Communication Program

Whether you want to write scripts, produce films, launch websites, develop media policy, or research media trends, the communication program's Bachelor of Science degree in media industries and technologies, drawing on curriculum offered by Northwestern's School of Communication, gives you the tools to achieve your goals.

You will learn the industry through hands-on experience in media research and creative media arts. Students write film scripts, make movies, study the history of film exhibition, and analyze the use of online communities in professional and social contexts. Students learn by doing, so that they can become effective innovators in the world of communication policy, management, and creative media industries.

Learn more about NU-Q's communication program:

  • Communication courses
    Communication students learn to be media leaders through coursework that encompasses media theory, history, and production technologies. The communication curriculum is broad and the opportunities are endless.
  • Degree requirements
    The media theory and critical thinking skills students learn at Northwestern enable them to move quickly into management and creative roles after they graduate.
  • Sample four-year program
    From theory to public speaking, the communication program offers a wide variety of courses and elective options. Most students take a courseload of four courses per semester.
  • Careers in communication
    Northwestern graduates write for television and work in film studios, radio stations, and talent agencies. They manage digital information, design websites, and analyze the impact of new media. They pursue careers in creative industries, and advertising and develop communication strategies for corporations, non-profit organizations, cultural associations, and government ministries.
  • Communication faculty
    NU-Q faculty members are scholars of film, television, language, rhetoric, debate and acting. They have professional experience as writers, filmmakers, actors, directors and more. Learn more about their areas of expertise and find contact information.