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As the first accredited program of its kind among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication sets the standard in journalism and graphic communication. Since its founding in 1982, SJGC consistently receives high marks for the quality of its graduates. Students have earned awards and honors for their work on multiple media platforms from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College Awards, the Associated Press, CNN, the coveted William Randolph Hearst Medallion and numerous other entities,

SJGC is composed of two divisions—journalism and graphic communication.  The Division of Journalism offers instruction in digital broadcast and print journalism, and public relations. The Division of Graphic Communication offers instruction in graphic design.

Students showcase their talents and gain experience on campus through student media that includes the award-winning Famuan student newspaper, FAMU-TV campus television channel, Journey magazine, and WANM-FM campus radio station. The school’s faculty provides scholarly, relevant and research-based instruction to more than six hundred undergraduate majors.  Our alumni are leader contributors in a variety of creative, communication sectors across the globe.


The School of Journalism & Graphic Communication will prepare students for a digital environment with a pedagogical emphasis on active learning in journalism, public relations and graphic design. The SJGC embraces the University’s commitment to diversity and community service.


To become globally recognized as a premier school that provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to excel in digital and traditional aspects of journalism, public relations and graphic design.