Quick Facts

Bob Schieffer College of Communication


  • The 2,300-square-foot Convergence Center in the School of Journalism prepares students for a multimedia future where HD telecasts, live radio, traditional print and full Web operations converge.
  • Film, Television and Digital Media students produce sporting events seen nationally.
  • The Texas Center for Community Journalism has provided training for reporters and editors from 160 community newspapers and is a leader in helping small newspapers with online publishing.
  • The Schieffer Symposium brings high-profile media figures such as Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward and Ann Curry to campus for discussions led by Bob Schieffer ’59.
  • Every year TCU hosts the Leaders in Media Conference, bringing to campus national professional leaders in reality television, sports broadcasting and media marketing.
  • Roxo is an on-campus advertising and public relations agency run by the School of Strategic Communication students that works with a variety of real-world clients.
  • Due to the popularity of the major, students must apply to enroll in the School of Strategic Communication (formerly Advertising and Public Relations).
  • TCU 360, a multimedia converged news service, complements student broadcast and print media.
  • Members of the new TCU Forensics team have successfully competed in parliamentary debates.
  • The Department of Communication Studies now conducts a competitive advanced public speaking contest — the Wisdom Award — with a significant scholarship going to the winner.
  • Students and faculty have received national and local Emmy Awards for their work on various projects.
  • The School of Journalism is one of only 18 private university programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Point of pride:

The Schieffer Symposium on the News celebrated its 10th anniversary, and The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley was broadcast live from campus.