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Student success

The School of Communications is a place of engaged learning for 1,200 students majoring in Journalism, Strategic Communications, Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Media Analytics, and Sport & Event Management.


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Campaign for the School of Communications

Planning and fundraising are underway to build two new buildings and form a School of Communications quad framing Under the Oaks on Elon's historic campus.

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Highest benchmark

The School of Communications is nationally accredited, along with only 17 other communications programs at private universities across the United States. ACEJMC accreditation is the highest benchmark of program quality in journalism and communications.

Terrific faculty

Terrific Faculty

Our 60 faculty members have vast professional experience, including a Pulitzer Prize recipient. Class sizes are kept small so that students and teachers get to know each other quickly and work together closely.


Student media

Student media

Elon students produce outstanding work—winner of the collegiate Emmy for best student television newscast, national winner for best multimedia news, first place in national film competitions, national public relations case study champion.


Student research

Student Research

Our students analyze the important roles of media and communications in society. We publish the nation’s only undergraduate journal in the discipline – the Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications.

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National leaders

Brian Williams of NBC News serves as national chair of our school’s Advisory Board. Professionals come to campus each semester to interact with Elon students, be guest speakers in classes, and share their expertise with the faculty.

Quality Internships

All students complete a professional internship before graduation. Our internship director guides Communications students into the workplace, and the school has a career services professional to help students in their transition to life after Elon.

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Outstanding facilities

Students spend a lot of time in the communications school, and they appreciate our excellent facilities and technology. Take a video tour here, and we hope to see you on campus for a personal tour.

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CELEBRATE! Profile: Mia Watkins '16

A cinema & television arts major conducted ethnographic interviews as part of ongoing research on the future of the Internet.

From McEwen to the White House: Adam Garber ’03 receives Outstanding Alumni Award

The broadcast journalism graduate and White House video director returned to campus on April 23, visiting with classes and students before being honored at the School of Communications’ annual awards ceremony.

School of Communications celebrates outstanding students, faculty

The school hosted its annual awards ceremony on April 23 to recognize high achievement from students and faculty in the last year.

Elon names 2015 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Doug Kass' film makes U.S. theatrical premiere, receives New York Times review 

The School of Communications instructor directed and produced an award-winning documentary that highlights the issue of bird poaching in Europe. Following this month’s U.S. theatrical premiere in New York City, the film will be screened in other select cities across the country.

Pace visits campus for Echo Session with Live Oak Communications

Elon University’s student-run strategic communications agency and the Greensboro-based content marketing firm hosted an April 21 educational session and networking event in the McEwen Communications Building.

John Doorley named visiting professor in School of Communications

The long-time Merck & Co. executive and New York University professor will help facilitate the corporate communications emphasis of Elon University’s new M.S. in Management, which begins in fall 2015.