Help me decide


Choosing a Major

What's the best fit for me?

For many creatives, picking a major to pursue can be tough. You have many interests and want to explore several paths, so which program best suits your unique passions, talents, and ambitions? Explore the sections below, designed to provide more insight into our 13 creative disciplines and help you discover the best major to meet your creative career goals.

Learn how to apply your interests and free-time activities to a creative profession, or figure out what kind of software or equipment you are dying to learn! Answering these basic questions will help you figure out how to best select a major that will prepare you for a fulfilling, meaningful, and successful career path.

 

Teach me how to use...

What professional technology, software, or equipment are you excited to learn about?


...photoshop and other digital paint programs.

Graphic Design
Illustration
Motion Design

Photography & Imaging
Fine Arts

...layout and design programs like Illustrator and InDesign.

Graphic Design
Illustration

...still cameras or video cameras.

Photography & Imaging
Film
Motion Design

 

...new and experimental mediums.

Fine Arts
Visual Studies
Motion Design

...traditional studio art materials like paint, ink, and pencil.

Illustration
Fine Arts
Visual Studies

...scuptural mediums like ceramics, glass, wood, and metal.

Fine Arts
Visual Studies

 

 

 

 

An Overview of Our Majors

Want an quick idea of what each major is about? Take a look - and click through for more details.



 

Craft narratives for any media that lure in your audience, provoke questions, and inspire dialogue! Our Creative Writing major is all about:

storytelling
building worlds
publishing 
creating characters
literary history
writing across disciplines
critical thinking
communications

Learn more about Creative Writing

Get ready to bring new characters and worlds to life! Our Game Art major is all about:

building new worlds
concept art
character design
3D modeling
virtual reality
game development
level design
creating interactive experiences

Learn more about Game Art

 

Breathe new life into old spaces or envision new interiors of your own! Our Interior Design major is all about

energizing spaces
creating unique experiences
people-centric design
3D modeling
exploring textiles & materials
light design
innovative building materials
sustainable design

Learn more about Interior Design

 

Build a curriculum tailored to your specific creative interests with this self-directed, boundary-pushing new major! Our Visual Studies major is all about:

entrepreneurship
crossing disciplines
analyzing art and design
critique
concepts
artistic discernment
communicating about the arts

Learn more about Visual Studies

 

Get the tools and experience you need to start your creative business, manage a gallery, or run a non-profit. Our Business of Art & Design major is all about:

entrepreneurship
leading initiatives
collaborating across disciplines
promoting and supporting the arts
managing creative efforts
taking risks
experimenting
marketing your artwork

Learn more about Business of Art & Design

 

Take your narratives to the big screen as you discover the ins and outs of filmmaking. Our Film major is all about:

storytelling
screenwriting
storyboarding
critique
directing
filmmaking
collaboration
team projects
editing
industry grade equipment

Learn more about Film

 

Design compelling, creative solutions in print, motion, and interactive media. Our Graphic Design major is all about:

logo & branding design
typography & lettering design
responsive website & app design
user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design
magazine, book & epub design
packaging & exhibition design

Learn more about Graphic Design

 

Apply design theory, sound design, and 2D animation concepts to create engaging, moving graphics. Our Motion Design major is all about:

2D & 3D animation 
stop motion
storyboards & style frames
graphic design
visual effects
audio & video production

Learn more about Motion Design

 

Dream up new characters, stories, and worlds and bring them life! Our Computer Animation major is all about:

3D modeling
animation
storytelling
storyboarding
concept art 
visual development
lighting
character design
feature films

Learn more about Computer Animation

 

Discover your unique artistic voice and share that voice through our myriad studio arts programs. Our Fine Arts major is all about:

pushing boundaries
critical thinking
independent practice
drawing 
painting
sculpture
printmaking
new media

Learn more about Fine Arts

 

Share rich, visual stories using traditional Illustration techniques as well as new digital media. Our Illustration major is all about:

storytelling
conceptual thinking
expression
broad use of media
character design
visual communications
building new worlds
bringing images to life

 

Capture and manipulate images that inspire! Our Photography & Imaging major is all about:

digital and analog photography
learning to see light
concept
vision 
visual storytelling
fashion 
moving images

Learn more about Photography & Imaging

 

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