Students and instructor at paper cast workshop.
Two students look at example of contemporary art at The Fitton Center for the Arts
Cast of All in the Timing strike dramatic poses.
Dr. Rob Schorman teaching class
Students and instructor holding aloft the canjo musical instruments  that they have made.
Students from Art History class discuss art in bright, airy picture gallery.
Dr. Wenxi liu teaches a class-at Northeast Normal University in China.


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Students in the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts explore and engage with the world’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Disciplines represented include Studio Art, Art History, Classics, History, International Studies, Media and Culture, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theatre. In each of these disciplines we discover the ways in which the human experience has been documented allowing us to connect to those who have come before us and explore how we may shape our future. Our dynamic, student-centered department strives for collaboration and creative interactions across disciplines, contributing to the principles of a Liberal Arts education.

With a major in the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts, students will improve their ability to think critically, express themselves creatively, and communicate effectively in preparation for such careers as researchers, artists, educators, writers, performers, analysts, entrepreneurs, administrators, etc. Each discipline is closely connected to their departments on the Oxford campus.


Our mission is to provide high quality instruction and field experiences that will lead to careers in the humanities and creative arts. As a department, our goal is to provide a learning environment that encourages active student participation, critical thinking, collaborative scholarly experiences with faculty, and research projects.