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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.


New Communications building rendering

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.

Brian Williams working with students in studio control room

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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Communications team covers international programming event in Morocco

A contingent from Elon University’s School of Communications traveled in May to Marrakesh, Morocco, to provide news coverage of the world’s largest collegiate programming contest.

A twist of fortune for Elon a cappella

What happens when your original arrangement of an already popular song "breaks the Internet?" Tyler Meacham, president of Twisted Measure, shares the story of a viral marketing campaign in late May that earned the Elon University a cappella group national attention.

Shakori Fletcher '16 selected for communications fellowship in New York City

The International Radio and Television Society Foundation named the Elon University junior a 2015 Summer Fellow. With the selection, she will serve this summer as an ad sales intern at NBCUniversal.

In My Words: Don't lose sight of the good cops

Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher writes for regional newspapers about the ease with which Americans forget about good police officers in an era when the public is easily riveted by abuses caught on cell phone video.

Elon student wins second place in USAID video contest

Communications students, faculty head to Las Vegas for BEA conference

A School of Communications group traveled in April to the 2015 Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts in Nevada where several students and faculty members received awards. 

Lucinda Austin, Brooke Barnett and Vanessa Bravo present at ICA conference

The three Communications faculty members offered sessions, led workshops and chaired panels at the gathering in Puerto Rico.