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Communication, Media, Arts, and Design

Community Arts and Cultures

Bachelor of Arts


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A community arts student sculpting something out of a white clay block.

Turn Your Passion into Profession

The Community Arts and Cultures degree program prepares students for a variety of careers in the arts and related humanities fields through its focus on thinking critically about visual culture, working with community partners in creative problem solving, participating in a collaborative enterprise, and developing practical skills and methods for communicating aesthetic and cultural values in real-world contexts. Our engaged and active faculty makes it easy for you to turn your interests and passions in the creative arts, theater, music, history, or cultural media into a program of study that works for you!


Department of Humanities and Creative Arts

Rentschler Hall 302

1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011



Students will take classes in-person at Hamilton and Middletown. Some classes may be offered online.

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Curriculum and Courses

Courses within the Community Arts and Cultures degree program encompass a range of creative arts and humanities classes delivered by highly accomplished faculty. Students also acquire experience and expertise through hands-on learning opportunities, including internships and study abroad options.

  • CMA 101 Introduction to Community Arts
  • CMA 301 Community Arts Practicum (prerequisite NCS 202 Intro to non-profits and NGOs)
  • CMA 401 Capstone in Community Arts
  • MUS 135 Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context
  • ART 111 Visual Fundamentals: Design and Composition
  • THE 101 Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Skills students acquire throughout the program allow graduates to be prepared for a variety of careers, including artists (crafts, fine art, musician, dancer, choreographer, actor), creative directors and producers, industrial and fashion designers, fundraising manager, and arts-related small business and nonprofit operation, in addition to other arts-related careers. You may also continue your education at the graduate level.


Nick Jung
Katrina Shafor
Kiah Morris
  • Those opportunities of working in the community and working together as a team are very important. We will then have that experience and can put it into our future careers or future jobs.

    Nick Jung

  • Museum work will combine both of my degrees. I will have the knowledge to run programs and events, give tours, and manage outreach to local schools. Everything I’ve been working on has prepared me for this.

    Katrina Shafor | Class of 2022
    MFA Candidate | University of Cincinnati

  • You get a lot of experience through internships and you just get to make a lot of great connections. I think that was the biggest thing for me. I didn’t realize how many amazing connections I was going to make.

    Kiah Morris | Class of 2023
    Miami Valley Ballet Theatre Internship

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • Top 10 Public college in Ohio with the best return on investment

  • 98.4% of 2021-2022 bachelor's degree graduates were employed, furthering their education, serving in the military or a service program

    Miami University Data

  • 18:1 Student to faculty ratio

    Miami University Data

Admission Requirements

You've found the place to reach your goals.

Miami University Regionals offers an education that fits your lifestyle so you can earn a degree that is life-changing. And our open admission policy allows for an environment of diverse learners.

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Miami students are an eclectic mix of thinkers, doers, leaders and followers, introverts and extroverts, authors, painters, climbers, coders, pianists, philanthropists, and gamers. Just to name a few.

Customize your education to do more, see more, be more.


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