School of Communication

About the school

The School of Communication at The University of Akron is the home of strong undergraduate and Master’s programs in Media Studies and Communication Studies. We teach students the central theoretical concepts of our profession as well as the practical skills needed in our craft. When students graduate from our program, they are ready to take their places as knowledgeable, well-trained Communication specialists and critical media consumers.

In Kolbe Hall, students learn by doing. In the classrooms, they work closely with nationally recognized faculty members and professionals in the field. In the media and computer labs, they work with cutting-edge technology to develop programs and periodicals that have won regional and national recognition. In the student media, students broadcast to thousands of listeners and viewers every day on WZIP radio and on Z-TV; others cover the news for The Buchtelite newspaper in print and online. In professional organizations, students hone their skills through participating in PRSSA, forensics, 2380 and the film festival. Students learn the practical side of their craft through internship experiences in radio and TV stations, cable companies, newspapers and magazines, public relations agencies, non-profit agencies, training firms, sports organizations, new media groups and many more. As a result, students graduate ready and able to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Word is getting out about the good things happening at UA's School of Communication. More and more students are coming to us for the big university advantage with a small school feel. Today we have more than 1100 majors, but every one of them continue to receive the individual attention that we’ve always promised. If you are looking for a school of communication where you can get the individual attention you crave, and get the best affordable education around, then you found it right here. Browse our website, or stop by the office in Kolbe Hall room 108. We're happy to show you around and talk about your future as a student in the School of Communication.  We hope to see you soon!

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