Advertising; or Interactive Media. 

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  • Art History

    Due to the University's proximity to the world class museums of New York City, art history majors have the unique opportunity to study major masterpieces first-hand. The Art History curriculum includes courses in Western and American Art, as well as a choice of period courses, from Classical to 20th-century Art. Topical courses, such as "Leonardo and Michelangelo," or "Van Gogh and his Contemporaries" and thematic courses, such as "Women and Art," are also offered.

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  • Visual and Sound Media (Broadcasting/TV/Film)

    Students majoring in Visual and Sound Media choose a concentration in one of five tracks: Media Studies, Television Production, Film Production, Sound Production and Engineering, or Sports Media. This major stresses a thorough understanding of media as social instruments and emphasizes responsibility, professionalism and ethics, as well as hands-on practical experience in all aspects of communication technology. Our television studio and computer labs are fully dedicated to student use. The program also offers co-curricular experiences with student-oriented activities such as WSOU 89.5 FM radio and Pirate TV.

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  • Communication

    Good communication is an essential requirement for healthy relationships, civic leadership, and career success. Across all industries, employers consistently rank communication skills at the top of the most important qualities of incoming professionals. When students major in Communication at Seton Hall University, they study, practice and master those very qualities, including speaking and writing persuasively, researching effectively, interviewing successfully, and working productively in interpersonal, intercultural and team environments.

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  • Journalism

    The Journalism program teaches students to write and communicate in ways that engage a mass audience. Faculty include award winning-scholars and authors who challenge students to become critical thinkers. Journalism students graduate with a mastery of foundational skills, a strong sense of ethics and fairness, and the ability to understand and analyze today's journalism landscape. The Journalism program has earned an A-rating for curriculum by the American Journalism Historians Association.

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  • Public Relations

    The Public Relations program is designed to present professional principles and practices in PR for corporate, nonprofit and governmental organizations in an international framework. One of only a few undergraduate public relations program nationwide to be certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), our students learn to conduct global public relations campaigns, and graduate with a strong ability to understand, create and execute public relations campaigns for clients. Our prime location within the Tri-State area helps students obtain hands-on experience through internships - often with globally known companies - that frequently lead to jobs within the first year after graduation.

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  • Music

    The Music major offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of several applied areas, including Music Performance, Musical Theatre, Sound Production and Engineering, or Music Education for students with a declared major in the College of Education and Human Services on their path toward teaching certification.

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  • Theatre

    The study of the human condition through theatre enhances students' educational experience. The Theatre program produces well-rounded graduates who bring creativity to any career. Students gain immediate hands-on experience through Seton Hall Theatre's main-stage productions and have the opportunity to perform on campus in the Theatre-in-the-Round as well as on the South Orange Performing Arts Center's proscenium stage. The co-curricular student organization, The Theatre Council, provides a variety of student directing and producing opportunities.

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