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.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on April 24, 2012

The Comm Arts department is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Schultz as an Undergraduate Advisor. Comm Arts continues to grow as one of the most popular majors on campus, and Amy arrives as a great asset to help our faculty and staff meet the academic and career advising needs of our more than 800 undergraduate majors and applicants.

by Michele Hilmes on April 18, 2012

What is the current state of the entertainment industry? How have new technologies and changes in business models affected film and television as we have come to know them? These are some of the issues that Stephen P.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on April 18, 2012

The 2012 Wisconsin Film Festival kicks off today, Wednesday, April 18th. The festival will run for five days (April 18-22), showing more than 150 films on nine screens spread throughout the city of Madison.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on March 29, 2012

This past January, UW-Madison senior and Comm Arts major Colton James Boettcher made public a music video promoting the pro-gay, anti-discrimination message of the It Gets Better Project.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on March 06, 2012

A few weeks ago, Comm Arts Professor Catalina Toma was interviewed on the Joy Cardin show on Wisconsin Public Radio's (WPR) Ideas Network, wher