Welcome from the Dean

Dean Tracy SulkinIt is hard to think of a point in history when media has been more central to our lives, from how we connect with our friends and family to how we communicate and visualize scientific research to how we understand and shape the world around us. At this exciting and important time, the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is advancing new frontiers in media research and education. Our faculty are award-winning teachers who engage in cutting-edge scholarship and creative endeavor, and our flexible curriculum encourages students to explore their interests and prepares them to make a global impact.

As the media landscape evolves, so do we. Over the past century, the College of Media and our alumni have had a profound impact on media. Advertising education was born at Illinois, as was the foundation of today’s public broadcasting system, and the Institute of Communications Research is the oldest doctoral program in communication and media studies in the world. Today, we continue to build on this storied legacy, through our scholarship, teaching, and public engagement missions.

I encourage you to join us!

Tracy Sulkin