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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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The Pendulum, Elon Local News win big in regional competition

Students in Elon University's student news organizations were named winners and finalists in a regional Society of Professional Journalists awards contest.

Communications students support new Burlington preschool 

Lecturer Hal Vincent's Winter Term course conducted research and prepared communications strategies for the fledgling Holy Comforter Community Playschool, an inclusive bilingual school set to open in fall 2015.

Elon team researching views of Internet engineering leaders

The Imagining the Internet Center asked experts to identify challenges and opportunities of Internet evolution.

iMedia student's drone footage offers bird's-eye view of Dominican Republic

While visiting the Caribbean nation in January, Brandon Booker and his 2015 Interactive Media fly-in group captured breathtaking aerial footage, offering a new visual perspective for the graduate program’s annual Winter Term projects.

Mark Cryan presents at Sport and Recreation Law Association conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management analyzed risks facing baseball teams during severe weather at the Charlotte conference.

Student-produced video promotes Everlast's 'Greatness is Within' campaign

Elon University students and alumni came together to create a minute-long commercial for the American sporting goods brand, which the company promoted and praised on its Facebook page on March 16.

Live Oak Communications, Pace kick off Project Echo 

Elon University’s student-run strategic communications agency and the Greensboro-based content marketing firm hosted their first Echo Session on March 13, highlighting their new official partnership.