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Creative Arts Program

Introduction

Founded in 1956, the innovative Creative Arts Program is the only one of its kind in the CSU. The program offers a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum that examines creativity across the arts domains and emphasizes both creative and critical thinking. Students take core courses in creative arts in combination with art, English, comparative literature, music, dance, 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 Program is an emphasis on creative thinking and the creative process. While our students' ability to complete projects and products is expected, we are equally concerned that students become critical and effective thinkers and problem-solvers. Our graduates have become successful visual and performing artists, teachers, arts administrators, software developers, software engineers, physicians, writers, sound recording engineers, costume designers, arts therapists, librarians, lawyers, and entrepreneurs.