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Northwestern School of Communication

Graduate & Professional Programs

The Department of Radio/Television/Film offers five graduate and professional programs.

Why Northwestern?

Professor David Tolchinsky about why Northwestern students succeed, what Chicago provides as a comedy hub and more.

Why do people come out of Northwestern doing very original work? Unlike some schools where the goal is to sell a screenplay or to put people to work, we're always talking about how you can reimagine the art form you're working in. So not just the comedy, but what could comedy be? That's the vibe at Northwestern.”

David Tolchinsky, founding director of Northwestern University’s MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage program and current director of the Pritzker Pucker Studio Lab

Northwestern School of Communication professor David Tolchinsky from SoC Communications on Vimeo.