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Communication and Creative Arts

The communication and leadership skills our students develop are relevant to a wide array of fields including medicine, engineering and business.

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All the faculty members I’ve worked with truly are working for you. They want you to be able to do what you want to do.

David Bolton, Communication, ‘24

Sonny Santana

I met a lot of great people who turned out to be some of my best friends, and to actually run a live television show that airs on Lakeshore PBS is really, really valuable.

Sonny Santana, ’21, Communications: Broadcasting

Image of PNW Communications student Bradley Knight.

My group members have become more than friends...they’re family and I feel like we could accomplish anything we work on together.

Unique Opportunities

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Student Organizations

Sing, write, stand up for those who don’t have a voice! Our student organizations include theatre, honors society, the school paper, and jazz band.

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Roundtable Perspective

The Roundtable Perspective is a collegiate television program produced by students and faculty of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at PNW.

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Would you like to work as an intern for an organization? You might qualify for course credit under Com 49000.

News and Announcements

Finley Hawk

PNW student represents USA at World University Games

PNW first-year student Finley Hawk recently competed at the 2023 Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire, or International University Sports Federation (FISU), Winter World University Games in Lake Placid, New York. Hawk, a figure skater, represented Team USA at the international competition.

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Purdue Northwest students earn fall semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,738 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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Black History Month Student Spotlight: David Bolton

In our first Black History Month Student Spotlight, David Bolton talks about PNW campus life, student government and celebrating Black joy.

Upcoming Communication and Creative Arts Events

Mar 21

Registration Open Labs

Come to a Registration Open Lab to learn how to register in the new Student Scheduling Assistant in myPNW.

Mar 21

Fall 2023 Priority Registration

Priority Registration dates for Fall 2023 will begin on March 20 for the various student classifications.

Mar 22

“Without Due Process” Film Screening, Presentation and Discussion

Join us for a screening and discussion of “Without Due Process,” a documentary about a PNW instructor’s family imprisoned in the Japanese American concentration camps during World War II.

Apr 07

Last Day to Drop a Spring 2023 Class

Last day to drop Spring 2023 classes ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7.