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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 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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News

Julie Lellis publishes research in Health Communication

The associate professor’s article examines the historical role of the Federal Trade Commission in regulating deceptive weight-loss advertising. 

Documentary by Elon alumni celebrated at Outfest film festival

Mason Sklut ’14, Maggie Sloane ’14 and Sergio Ingato ’15 co-produced "BrocKINGton," which was recognized in July at the 33rd Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival.

Three School of Communications faculty lead AEJMC groups

Associate Professors Frances Ward-Johnson, Amanda Sturgill and Glenn Scott are concurrently serving as elected leaders.

Seventh Interactive Media class arrives on campus

The 36 students in this year's Master of Arts in Interactive Media program have a variety of undergraduate degrees from universities across the United States and overseas.

Amber McCraw ready to help communications students succeed

The new assistant director of career services for the School of Communications will help students navigate the job search.

Michael Skube pens book review of ‘Go Set a Watchman’

The associate professor of communications and Pulitzer Prize recipient wrote a review of author Harper Lee's long-awaited second book for The (Raleigh) News & Observer. 

Record number of students participating in Elon in LA

The summer program in Los Angeles, featuring engaged classes and internship opportunities, is setting new marks for participation and success.