Department of Communication


Teaching through doing

From creating a communications plan to managing your own newspaper column to producing TV and radio shows, our applied learning courses help you put what you’ve learned into practice and jumpstart your experience. Each of our five communication concentrations allows you to build translatable skills to pack your resume. Lacking a focused career path in communication? You can sample different classes to discover what most energizes and excites you.

Top-notch facilities

Our facilities have the same modern equipment used in large TV studios and radio stations. UIndy TV-5 and WICR FM (88.7) give you a shot at preparing sets, acting as talent, handling behind-the-scenes work, and writing TV and radio scripts. In Top Dog Communication, our public relations firm, you’ll produce real work for non-profit organizations in Indianapolis. From inside the newsroom, you can write articles and help manage The Reflector, UIndy’s print and online newspaper. Learn more

Industry-cultured faculty

UIndy’s communication faculty are some of the best and brightest in their industries. All of our professors have real-world experience in their areas of expertise, and many of them still work in their field while teaching. They bring that experience to the classroom, giving you a practical education for a variety of communication careers. We maintain close relationships with all of our students, providing a support network that can be beneficial as a new graduate.

Award-winning programs

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named Top Dog Communication the most “Outstanding Firm” in the nation twice in recent years. Read more

The Reflector has won numerous awards from the Hoosier State Press Association, Indiana Collegiate Press Association and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), including the SPJ Mark of Excellence, Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Association Best of Show, and ACP Newspaper Pacemaker. See our latest awards

Electronic media students have often received awards in TV and radio categories. See our latest awards

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