American University of Sharjah

Department of Mass Communication

Department of mass communication
Our department respects the power of the media to change people's lives and make the world a better place.

Following this vision, our professors develop courses to meet the evolving needs of a profession whose members can literally change history. Whether students take one course or decide to major in mass communication, we will prepare them to be critical thinkers and better informed persons who feel the pulse of the future and help shape its destiny. We are constantly expanding our horizons to include the very best professors who have both practical and theoretical experience to share with our students. Whether your passion is advertising, journalism or public relations, our department will give you the tools and experience to support your dream.

Our state-of-the-art digital video studio provides students with wide-screen cameras, a wide-screen digital video mixer and a digital audio mixer. Using a variety of sets, our students learn the skills necessary to produce programs of professional quality. Other facilities include smart rooms with up-to-date PCs, as well as Apple iMac computers that our students use for courses in graphic design, communication writing and video production.

We foster a family atmosphere among mass communication students by mentoring them closely in learning their craft, monitoring their personal and professional growth, and nurturing their maturation into individuals with a strong sense of social responsibility. We maintaining close contact with our alumni, and we are encouraged to see our graduates take their place in a profession that has such profound social and cultural influence.