College of Creative Arts

Office of the Dean
104 Center for Performing Arts
Phone: 513-529-6010
www.MiamiOH.edu/cca

Degrees and Majors Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architecture History
Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Science in Art

Co-Majors

Minors

Undergraduate Certificate

General Information

The College of Creative Arts offers students opportunity to develop artistic competence, to prepare for a variety of careers in the arts, and to gain a broad cultural and academic background. Programs in the College lead to the following bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architecture History, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Science in Art. Graduate degrees offered by the College are described in the section for the Graduate School.

Accreditation

The Department of Architecture and Interior Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Ohio Department of Education. The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Ohio Department of Education, and both departments of Art and Music are accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education. The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The Department of Architecture and Interior Design holds membership in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Interior Design Educators Council. The Department of Art holds membership in the College Art Association. The Department of Theatre holds membership in the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Black Theatre Network, and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Special Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements for admission to the University, there are additional requirements that must be fulfilled in order to declare a major in the College of Creative Arts. Specific requirements are described in the sections on architecture and interior design, art, music, and theatre. They do not apply to students in other divisions who wish to register for individual courses.

Admission into a specific program within the College of Creative Arts is considered at departmental level and is based on one or more of the following:

  1. scholastic achievement;
  2. creative ability and/or achievement as determined by audition or portfolio review;
  3. motivation to study in a specific arts area expressed in a written statement or interview;
  4. recommendation from high school music/theatre teacher or studio instructor;
  5. space availability.

All degree programs in the College of Creative Arts with the exception of the majors in Art and Architecture History and Interactive Media Studies require either a portfolio review or audition. These reviews are conducted prior to admission. Please contact the appropriate department for specific guidelines.

Students in other divisions who wish to participate in ensembles, productions, and certain activities are also subject to review and/or audition. Time and format of these proceedings are determined by the sponsoring department and are not part of the general admission process.

Course Load

Students in the College of Creative Arts may not register for more than 20 hours in a semester without approval of the assistant dean.

Global Miami Plan

It is important that you consult with your academic advisor to be sure that you select courses that also meet requirements for your major.

Requirements for Graduation

Candidates for degrees must comply with all university academic regulations and must complete one of the curricula outlined. A minimum of 124 semester hours is required for graduation by all departments in the College of Creative Arts. Miami Plan courses are included in this total.

Please note, students transferring into creative arts majors may need longer than four years to complete the professional requirements for the bachelor's degree.

No-Major Option

If you were not directly admitted into the creative arts major of your choice or if you are undecided about making a commitment to one of these fields, you can choose the Creative Arts - Undeclared major. This allows a student to strengthen her/his application to a selected degree program and/or to explore various options for majors in the arts. Note that this may extend the time required to complete the degree.

The following first-year course recommendations allow you to choose a broad range of electives and sample creative arts courses on a space-available basis. Please see a divisional advisor to plan a course of study.

Architecture or Interior Design: No-major option (suggested first-year courses)

ARC 105Introduction to Architecture3
ART 111Design and Composition3
or ART 121 Observational Drawing
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
Miami Plan Foundation courses
ART 140Beginning Glass1.5
ART 147Beginning Art Photography1.5
ART 149Beginning Digital Photography1.5
ART 155Beginning Drawing1.5
ART 160Beginning Ceramics1.5
ART 165Beginning Metals1.5
ARC 113Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation2
ARC 114Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation2
ARC 222History of Architecture II3

Art, Art Education, or Communication Design: No-major option (suggested first-year courses)

ART 111Design and Composition3
ART 121Observational Drawing3
ART 151Pre-Communication Design (for those students interested in communication design)1
ART 195Introduction to Art Education (for those students interested in art education)3
ART 102Color Theory and Practice1.5
ART 103Creative Practices in New Technology1.5
ART 104Problem Solving1.5
ART 105Technical Drawing1.5
ART 281Contemporary Art Forum1
ART 187History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic3
or ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
Miami Plan Foundation courses

Music: No-major option (suggested first-year courses)

MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
or MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
Miami Plan Foundation courses

Theatre: No-major option (suggested first-year courses)

THE 101Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis3
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
Miami Plan Foundation courses