Message from the Chair


Firas AlAtraqchi


Thank you for your interest in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication!

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo is a regional leader in research and hands-on training, drawing from the diverse strengths of its multinational faculty.

We are situated within the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at one of the Middle East and North Africa's premier universities, the American University in Cairo, giving us the advantage of having a living history at our doorstep.

As one of the biggest departments at AUC, we offer three undergraduate programs in multimedia journalism, communication media arts and integrated marketing communication.

We also offer two internationally recognized Masters Programs in Journalism, and Television and Digital Journalism cementing our position at the top in Egypt and the Middle East in combining theory and real practice to our students. 

We have built strong networks with national, regional and international media entities to enrich student learning experiences in real practical environments to gain the necessary skills for success in the immersive digital environment, and to meet the market needs once they graduate. 

With an innovation mindset, the JRMC department graduates students who are equipped with advanced skills in communication and solid backgrounds in concepts, theories and professional practices which encourage students to critical thinking and analysis. 

Our industry is ever evolving and, as such, our faculty collaborate every year to develop, enhance and upgrade our curricula to meet career challenges.

I look forward to seeing you in our department.


Firas Al-Atraqchi
Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication 
Associate Professor of Practice and Caravan Faculty Advisor