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Community Arts and Cultures

We Stand Out From A Traditional Fine Arts Degree.

Whether it’s making art; promoting the arts; or advocating for a cause through audio, visual, digital, or printed media, our Bachelor of Arts in Community Arts and Cultures can help you turn your creative passion into a profession.

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Community Arts and Cultures Degree Advantage

The degree is open to artists and students with a passion for the arts. It is designed to be easily combined with other majors, allowing you to customize your student experience. During your junior year, you will take part in an internship at an area arts organization like the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, the Middletown Arts Center, Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, or Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum. Get ready for a journey that goes beyond the classroom.

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Community Arts and Cultures Quick Facts

Aug. 26, 2024

Fall Semester Classes begin

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4 - 5 Years

To complete your degree*

*Work at a flexible pace

What Can I Do with a Degree in Community Arts and Cultures?

Our program prepares you for dynamic careers within our region's thriving arts and community sectors. Our Community Arts and Cultures program offers a diverse curriculum beyond your traditional fine arts classes encompassing theater, music, film and media studies, history, grant writing, business, and communication courses. You will gain the skills needed to excel in various roles in the music industry, education, museums, galleries, design, art production, and theater.

Graduates with this degree qualify for careers such as:

  • Community Engagement Organizer or Activist 
  • Art Curator Assistant
  • Data Collection and Management for Arts Organizations
  • Art Education Programmer 
  • Event Planner for the Arts 
  • Grant Writer or Manager 
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Designer 
  • Museum Educator
  • Music Recording Assistant  
  • Scenic Carpenter for Theater
  • Sound Editor
  • Theater Technician
  • Web and Social Media Specialist 
  • And so much more
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Increasing Demand For Community Arts and Cultures Graduates

Top 20

Greater Cincinnati is ranked among the most arts-vibrant cities in the country

Southern Methodist University, 2022

172,000

Jobs in Ohio’s arts and culture industry

Americans for the Arts Action Fund, 2021

98.4%

of 2021-2022 bachelor's degree graduates were employed, furthering their education, serving in the military or a service program

Miami University Data

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Hamilton Campus

Harry T. Wilks Conference Center
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
513-785-3111
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Middletown Campus

Johnston Hall 114
4200 North University Blvd.
Middletown, OH 45042
513-785-3111