Feb 06, 2023  
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts - Creative Arts


Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Required Course for fulfilling Capstone Experience and Service Learning in Major: COE 403

Required Course for fulfilling Writing Intensive in Major: ART 202 or ENG 371

Residency requirement:  Must complete at least 30 credits through UMM, at least 12 of which must be in their major and 9 of these 12 must be upper level (300 level or above). 

UMM’s B.A. degree in Creative Arts adds new twists to traditional arts programs.  Individualized learning plans, intense focus on one area of the arts, and interdisciplinary interactions among many arts characterize the program.  Students concentrate in creative writing or visual arts but they learn about all the arts. The program includes rich interactions with all teachers in the fine arts areas and students in the program.  The program is also heavily experiential.  Students produce their own books, concerts, gallery exhibits, magazines, and radio shows.  They learn how to survive in the world of art.  At the same time, the B.A. curriculum helps develop skills associated with the traditional liberal arts:  thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Career Options

With a degree in Creative Arts, you’ll be ready to work as a freelance or technical writer, an illustrator, a public relations specialist, an exhibition planner, a book designer. Add a certification in teaching to your degree, and you’ll be eligible to work as an instructor in elementary school, middle school, or high school. Students who have studied creative writing and visual art with us have gone on to become published authors, working artists, professional photographers, educators, or to move successfully into graduate school programs in order to teach at the college level, to curate museums, or land leading positions in publishing and design.

General Requirements

Students who major in Creative Arts must complete University Core Requirements , program requirements, and the requirements in one concentration (15-21 credits).  To graduate, students must earn at least 120 credits and achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.

Program Requirements - 30 credits

Creative Writing Concentration - 21 credits