Prospective Students

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Media viewbook

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The College of Media offers cutting-edge, transformative experiences in advertising, computer science + advertising, journalism, and media & cinema studies. You'll be inspired by our faculty and your fellow students. You’ll be inspired by our classes, many of which are small and set in media labs or seminars. You’ll gain valuable professional and life experience outside of the classroom by getting involved in clubs and societies, and finding internships that are linked to your major and career goals. And you'll have plenty of assistance in reaching your goals. You will get to know the faculty well. Many will bring their deep and rich professional experience as well as their academic research interests into the classroom.

In-Person and Virtual Visits

We invite you to learn more about the College of Media during an in-person meeting in Gregory Hall or a virtual Q/A session! In-person meetings for Summer 2022 are available on most Thursdays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. from May 19 through August 12. A few Friday sessions will begin at 10 a.m. Sign up here to attend one of our prospective student sessions this summer.

Media is also hosting a session specifically for prospective off-campus transfer students at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 22. Prospective transfers can sign-up for this session here.

If you cannot visit campus this summer, we encourage you to attend a virtual session with Media instead. Our virtual presentation and Q&A sessions will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Sign up here to attend a virtual Academic Meeting with the College of Media.

Preparing to Visit Campus
Due to current COVID-19 campus guidelines, prospective visitors should use the link above to sign up for their appointment. By following this process, you will be provided with a visit itinerary email from the Office of Admissions that you will need to have on hand for entry into Gregory Hall for your visit. In addition, we ask that prospective students bring no more than two guests to their in-person meetings with the College of Media. For more details on planning your visit to campus, please review the Preparing to Visit website.

Application Information

College of Media Graduation and Retention Data

The College of Media’s Journalism major is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The ACEJMC requires the College to publish graduation and retention rates and we are pleased to do so. Visit here to read the data available.


Contact Information

For questions and more information about scheduling a visit, feel free to email or call:

Student Services Center
College of Media at Illinois
217-244-4329
media-ssc@illinois.edu