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Since 1985, the School of Communications has been accredited by ACEJMC, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Minor in Communications
MA in Mass Communications
The School of Communications
prepares graduates who will effectively serve their professions, their communities, and their nations.
The Brigham Young University School of Communications prepares professionals to facilitate the transfer of ideas among people through mass media communication. The School of Communications, a division of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, is located in the George H. Brimhall Building on the south end of the BYU campus.
Recognizing the crucial need to truthfully inform and be informed, the BYU School of Communications seeks excellence in communications by stressing personal integrity, rigorous scholarship, moral values, professional competence and ethical conduct. The school: (1) broadly educates men and women; (2) fosters respect for free, responsible and truthful expression; (3) champions democratic values; (4) prepares graduates who will effectively serve their professions, their communities, and their nations.
Looking for a professional learning environment?
The School of Communications maintains labs that offer state-of-the-art facilities to allow students to practice professional skills they learn in the classroom.
The BYU Adlab is a student-run, professionally mentored advertising agency located in 140 BRMB. It is a creative communal space
for all students in BYU’s nationally recognized Advertising Program to ideate, create, edit, produce, collaborate, and share their
projects. The Adlab works with some of the biggest advertising agencies and national brands to create work that not only wins
awards, but makes a difference. Graduates of the advertising emphasis in the Communications program are highly recruited and
have produced some of the most strategic, innovative and creative work in the industry.
The Newsline Newsroom is an award winning, student run, broadcast news studio. The show is fully staffed with student producers,
directors, writers, reporters, and anchors that produce live news and sports shows that are broadcast and streamed live Monday
through Friday. The Newsline Newsroom provides students with industry experience and the professional tools for television while
also teaching students how to apply their knowledge to the growing world of web, social media, podcasting, and more.
Y Digital Agency is a full-service, student-run digital marketing agency sponsored and housed by Brigham Young University.
Student employees work with real, paying clients on actual digital marketing problems professional level. Y Digital Agency
students master industry-leading software including Synthesio, BuzzSumo, Crimson Hexagon, SpyFu, and AHRefs.
The Daily Universe, in 152 BRMB, is a professionally mentored, student-staffed media company. Comms students report for and edit
content for universe.byu.edu, BYU’s weekly newspaper and several specialty magazines. Around 30 staff, advisers and faculty work
in Room 152, which is equipped with computers configured for editing, routing, Chartbeat web analytics, management and design,
editing photographs and designing pages.
THE DAILY UNIVERSE
The BioComms Lab gives students the opportunity to work with cutting edge biometrics technologies such as eye-tracking,
facial recognition, galvanic skin response (GSR), and virtual reality, in order to complete projects for both academic research
and client-based projects. Working in the lab is open to all students in the Communications program, pending open positions.