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Great Storytelling Starts Here

What Will Your Story Be?

College is not just about getting a degree. It’s about planning your life story. At the SOJC, you’ll find a welcoming vibe and supportive community that’s rare in large public universities. You’ll access flexible programs that allow you to truly explore your passions while building skills in our state-of-the-art production spaces, student-run publications and agencies, internships, and global learning trips. And you’ll discover how to make a real difference with your unique contributions.

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Undergraduate Degrees
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Graduate Degrees

In a competitive and rapidly evolving field, an advanced degree will help you stand out. We offer:

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79%
student participation in hands-on learning opportunities
$721K+
in faculty research and project grants IN 2021
$650K
in student scholarships awarded each year
16
Pulitzer prizes won by faculty and alumni
250+
job titles held by SOJC graduates
20,200+
in the SOJC Alumni Network

Meet Our Students

Jeremy Williams, class of ’22, is a transfer student double majoring in journalism and media studies. He's spent his time at the SOJC taking advantage of opportunities like studying abroad through the Media in Ghana program, expanding his photography portfolio and getting hands-on experience in the field through a Snowden internship, and contributing to student-produced publications like OR Magazine and Ethos

Get an Insider’s Perspective on the UO

Learn about the University of Oregon from the people who know it best: our students. The College Tour explores what life is like as a Duck as real students tell you their stories from their favorite spots around our beautiful 295-acre campus. Check out the perspectives of three more SOJC students below, or watch the full episode.

Zaria Parvez takes a selfie with Duo, the (in)famous green Duolingo owl
What Our Alumni Say

Zaria Parvez ’20 has already made a name for herself as the creative genius behind language-learning app Duolingo’s Tiktok-famous owl mascot. When the company hired her to be its social media coordinator right out of college, Parvez realized she had a big advantage because of her experience in the SOJC’s advertising program. She was familiar with terminology and strategic communication strategies that were foreign to even some of her superiors.

“I think that was only possible because of the classes the SOJC provided, the student groups and the professors constantly pushing us to be the best versions of ourselves,” she said. “There is no way I would have been here without it.”

See Zaria's Story

 
Hands-On Learning,
Real-World Experience

The hallmark of the SOJC experience is the professional practice students get in the field. We get out of the classroom to let students roll up their sleeves and learn by doing. From reporting trips around the globe to navigating the complexities of client work in student-run agencies, these real-life experiences will tip the scales in your favor when it's time to find a job. Learn more about our:

Explore Learning Experiences

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The Experience Hub

Put your hands on the hottest tech, and see what you can create. In Allen Hall on the Eugene campus, the experience hub is where SOJC students experiment with emerging technologies while building invaluable multimedia skills with the tools professionals are using in the industry now—and in the future. The hub has everything you need to become a powerful content creator, including:

  • Immersive media lab
  • Podcast studio
  • Social media analytics lab
  • Broadcast/photography studio and editing bays
  • Flexible spaces for collaboration

Learn About The Experience Hub

female student using wearable VR technology, assisted by female professor
Immerse Yourself at the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab

The next media frontier is the immersive metasphere, from 360 video to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR). We’re pioneering media-making and research with these emerging technologies at our state-of-the-art immersive experience lab at SOJC Portland. Visit us to demo our VR platforms and tools, attend an immersive event, see student-produced 360 videos and virtual worlds, and learn about faculty research exploring such topics as the ethics of VR and how virtual worlds help people with disabilities.

Explore the OR Lab

Check out our immersive media graduate track

female student using wearable VR technology, assisted by female professor
Immerse Yourself at the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab

The next media frontier is the immersive metasphere, from 360 video to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR). We’re pioneering media-making and research with these emerging technologies at our state-of-the-art immersive experience lab at SOJC Portland. Visit us to demo our VR platforms and tools, attend an immersive event, see student-produced 360 videos and virtual worlds, and learn about faculty research exploring such topics as the ethics of VR and how virtual worlds help people with disabilities.

Explore the OR Lab

Check out our immersive media graduate track

We Love Our Alumni

Our alumni mean the world to us—and to each other. Over our century-long history, we've built a tight-knit community of accomplished SOJC Ducks who support student scholarships and faculty research, share their wisdom in class visits, and help new graduates launch their careers. In the process they've formed a strong network of personal and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

Events

Cannes Film Festival and L.A. Intensive UO Info Session
Oct3
Cannes Film Festival and L.A. Intensive UO Info Session Oct 3 Allen Hall

 

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