Why this program?

You see the world differently. You think critically and act artistically. You know the infinite possibilities that result when real-world issues are approached through creative experimentation. You are interested in more than just the arts and want to develop your skills so you can grow as both an artist and problem-solver.

What can you do with this degree?

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, graduates continue on to careers from extremely varying fields:

  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Business Owner
  • Creative Director
  • Designer and Production Manager
  • Digital Arts Teacher
  • Author
  • Nature Writer
  • Travel Writer
  • Senior Technical Writer
  • Publications Coordinator
  • Professor
  • Director of Arts Education
  • Museum Aide
  • Creative Writing Instructor
  • Contributing News Writer

What will this program look like?

Our students engage in self-directed learning and interdisciplinary coursework. Cross-pollinate with other programs to create your own degree such as Nature Writing, Environmental Art, and Photojournalism. Identify and explore the contribution of the arts and humanities to the human experience including historical, social, environmental, religious, and cultural contexts. Study artistic competencies alongside topics such as climate change, social and environmental justice, and psychology. Gain critical technical skills in your discipline as you originate creative work, and hone analytic skills through the study of existing work. 

Key program information

Start Dates:
August 20, 2024
January 14, 2025

Application Deadlines:
August 5, 2024
January 2, 2025

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References
  • Essay

Admissions & Apply


Jaco Schiller ’23

“Art in Education: Cultivating Compassion and Autonomy through Creativity”

Jaco Schiller created a documentary film project which aims to advocate for arts at Prescott College and also more broadly in liberal arts education throughout the world. Over the past two years, Jaco has conducted thirty-two informal interviews with students and faculty focused on their experience of arts at Prescott College and in their lives. These perspectives have been documented through community journalism and autoethnographic research, which are methods of research that can critically analyze systems of power in how we communicate data. Jaco also consolidated community-documented student performances and coursework from art classes and independent studies. Intending to serve as a call to action, this film highlights the community’s voices and needs regarding the arts curriculum at Prescott College and with arts in education throughout the world.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

Explore the fields this degree has taken our graduates:

  • Magazines
  • Schools
  • NGOs
  • Museums
  • Publishing Firms
  • Art Therapy Groups
  • Higher Education
  • Production Studios
  • Design Firms
  • Television and Motion Picture Industry
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • Freelance Creative Work

Career Planning

Our student success team works with you to map out a plan that works, for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.