Explore majors that tell our stories

Communication Design

Communication Design

Shape the visual world.

Study the art and science of graphic design, branding, and user experience design. As a Communication Design major, you'll learn the skills to tell stories and share them with the world using layout, graphics, and design. 

English

English

Your neverending story.

Read great literature and critical analyses of that literature. Learn about the lives and times of the authors who tell the stories that carry a generation and persist through time. You'll learn to write clearly and articulately; you'll learn to read critically and closely. 

English Secondary Education Major

English Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Combine your love of the written word and the lessons we learn about humanity with your passion to teach future generations. You'll gain the skills to teach in a classroom, and graduate prepared for teacher certification in public high schools.

Journalism and Multimedia Studies

Journalism and Multimedia Studies

Mightier than the sword.

Learn to consume media critically, whether that's professional or social media. And learn to craft your own stories in video, radio, and the written word. You'll graduate prepared to contribute to the world with the technical skills as well as the legal and ethical understanding of journalism.

Marketing

Marketing

Storytelling applied for real-world outcomes.

Learn to communicate in a way that connects a businesses or other organization to its audience quickly and powerfully. You'll learn the methods to understand an audience, study behavior through psychology and economics, and develop the skills to combine this into a compelling narrative.

Music

Music

Harmonious careers happen here.

Develop your skill as a musician, and graduate ready for a career in music. You'll study with our faculty, learn from visiting musicians, and develop your theoretical, historical, and analytical foundation. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to perform--for juried panels and in a variety of bands, choirs, and ensembles.

Music Performance

Music Performance

Practice makes perfect.

Develop your skill as a musician as you study with faculty and learn from visiting musicians in our Artist-in-Residence program. You'll develop your theoretical, historical, and analytical foundation. Choose this major instead of the Music major if you wish to devote your electives to further study as a performer.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

The art of the Triple Threat.

Musical Theatre is an art form that calls for the training of "The Triple Threat" - the performer with ability as an actor, singer, and dancer. Musical Theatre majors will receive private voice lessons each semester, progressive dance classes, and specialized musical theatre techniques.

Studio Art

Studio Art

Find your voice.

Explore a variety of 2-D and 3-D media, and develop your skills in world class studio spaces. You'll build on a foundation in art history through the study of concept and technique while learning both classic and modern technologies such as printmaking, pottery, textile design, painting, sculpture, and more. 

Theatre

Theatre

Action!

Theatre courses incorporate visual art, literature, dance, sewing, technology, engineering, math, history, woodworking, and the sciences. You'll build a foundation in theory and theatre history, as well as production and set design. 

Theatre K-12 Education Major

Theatre K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

Combine your love of the stage with your passion for teaching and your dreams for future generations. As a Theatre K-12 Education major, you'll learn the history, theory, and techniques of theatre, and you'll graduate ready for teacher certification in public K-12 school systems.

Writing

Writing

Read. Write. Publish!

Our Writing major differs from an English major by shifting the focus from literary analysis to the development of the craft as you practice your hand a variety of genres including essay, memoir, journalism, poetry, and more.

Minors & certificates

Many students complement their major with a minor or certificate that adds depth or specificity to their primary academic focus. Most majors are also offered as minors, but additionally, the following stand-alone minors and certificates may support your studies in storytelling.

What you’ll learn

  • Critical analysis of media, literature, and other communications
  • Storytelling craft in specific audio, visual, written, and oral media
  • Skills and methods to apply your craft in today’s career landscape
  • Proficiency with the technology and tools of your trade
  • Research, communication, and presentation skills

How you’ll learn it

  • Classroom courses
  • Internships
  • Performances, exhibitions, and presentations
  • Conducting original research

Related Paths

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