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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

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Purdue Northwest Students Earn Spring 2023 Semester Dean’s List Honors

The Purdue University Northwest spring 2023 semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,647 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.

Tao Wang, Pritzker Chair of Arts of Asia, executive director of initiatives in Asia, and curator of Chinese art at the Art Institute of Chicago, right, shares information about PNW’s archive items from China.

Cultural Heritage Celebration Committee Highlights AAPI Topics

This spring, Purdue University Northwest recognized Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage with cultural events addressing topics such as history, art, and archaeology.

Daniel Gyekye

The art of communication: Meet PNW 2023 graduate Daniel Appiah Gyekye

Daniel Appiah Gyekye, ’23, is graduating with a Master of Arts in Communication.

Upcoming Communication and Creative Arts Events

Sep 28

Immigration: Conflict, Climate and Consequences

Join the Center for Global Studies for a day-long conference on immigration on PNW’s main Hammond campus.

Sep 28

PNW Theatre Presents “Ceviche En Pittsburgh”

Join PNW Theatre for a performance of “Ceviche En Pittsburgh”!

Oct 04

Fall Career Expo 2023

Students and alumni of PNW that are seeking internships and full-time employment are invited to the 2023 Fall Career Expo!

Oct 09

Fall Break

There are no classes but campus offices are open.