Rise and Shine where will your depauw major take you?

The art & Science of Sharing ideas

Communication majors apply their knowledge in a variety of fields, including public relations, marketing, law, electronic media, journalism, public service and the performing arts.

Here's a peek at what ours have been up to.

collaborating on a vision

Reparation is the story of a troubled veteran who finds clues to his lost memories. It's also a story of DePauw connections that last a lifetime.

Filmmaker Kyle Ham ’94 was a 21-year-old student at DePauw when he saw The Activist, a play written and directed by Prof. Steve Timm. Nearly 20 years later, he and Timm sat together for the premiere of Reparation, a feature-length adaptation of Timm's play, which Ham directed and co-wrote with Timm.

Ham and Timm's collaboration is part of a wave of independent filmmaking by DePauw students, faculty and alumni. Like ReparationMud Lotus (Prof. Chris White) and King Rat (Alex Thompson '12 and Henry Johnston '14) also had roots in our department of communication & theatre. The department's film studies program built on that momentum this year, adding DePauw's first filmmaking courses to the curriculum.

Carrying the torch

Pulitzer Prize winner Ben Solomon '10 continues DePauw's tradition of great journalists.

A communication major and Media Fellow at DePauw, Solomon's assignments have taken him around the globe, including war zones in Syria, Libya and Ukraine. In 2015, he and a team of New York Times staffers were honored with the Pulitzer Prize for "courageous front-line reporting and vivid human stories on Ebola in Africa."

"DePauw is an amazing place. If you’re motivated to do things, the opportunities are limitless." - Ben Solomon '10, video journalist

The birthplace of the Society for Professional Journalists, DePauw continues to produce some of the top names in news media, from Fox News anchor Bret Baier '92 to CNBC host Jon Fortt '98. (And Solomon isn't the only DePauw alum to claim a Pulitzer; Jim Stewart '73 received one for his Wall Street Journal reporting on insider trading.)

DePauw By the Digits

Numbers that matter at DePauw.


Of recent graduates left DePauw employed, pursuing graduate school or engaged in a service or fellowship program.


Among four-year baccalaureate colleges for the number of students studying abroad.


Student-faculty ratio keeps classes small and professors accessible.


Fulbright Scholars selected by the U.S. Department of State in the past 3 years alone.


Recent graduates have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in science, mathematics and engineering.

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