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 Date
January 16, 2024
May 21, 2024 (online students only)

Application Deadlines
December 21, 2023
May 1, 2024 (online students only)

Application Checklist

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

Admissions & Apply

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.