Community Arts


Bachelor of Arts | College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

What is Community Arts?

The Bachelor of Arts in Community Arts is a collaborative and multidisciplinary program, combining courses in creative arts with courses in Art History, Communication, English, Film Studies and Commerce. This degree is broadly-based, well-rounded, and specifically designed for creative people who identify with the arts.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

Community Arts practicums are immersive, combining coursework with experiential learning. Students are placed into local arts organizations, nonprofits and other businesses. Each student, during their senior year, also creates his or her own individual capstone project.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

The curriculum includes English, Communication, Media and Culture, Commerce, Film Studies, and Studio Arts (Foundations, Drawing, Printmaking). The curriculum is flexible to create a focus on individual areas of interest. Students acquire knowledge in the basic foundation of studio art, and choose a core creative area of concentration. These include drawing (technical, figure, observational) or Visual Culture, which encompasses Art History, American Studies, and Film Studies.

What can I do with this major?

This degree prepares for work in community organizations, businesses, and social institutions. Careers include convention and events planners, social and community service managers, curators, museum technicians, conservators, public relations specialists, fundraising managers, art/creative directors and producers. Ohio has more than 1,500 nonprofit arts organizations, 17 percent of which are in our immediate region!

Who can I contact for more information?

Department of Humanities and Creative Arts
Chair, Roscoe Wilson
1601 University Blvd
247 Rentschler Hall