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The Arts

Find your inspiration.
Follow your passion.

Discover your voice.
Make your mark. 

Communicate, create, or perform in the School of the Arts. Earn a degree or certificate, engage in creative opportunities, and surround yourself with other creative minds and industry professionals. Develop your communication and teamwork skills while you discover your creative side.

Students with degrees in the arts work as creators, educators, and performers across the country and around the world. Become a part of the creative and exciting arts, media and entertainment industries.

 

Programs

Art

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Communication Studies

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Dance

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Live Entertainment Management

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Live Entertainment Technology

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Music

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Theater Arts

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  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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  • 62%
  • Certificate
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 21%
  • Master's Degree
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+23%

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  • Certificate
  • 1%
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  • 3%
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  • Associate's Degree
  • 9%
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+23%

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$63,006

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+7%

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  • 18%
  • Some College
  • 18%
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$52,791

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-9%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 25%
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  • 25%
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  • 30%
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$75,052

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-45%

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  • 2%
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  • 18%
  • Some College
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  • 24%
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-2%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 16%
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  • 17%
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  • 1%
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-4%

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  • 44%
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  • 4%
  • Some College
  • 16%
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  • 16%
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-10%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 35%
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  • 8%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 50%
  • Master's Degree
  • 4%
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  • 4%
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  • Associate's Degree
  • 1%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 15%
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  • 52%
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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 10%
  • Master's Degree
  • 32%
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  • 59%
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+8%

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  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5%
  • Master's Degree
  • 21%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 74%
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Median Salary

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 6%
  • Certificate
  • 11%
  • Some College
  • 5%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 53%
  • Master's Degree
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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 13%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
  • Some College
  • 3%
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  • 11%
  • Certificate
  • 6%
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  • 47%
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Median Salary

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-18%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 16%
  • Some College
  • 10%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 10%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 55%
  • Master's Degree
  • 8%
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+12%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 26%
  • Certificate
  • 3%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 8%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 62%
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-4%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 6%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 83%
  • Master's Degree
  • 11%
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+8%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
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  • 15%
  • Bachelor's Degree
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  • Master's Degree
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  • 67%
  • Master's Degree
  • 28%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 4%
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+8%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 14%
  • Certificate
  • 18%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 14%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 19%
  • Master's Degree
  • 35%
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Median Salary

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Job Growth

+8%

Education

  • Some College
  • 4%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 48%
  • Master's Degree
  • 39%
  • Doctoral or More
  • 4%
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Median Salary

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-8%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 32%
  • Some College
  • 26%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 29%
  • Master's Degree
  • 13%
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Median Salary

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Job Growth

-25%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 37%
  • Certificate
  • 11%
  • Some College
  • 7%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 22%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 22%
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Median Salary

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Job Growth

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Education

  • Master's Degree
  • 100%
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Job Growth

+12%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 20%
  • Certificate
  • 16%
  • Some College
  • 4%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 2%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 33%
  • Master's Degree
  • 24%
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Median Salary

$99,989

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 23%
  • Certificate
  • 4%
  • Some College
  • 15%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 8%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 49%
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Median Salary

$99,989

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 1%
  • Some College
  • 10%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 19%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 51%
  • Master's Degree
  • 18%
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Median Salary

$99,989

Job Growth

-1%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 4%
  • Certificate
  • 1%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 1%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 92%
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Median Salary

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Job Growth

+11%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 18%
  • Some College
  • 15%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 61%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7%
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-19%

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  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 26%
  • Certificate
  • 43%
  • Some College
  • 13%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 4%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 13%
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Job Growth

-50%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 26%
  • Certificate
  • 8%
  • Some College
  • 2%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 31%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 32%
  • Master's Degree
  • 2%
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Median Salary

$81,816

Job Growth

-10%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 10%
  • Some College
  • 10%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 19%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 62%
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Median Salary

$70,846

Job Growth

+13%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 13%
  • Certificate
  • 17%
  • Some College
  • 4%
  • Associate's Degree
  • 17%
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 50%
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Median Salary

$51,973

Job Growth

+33%

Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Less
  • 64%
  • Certificate
  • 32%
  • Some College
  • 5%
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