Study, create, and build a career in the arts at Miami University's College of Creative Arts. Whether you are a prospective first-year student or wish to transfer to the CCA from another institution, here you will find everything you need to fulfill the admission process for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
All prospective first-year and transfer students must submit an application. In addition, those who wish to pursue the following majors must submit a portfolio and/or schedule an audition or interview by the admission application deadline:
- Art (studio)
- Art Education
- Communication Design (graphic design)
- Games and Simulation
- Interior Design
- Music Composition
- Music Education
- Music Performance
No portfolio is required for students pursuing a major in Art and Architecture History or Emerging Technology in Business and Design.
Creative Living Communities
We invite all undergraduate students who love the arts to check out our dedicated living learning communities Celebrate the Arts and Innovation, Design Thinking, and Creativity. Some students in these communities are CCA majors while others simply hold great interests in art and design.
Undergraduate Lead Departmental Advisors
The following faculty members are dedicated to serving undergraduate students in their disciplines, and we encourage you to reach out to the advisor in your area of interest should you have specific questions.
Director of Architecture: Diane Fellows
Director of Interior Design: Mary Ben Bonham
The CCA offers nationally accredited and highly selective and competitive graduate degree programs across all of our departments, most of which offer opportunities for assistantships and tuition waivers. We also offer Graduate Certificates for Professional Development. Deadlines vary by department so access yours below, and contact your Graduate Program Director to learn more.
Found a program you're interested in? Apply now.
Every CCA department appreciates and encourages your phone calls and emails, and especially welcomes your visits. Please visit us so you can meet the students, the faculty, see the facilities, and get a real sense of the opportunities in the arts at Miami.
You are also welcome to contact Chad Reynolds, Assistant Dean, at 513-529-1517 with additional questions.
College of Creative Arts Scholarships and Awards
Fine Arts SFA Fund
WCAA Fine Arts Scholarship
Lillian Bratton Hermann and Wilbert A. Hermann Scholarship
Earl Reeder School of Fine Arts Scholarship
Walter L. Gross, Jr. Family Presidential Scholarship
Awarded as a Presidential Scholarship to one or more students in the College of Creative Arts. The Scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
College of Creative Arts
The arts at Miami University didn't evolve on a whim—they were challenged, inspired, modernized, and made more relevant by each new generation of artists. Welcome to the College of Creative Arts, with degree programs that range from the classical to the contemporary.