School of Communication

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School of Communication programs range across the spectrum of topics in the communication arts and sciences and include undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs of study and interdisciplinary initiatives and research centers.

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Audiology + Hearing Science

Undergraduate Curricula

Professional Degree

  • Doctor of Audiology
    A professional program preparing individuals to diagnose and treat individuals with hearing and balance related disorder.

Doctoral Degree

Center

  • The Hugh Knowles Center
    Supporting scientists working at the forefront of audiology to prevent, diagnose and treat hearing disorders.
Speech/Language Pathology

Undergraduate Curricula

Professional Degrees

  • MS, Speech, Language, and Learning
    A professional program in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, with a concentration in either speech, swallowing, and language, or learning and behavior.

Doctoral Degree

Interdisciplinary Programs

Neuroscience/Cognitive Science

Undergraduate Curricula

Doctoral Degree

Interdisciplinary Program

Health Communication

Professional Degree

Leadership

Professional Degrees

  • Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises
    A program preparing creative people who hope to lead—or start new—arts enterprises.
  • Master of Science in Communication
    An applied program for full-time professionals seeking to enhance managerial communication and leadership skills; MSC combines work experience and theory to develop skills necessary for managing change, leveraging technology and human capital, operating in a global workplace, and practicing ethical managerial communication.
Interaction + Influence

Undergraduate Curricula

Professional Degree

  • Master of Science in Communication
    An applied program for full-time professionals seeking to enhance managerial communication and leadership skills; MSC combines work experience and theory to develop skills necessary for managing change, leveraging technology and human capital, operating in a global workplace, and practicing ethical managerial communication.

Doctoral Degree

Rhetoric + Public Culture

Undergraduate Curricula

Professional Degree

  • Master of Science in Communication
    An applied program for full-time professionals seeking to enhance managerial communication and leadership skills; MSC combines work experience and theory to develop skills necessary for managing change, leveraging technology and human capital, operating in a global workplace, and practicing ethical managerial communication.

Doctoral Degree

Center

Media + Technology Studies

Undergraduate Curricula

Professional Degree

  • Master of Science in Communication
    An applied program for full-time professionals seeking to enhance managerial communication and leadership skills; MSC combines work experience and theory to develop skills necessary for managing change, leveraging technology and human capital, operating in a global workplace, and practicing ethical managerial communication.

Doctoral Degree

Center

Interactive Media

Doctoral Degree

  • PhD, Technology and Social Behavior
    The study of human behavior and the development of new technologies, leading to a solid foundation for developing innovative technologies and understanding their everyday use.
Film + Television

Undergraduate Curricula

MFA Degree

Doctoral Degree

Center

  • Center for Screen Cultures
    Promoting interdisciplinary discussion and research into the impact of the visual media on society and its connections with other visual arts.
Screen Writing

MFA Degree

Center

Documentary Media

MFA Degree

Adaptation + Ethnography of Performance

Undergraduate Curricula

Doctoral Degree

Center

Playwriting

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Theatre Major
    Intensive training in the theatrical arts, nested in the context of a liberal arts education.

MFA Degree

Center

Theatre History, Literature or Criticism

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Theatre Major
    Intensive training in the theatrical arts, nested in the context of a liberal arts education.
  • Theatre Minor
    Theatrical performance, design, and history, literature and criticism.

Doctoral Degree

Center

  • American Music Theatre Project
    Nurturing the development of musical theatre and the book writers, composers and lyricists vital to its continued development.
Theatre Directing

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Theatre Major
    Intensive training in the theatrical arts, nested in the context of a liberal arts education.

MFA Degree

  • MFA, Directing
    Intensive, collaborative training in directing for the stage.
Sound Design

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Sound Design Minor
    The art and technology of sound design in film and video, new media, theatre, radio, and art installations.
Theatre Design

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Theatre Major
    Intensive training in the theatrical arts, nested in the context of a liberal arts education.

MFA Degree

  • MFA, Design
    Advanced study in scenery, costume, and lighting design for theatre artists.
Dance

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Dance Major
    The study and performance of dance in the context of a liberal arts education.
  • Dance Minor
    The study and performance of dance.

