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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


ElevenNEWS Students Accept Gracies Awards In New York Ceremony

The BYU School of Communications broadcast journalism program CoogTube and four ElevenNEWS at Noon students were awarded Gracie Awards June 22 during the Gracies Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of women in media and entertainment at the local, public and student levels. Winners Rebecca Woahn, Tawny Zambrano, […]

Faculty News


Associate Director Steps Down After Five Years

After five years of serving in leadership in the School of Communications, Dale Cressman will step down from his Associate Director position beginning June 1, 2015 to resume his work as a faculty member and media history scholar. Cressman began his position as Associate Chair of the Department of Communications in April of 2010.   In […]

Alumni News


Comms Alumna Named ‘Freedom Award’ Recipient

Sharlene Wells Hawkes, alumna of the BYU School of Communications, will be honored July 2 during the Freedom Awards Gala as part of America’s Freedom Festival at Provo. According to festival organizers, Hawkes is among four recipients to be recognized for “unique contributions to the cause of the freedoms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and […]

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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.