The Northwestern University School of Communication is an undergraduate and graduate institution devoted to the academic study of communication arts and sciences. This department is located at the University’s Evanston, Illinois.
Theatre and dance portray the nature of life in all its rich diversity. To work effectively within the theatre arts, extensive knowledge is required so students are given a full range of teachings in the theatre arts. Such practices include history, practical and theory as well as 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 on stage or within the lecture rooms. 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 school’s close proximity to Chicago gives students the opportunity to witness and discuss current productions with the minds that are shaping theatre arts practices today. Tuition is about $43,000 and the school has been known to produce television and film stars such as SNL’s Seth Myers and George Lopez.