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Communication, Media, Arts, and Design

Community Arts

Bachelor of Arts


  • Regionals
  • Major
  • On Campus

Turn Your Passion into Profession

The Community Arts degree program provides broad exposure to the arts, a specialization in at least one area of creativity, and a focus on community engagement. Students will develop skills vital to creating, organizing, implementing, and funding arts projects for individuals, community groups, and other organizations.


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.

Curriculum and Courses

Community Arts combines creative courses with courses in English, Communication, and Commerce. Students gain real-world experience by conducting and applying research in class projects and internships at local arts organizations, nonprofit organizations, and community agencies.

  • ART 102 Color Theory and Practice
  • MUS 135 Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context
  • ART 103 Creative Practices in New Technology
  • ART 106 Introduction to Figure Drawing
  • THE 101 Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Graduates are qualified for careers in a variety of fields including artist (i.e., crafts, fine arts, performer, choreographer), creative director/producer designer (i.e., floral, fashion, industrial, interior set), fundraising manager, arts-related small business owner, outreach specialist, arts instructor, museum technician/conservator, and art sales/entrepreneurship. Many also continue their education at the graduate level.


Nick Jung
  • "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

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

  • 95.6% of 2019-2020 graduates were employed, furthering their education, serving in the military, or in 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.

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