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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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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 MSNBC serves on our National Advisory Board, which provides professional expertise to the faculty, internship and career networking to students, and program support to the school.


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 majors prep for future at internship and career expo

The 2018 Communications Internship Showcase & ePortfolio Review drew 35 organizations to the School of Communications to meet with students seeking internships, employment opportunities and career advice.

Brooke Barnett appointed to the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

Barnett, associate provost for academic and inclusive excellence at Elon, was one of eight new directors named to the national organization’s board. 


Lee Bush, Hal Vincent co-author textbook for students participating in student-run agencies

The School of Communications faculty members published “The Student-Run Agency: Transitioning from Student to Professional” to serve as a guide for students to navigate their way through the student agency experience.

Elon students capture three first-place awards in BEA competition

School of Communications students earned a total of five awards in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts. 

Clark featured in NBC News piece about controversial Super Bowl ad from Dodge

Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, offered her insights for an article that looked at the automotive company's decision to use civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a Super Bowl commercial. 

iMedia students travel to the Netherlands to help connect people and cultures through language

During their Winter Term “fly-in” experience, seven graduate students in the Interactive Media master’s program traveled to Western Europe, filming a short documentary and gathering multimedia content to promote a community space dedicated to minority languages. 

J McMerty’s new film wins top prizes at Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival

The Elon alumnus produced a full-length documentary titled “A Year with Betty Gold” that chronicles the life of acclaimed artist Betty Gold. The final product earned raved reviews at an annual festival in Wisconsin.

Elon junior named ACE Student Editing Competition nominee

Lillian Engel ’19 placed in the top three of the American Cinema Editors’ Student Editing Competition, earning an invitation to the 2018 ACE Eddie Awards held on Jan. 26 in Beverly Hills, California.

Elon team named a finalist in 2018 Coca-Cola and Regal Films contest

Following their selection, cinema and television arts majors Patrick Wei ’20, Hunter Strauch ’18 and Katie Shannon ’18 received $15,000 to produce a 35-second film for the student competition.

iMedia students showcase their international projects for the public good  

During their Jan. 23 presentations in Turner Theatre, graduate students in the Interactive Media master's program shared their Winter Term “fly-in” projects and their experiences traveling to Costa Rica, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Netherlands.