Community Arts and Cultures - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Community Arts and Cultures degree prepares students for a variety of careers in the arts and related fields through its focus on critical thinking, creative problem solving, community involvement, collaborative enterprise, and practical methods for communicating aesthetic and cultural values. This interdisciplinary program develops skills vital to building community through the creation, organization, implementation, and funding of community-based projects and organizations. Open to students interested in art-making as well as those looking to creatively and collaboratively advocate for and address broader social, cultural, and community issues through visual, digital, and printed media.

Program Requirements

Community Arts and Cultures 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
Foundations (minimum 3 credit hours at 300 or 400 level)18
Creative Practices I
Select minimum 3 credit hours from the following:
Visual Fundamentals: Design and Composition
Observational Drawing
Drawing Projects
Visual Fundamentals: Narrative & Sequence
Creative Practices II
Select minimum 3 credit hours from the following:
Intermediate Drawing 1
Intermediate Drawing 2
Painting I
Printmaking I
Sculpture I
Thematic Studio
Painting II
Printmaking II
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Foundations of Production
Performance Analysis
Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance
Experiencing Theatre
Cultural Contexts
Select minimum 6 credit hours from the following:
Images of America
Art and Society: Prehistoric to Medieval
Art and Society: Renaissance to Modern
Modern America
The History of Photography
Greek and Roman Mythology
Women in Antiquity
African American Writing, 1946-Present
American Deaf Cultures
African American Writing, 1946-Present
Diversity and Culture in American Film
Survey of American History to 1877
Survey of American History: From 1877 to the Present
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
World History Since 1945: Conflict and Community
Media, Culture and You
Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context
Multicultural Perspectives in Music
Captivating Sounds: The Beauty of Western Music
Introduction to Ethics
American Deaf Cultures
Select up to six additional hours between Creative Practices I, Creative Practices II, and/or Cultural Contexts
Communication and Organizations (minimum 3 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level)
Select minimum 9 credit hours from the following:9
Computer-mediated Communication and Social Media
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Communication in Conflict Management
ART 256
Integrative Writing in Global Contexts
Financial Information for Managers
Leadership Decision Skills
Workplace Writing
Writing and the Professions
Integrative Writing in Global Contexts
Professional Communication & Digital Rhetoric
Technical Writing
Grant and Proposal Writing
Media, Representation, and Society
Social Media Cultures
Intercultural Communication
Total Credit Hours37