The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

"We can't expect the world to get better by itself." — Gwen Ifill

The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities cultivates trailblazers and leaders. Here, you'll study the modes of expression through which we record and interpret the human experience. In Gwen Ifill '77's proud image, our students focus on incisive cultural analysis and interpretation — viewing society through the multi-faceted lenses of language, narrative, art, music, film and contemporary media.

You'll hone your creative abilities through real-world projects and on-the-job learning experiences. Our students navigate the visual and literary world in a dynamic and meaningful way, developing a rich understanding of cultures — present and past.

"Simmons was a launching pad for Gwen and prepared her well. My sister leveraged her education to excel as a liberally educated, consummate professional. She graduated thoroughly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and well-prepared professionally to embark on her journalism career, and it all started at Simmons." — Dr. Roberto Ifill


Recent News

Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Taylor '14: Simmons Made Me a Strong Business Woman

We caught up with Taylor Paige Nealand '14 about her business, Taylor Paige Photography, and her plans to travel the world.

Professor Mercier Receives First Alden Poole Faculty Mentor Award

In honor of her commitment to mentoring, Professor Cathryn Mercier receives the Alden Poole Faculty Mentor Award.

Work Your Magic: Erica Feldmann '12MA Makes Witches Her Business

Erica tells us how she turned her passion for witchcraft and feminism into HausWitch Home + Healing.

From Simmons to Standup: Emma Willmann '08 Arrives on Netflix

We joined Emma during Boston's Women in Comedy Festival and learned about her journey into comedy.

Celebrating Convocation and Simmons University

Faculty, staff and students gather to celebrate the launch of Simmons University and the beginning of the new semester.