The School of Communication at American University is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The school offers five undergraduate majors: communication studies, print/broadcast journalism, public communication, visual media, and foreign language and communication media (jointly administered with the College of Arts and Sciences). Interdisciplinary degrees in communication, legal institutions, economics, and government (CLEG, which is housed in the School of Public Affairs), and multimedia design and development (which is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences).
The School of Communication's Visions Awards celebrates outstanding visual student work at American University. Awards are offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level in documentary, fiction, digital/new media production, screenwriting, and photography.