The modern media landscape is in constant flux and the School of Communication is dedicated to keeping with the pace of emerging technologies, expanding modes of interaction and evolving business models. By presenting students with the option to study in four divisions, SOC helps them unlock extraordinary opportunities in an expansive range of fields and industries.
Film & Media Arts
Media that tells a powerful story that stirs the heart, shape a bold narrative that persuades the mind, and drive knowledge that demands action.
Real stories, told well, can create change, extend knowledge and compel action.
Media at the crossroads of society, politics, culture, and history.
Academic & Research Centers
The School of Communication hosts and partners with several centers that leverage the vast experience of SOC faculty to give students unique academic opportunities. With these centers, students are honing longstanding approaches to journalism, pushing the boundaries of communications with interactive storytelling or striving to make a positive social, political and environmental impact.
Center for Environmental Filmmaking
We are committed to raising awareness and empowering action through the innovative use of media.
Investigative Reporting Workshop
Journalism, research, innovation: we are a non-profit newsroom dedicated to stories of public concern.
Center for Media & Social Impact
An innovation lab that creates, studies, and showcases media for social impact.
AU Game Center
A hub for experiential education, persuasive play research, and innovative production in the fields of games for change and purposeful play.
Institute for IDEAS
Leading interdisciplinary research focused on developing, applying, and understanding immersive technologies.