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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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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY JOURNALIST HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS HEARST JOURNALISM AWARD

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program announced Brigham Young University’s Jeremy Harris as a finalist and fifth place winner in the 2014-2015 television broadcast features competition. Harris was recognized alongside students from the University of Southern California, Arizona State University and the University of South Carolina, among others. The Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under […]

Faculty News

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PROFESSORS’ WORK EXAMINES MEDIA COVERAGE OF BAPTISMS FOR THE DEAD

Two Brigham Young University professors found in a recent study that the media largely misrepresents and misunderstands the Latter-day Saints’ practice of baptisms on behalf of deceased relatives. Kris Boyle, assistant professor, and Joel Campbell, associate professor, added to the impressive and varied list of publications submitted by the BYU Communications faculty with their work […]

Alumni News

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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.