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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 Department 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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Department of Communications Features

Student News

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PLC Get Front-row Seat to BYU’s Achievements

Students and faculty of the College of Fine Arts and Communications’ Department of Communications took the lead October 24 at a presentation in the Hinckley Center for the President’s Leadership Council (PLC), a group of donors who match student, employee and alumni donations. Dozens of students and faculty from the department created an hour-long simulated […]

Faculty News

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An unexpected path back to BYU: Introducing Professor Chris Wilson

By Shelbi Anderson This fall, the Communications Department has added a familiar face to its ranks in the public relations emphasis, boosting an already excellent program and faculty. Previously the public relations and marketing director of the BYU Museum of Art, Chris Wilson has had a wide and varied career. From his position as communications […]

Alumni News

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McKay Coppins as Mr. Buzzfeed and the ‘Mormon Wikipedia’

Most people would send a gift basket and a thank you card to Donald Trump if he invited them to stay in his mansion. BYU graduate McKay Coppins is not most people. Coppins is a senior political writer for BuzzFeed, a popular social news organization. A regular guest on CNN and MSNBC, he covers national […]

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Looking into a Comms Degree?

A new promotional video for the BYU Department 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.