The Director’s Message

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students, welcome to the School of Mass Communication website. Thanks for your interest in this growing program where students come first.  Our faculty are professors with years of professional experience and ties to the local media industry.  Our students have opportunities to participate in high-impact experiences such as service learning, independent studies, practica, internships and co-ops that allow them to make connections that open doors to the professional world.  Little Rock is the hub of business, economic, media, healthcare and politics in our state, offering a vast array of opportunities for UA Little Rock students.

The School continues to make strides in providing students with the best educational experiences possible.  Our Black Magic television studio and LED lighting system are second-to-none, providing the ability to produce 4K images.  Our state-of-the-art cinema cameras and newsgathering equipment give students many opportunities for hands-on experience.  We also have made a concerted effort to upgrade classroom space to improve the learning environment.   Our curriculum continues to evolve with the changing times, thus giving our students a competitive edge.

Scholarship funding continues to grow in the School as we award more than $60,000 annually to graduate and undergraduate students.  We would love to have you join us and partner with us to help build the path to your future.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me at 501-569-3392 or txedwards@ualr.edu.