Why Media at Illinois?

We're excited that you're interested in the College of Media at Illinois! Request more information about admission to the College of Media. 

You are invited to learn more about the College of Media at an online Q/A session! Sign up here to attend one of our virtual sessions this fall. You can choose from:

  • An 11 a.m. information session with Katie Clark, senior assistant dean for College of Media Student Services, on the second Tuesday of each month
  • A 3 p.m. one-on-one meeting with an academic advisor each weekday

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.

Your academic advisor will assist you in navigating the college landscape, ensuring your progress, and help you maximize your undergraduate experience. Your career director will aid your polished preparations for your internships, career, or graduate school search. See our Graduate Destination Report.

We believe media can change the world. If you do too, join us!


Application Information


Media viewbook

Download our viewbook as a PDF.


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