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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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Internships

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 University Northwest students earn 2023 fall semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2023 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,691 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.

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What Can I Do With a Communication Degree?

Studying Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will provide you with foundational skills in shaping and delivering messages, opening doors to a range of professional opportunities.

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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.

Upcoming Communication and Creative Arts Events

Feb 26

Summer 2024 Registration Begins

Summer 2024 registration opens to all PNW students on Monday, February 26.

Mar 01

Scholarships Deadline

Make sure to apply for PNW’s scholarships before the deadline of March 1, 2024, for the 2024-25 academic year.

Mar 06

Spring 2024 Pedagogy Circle Meeting

Join your colleagues to discuss meeting students where they are and maintaining academic standards.

Mar 11

Spring Break

Spring break runs Monday, March 11 through Saturday, March 16. Classes resume Monday, March 18.