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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

Mele Lokalesia Fifita, Comms PR student

PR student who hated dancing learned to appreciate her culture as part of Living Legends

Mele Lokalesia Fifita hated dancing when she was growing up, but it has helped put her through university and now she is performing in Auckland as part of the Living Legends. Fifita, whose mother comes from Matahau and whose father is from Kolovai and Fo’ui, grew up in California. Her mother lived in Auckland for […]

Faculty News

Chris Wilson

Comms Professor Wilson to Participate in Summer Fellowship Program

Communications assistant professor Chris Wilson will participate this summer in the Fellowship for Educators Program, a fellowship sponsored by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.  As part of the experience, Dr. Wilson will spend nearly two weeks at the American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, working with and learning from their corporate […]

Alumni News

Jon Pierre Francia

90s Alumnus, Jon Pierre Francia, Makes Good with ‘Sweeto Burrito’

In 2010, Jon Pierre Francia (’94) felt stuck. The children’s television show he had been producing, Jake’s Airplanes, had lost funding during the economic downturn of 2008 and Francia was unsure about his next career move. During this period of uncertainty, Francia attended a fortuitous family picnic that would change his career path for good. […]

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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.