Creative Arts Program


Founded in 1956, the innovative Creative Arts Program is the only one of its kind in the CSU system. The program offers a flexible, interdisciplinary, self-designed curriculum that emphasizes both creative and critical thinking. Students select creative arts core courses in combination with art, English, comparative literature, music, dance, television, radio, film and theatre courses, individualizing their program of study. We offer a major and a minor in creative arts, as well as a major in creative arts for teacher preparation. Key to the CA Program is our emphasis on creative thinking and the creative process. While our students' ability to complete projects and products is expected, we are more concerned that students become critical, conscious and effective thinkers. Our graduates have become successful visual and performing artists, teachers, art administrators, software developers, software engineers, physicians, writers, sound recording engineers, costume designers, arts therapists, multimedia designers, librarians and entrepreneurs.