About the School

Message from the Director, Dr. Jennifer Proffitt

Jennifer Proffitt

Communication touches upon all aspects of our lives, whether in our interpersonal dealings or in our use of media. The School of Communication at Florida State University prepares students for these fast-growing sectors of our economy and our society, as practitioners or as scholars. Our undergraduate programs give students the skills to excel in many fields; our graduate programs prepare them for leadership roles.

We make use of state-of-the-art facilities in teaching and research, including computer labs for instruction and research, technology-enhanced classrooms, modern media-production studios as well as editing labs.

Mark Zeigler

Our video production unit, Seminole Productions, offers many opportunities for students to enhance the skills they learn in class. FSU’s athletic department is one of Seminole Productions’ major clients. and its weekly sports highlight show, Seminole Sports Magazine, reaches more than 2 million Florida households via The Sunshine Network.

Over the past 15 years, many changes have occurred in the study of communication at FSU, but probably none more momentous than the July 1, 2009, merger of the College of Communication with the College of Information.

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School of Communication Mission Statement

Understanding the complex and ever-changing nature of communication’s vital role in a democratic society, the School of Communication at Florida State University recognizes the need to examine the field from a multitude of theoretical, practical, and creative approaches. We prepare students to be versatile communication practitioners and engaged global citizens through innovative and experiential learning experiences, research and creative scholarship, and service to the discipline, university, and community.

Contact Information

Map to University Center C

School of Communication

Suite 3100, University Center C
296 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062664
The Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2664

Voice: 850-644-5034
Fax: 850-644-8642

Dr. Theodore Clevenger Jr.

Dr. Theodore Clevenger Jr. (1929-1995)

The guiding force behind what is now the School of Communication was Dr. Theodore “Ted” Clevenger, Jr.

Dr. Clevenger earned his doctorate here at FSU in 1957, returned 10 years later as chairman of the Department of Speech within the College of Arts & Sciences, and was named the first dean of the College of Communication in 1976. He left a strong and enduring legacy to the university and to the field of communication research. Read more about Dr. Clevenger.