In 1976 , the Department of Media was established at
the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the Male Campus. It was one of
the first media departments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The
department offered the following four tracks:
The first batch of graduates from the Department of media was in
In 2007, the Department of Media was created in the
Female Campus and had only one track, namely Journalism. The first
batch of female students to graduate from the Media Department was in
In 2009, the External Study Program was introduced
granting bachelor's degree in Public Relations.
The Faculty of Communication and Media was established during the
academic year 2012 following the administrative order
No. 24158/ق issued on 16/10/2012. The aim was to
provide qualified national cadres in the fields of communication,
arts, and media to contribute to the achievement of the Kingdom’s
development goals and to promote its image locally and globally. The
newly established faculty consisted of the following departments:
In 2018 , the University Council approved name
changes for some departments following the administrative order No.
80909/40/د issued on 13/3/2019 . The changes were as
1- The name of the Department of Journalism was changed to the
Department of Journalism and Digital Media.
2- The name of the Department of Directing and Design was changed to
the Department of Audio and Visual Production.
As part of the Faculty plan for the development of its academic
programs, the Faculty of Communication and Media has devised its
strategic plan in line with the Kingdom's ambitious Vision 2030,
resulting in the restructuring of academic departments and reviewing
and developing its programs. The University Council approved the new
study plans for the faculty academic programs during the academic year
2020. The revised study plans have been designed to
meet the highest standards and are benchmarked against programs of
internationally renowned communication and media institutions. The
reviewed programs are:
The Diploma of the Public Relations Practitioner was launched during
the academic year 2018 and the first batch graduated
in the first semester of 2020.
The Diploma in Digital Marketing Communication was launched in the
second semester of 2020.
The Master's program in Communication and Media was launched during
the first semester of
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