Community Arts- Bachelor of Arts

For information contact  the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts, Second Floor Rentschler Hall, Hamilton Campus, 513-785-1840.

The Bachelor of Arts in Community Arts degree prepares students for a variety of careers by providing broad exposure to the arts, a specialization in at least one area of creativity, and focus on community engagement. The major is interdisciplinary, combining courses in the creative arts with courses in Art History, English, Film Studies, Commerce, and more. This degree will develop skills vital to creating, organizing, implementing, and funding arts projects for individuals, community groups, and other organizations.

Program Requirements

Community Arts Core
CMA 101Introduction to Community Arts1
CMA 301Community Arts Practicum (prerequisite NCS 202 Intro to non-profits and NGOs)3
CMA 401Capstone in Community Arts3
NCS 202Introduction to Nonprofits and NGOs (required, prerequisite for CMA 301)3
Select six credit hours from the following:6
Color Theory and Practice
Creative Practices in New Technology
Problem Solving
Technical Drawing
Introduction to Figure Drawing
Design and Composition
Observational Drawing
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis
Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance
Select three credit hours from the following:3
History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context
The Diverse Worlds of Music
Great Ideas in Western Music
Experiencing Theatre
Creative Practice (at least 3 credit hours at 300 or 400 level)12
Select one area of emphasis
Intermediate Drawing 1
Intermediate Drawing 2
Printmaking I
Thematic Studio
Printmaking II
Visual Culture
Images of America
Modern America
The History of Photography
Film History and Analysis
Diversity and Culture in American Film
Literature and Film
Shakespeare and Film
Classical Hollywood Cinema
Experimental Film
Topics in Film
Writing, Communication and Media (3 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level)6
Design, Perception & Audience
Workplace Writing
Rhetorical Strategies for Writers
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Narrative and Digital Technology
Technical Writing
Intermediate Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Grant and Proposal Writing
Media, Representation, and Society
Social Media Cultures
Mass Media Criticism
Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Intercultural Communication
Organizations (3 credits)3
Personal Organizational Skills
Financial Information for Managers
Leadership Decision Skills
Social Media and Career Development
Total Credit Hours40