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. 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?


Recent News

Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

One of a Rind: Hannah Morrow '09 Makes Cheese Her Business

Hannah tells us how she turned her passion for food and media into a career.

Funny Business: Amy Eicher '09 on Working at Comedy Central

Amy tells us how she found her confidence as a senior producer for comedy television.

The Gwen Ifill College Hosts "Remembering Gwen"

Rick Berke and Mentor-in-Residence, Nancy Ancrum discussed Gwen Ifill's lasting legacy.

Simmons Announces Three Endowed Chair Recipients

Congratulations to Professors Diane Grossman, Jyoti Puri and Špela Trefalt!

Meet Diane Grossman: Director of the Honors Program

We spoke with Diane Grossman about her role and her passion for philosophy.

Simmons University Radio Nominated for Best Station

As General Manager of Simmons Radio, Caroline Mahoney '19 tells us about being nominated for Best Station by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System!