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Academics at Prescott College

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Area of Study:
Arts & Humanities

Area of Study:
Arts & Humanities

Students at Prescott College may pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in Arts & Letters designating competence areas in Creative Writing, Visual Arts, or Interdisciplinary Arts and Letters. They may also pursue Bachelor of Arts degrees (BA) with competence areas in Creative Writing, Photography, Studio Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, or Writing and Literature. Some students, working closely with advisors and mentors, design individual competence tracks that allow them to combine their studies of painting, photography, writing, or dance with their studies of nature, education, social justice, human development, or adventure education. Several have graduated with competence titles such as Nature Writing, Travel Writing, Photojournalism, Environmental Art, and Nature and Dance. All students working toward degrees housed in the Arts & Letters Department engage in courses focused on rigorous, hands-on acquisition and application of skills and theory.

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

Alligator Juniper Literary Magazine

Alligator Juniper is an award-winning national literary magazine published by Prescott College since 1995.  It features contemporary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and black & white photography. We encourage submissions from writers and photographers at all levels, emerging, early-career, and established. 

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Media Center

Students Editing Film in Media Center

The Media Center at Prescott College is a resource available to all students. Our media lab features twelve Mac computers equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro, in addition to tools for sound editing, photo editing, flyer making and book design. The Media Center is used for classes such as Digital Storytelling, The Documentary, and Newspaper Journalism Practicum, while serving as the headquarters of the Raven Review Newspaper. 


Raven Review

The Raven Review is an independent newspaper managed by students enrolled in "Newspaper Journalism Practicum" and covers issues of interest to the Prescott community and readers throughout the Southwest. News items, feature pieces, and editorials written by Prescott College student journalists appear alongside the work of regionally and nationally recognized professional journalists.