Boston University College of Communication

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Boston University
College of Communication (COM)
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The College of Communication
Established 1947
Dean Tom Fiedler
Students 2400
Undergraduates 2000
Postgraduates 400
Location Boston, MA

Boston University College of Communication (COM) is a communication school within Boston University. It was founded in 1947 as the School of Public Relations. The College of Communication is the oldest public relations school in the United States. Today, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in three academic departments: Film and Television; Journalism; and Mass Communication (Advertising, Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Emerging Media Studies). The school's journalism and communication programs are highly ranked nationally with its film program ranked 11th by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013.[1] The College of Communication building is just blocks from Kenmore Square and Fenway Park.

The College of Communication is home to many of Boston University's most popular student-run organizations, including butv10 (television), WTBU Radio, AdLab, and PRLab. COM also offers special internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and London.[2]

Each summer, the school hosts the Academy of Media Production,[3] a four-week program for high-school students.

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  1. ^ Appelo, Tim (July 31, 2013). "Best Film Schools: The Hollywood Reporter Unveils the Top 25 Programs of 2013". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Special Programs". 
  3. ^ "Academy of Media Production - July 7 - August 1, 2014". 
  4. ^ "COM Activities". 
  5. ^ "COM Publications". 
  6. ^ "Ellen M. Bard (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2004-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 

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