International Year One in Media and Communications

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in the Media and Communications will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Drew University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.
  • Drew International Year One programs are two years long, providing students with comprehensive support for the first half of their studies.

Fast facts

Class duration

12-16 hours per week

Award

This leads to a bachelor's program at Drew University.

Why Drew University?

  • Drew University places an emphasis on undergraduate research, out-of-classroom learning experiences, and one-on-one personal attention with average class sizes of just 17 students.
  • Drew’s own art gallery showcases professional artists and student exhibitions.
  • Drew offers classes in animation, ceramics, digital imaging, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video and more.
  • There are many opportunities for dialogue with leading figures in New York‘s contemporary art world.
  • Students have the flexibility to create their own path to graduation, choosing between four- and five-semester Pathway programs.
Start Dates August January May
Program length Year 1

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

High school diploma with a US equivalent of a 2.5 GPA.

English language entry requirements

Year 1: TOEFL 60 (11 minimum subscores), TOEFL Essentials 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores) IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores), PTEA 44, Password overall level 6, IELA 162 (154 minimum subscores), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(Year 1)

Sun 21 August 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Wed 11 January 2023 - Wed 10 May 2023

$44,430


January 2023 start
(Year 1)

Wed 11 January 2023 - Wed 10 May 2023
Wed 17 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023

$44,430


May 2023 start
(Year 1)

Wed 17 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023
Sun 20 August 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023

$44,430


Degree program components

129 credit hour program
65 credit hours apply from Pathway
64 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

4 Credits

ANTH 104

Cultural Diversity

4 Credits

EAP 102

English for Academic Purposes I (Listening & Speaking)

4 Credits

EAP 101

English for Academic Purposes I (Reading & Writing)

4 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

ART 104, 120 or 130

Art

4 Credits

Elective

Elective

4 Credits

EAP 201

English for Academic Purposes II (Reading & Writing)

4 Credits

DREW 110

Launch Workshop: Preparation for Career and Academic Success

1 Credits

EAP 202

Public Speaking

4 Credits

Semester 3

Course title

Credit hours

WRTG 101

College Writing for ESOL

4 Credits

Elective

Elective

4 Credits

Elective

Elective

4 Credits

MCOM 101

Introduction to Media Studies

4 Credits

Semester 4

Course title

Credit hours

Elective

Elective

4 Credits

GE Elective

Elective

4 Credits

General Elective

Elective

4 Credits

MCOM 201

Media Studies

4 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Communications-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


English-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Media and Communications-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Writing and Communication Studies-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Start Dates August January May
Program length Year 1

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

High school diploma with a US equivalent of a 2.5 GPA.

English language entry requirements

Year 1: TOEFL 60 (11 minimum subscores), TOEFL Essentials 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores) IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores), PTEA 44, Password overall level 6, IELA 162 (154 minimum subscores), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

August 2023 start
(Year 1)

Sun 20 August 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Wed 10 January 2024 - Wed 8 May 2024


January 2024 start
(Year 1)

Wed 10 January 2024 - Wed 8 May 2024
Wed 15 May 2024 - Fri 9 August 2024


May 2024 start
(Year 1)

Wed 15 May 2024 - Fri 9 August 2024
Sun 18 August 2024 - Fri 13 December 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Communications-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


English-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Media and Communications-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Writing and Communication Studies-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-