Bachelor of Arts inCommunity Arts

Program Overview

Majoring in Community Arts involves the study of visual and performance art fields as well as sociology/social justice concepts. Whether you specialize in drawing, painting, theatre, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art, illustration or printmaking, you’ll learn how to use the arts to foster community development as you take 44 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In the Community Arts major, students are prepared to connect service in community with their interests in the arts. Students network with art professionals and build an awareness of contemporary trends in community art initiatives. Successful students have futures in a variety of art-centered careers or in graduate school. (See also the general information about the Department of Art and Design under the Art Studio major.)

Required Courses

View Community Arts required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential

You’ll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, as you complete an internship with a non-profit arts organization. Because we design our community arts program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in the field of public arts.

  • Art Director
  • Art Professor
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Community Arts Organizer
  • Exhibitions Curator
  • Gallery Owner
  • Graphic/Web Design
  • Illustrator
  • Liturgical Artist
  • Photographer
  • Studio Artist