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School of Communication + Journalism

The SCJ is an ACEJMC accredited institution that houses the Department of Communication and the Department of Journalism + Media. The SCJ is part of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at FIU and its faculty is internationally recognized for its work in researching the effects of social media, media literacy, organizational communication, advertising and public relations, and issues of power, race and ideology in journalism.

The SCJ offers a multitude of undergraduate and graduate courses focused on providing skills and aptitudes to succeed in today’s expanding world of media, including web-based, interactive and digital communications — through broad and highly technical and field-specialized content that evolves as rapidly as the media. Its teachings blend traditional best practices and ethical foundations with relevant skills and hands-on experiences needed to produce global communicators and media revolutionaries in the 21st century.

Upon graduation, students are equipped with a diverse portfolio of professional work and the confidence to compete for any number of jobs ranging from editors, reporters, photojournalists, researchers to copywriters, publicists, communication specialists, lobbyists, video bloggers and more at public, private and non-profit organizations around the world


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March 29th, 2021|

Beginning the Fall 2020 semester, the Department of Journalism + Media launched a new digital curriculum to meet the demands of an increasingly technological world. The updated Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media STEM degree now offers four technically innovative majors: Digital JournalismThis program gives students the [...]

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CARTA departments nationally and locally ranked for excellence and value

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The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University is committed to the education of our next cultural leaders, performers and creators through our visual and performing arts programs. We strive to advance Miami’s artistic and cultural landscape by implementing a curriculum intended to [...]

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8 questions with Karla Kennedy Ph.D., director of distance learning, free speech and student voice advocate

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Karla Kennedy, director of distance learning at FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) wanted to be in the background growing up. She didn’t care too much for the spotlight and would have much preferred to be the backup singer rather than the lead, but life had [...]

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