BA in Communications Completion Program Fees

Affordable Pay-As-You-Learn System: Pay for only one course at a time, or receive a 10% discount on tuition by paying 100% of your program fees at the time you enroll.

Application and Registration Fees
Application Fee
(Non-refundable after 7 days)
$ 75
Registration Fee
(Non-refundable after 7 days)
STRF Fee* (non-refundable, CA residents only) $ 11
Per Course Fees
Tuition Fee
($350 per credit x 3 credits)
$1,050 / course taken
Records Fee $50 / course
Per Course Fee Total: $1,100
Additional Fees
Transfer Credit Fee (optional) $ 75 / course (Optional)
Original Transcript No cost
Each Additional Transcript Copy (optional) $ 25
End of Program Fees
Diploma No cost
Replacement Diploma $ 200 (optional)
Replacement Cover $ 75 (optional)
Official Completion Letter $ 35 (optional)
Total Fees and Charges  $22,175


* The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) is administered by the California BPPE and applies only to California residents. The STRF fee is currently fifty cents ($.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf if you are a student in an educational program who is a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program and prepay all or part of your tuition. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if you are not a California resident or are not enrolled in a residency program.

Note: The list of program fees does not include textbook fees, software subscriptions, or film viewing fees. Textbooks average less than $100 per course, and software subscriptions and film viewing fees average less than $50 per course.

Anaheim University provides access to library resources and library services for all students enrolled directly through Anaheim University. However, students enrolled in Anaheim University’s BA in Communications program are required to have an additional reserve fund of $500 to be used for the purchase of any additional resources that may be required to complete their program of study.

Affordable Pay-As-You-Learn System: Pay for only one course at a time, or receive a 10% discount on tuition by paying 100% of your program fees at the time you enroll.

Please see the refund policy in the Policies and Procedures catalog.

Payments can be made by check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), money order, or bank transfer. Tuition may be paid on a course-by-course basis. The application fee must be paid at the time of application, and prior to beginning the first term, students must pay the registration, tuition, and records fee. For the remaining terms, students must pay the tuition and records fee.

Some courses require submission of an original film project; production expenses are also the responsibility of the student and are not included in the BA in Communications program fees.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Film & Entertainment

Do you have an Associate's or 2-year college degree?

Earn a B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Film and Entertainment


The Bachelor of Arts in Communications Completion Program with a concentration in Film and Entertainment is for individuals living around the world who have already earned some college credit and wish to earn an undergraduate degree specializing in film and entertainment without having to relocate to do so. Anaheim University will accept up to 90 credits from other sources out of the 120 required for the degree; students who receive the full 90 credits may complete the BA degree in less than one year. The program is ideal for those who have already earned an AA degree, as well as those who have completed a sufficient number of undergraduate courses and have a deep interest in pursuing a career in film and entertainment.

  • For students who have earned an Associate of Arts (AA) or 2-year college degree
  • Transfer up to 90 credits and complete the B.A. degree in less than 1 year
  • Study online while working full time and fulfilling your personal responsibilities

Bachelor of Arts completion program in Communication with a concentration in Film & Entertainment

Anaheim University’s Online Bachelor of Arts in Communications Completion Program with a concentration in Film and Entertainment consists of 20 courses (9 weeks each). Each course is 3 units, for a total of 60 required units in four Areas of Competence that are designed to meet the four program objectives. The Areas of Competence are: History & Theory; Pre-Production & Development; Production A to Z; and What’s New.


History & Theory (12 Units)
Students examine the unique formal properties, history, and influences of particular media.

BACF 310 Introduction to Film Theory 3 units
BACF 311 Storytelling Structure 3 units
BACF 330 History of Film and Television 3 units
BACF 341 Film Genre 3 units

Pre-Production & Development (12 Units)
Students delve into the collaborative and creative processes of new projects while navigating the professional and ethical responsibilities that they entail.

BACF 320 On-Screen Diversity and Representation 3 units
BACF 342 Screenwriting -- Writing a Short Film 3 units
BACF 411 Storyboarding for Animation and Film 3 units
BACF 440 Business Communication - Effectively Communicating Creative Ideas 3 units

Production A TO Z (21 Units)
Students explore how to effectively communicate ideas and emotions through the lens of professional practice.

BACF 331 Introduction to Animation 3 units
BACF 332 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 3 units
BACF 412 Editing 3 units
BACF 421 Directing for the Screen 3 units
BACF 431 Advanced Digital Filmmaking -- Cinematography and Lighting 3 units
BACF 432 Documentary Film Production 3 units
BACF 441 Sound Production 3 units

What's New (15 Units)
Students examine emerging industry trends and the practical means for cultivating a sustainable, adaptive professional career.

BACF 312 Between Real and Virtual -- New Directions in Storytelling 3 units
BACF 340 Introduction to Transnational Cinema and Culture 3 units
BACF 410 Entertainment -- Learning from the Practitioners 3 units
BACF 430 Digital Marketing Communication 3 units
BACF 442 Producing for the Web 3 units

60 units


CarrieHamiltonLabel2On March 23, 2010 Emmy-Award winning actress and comedienne Carol Burnett joined Anaheim University Vice-President of Academic Affairs Dr. David Nunan in Los Angeles for the establishment of the Anaheim University Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute. The Institute is named after Ms. Burnett's daughter, actress Carrie Hamilton who starred in the television show "Fame", the Broadway play "Rent", and the major motion picture "Tokyo Pop". Carrie's talents were not limited to acting. Her powerful voice and experience as a singer opened up numerous acting opportunities including her leading role in Tokyo Pop.

The daughter of comedy legend Carol Burnett and producer Joe Hamilton, and an established actress and singer in her own right, Carrie Hamilton also gained recognition as a screenplay writer, director and playwright. Born on December 5th, 1963 in New York City, Ms. Hamilton was a student of music and acting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California before becoming an entertainer and filmmaker.


The steps below are general guidelines for joining a program at Anaheim University. Just complete the following steps and, if approved, become part of Anaheim University's global community within 2 weeks.


Read thoroughly through the pages of our website and catalog


Click here to submit your application online

Click here to fill out a pdf version of the application and submit via email.



The following documents are required for admission:

    • Application form
    • Application fee ($75)
    • One recent color photograph (digital is okay)
    • A scan of a current, government-issued photo ID
    • A high school diploma or its recognized equivalent at the time of admission
    • Official undergraduate transcripts from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education and/or CHEA, or by the government of the country in which the degree was awarded, in a sealed envelope from the awarding institution with an overall GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent from non-USA Institutions. The transcripts must document 60 undergraduate units* (15 of those units can be experiential). 

    • English proficiency documentation if you are a non-native English speaker


Click here for entrance requirements