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Advertising creativePrepare for a life of combining creativity and commerce. Students receive a strong overview of the advertising process, which provides an understanding of the strategy, research, and other functions necessary for effective advertising.
College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate
African American and African StudiesStudy Black feminisms, performance, film, institutions and more, all with respect to the diversity and complexity of Black communities and Blackness as it is lived, imagined and created.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Apparel and textilesFine art, couture, and technical design come together in this engaging hands-on program. Apparel and textile design emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Art educationVisual expression meets social responsibility in this program. As an integrated, compound discipline, art education requires intensive training in studio art and art history while also reaching beyond art and education for its resources.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Art history and visual cultureStudents of art history and visual culture investigate the production, form, and reception of images and objects, past and present, from a multicultural perspective. The program incorporates painting, sculpture, architecture, and beyond.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Arts and humanitiesCombine the advantages of a small college experience with the opportunities of a Big Ten research university. RCAH is home to individuals pursuing an arts and humanities major with diverse interests, skills, and talents.
Residential College of Arts and Humanities, Undergraduate
Arts and letters – exploratoryStudents of this program explore a wide array of subject areas, including the creative and performing arts, digital media, film, languages, writing, and women’s studies.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Arts, Cultural Management, and Museum Studies – Master of Arts (MA)Prepare for a leadership position related to the management and advocacy of arts and cultural organizations or industry dimensions of an artistic and humanistic entrepreneurial career.
College of Arts and Letters, Masters
Collaborative Piano – Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)Students take their love of piano to the next level with this program meant for elite artists, designed to help embrace and spread their talent far beyond their education.
College of Music, Doctoral
Collaborative Piano – Master of Music (MMUS)Students can pursue their passion for piano further by combining selected aspects of the following learning opportunities: requisite course work; outreach and teaching experiences; and production, performance, or research projects.
College of Music, Masters
CompositionThe composition program lies at the intersection of the creation, research, and performance of music and sound with other art forms. Engage in interactive performance, video and film, installation, instrument design, and improvisation.
College of Music, Undergraduate
Digital storytellingDigital storytelling is the foundation for the world of media. Students are prepared for a multitude of career paths—film, digital advertising, new media—anything that involves using sound and image to entertain, inform, and/or educate.
College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate
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