Stories help us make meaning in our lives, and of the world. They help us heal. They keep us informed. They entertain us. They educate us. We tell stories in spoken work, in written word, in song, in image. Fiction or non-fiction, Hollywood blockbuster or niche podcast, stories take many forms. Regardless of form, they have the power to change lives and change society.
In addition to coursework in majors such as Studio Art, Music, Writing, Marketing, or Anthropology, you'll find a variety of student organizations, community performances and exhibitions, and a variety of experiential opportunities right on campus.
Anthropology is the study of humans across time and space. It is made up of unique and complementary subfields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistics, biological anthropology, and archaeology. As an Anthropology major, you'll be introduced to each, giving you the opportunity to find your path.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
FLC is a cultural hub in Durango, drawing national talent and offering performances and exhibitions for our Four Corners community.
Explore the world and its intricacies through local, regional, and national artists’ work at the FLC Art Gallery.
Part museum, part library, and part archives, CSWS is your place to dive into the cultures of the Southwest.
See musicians, dancers, and other performers in this beautiful 600-seat concert hall with state-of-the-art sound and lighting.
KDUR is Durango’s local FM radio station. Volunteer DJs keep the records spinning year-round, host talk shows, and air syndicated programming.
Develop your video and production skills through an internship with the regional public broadcasting affiliate, Rocky Mountan PBS.
Follow your scoop, protect your sources, meet your word count, and crush that deadline. The Indy is our campus news source, in print and online.
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