Curriculum

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Creative Media classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major!

Embedded in the program is a very practical, career-minded focus that will help you turn your passion into a profession. To form your individualized curriculum, you'll choose ONE primary focus area and TWO complementary areas from among six professionally focused artistic disciplines:

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? The Creative Media faculty built the curriculum so you can take a semester studying aboard without getting behind on required courses for your major.

Sample Creative Media Curriculum 2014-2015


First Year

First Semester

Primary Area
(100-Level Course)

Complementary Area 1
(100-Level Course)

Math Elective
(MTH XXX)

Concepts of Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Making Art
(CRE 100)

Primary Area
(100-Level Course)

Complementary Area 2
(100-Level Course)

Concepts of Commumity
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Creative Media Salon I
(CRE 200)

Primary Area
(200-Level Course)

Complementary Area 1
(100-Level Course)

Complementary Area 2
(100-Level Course)

Aesthetic Expressions
(COR 220)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Creative Media Portfolio I
(CRE 250)

Primary Area
(200-Level Course)

Complementary Area 1
(200-Level Course)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)


Third Year

First Semester

Creative Media Salon II
(CRE 300)

Local Contexts, Global Connections 
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Choose Natural Science with Lab
(SCI XXX)

General Elective

Second Semester

Creative Media Portfolio 2
(CRE 350)

Primary Area
300 or 400-Level Course

Complementary Area 2
200-Level Course

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)


Fourth Year

First Semester

Creative Media Salon III
(CRE 400)

Primary Area
300 or 400-Level Course

Primary Area
300 or 400-Level Course

Complementary Area 1
200-Level Course

Complementary Area 2
200-Level Course

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Primary Area
300 or 400-Level Course

CCM Elective

General Elective


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