by Andrew J. Bottomley on October 12, 2012

What did you do last summer? Communication Arts major and budding television news reporter Elsa Robins, for one, was hard at work, building up her on- and off-camera experience and setting the stage for her post-graduate career in broadcast journalism.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 14, 2012

Unless you’re a media and cultural studies scholar or industry insider, you’re probably only familiar with the products of media franchises, such as the Spiderman movies and Marvel comic books.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 11, 2012

The UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts is not only one of the most esteemed undergraduate programs in the country for the study of communications, it also offers one of the premier graduate programs in the field.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 10, 2012

The Department of Communication Arts is thrilled to announce the addition of a number of new faculty members for the 2012-2013 school year.

by Michele Hilmes on August 23, 2012

AIDS activist Mary Fisher is featured in  this New York Times article recalling her ground-breaking speech to the Republican National Convention in 1992.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on June 26, 2012

2011-12 was a highly successful school year for the Comm Arts department with numerous faculty members and graduate students receiving prestigious awards, fellowships, and distinctions. Indeed, the number of accolades is too great to list here in its entirety, but what follows are some of the more notable accomplishments earned both inside and outside UW-Madison:

by Andrew J. Bottomley on June 20, 2012

Every year, the department has the pleasure of giving out a handful of awards and scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Communication Arts. We are proud to announce the recipients for 2011-12:

by Andrew J. Bottomley on June 20, 2012

Comm Arts Professor Emeritus Tino Balio has been named a 2012 Wisconsin Academy Fellow, the highest level of recognition conferr

by Andrew J. Bottomley on June 07, 2012

What do film director, screenwriter, and producer Michael Mann, movie producer Walter Mirisch, television producer, writer, and director Steven Levitan, screenwriters and directors

by Andrew J. Bottomley on May 31, 2012

Each semester, hundreds of undergraduates from across UW-Madison take Comm Arts 100, Introduction to Speech Composition. Part of the university's Communication-A requirement, the course is designed to help students write and deliver effective speeches, as well as to understand the rhetorical principles of effective (and ethical) public discourse. During the semester, each student writes and delivers four original speeches—an introductory speech, an informative speech, a commemorative speech, and a persuasive speech.