The Northwestern University School of Communication is committed to elevating the art and science of communication. Bridging theory and practice, our curriculum and research opportunities propel students to excellence in:
- performing and media arts, including dramatic and comedic writing, film and television production and direction, and acting for both screen and stage
- design for interactive and digital media
- dance and choreography
- media analysis and communication
- sound design and studies
- theatrical design, directing, and history
- speech-language pathology, audiology, and the study of learning disabilities
- policy analysis and public culture
Thursday, February 18
6:30 – 8 p.m. (CST)
Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson, known for her work on FX’s The Americans and her teleplay of the Academy Award-nominated biopic of Aretha Franklin, Respect, gave the Van Zelst Lecture in Communication—which took the form of a Q&A with professor and Department of Radio/Television/Film chair Thomas Bradshaw—on Friday, May 27.
School of Communication alumna and comedian/writer/actress Ziwe helps Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Northwestern’s African American Studies Program with Ad
Comedian, writer, and actress Ziwe Fumudoh (C14) spoke about becoming a (not-so) overnight internet sensation, pushing boundaries, and working on her late-night Showtime variety sketch show, Ziwe, as the keynote speaker during the 50th Anniversary celebration of Northwestern’s African American Studies program on May 20. (Ziwe, as she’s known professionally, is a graduate of the School of Communication with a major in Radio/Television/Film; she double majored in African American Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.)
Whether using performance as protest, acknowledging bias in research, or documenting in film historical inequalities, three School of Communication faculty crossed departmental lines to contemplate the necessity of equity and inclusion in their scholarly and artistic work during a special symposium April 6 at the Norris University Center. The event was the first CommConnections, a new symposium series established to cross disciplines and create partnerships in the School of Communication.