This major focuses on how the fields of art and media operate within culture and how they transform it. Study formal, aesthetic and socio-cultural ways of understanding literature, visual art, film, music and other media.
An Arts, Media and Culture degree prepares students for a range of careers including publishing, the arts, media, museum work, public relations and public history. It is also appropriate for students pursuing broad cultural literacy, as well as for those planning to continue their education in advanced study in performing and visual arts or the humanities.
In this major you will:
Cultivate insight unique to human beings and will be able to identify and explain interrelations among texts of apparently disparate discourses: literature, film and visual arts.
Acquire the interpretive skills necessary to analyze individual texts of various kinds - literary, film, art, televisual, musical - closely and critically. Students will be not just literate but visually or audiovisually literate.
Understand the importance of history and culture as they shape and are in turn shaped by arts and media.
Gain practical experience in the creative processes of one of the arts or media studied in the major.
Be able to express the knowledge and experience described in the items listed above in clear, concise and persuasive writing.
For Arts, Media, and Culture, you need to complete 60 credits, which must include a minimum of 30 credits of upper-division courses. Students choose one track to pursue.
Overall, 45 credits upper-division and 45 credits of IAS courses are required to meet degree requirements. You must earn a total of 180 quarter credits, or 225 quarter credits for a double degree, in order to earn a bachelor of arts degree in your chosen major.
Arts, Media, and Culture has four themed tracks. You can choose the track that best suits your educational and career goals. Each track has its own requirements and can be found on the appropriate checklist below.