College of Media

Our college is rooted in collaboration and innovation. As the media landscape evolves, so do we. We prepare students to make a difference in industry, society, and their disciplines. Students receive individual attention while exploring their interests in our flexible curriculum. Our students and faculty make an impact—and they make it their own.

The College of Media at Illinois is made up of 1,000+ students, 50+ faculty members, and 15,000+ alumni. Check out some of our stellar members!

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Media & Cinema Studies
Assistant Professor Derek Long, who teaches a class on world cinema and another on media production, is currently working on a book about the development of film distribution in the 1910s-’20s. …
Advertising
Marisa Peacock, a new lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has spent most of her professional career in social media marketing and content marketing. She began at a time…
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Incoming students learned about NAHJ and NABJ at Meet Media, the College of Media's welcome event. (Photo by Madeline Wilson, senior in journalism.)  College of Media students have formed two new…
Advertising
Aron Hiltzik (BS '18, advertising) and his brother Jared (BS '16, LAS), who both played tennis at the University of Illinois, co-founded RecoveryForAthletes.com, which sells athletic recovery…