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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.

A PNW student stands outdoors in a Black Student Union Hoodie

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

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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

Communication and Creative Arts

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.

Communication and Creative Arts

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.

Communication and Creative Arts

Internships

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

News and Announcements

Erin Okamoto Protsman

Lionhearted Leaders: Erin Okamoto Protsman

Erin Okamoto Protsman’s students do deep dives and have ongoing, open discussions on how culture influences the way we send, receive, and interpret messages.

Three students stand together outside of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience building

Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends of first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university. First-time freshmen enrollment was up 21%!

A lion sculpture on PNW's Westville campus

Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders

We are delighted to announce Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders! The Lionhearted Leaders Initiative recognizes the hard work and many contributions of members of the Purdue University Northwest faculty.