Do you love film? Social media? News? Telling stories? Changing minds—and maybe history? You should check out Boston University College of Communication (COM).
We’ve been educating professional communicators since we offered the world’s first degree in public relations in 1947 and the first master’s and PhD degrees in emerging media studies in 2015. Today, our alumni occupy the highest levels in a multitude of fields. Tomorrow? We’re training the next generation of leaders in emerging media, journalism, film and television, advertising, public relations, communication research and communication studies.
Prepare to succeed.
If you’re a student here, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and opportunities to turn your love of communication and storytelling into a successful career. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the many forms of media. You’ll become proficient in writing, speaking, visual communication and digital media skills. All combined with a solid grounding in the liberal arts that hones your mind and frees your imagination. And you will gain practical, real-world, hands-on experience outside the classroom through our extensive internship programs and COM activities such as AdLab, PRLab, PRSSA, WTBU, BUTV10, BU News Service, Hothouse Productions and the Daily Free Press.
A faculty of doers.
Yes, our faculty teach. Superbly. But they also do.
They include best-selling authors. Many are internationally recognized thinkers and researchers. Many have written and directed movies and series for NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, HBO and the Hallmark Channel, as well as for films and documentaries screened at film festivals around the world.
Our results speak for themselves.
COM alumni have won numerous prizes, awards and citations from Pulitzer to Emmy to Clio. Among them are CEOs, Hollywood directors and screenwriters, stars in television and radio. And White House staffers. In fact, our graduates sit at the top of major companies in all areas of communication. They include Bonnie Hammer, chairman, Cable Entertainment Group, NBCUniversal; David Lubars, chairman/chief creative officer, BBDO; Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO, A+E Networks; and Kevin Merida, managing editor, the Washington Post.
In all, COM has more than 30,000 alumni worldwide with far-reaching connections in every area of communication and beyond.
COM, as in community.
COM, of course, is short for “Communication” but it represents more than just a field of study. Students, faculty members, alumni and friends of COM are part of a vibrant, talented community who share a passion for their craft, for learning and for making a difference. Students form close bonds and often work together. Mentorships turn into lifelong friendships between professor and student. The connections you form at COM are often lasting and invaluable over the course of your career.
Be a part of it.
As a College producing some of the most dynamic, innovative leaders in everything from entertainment to advertising to journalism, we’re very proud of the role we’ve played and continue to play in shaping the communication world. If you’re passionate about making an impact in that world, you’re BU COM material. Learn more about our programs at the links provided here. And prepare to make your mark.