Programs of Study

Liberal Arts Overview

While CCAD specializes in studio majors, there is much more to the undergraduate curriculum than studio coursework. The BFA degree is 40 percent Liberal Arts requirements: writing, literature, social and natural sciences, math, and much more, including a strong art and design history component and an infusion of business skills and awareness throughout the coursework.

The liberal arts help to create context for studio work, and they advance critical thinking and cultural awareness. Liberal arts courses enhance verbal and written communication skills as well as round out students’ education. They are essential to quality careers and lifelong learning.

But in addition to building intellect, the liberal arts have highly practical applications. This is true for everyone: from a fashion designer who needs to research and understand market psychology when forecasting fashion trends to a fine artist who needs to be an effective writer when applying for grants.

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