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.
At the recently renovated 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 every day on WZIP and Z-TV; others cover the news for the Buchtelite newspaper in print and online. In professional organizations, students hone their skills at PRSSA, forensics, 2380 and the film festival. In internships, students learn by doing in radio and TV stations and 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.
The word is getting out about the School of Communication at The University of Akron. 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 that individual attention you crave and get the best, affordable education around, browse our website, contact me or any other faculty member (by e-mail, phone or snail mail).
If you are an alumnus of our program, I hope you will go to the alumni page and take a look at our award-winning online magazine, Alumni.comm, and then tell us about what you are doing.
Director, School of Communication