Communication Communication

Place yourself right in the middle of the European communication landscape to develop your cross-cultural communication skills, hone your critical media literacy, or gain an understanding of new media trends and public relation dilemmas in Europe.



This program is right for you if you are interested in communication, media studies, public relations, marketing, political science, anthropology, or related disciplines.


>> Cross-Cultural Communication
How do we communicate and collaborate in an increasingly global age? In this course you will explore theories of communication across cultural divides while putting it into practice during field studies, workshops, and collaborative projects with Danish partners.

>> New Media and Changing Communities
New media changes our communities. Focusing on Europe today, this course draws on European theories of communication to hone your critical media literacy and to explore how new forms of communication change communities from print press to Facebook.

>> Strategic Communication
You will learn to examine communication trends in the European public relations landscape. You will make comparative case studies and meet experts in Denmark and the UK to gain first-hand knowledge of how professionals work in a European context.


DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to communication, journalism, film studies, media studies, and advertising.

DIS Student Bloggers

Click here to read, Strategic Communication core course student, Elyse's blog!

Click here to read, New Media and Chaning Communities core course student, Abigail's blog!



Classes are not just theory, they’re practice – real, tangible, get-your-feet-wet practice. Everything is designed to get us out of our comfort zones and put us smack in the middle of our respective fields.

Our study tour in London definitely proved to be an unexpected but highly appreciated look at what working in communications is actually like. I feel calmer about my future having talked to so many successful professionals who were in my shoes just a little while ago!

Karla Cooke Bates College, DIS Student Blogger

What is really beneficial is my instructor is currently working in the field of communications while teaching part time at DIS. He has years and years of experience in Europe and the U.S. working in the industries he is instructing us about.

He even makes us analyze scenarios that he has experienced in the past or ones that he comes across in his work!

Liz Bruno Dickinson College

Look Out for This Elective!

Try your hand as a project manager for a Danish company or NGO by planning and developing an actual communications campaign and producing a one-to-two minute film. The elective course Designing Communication Campaigns offers you the unique opportunity to work with a real-life client based here in Copenhagen, while learning from actual case scenarios from Danish and international companies!

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