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  • Real World Experience

    Journalism students create audio-visual content for print, digital, and broadcast. BYU Communications students have served big names such as Nike, Nestle and Deseret Book. Students routinely fill competitive internships and go on to prestigious jobs in their respective fields.

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  • Student Labs

    The School of Communications offers students the use of 12 state-of-the-art labs, including print/digital and broadcast newsrooms, two student work rooms, three research labs and rooms for focus groups and interviews.

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  • Mentored Learning

    To bridge the gap between classroom and workplace, and under the direction of expert faculty, students work in one of the department’s award-winning learning laboratories: Bradley Public Relations Agency, print/digital and broadcast newsrooms, and the Advanced Advertising Lab.

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  • Strong Grounding

    BYU’s communications programs instill a firm grasp of communication theory and principles and teach practical workplace skills. The undergraduate programs in advertising, journalism, and public relations are routinely ranked among the top in the nation.

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  • Top Recognition

    Communications students regularly receive national recognition from industry organizations such as the American Advertising Federation, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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School of Communications Features

Student News

Emily Sopp

News Media student co-directed new music video for BYU football

Sam Wilder is a News Media student in the School of Communications who has recently received local and national media attention for his film skills. Sam co-directed and produced the most recent JamestheMormon video, “Tellin’ You Y”. The music video included football players, coaches, BYU cheerleaders, the Cougarettes and many BYU fans. The video was […]

Faculty News

Joel Campbell

Republican or Democrat, Incumbent or Newcomer? BYU Research Show Substantial Shift in Who Newspapers Endorse for President

Newspapers have shifted from strongly favoring Republican candidates in the 1950s to dividing their editorial endorsements almost equally In the 1948 U.S. presidential election, republican presidential candidate and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey was heavily favored and endorsed by more than 80 percent of America’s newspapers. Journalists at the Chicago Tribune were so […]

Alumni News

BYU Homecoming brings together School of Communications’ alumni

BYU’s Homecoming weekend brought alumni, students and faculty together to celebrate BYU, mentor students and learn more about the programs available in the School of Communications. Former broadcast journalism student and BYU football player, Vai Sikahema, spoke during a luncheon for the Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture Series. Vai is a former NFL […]

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Looking into a Comms Degree?

A new promotional video for the BYU School of Communications highlights the high caliber program, facilities and on-campus organizations that help students thrive in the real world of professional communications, namely the AdLab, Bradley PR, The Universe and BYU Eleven News. Watch this video to see if a degree in Communications is right for you.