Doctoral Degree

Acting

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Theatre Major
    Intensive training in the theatrical arts, nested in the context of a liberal arts education.
Music Theatre

Undergraduate Curricula

  • Music Theatre Certificate
    A selective program, requiring audtions for first and second year students majoring in theatre, voice and dance.

Center

  • American Music Theatre Project
    Nurturing the development of musical theatre and the book writers, composers and lyricists vital to its continued development.
Communication Sciences + Disorders

The Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is home to undergraduate, professional, and doctoral research programs that explore the science of human speech, hearing, and learning and seek new and more effective ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat related communication disorders.

The department's faculty are renowned for discoveries that have changed our understanding of human communication. They explore the processes that underlie speech, hearing and learning, including sensation, perception, cognition, and motor control. They investigate social, familial, and cultural issues that impair communication. And they delve into the molecular and epidemiological bases of normal and disordered human communication.

Our professional audiology and speech and language pathology programs are consistently ranked among the top ten programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Students, faculty and staff work together to provide patients of all ages a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for hearing, speech, learning, language, voice, and swallowing disorders in clinics on the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

Undergraduate

Graduate

Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies explores the social, political, and cultural functions of communication as it occurs in diverse settings ranging from interpersonal interaction to global media. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative methods, the department’s teaching and scholarship explore communication practices, media, institutions, and arts as they shape agreement and dissent, competition and cooperation.

Our faculty are leaders in the study of new media, public culture, social networking, technology and social behavior, and other areas as well. They address both perennial problems and emergent phenomena in a context of interdisciplinary collaboration. Students have opportunities for direct involvement in state of the art scholarship. Additional programming ensures a rich academic environment for acquiring the understanding and skills that will be expected for leadership in the twenty-first century.

Undergraduate

Professional

Graduate

Radio, Television + Film

The Department of Radio/Television/Film explores the history, theory, and production of media—from cinema to broadcast television to alternative media to emerging technologies.

We value originality, critical analysis, creativity, and vision in both scholarly research and creative work. Our programs, courses and research opportunities focus on the history of film, television, and emerging media and the critical analysis of media texts, technologies, and cultures. Our faculty explore the social and cultural impact of media—and use media to convey their own messages to the world. All are dedicated to integrating the theory and the practice of broadcast media and creating intersections with other disciplines. This prepares students who are eager to pursue careers in the media industries to become writers, directors, producers, and managers who inspire, persuade, and educate their audiences.

Undergraduate

Graduate

Performance Studies

The Department of Performance Studies lives at the sprawling intersection of personal narrative, literature, culture, technology, and performance theory. By thinking critically about cultural performance, students and faculty in the department bend—and sometimes break—long-standing concepts of what performance really is.

We value the study of performance, documenting, analyzing and theorizing on cultural rituals, public identities and political positions. And we value the practice of performance, examining and enacting literary texts to create live interpretations of novels, poetry, and other written sources.

Our students and faculty are vibrant scholars who question cultural assumptions and influence national performance scholarship and production. This fertile environment, where faculty and students analyze texts and develop original thought, continually strengthens the individual, the department, and the school.

Undergraduate

Graduate

Theatre (includes Dance)

Theatre and dance mirror the nature of life in all its rich variety. To work effectively within the theatre arts requires a broad knowledge upon which to draw. To that end, the Department of Theatre believes in giving students a full range of instruction and experience in the theatre arts—practice, history, and theory—along with the full benefits of a liberal arts education.

Students profit from the real-world experiences of more than thirty department faculty members as they develop their own innovative practice and scholarly pursuits upon our stages and in our classrooms. The faculty’s expertise encompasses acting, dancing, voice, directing, choreography, stage management, playwriting, storytelling, music theatre, children’s theatre, devised theatre, theatre history and criticism, and costume, set, and light design.

The department's award-winning alumni and faculty make up the extensive fabric of the vibrant, groundbreaking theatre and dance communities in cities across the country. Our proximity to Chicago gives students the opportunity to witness and discuss current productions with the minds that are shaping theatre arts practices today.

Undergraduate

Graduate