Creative Media Major Curriculum

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Creative Media classes in your first semester, launching your individualized education on day one.

Embedded in the program is a very practical, career-minded path that will help you turn your passion into a profession. You'll choose two out of six professionally focused artistic disciplines—one primary (six classes) and one secondary (four classes). Sample course requirements for each specialization's primary and secondary forms are found through the list below, followed by a table that outlines how they fit alongside essential studio workshop and seminar courses.

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Interested in studying abroad for a semester? We've designed the curriculum so you can take a semester of study abroad without getting behind on required courses for your major.

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Sample Creative Media Curriculum 2020–2021


First Year

First Semester

Integrated Studio Foundations
(CRE 125)

Studio Production Elective 
(100-Level Course)

Primary Focus Area Course (1/6)

Navigating Higher Education in a Global Context
(COR 101)

FYI: Reading, Writing, & ____
(COR 102)

Second Semester

Making Art
(CRE 100)

Primary Focus Area Course (2/6)

Making Culture: Seminar in Art 
(CRE 180)

Navigating Your Information Landscape
(COR 103)

FYI: Making, Doing, & ____
(COR 104)


Second Year

First Semester

Art & Social Engagement
(CRE 225)

Math Elective

Secondary Focus Area Course (1/4)

Aesthetic Expressions
(COR 220)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Professional Practices
(CRE 240)

Creative Media Projects I
(CRE 250)

Primary Focus Area Course (3/6)

Secondary Focus Area Course (2/4)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Talk to your Advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your third year.


Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and 320 MUST be taken together, and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester, but COR 330 must be concurrent with CRE 300.

First Semester

Art & Global Perspectives 
(CRE 310)

Local Contexts, Global Connections Course*
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections Course*
(COR 330)

Choose Natural Science with Lab
(SCI XXX)

Primary Focus Area Course (4/6)
(300-Level Course)

Second Semester

Creative Media Portfolio II 
(CRE 350)

Primary Focus Area Course (5/6)

Secondary Focus Area Course (3/4)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)


Fourth Year

First Semester

Creative Media Salon III
(CRE 400)

Primary Focus Area Course (6/6)

Secondary Focus Area Course (4/4)

Upper Level Elective (1/2)
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

Second Semester

Creative Media Capstone
(CCC 410CRE)

Professional Practices Elective (e.g. Business of Music, Public Speaking, Business of Film, Project Management)

Upper Level Elective (2/2)
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)