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Stories well told influence change, inspire action, and transform. At American University School of Communication (SOC), we empower storytellers.

Whether you hope to become a communication researcher, multi platform, documentary or narrative filmmaker , strategist crafting a campaign or developer designing new virtual worlds, we will teach you the skills critical to your success. We not only offer the career skills and contacts to launch you into a rewarding professional life, but also provide the critical theory and foundational underpinnings to sustain your career well into the future. And no matter which program you pursue, you will be cross-trained with skills for the small screen, big screen, broadcast, print, apps, games, editing, writing, social media and programming.

Here, you will meet, work with and learn from a constellation of real-world movers and shakers–beginning with the an award winning faculty, students in your program, guest speakers, and adjuncts. We will be enveloped in all the energy, ideas and opportunities entirely unique to DC.

Advance your own story at the AU School of Communication.


Ph.D. in Communication

M.A. in Film and Video

M.F.A. in Film and Electronic Media

M.A. in Game Design

M.A. in Interactive Journalism

M.A. in International Media
M.A. in Journalism and Public Affairs

M.A. in Media Entrepreneurship

M.A. in Political Communication

M.A. in Producing Film, Television and Video

M.A. in Strategic Communication

Professional M.A. in Strategic Communication

The employment rate of graduate students that graduated in 2012 from SOC. Learn more

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The Hungry DC

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