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
Motion Design

Photography & Imaging
Fine Arts

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

Graphic Design

...still cameras or video cameras.

Photography & Imaging
Motion Design and experimental mediums.

Fine Arts
Visual Studies
Motion Design

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

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:

building worlds
creating characters
literary history
writing across disciplines
critical thinking

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:

crossing disciplines
analyzing art and design
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:

leading initiatives
collaborating across disciplines
promoting and supporting the arts
managing creative efforts
taking risks
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:

team projects
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
concept art 
visual development
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
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:

conceptual thinking
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
visual storytelling
moving images

Learn more about Photography & Imaging


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