The College of Creative Arts is the home and partner to innovative programs that cross disciplines, allowing our students to pursue an array of interests to augment and expand their knowledge base. Connecting disciplinary skills in the arts and design with areas such as business, community engagement, media, and others leads to flexibility that can enhance both educational and career opportunities.
Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) is a cross-disciplinary institute that works with students and faculty from across Miami University offering undergraduate, graduate certificate and graduate programs exploring the intersection of technology, design business and how digital technology is transforming traditional areas of inquiry.
Miami University's Art Center programming offers students, faculty, staff and community members a variety of opportunities to engage in creative activities. Sprint courses in ceramics/pottery studio, a digital photo lab, woodshop, and metals/jewelry/glass studio are available to all. The Art Center is also the home of the CraftSummer, CraftWinter, and Winter Weekends programs, which offer intensive one week or weekend crafts experiences.
Given the challenges for artists and arts organizations to survive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for educated arts managers and entrepreneurs is increasing. The Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship program is a synthesis of art, creativity, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship.
The Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine offers an innovative residency program open to all students and a design-build studio in the historic Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati. An expanded inter-cultural service learning experiences for students will foster an ethic of civic stewardship and could lead to career opportunities in civic organizations.
An interdisciplinary offering between the departments of Theatre and Kinesiology and Health (KNH), the Dance program offers students the opportunity to pursue a minor to develop the specialized skills necessary for dance performance. The minor is intended to provide curriculum and instruction in the area of dance as well as enhance current musical theatre and theatre curricula and programming.
The Fashion program is a fusion of Art and Business—a collaboration combining resources of the departments of Art, Architecture+Interior Design, Theatre, and the Farmer School of Business’s Department of Marketing.
Museums and Society provides a critical understanding of museums as collections-based institutions. The Museums and Society minor is especially appropriate for students planning a professional career in education, libraries, Anthropology, Art and Architecture History, History and associated fields.