School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

Students learn to think critically about the human experience and communicate effectively while working within, outside and across the boundaries of traditional liberal arts disciplines.

With a broad range of programs available, students can select from 17 bachelor’s degrees, 17 minors and certificates, and one graduate program. Our students are actively engaged with our esteemed faculty who are Emmy- and Grammy award-winning artists and leading researchers in many interdisciplinary fields.

Students from our school have access to a wide range of labs and artistic spaces including Second Stage West, a dance studio, media lab, painting studio, the Oral History and Ethnography Collaborative, a photography lab, and a state-of-the-art sound studio.

We strive to create out of the classroom opportunities that immerse students in a traditional liberal arts experience. One such opportunity is with the literary magazine, Canyon Voices, which seeks to publish works that engender thought and enrich the discourse around language, style, culture and gender. Canyon Voices features the works of emerging writers and artists including our students who also design and edit each issue.

Additionally, our faculty have created study abroad opportunities to locations like Harlaxton, England where students read classic British literature and explore the places that make these works come alive. They visit London, the Lake District, the northern seacoast, the moors, castles, cathedrals, and other stunning locales, one month each summer.

Our students study in a liberal arts environment that is built on a seamless interdisciplinary experience that prepares them for a future of endless possibilities. Recent graduates from our school are professional artists, performers, and creative professionals. In addition, many move on to graduate school, and successful careers in business and the nonprofit sector.