Founded in 1985, the School of Media and Communications is proud to be one of the first in China that educates and trains communication professionals.
The School first offered the Public Relations program in 1985, and then the Advertising program in 1989. After 30 years of rapid development, the School is home to the Department of Journalism, Department of Advertising and Department of Network and New Media, offering three undergraduate programs in Journalism, Advertising, Internet and New Media and both academic and professional master’s degree programs in Journalism and Communication. The School has also been approved to confer the doctoral degrees in Journalism and Communication, and the postdoctoral mobile station for journalism and communication was established in 2019.
The School aims to offer a distinctive education that integrates journalism and communication with other related disciplines to facilitate academic innovation and intellectual growth. During the past two decades, the School has been engaged in sustainable reforms with a focus on social innovation enhancement, creativity and media collaboration, and digital communication in local and global contexts. In the fourth round of discipline assessment carried out by the Ministry of Education, the School’s Journalism and Communication ranked the 17th in Mainland China.
Currently, the School owns 56 faculty members, including 16 professors, 17 associate professors, 23 assistant professors and lecturers, and has a total enrollment of 1,100 undergraduate students and 269 graduate students. The School boasts excellent facilities, including a key Humanities and Social Science Research base of Guangdong and a National Practical Teaching Demonstration Center.
The School has undertaken dozens of projects at national and provincial levels and published hundreds of research papers in world-class journals. We have also successfully held a series of academic forums, such as the Shenzhen Forum 2019 on New Media Innovation with the National Communication Association and the 2019 Summer Workshop on Social Media and Health Communication with the Research Center on Health and Risk of Michigan State University and the Media Research Center of City University of Hong Kong.