Knight School of Communication

Grounded in theory. Perfected in practice.


The Knight School of Communication develops students into creative communicators that become engaged citizens, advocates and leaders in the communities they serve. In our academic programs and our community initiatives, we are discovering how universities can shape their local media ecosystems.

Our programs include practical training in traditional and emerging media forms, as well as critical training in communication studies. With a strong foundational knowledge, our graduates are sophisticated information analysts, with the ability to evaluate, reflect and act with a range of media forms in a variety of environments. Faculty here are mentors to students, as well as well-respected scholars and experts in various industries linked to the field of communication. Alumni thrive in such areas as journalism, media industries, advertising, public and community relations, law, human resources, sports enterprise, corporate communication, government and education.

"This program is not just within these four walls. This program is really integrated in our community, in Charlotte, and it's about giving back as much as it is about helping yourself." -Lelia King '14
Abby Tolar '17

 "For me, it’s easy to get caught up with academics, but Queens reminds me of other aspects of life I need to be prepared for. Gaining real-world experience has not only set me up with a stronger network and ability to land a job sooner, but carved my path to what I want to do with my life." -Abby Tolar '17

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Graduate Certificate

Knight-Crane Hall

Knight-Crane Hall, home to the Knight School of Communication, was renovated in 2016 and has established Queens as a national model for higher education's role in technological accessibility in communities. The renovation includes technology upgrades to create a state-of-the-art physical space to support the school's work as Charlotte's digital media hub. The building features innovative learning spaces, offices, and digital, video, audio and distance-learning capabilities.


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