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School of Art & Creative Media

The Millikin Difference

Millikin’s real-world approach to education allows you to engage your artistic passion and experiment with entrepreneurship practices in our 24-hour art studios, media labs and diverse Performance Learning opportunities, such as:

The School of Art & Creative Media unites Millikin University's distinguished Art Department with the rapidly expanding Arts Technology and Administration Department. Our multidisciplinary approach gives students the benefits of traditional artistic practice across several mediums and the skills to craft creative media projects using innovative technologies. The School of Art and Creative Media hosts multiple exhibitions of guest artists and student artists, film premiers, and technology showcases each year. Our student-run arts businesses host additional pop up exhibitions, speaker series, competitions and other programming on campus and downtown at our Blue Connection gallery as well as provides creative media services to businesses and organizations in the community.

  • ProspectiveStudents

    Use your creative skills and technical knowledge to explore exciting and innovative career paths. From art therapy and arts management to multimedia communication and graphic design, Millikin’s School of Art & Creative Media has the tools you need to succeed in this rapidly expanding industry.

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  • Programs of Study

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      Art, B.A.

      The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art is designed for the student who wants a well-rounded experience in the visual arts. This program emphasizes a broad-based educational experience that offers flexibility in terms of coursework in the arts.
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      Arts Administration, B.A.

      The Arts Administration major consists of Performance Learning experiences as well as courses that allow students to build a foundation for a forward thinking career working in the arts.
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      Art Education, B.A.

      The Art Education major is a specialized program of study that combines your passion for art with your interest in K-12 education.
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      Arts Technology, B.A./B.S.

      The Arts Technology major combines dynamic Performance Learning opportunities with a forward-looking classroom experience. Students seeking a career in the arts will hone their artistic, technical and entrepreneurial skills while working for student-run ventures, arts organizations and live events.
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      Art Certificates

      Various art certificates are offered to those who are not majoring in art.
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      Graphic Design, B.F.A.

      The graphic design and computer art major provides students with special skills, experiences, and artistic guidance. The program emphasizes graphic design relative to print and digital media.
    • Multimedia Communication

      Multimedia Communication, B.S., B.A.

      A degree in Multimedia Communication allows students to use a multitude of platforms and technologies to creatively communicate to audiences (to entertain, persuade, or inform). Central to the program is the art of storytelling, digital publishing, and media production.
  • Arts Technology Expo

    Millikin students majoring in arts technology, multimedia communication and beyond showcase a wide range of work representing the convergence of art and technology. From design and photography to interactive media and student-run businesses, the Arts Tech Expo gives artists and communicators from every medium an opportunity to display their efforts.