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Creative Arts & Communication

Bring ideas to life in unexpected ways.

Influence how people interact with the world.

Creative arts and communication are cornerstones to how we interact with one another personally and professionally. From writing to animation, become a professional practitioner of your chosen medium building a portfolio you can take into the real-world.

Creative Arts & Communication

In an increasingly interconnected world, communicators have an advantage when it comes to driving change. Regardless of your medium, use your creativity and skill to transform the future.

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The Design professors at Champlain don’t just teach you how to make something “pretty”; there is a focus on learning how to think with systems and how to visually communicate.
Eli Zhou ’23, Visual Communication Design // South Burlington, VT

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Median annual wage for public relations & fundraising managers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Career Options

Build transferrable skills and knowledge that you can apply across multiple industries. From studios to government agencies, you’ll have options!

  • Product Design
  • Animator
  • Cinematographer
  • Curator
  • Technical Writer
  • UX/Content Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Grant Writer
  • Podcaster

Career Outcomes

Every Champlain major has career potential. Why? Because our programs are aligned with today’s in-demand industries and fastest-growing careers while looking toward tomorrow’s newly emerging fields.

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Coursework Highlights

Learn by doing in our career-focused classes.

  • Animation & Interactivity
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Global IT & Ethics
  • Open Source Software Development
  • The Law of Searching, Seizing and Using Digital Evidence
  • 3D Animation I Advanced Animation & Special Effects
  • The Business of Information Security
Through my education, I’ve been able to expand my art into multiple mediums like graphic design, photography, and video production. My education has allowed me to learn new ways to create and be creative.
Ashley Jacobson ‘22, Communication



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