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Knight School of Communication

Grounded in theory. Perfected in practice.


The Knight School of Communication develops students into creative communicators who become engaged citizens and leaders in the communities they serve. Alumni thrive in media industries, digital journalism, sports enterprise, public and community relations, corporate communication, law, human resources, government, and education.

Program Highlights

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AcademicsExplore Programs
Explore our dynamic programs that include practical application in traditional and emerging areas in media, as well as critical training in communication studies. With a strong foundational knowledge, Knight School graduates are sophisticated consumers and creators of communication messages, for our ever-changing and diverse world.
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Student EngagementThe Yes/And Promise
"The Knight School not only added many tools to my arsenal of skills, but it helped me realize my passion and love for journalism. I will never forget how professors pushed me and believed in me...even during the times I didn't believe in myself. They taught me to dig deeper, question everything, and always keep an open mind." -Stephanie Bunao '18
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Community InvolvementDigital Charlotte
The Knight School of Communication is home to Digital Charlotte. The program’s mission is to strengthen digital and media literacy in Charlotte. Digital Charlotte also provides students with opportunities to serve the community and address the digital divide in Charlotte through workshops, trainings, other program initiatives.
Undergraduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation
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Master's degree students feel that their graduate degree was essential to making a career change


College Outcomes

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The Knight School regularly hosts free coffee events where students have the opportunity to network with professionals, faculty and staff.

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. 


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