Arts & Humanities

Art Concentrations

Digital Media Arts

Digital Media Arts is an interdisciplinary major at the intersection of art and media studies. Digital Media Arts students create and interpret messages that are part of our increasingly interconnected world, and gain experience with the tools of that world. Students use audio, video, photography, graphics, digital platforms, and text in ways that prepare them for careers in graphic design, multimedia art, video and digital editing, web app development and social media. Students who also pursue the Public Relations minor will be well-prepared for careers in public relations. 

Community Arts Organization Concentration

Are you interested in furthering or strengthening the perception of the arts and humanities within your community, or organizing events or programs that help others to maximize their creative potential? Learn how art can be part of the solution to building community locally and globally, and how you can make an impact, whether in a leadership role or a creative one.

Studio Art Concentration

Studio art is the concentration for those who would like to make their future in the creation of art works. Also known as fine art, studio art focuses on hands-on coursework and, with foundational requirements in basic design, figure drawing, art and life, and art history, this concentration is designed to be driven by electives so that the artist can explore different media – painting, ceramics, photography, textiles, weaving or sculpture – or concentrate and hone in on one that feeds their passion.

Students interested in a career in art therapy should combine a studio art concentration with a second major or minor in psychology, choosing courses that will satisfy the requirements for a graduate level program in art therapy. A master’s degree is necessary for entry-level practice in art therapy.

Pre-Art Therapy Concentration

Art therapy is an integrative counseling discipline that focuses on the therapeutic use of art. Art therapists use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore clients’ feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behaviors and addictions, develop social skills, and improve the quality of daily life for many diverse populations. MU’s Pre-Art Therapy program educates and empowers compassionate, creative individuals for prep-professional employment and for graduate study in art therapy or related helping professions, by equipping them with the knowledge of art’s reflective and transformative role in promoting healing and wellness to those with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges.