It all comes down to one thing

Successful careers have one thing in common: strong communication. At Iowa, you'll learn how communication works, why it matters, what’s at stake, and most importantly, how to do it effectively. 

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Why Iowa?

Writing and communication have been at the center of the University of Iowa’s educational mission for a century.

“The kernel of the idea definitely came during our time at the University of Iowa.”

Bryan Woods (’07 BA), co-writer, A Quiet Place

Upcoming Events

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Humanities for the Public Good Closing Symposium: A Celebration

Friday, March 1 10:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:30pm
Iowa City Public Library
This symposium is a culmination of the Obermann Center’s multi-year grant from the Mellon Foundation focused on the transformation of humanities graduate education, Humanities for the Public Good. During the last four years, over 100 faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting speakers have envisioned and created a host of ways that graduates from humanities PhD programs can fuse their studies in specific disciplines with skills and learning experiences that prepare them to adapt the methods...
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Out of the Archive Series: The Short Films of Aarin Burch

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:15pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Please join us at FilmScene for the continuation of "Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness," a monthly screening and discussion series that celebrates the vibrant  tradition of Black cinema by featuring rarely screened, newly restored, and archivally engaged films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception catered by local restaurants, and stay after each film for post-screening conversations...
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Prompt for the Planet Workshop

Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds
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Prompt for the Planet Workshop

Sunday, March 24, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds
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Facing the Inferno: Visiting Artist Kari Greer

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
The Pentacrest Museums host Kari Greer for a special event to discuss themes of her exhibition Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer. Greer will be joined by UI Faculty involved with Living With Smoke initiative.
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“I think the degree is kind of a 'Swiss army knife' of skills that are useful in the real world.”

Harley Atchison (’22 BA)

Careers in Communication

Communication Studies graduates have exciting careers in an extraordinarily wide range of fields and industries.