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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

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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

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Student Organizations

Sing, write, and 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

Five PNW communication students pose with studio technician Jake Giles. They are holding an award and standing in front of a "Festival of Media Arts" photo backdrop

PNW Communication students earn top recognitions at international scriptwriting competition

Five Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Communication and Creative Arts students received first place in the 2024 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) scriptwriting competition in the BEA Festival of Media Arts.

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Purdue University Northwest spring graduates encouraged to be brave in their careers

PNW spring 2024 graduates arduously persisted to complete their college degrees. Intensive hours spent studying or researching, leading on-campus events, and shining on the field or court have prepared PNW graduates well for their next professional ventures.

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Purdue Northwest raises more than $2 million on PNW Day of Giving

Generous donors to Purdue University Northwest (PNW) contributed more than $2 million to support students during PNW’s 11th annual Day of Giving on April 24.

Upcoming Communication and Creative Arts Events

May 27

Campus Closed: Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Jun 07

Summer Classes: 1st 4-Week Module Ends

Don’t forget to mark your calendars. The first module of summer classes end Friday, June 7.

Jun 10

8 Week Module and Second 4 Week Module Begins

The 8 week and second 4 week modules begin Monday, June 10.

Jun 16

Deadline to Submit Summer 2024 Application to Graduate

Students completing their degree requirements at any point in Summer 2024 are required to apply to graduate by Saturday, June 16.