Our Story

The American University School of Communication empowers undergraduates and graduates in its programs to tell stories that influence change, inspire action, and transform our communities and our world.

Each one of our bachelor of arts programs will hone your professional skills for audio, video, mobile, and online platforms. You'll build a core knowledge in journalism, strategic communication and public relations, or film and media arts, and bolster that with solid fundamentals in communication and media theory and research, writing, editing, and media production.

Our graduate programs will build your competence and knowledge as a multi-platform communicator. Whether you hope to become a communication researcher; a documentary or narrative filmmaker or producer; a strategist crafting a campaign; a broadcast, print, or digital journalist; even a game developer designing new virtual worlds, we will teach you the in-demand skills critical to your professional success. You will also learn the critical theory and fundamental underpinnings to sustain your career well into the future.

At the School of Communication, you'll work with and learn from a constellation of movers and shakers-award winning faculty who share their expertise and insight; adjuncts who bring hands-on, real-world experience right into the classroom; inspiring guest speakers at the forefront of their professions; even your fellow students who hail from across the globe. School of Communication students can leverage the broad academic and professional opportunities offered through our renowned research centers and gain direct production experience in our-state-of-the-art film, audio, and video studios.

With Washington, D.C., one of the most exciting, influential, and dynamic cities in the world, as your classroom, you'll have opportunities and internships that will open the door to a career in the communication industry.

Make your mark, author your story, and shape your future. Find your place at the American University School of Communication. 

Our Mission

Engaging. Enterprising. Experiential. 

American University's School of Communication inspires leaders through excellence in teaching, research, creativity and unique real-world opportunities.

Share Your Experiences

Our Diversity Committee wants to hear from you! Share your constructive ideas and personal experiences with socdiversity@american.edu.