The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities
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.
"We can't expect the world to get better by itself." — Gwen Ifill
Our students view 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.
As a pioneering Black woman journalist, Gwen Ifill broke through barriers of prejudice and stands as a model of professional excellence and a purposeful life. The Ifill College aims to carry on that legacy for the next generations. Our mission:
- We are a community of educators and learners guided by intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and generosity of spirit.
- We derive strength from our differences and pursue civic engagement through humanistic inquiry that values language, lived experience, artistic expression, and imagination.
- We give voice to our stories, past and present, individual and global, told and untold, to influence a future whose questions have yet to be asked.
How will you do the hard work of imagining a more just future?
Take a look back at our successful first year - The Year in Review 2018-2019
Having trouble deciding what to do? Contact The Ifill College. We'll be glad to help you out.
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Boston, MA 02115
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Meet the Dean
Dr. Brian Norman is the Dean of The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities. He is a scholar of American and African American literature, professor of English, and academic administrator.Learn More
You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.Faculty Profiles
About the College
Meet Gwen Ifill
Best known as a successful and much admired television news anchor, Gwen Ifill launched her career here at Simmons.
Among Gwen Ifill’s legacies is a commitment to mentoring and to nurturing a diverse and talented next generation.
The Alumni Chair in Public Engagement is a signature program for how The Ifill College engages the world and demonstrates the role of the arts, media, and humanities to a vibrant, diverse democracy.
We cultivate a diverse and talented generation of trailblazers who are poised to become leaders in their professions and in their communities.
Current Faculty Resources
Information for our current faculty, including funding opportunities.
Communications students and alumnae came together for the sixth annual Communications Alumnae-Student Networking Dinner.
Simmons Lecturer Megan Dowd Lambert ’02MA and partner Sean St. Marie ’19MS purchase Modern Memoirs, Inc.
We caught up with Carmen Báez '79, '03HD about her creation of PRxPR, a private fund dedicated to helping rebuild Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricanes, Irma and Maria.
Alumna Christina Ciampa ’08, ‘14MS was constantly searching for stories that reflected her own experience. We caught up with Christina about the inspiration behind All She Wrote Books, a pop-up bookstore that elevates female, queer and non-binary voices.
A new minor in Health Humanities offers students a broad perspective Simmons University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS) have created a shared program in Health Humanities, funded by a Davis Grant. The Health Humanities minor...
The Ifill Forum invited the important national voices of Judy Woodruff, Asma Khalid, Maya Valentine '19, and Yamiche Alcindor to discuss this year's theme of "Race, Media, and Democracy."
Congratulations to Autumn Ledgister-Cummins '20, recipient of the Ifill Scholarship!
Congratulations to Juliana Gamba '20, recipient of the Ifill Scholarship!