The Nicholson School of Communication & Media (NSCM) is an interdisciplinary entity providing academically rigorous undergraduate and graduate education. Through a range of professional and academic programs, excellence in creative activity, research, and technical production is fostered, guided by the strategic objective to have impact and become nationally and globally prominent.


NSCM holds as its mission the promotion of:

  • Free inquiry, free speech, and the free flow of information and ideas in a diverse, contemporary society;
  • A creative, collaborative, and ethical environment for research and for the production of high-quality games, interactive media, film, and mass communication;
  • Rigorous, relevant, and stimulating undergraduate and graduate curricular and co-curricular programs that are research based, preparing students for professional careers or advanced graduate study; and
  • Engagement, collaboration, and research with community partners to serve the university, communication and media industries, and our broadly-defined service area in central Florida and beyond.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

NSCM holds integrity, scholarship, community, creativity, and excellence as the core values that guide all our conduct, performance, and decisions. NSCM does not discriminate based on identity, including, but not limited to, categories of age, color, ethnicity, family status, gender expression or identity, genetic information, immigration status, intellectual or physical ability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, or veteran status. We value the intersectional experiences of all individuals and we are committed to equity and inclusion. NSCM encourages diversity of ideas and points of view creating an environment for excellence.