Communications, A.A.

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Learn the fundamentals of the dynamic communications field and practice them hands-on in Vermont State’s Associate of Arts in Communications. In this two-year degree program, you’ll focus on the full suite of skills, from writing and editing to broadcast and digital, and you can also choose to further focus in one of three concentration areas. Every field depends on solid communications skills, and digital knowledge is a given in most jobs today. With this Communications associate degree, you’ll graduate with a versatile and adaptable foundational skill set for a career in social media, journalism, public relations, or cinema. 

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Why Study Communications at Vermont State?

  • Hands-on learning: Our relationship-based program prides itself on getting you in the field as early as your first semester. This hands-on approach coupled with experiential learning opportunities means you will graduate with a solid skill set and relevant job experience. 
  • State-of-the-art technology: You’ll have access to media labs with all the technologies and software that you need to create professional-level media: two HD studios, Black Magic cameras, Panasonic broadcast cameras, multiple Mac labs fully equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud, and a state-of-the-art video and production studio. 
  • Real-world opportunities: Vermont State strives to connect you to real-world opportunities woven within the coursework. These allow you to use your skills to give back to local and regional businesses. 
  • Job placement success: From education to engineering and from healthcare to retail and manufacturing, nearly every industry has a need for skilled communicators.

Concentrations in Communications

Students in this program may choose to earn a general Communications degree or combine their foundational classes with one of three concentrations.

  • Cinema Studies & Production (Castleton and Lyndon Campuses)
  • Journalism
    • Multimedia Journalism Track (Castleton Campus)
    • Broadcast Journalism Track (Lyndon Campus)
  • New Media (Castleton and Lyndon Campuses)

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Minors Available in the Communications Program

Interested in adding a minor to your degree program? See minors available in the Communications program below.

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Cinema Production
  • Cinema Studies
  • Communications
  • Journalism

Meet Our Faculty

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  • Castleton Campus

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor

  • Castleton Campus


  • Lyndon Campus

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  • Castleton Campus

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