The College of Communication was founded in September 2002 as an independent college. Prior to that, it was a department in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Through its various programs in mass communication and public relations, the College of Communication aims to become a prominent educational institution in the Middle East and beyond. In 2016, the college was accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) in the USA. The college is one of a small number of colleges in the region to receive this accreditation. This is a testament to the high quality of our programs which meet the rigorous standards set by the council. The college of Communication comprises the following departments:
Mass Communication Department:
This department offers four undergraduate programs, three of which, journalism, electronic media, graphic design and multimedia, are delivered in Arabic, and the fourth, mass communication, in English. Alumni can work in the fields of journalism, TV and radio broadcasting, website development and editing, graphic design and multimedia.
Public Relations Department:
This department offers an outstanding academic program in PR that keeps abreast of the continuous global developments in the field, while adhering to the Arab and Islamic cultural values of the UAE society. This program qualifies students to work in PR departments in different institutions and the organizational communication administrations in both the public and private sectors.
In addition, our faculty and students conduct a wide range of academic and applied research. The college also serves the local community by developing various visual and audio media productions that contribute to the development of specialized knowledge among members of the community.
The college also offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in communication.
The college collaborates with several mass media outlets, ministries, organizations, authorities and companies in related fields in student training initiatives, student graduation project sponsorship and extracurricular activities conducted by our faculty as part of various courses. Moreover, the college regularly participates in major media and communication forums and events, including: The International Government Communication Forum, Arab Media Forum in Dubai and Sharjah Government Communication Award.