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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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Finishing strong

Runners often say “It’s not about how you start the race but rather how you finish”. The same can be said in regards to college. Many students will often do quite well until their final semester. After four years, some feel trapped and so they flake out on their classes and grades. Others are stressed […]

Faculty News

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New Visiting Instructor: Othello Richards

This fall, the BYU Department of Communications welcomes Othello Richards, Jr. as a visiting instructor to teach broadcast journalism classes. Richards brings to BYU 11 years of experience as a broadcast journalist. He has worked at ABC 4 in Salt Lake City and Washington State, at television news stations in theTri-Cities and Spokane. Richards also […]

Alumni News

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BYUtv International hires new station manager

For Daniel Souza, life has been an uphill battle with obstacles in every direction. Yet with a determination to succeed, he has overcome his life’s challenges. Recently hired as the new station manager for BYUtv International, Souza brings years of experience and a strong work ethic. Before being hired, Souza was an area coordinator over […]

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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.