School of Communications & Media Technologies

We are located in the heart of the technology revolution and draw from the best talent and the latest technologies to help you tell compelling stories on every multimedia communications platform. From broadcast and streaming, to mobile and social: You will shoot, edit, and produce stories that inform, entertain, and engage.

Our curriculum moves beyond training for traditional jobs in broadcasting to drive students towards a world of online digital content. We provide a hands-on approach where skills are learned by doing. There is a dual emphasis on interpersonal and mass communication, and a focus on skills that are immediately employable. You will produce your own content, including online series, music videos, podcasts, broadcast productions, and motion graphics.

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What We Teach

Communicate on all screens and keep pace with an ever-changing media landscape—from broadcast to streaming, from mobile to social.

Learn Online

Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Our online programs are purpose-built to deliver art and design courses. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes. Find Out More

Multiplatform Content Creators

See what Academy of Art University’s School of Communications and Media Technologies is all about with this in-depth look! Keep pace with an ever-changing media landscape—multiplatform, cutting-edge, hands-on—from broadcast to streaming, and mobile to social.

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Your dream is within reach. Follow your heart and get started on the career of your dreams.

Facilities & Technology

The latest in software and equipment is essential to preparing you to enter the work force. This is why we keep up with current advancements in media technologies and industry practices as you earn your communications degree. Whatever the pros are doing and whatever the pros are using is what you will find in our classrooms and studios.

Artistry Soars to New Heights With Drones

The drone industry has taken flight, introducing a new form of media production that pushes the boundaries of photography, journalism, and cinematography. Drone production classes give students the opportunity to be part of this exciting shift in communications. You’ll gain hands-on experience with remote-controlled aircraft, producing live aerial footage with an emphasis on creative storytelling. Students who complete the class will be fully qualified for employment as cinematographers and journalists prepared for federal certification.

Students in Action

Watch how students explore this exciting shift in communication as they take to the sky with their drones.

Alumni Success

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Industry Partnership

Help produce programming for our live, 24/7 student-run radio station available on the iHeartRadio app and Taught by industry legend Matty Staudt, it is ranked as the #1 college station on the iHeartRadio app.

Careers in Communications & Media Technologies

As one of the top art and design schools in the country, Academy of Art University offers graduates with a range of opportunities to choose from. Our facilities, faculty, and hands-on learning approach are designed to provide you with the tools you need to earn your communications degree. VIEW ALL CAREERS

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