Timeline

The media has always played a vital role in our society. For the past 40 years, the School of Communication has nurtured over 7,000 communication professionals under our motto "Truth is Virtue" and the leadership of our Deans and Heads. As we expanded from a Department into a School, from providing three majors in the beginning – Journalism, Radio-Television and Public Relations – to founding the Department of Journalism, Department of Communication Studies, and Academy of Film, our achievements have been remarkable. The School of Communication is the cradle for local communication elites, and a destination of choice for further studies by students from Greater China.

1990 - 1999

New Landmarks for Innovation

The Department of Communication was expanded to become the School of Communication and offers many diverse of higher degree programmes, providing a more extensive study path.

1997

  • Broadcast Journalism option opened for undergraduate selection. In the same year, the "Broadcast News Network" (BNN), a workshop for students of the Broadcast Journalism major, was established.

1996

  • Master of Arts in Communication (Part-time) opened for enrollment.

1995

  • Professor Leonard Chu became the 2nd Dean of the School.

  • "The Young Communicator" was set up for students of the Applied Communication Studies major (run by Organizational Communication major) and "Digiforce" was set up for students of the Digital Graphic Communication major.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication opened for enrollment.

1994

  • Major in Digital Graphic Communication opened for enrollment.

1992

  • Master of Philosophy in Communication opened for enrollment.

1991

  • The Department of Communication was expanded as the School of Communication with three departments: the Department of Cinema and Television; the Department of Journalism; and the Department of Communication Studies. Professor John L. Jellicorse became Dean of the School of Communication.


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