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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 NBC News serves as honorary 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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News

Vic Costello enjoys 'gratifying' experience teaching film production in Ethiopia

The associate professor of communications participated in a 10-day filmmaking workshop in the horn of Africa, providing much-needed instruction for members of Ethiopia’s fledgling film industry.

Bush, Vincent present research on the ‘selfie’ generation 

Lee Bush and Hal Vincent from the School of Communications attended the Integrated Marketing Communications Conference in Wilmington, N.C., and shared their insights on user-generated selfies and live video, and the implications of this social content in both developing and teaching communications strategies.

Communication design student wins national SPJ award

Stephanie Hays '18 was honored for her design work. Two other students were named national finalists in the same contest.

Kate Murphy '15 honors Elon friendship with touching essay

In the piece, the Cincinnati Enquirer higher education reporter reflects on her experience as an Elon soccer player and her relationship with teammate and friend Nicole "Colie" Dennion, who died in 2016. 

New Elon University-Pew Research Center report focuses on the Internet of Things

The explosion of networked devices is shaping everyday life, but also raising concerns about vulnerabilities, risks and civil liberties.

McFadden serves as faculty in residence at B1G Ten Recreational Sports Conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management led presentations addressing the development of student leadership and the practice of equity, diversity and inclusion in collegiate recreation environments.

'Elon Local News' produces first-ever all-Spanish broadcast

The newscast’s 'Online Exclusive,' co-produced by Elon sophomores Diego Pineda and Selina Guevara, received widespread praise from community members and alumni.

Communications graduates of 2017 heading across the globe for post-commencement experiences

Here's a look at where some of the 2017 School of Communications graduates are headed following Commencement.

School of Communications hosts reception for Class of 2017

Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s seniors and their families with a May 19 reception in Snow Family Grand Atrium.

Innovation on full display at iMedia Capstone Exhibition

The evening before their commencement ceremony, graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program exhibited their thesis projects to professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.