The School of Communications (SOC) prepares students to succeed in the ever-changing global fields of communication and media. Here, you will study current and emerging theoretical, technical, creative, and managerial aspects of communications, while increasing your awareness of the aesthetic, historical, social, ethical, and global aspects of communications. Students learn to be future industry leaders and lifelong learners of evolving communications technologies in this rapidly changing field.

SOC houses and supports both a photographic exhibit space, The Kooyumjian Gallery, and the Webster University Film Series, a comprehensive alternative film series allowing students, faculty, and community members to view independent features and documentaries, avant-garde films, animation, retrospectives, and short works, while also offering filmmaking workshops to students and the community.

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Sverdrup West Wing Remodeling

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The west wing of Sverdrup will be rebuilt as a state-of-the-art media production and communication education facility, providing our students the most up-to-date and unique technology in the entire region.

Learn more about the Sverdrup renovations including plans, progress updates, room relocations, and more.

 

Sverdrup Renovation Updates

 

National Recognition

Awarded “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report

Educating for Tomorrow

Preparing students for in-demand positions in the evolving marketplace

Exceptional Standards

Ensuring education quality through 95+ years of accreditation

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Top Degree Programs

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Focus on Your Interests

The School of Communications (SOC) offers many communication- and media-related degrees to choose from. If you are interested in film writing, producing or directing, for example, the Film Studies degree covers it all. Students gain a general knowledge of basic film production and move on to more in-depth studies of specific genres, filmmakers and theories, and cover topics like analysis of film genres, filmmakers, and international cinema.

Our International Footprint

Excel In Your Community and Beyond

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Academic Programs

Living and working in the 21st century demands more complex skills and abilities than ever before. Our Global Citizenship Program is a set of undergraduate degree requirements and a general education program curated specifically to help students confront and solve our universal challenges.

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