by Michael Trevis on September 06, 2017
UW-Madison students walk through Library Mall. Photo By Jeff Miller/UW-Madison.

Welcome, students! And for many of you, welcome back! The fall semester is underway and it's bound to be a great one.

by Michael Trevis on August 02, 2017
Image of a microphone in front of a computer monitor showing

It was announced today that the PodcastRE project will receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

by Michael Trevis on June 06, 2017

One can accomplish a lot in thirty-six years. In thirty-six years, Professor Vance Kepley wrote two books and about two dozen articles, all the while becoming a leading scholar on Russian and Soviet cinema. In that same timespan, he was chair of the Department of Communication Arts for several years, as well as director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research for several more.

by Michael Trevis on May 10, 2017
A graduating Comm Arts major's mortarboard reads, "That's a wrap!"

You’ve worked hard, played hard, and studied harder.

by Michael Trevis on April 28, 2017

It was July 2016. The days were sunny and warm, and some people were out and about playing Pokémon Go. A lot of them, in fact.

by Michael Trevis on April 14, 2017
Professor Emerita Michele Hilmes

Communication Arts Professor Emerita Michele Hilmes has received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society For Cinema and Media Studies!

by Michael Trevis on April 07, 2017
Prospective students sit in a circle on the Union South terrace in the summer sun. Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison.

Registration is officially open for Summer Term 2017 courses! 

Taking summer courses is a great way to:

by Michael Trevis on March 24, 2017
Professor Lori Kido Lopez.

It was recently announced that Assistant Professor Lori Kido Lopez will be the 2017 recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from the Association for Asian American Studies!

by Michael Trevis on February 24, 2017
CA 659 students work together to prepare a video camera.

It’s the year 2017 and crowdfunding films has become commonplace. Making a good film almost always requires at least a small financial investment, and sites like and make it easy for both filmmakers and donors to fund projects. Given the utility and real-world application of crowdfunding, the capstone film production course at UW-Madison, CA 659: Advanced Motion Picture Production Workshop, has made fundraising a part of the curriculum for the last three years.

by Michael Trevis on February 17, 2017
Students play an Atari game during class in the new Living Room Lab.

Last summer marked the beginning of a new construction project in Vilas Hall’s Instructional Media Center (IMC).