Gain hands-on experience and critical examination of campaigns, ethics, creativity, marketing principles, consumer behavior and more. The minor equips the student with a cogent overview of the social, economic, legal and marketing environments in today's advertising world. 24 credit hours.
For students wishing to incorporate intensive studio training with studies in other areas such as art history, advertising, or film; also for those seeking structured, basic studio courses such as ceramics, digital hybrid media, photography, drawing, urbanism and more. 18 credit hours.
Gain a thorough understanding of the arts as they relate to all areas of the humanities. Select from over 130 courses on the art, architecture, and urbanism of Europe and the Americas, with an emphasis on the intersections between visual and material culture and its social and cultural contexts.
Learn how to create your own arts venture with courses on attracting capital, law and the arts, business planning and more. Critical information for the artist who wants to build his or her own ventures. 18 credit hours.
Learn the business of art. Courses in arts marketing, financial management, fund raising, cultural policy and more will prepare the student for a career as an arts manager working for an established museum, theatre company or other arts venue.
Corporate Communication and Public Affairs
Students examine the power of competent, relevant and transformative communication in business, government, civil and social sectors. Media writing, research, public deliberation, ethics and more prepare students for leadership roles in the world.
The Creative Computing minor blends theory and methodology from computer science and engineering with creative practices and aesthetic principles from the arts. Classes are rigorous, multi-disciplinary and on the leading edge of art, computer science and engineering.
The Division of Dance develops disciplined, versatile artists through professional training. The Minor in Dance Performance centers on ballet, modern and jazz; students also selectively engage in the study of the creative process/performance, dance history/literature and/or theory/analysis. Audition required.
Graphic designers create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, persuade or captivate audiences. Select from courses on identity (logos, branding collateral material, packaging), digital (social, mobile, online media), publication (magazines, newspapers, books) and more.
History of the Visual and Performing Arts
Learn about multiple areas of the arts in their historical contexts. Courses available include Prehistoric to Medieval Western Art, Survey of Music History, Theatre and Drama History, International Film History and more.
Learn AP writing style, explore the complexities of ethics, get hands-on training in shooting and editing; study reporting, critical thinking, communications law and more. Stellar faculty with extensive industry experience.
Prepare for further work in fine arts or commercial photography and other areas where knowledge of photography is helpful. Use of the camera, darkroom techniques, digital manipulation and printing as well as historical study are included.
The Minor in Music includes studies in music theory and music history; private study on an instrument, in voice, or in composition; and recital attendance. It is open to students of any major through the normal admissions audition process.
Students explore performing arts beyond their own major to enhance dance, voice and acting skills needed for the musical theatre stage. Open only to dance, voice, and theatre majors/minors by audition.
Develop your ability to write and record songs. Select from courses about the role of the producer, the fundamental elements of music, lyric writing, electronic manipulation of sound, and the history of jazz and rock music. Songwriting lab included.