Arts, Communication & Humanities

Do you enjoy expressing yourself creatively or communicating with others? The Arts, Humanities & Communication Career Community helps you gain relevant skills for a wide variety of careers, learn to think critically and communicate effectively, and develop a broad understanding of our world.

Community Arts

We don’t like stereotypes, so our art degree isn’t stereotypical. Sure, there’s ample opportunity to spend long hours in the studio painting or in the black room developing film, but there’s also the opportunity to make a difference in your community through art—it’s creation, engagement and unifying spirit. Our degree combines courses in creativity with those in history and criticism, but also with those in communication, community development, business management and organizational leadership. If revitalizing a town through artistic projects or running a gallery is on your radar, our Community Arts degree should be too.

Art supplies sitting on a counter.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Community Arts major? View the Community Arts recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Artists (crafts, fine art, musician, dancer, choreographer, actor)
  • Creative Director/Producer
  • Designer (floral, fashion, industrial, interior, set)
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Arts-Related Small Business/Nonprofit
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Art Educator
  • Museum Technician/Conservator
  • Art Sales
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in arts and related areas

Communication Studies

The most sought skill for any job, anywhere is communication. No contest. Our Communication Studies major gives you that skill and so much more. You will study the use and meaning of messages across various context, and choose special areas of focus to prepare you for career opportunities in Public Relations, Marketing, Event Planning, Journalism, Sales, Government Communications or even further study in Graduate School.

A student working on the computer

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as a Communication Studies major? View the Communication Studies recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Corporate Communication Director
  • Meeting and Event Planner
  • Public Relations Marketing Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

English Studies

English Studies is an English degree for the 21st Century. You will of course read and analyze literature, write creatively and think critically. But you will also learn to use these skills in a way that fits your career goals—whether that’s an Editor, Advertising Executive, Journalist, or any multitude of opportunities this course of study will prepare you for.

A male student writing on a piece of paper on a desk.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an English Studies major? View the English Studies recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • writing and editing
  • paper and digital publishing
  • media
  • market research
  • advertising and public relations
  • libraries
  • non-profit organizations
  • public service
  • education
  • government
  • business
  • law
  • contract specialist
  • journalism and Media (production, editing, review, promotion)

Health Communication

Health Communication is the study and practice of using "communication strategies to inform and influence individual health related decisions that enhance health" (CDC). Ultimately, the goal of health communication is to improve quality of life and public health. Understanding the role of communication in influencing individual health decisions and overall health outcomes is a crucial skill that prepares you for a variety of careers. Grounded in an integrative understanding of the relationship between theory and praxis, the program emphasizes human identity and diversity, quantitative and qualitative research competency, 21st century communication skills, and public advocacy.

2 people looking at an ipad in a medical office.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Health Communication major? View the Health Communication recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Patient Advocate
  • Public and Community Health Adviser
  • Technical Writer
  • Health Education Professional
  • Public Relations and Health Communication Specialist (hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, medical offices, nursing homes, community health centers, psychiatric facilities, government agencies)
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Integrative Studies

Integrative learning is a process by which students connect knowledge and skills from multiple sources and experiences, apply knowledge and skills in varied settings, analyze diverse points of view, and understand issues contextually. With a variety of unique concentrations the Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree meets the challenges of a 21st century education, while maintaining the Miami tradition of academic excellence.

A female talking to another individual.

Concentrations

Course Plan

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Integrative Studies major? View the Integrative Studies recommended four year course plan.

Community Arts

Community Arts

We don’t like stereotypes, so our art degree isn’t stereotypical. Sure, there’s ample opportunity to spend long hours in the studio painting or in the black room developing film, but there’s also the opportunity to make a difference in your community through art—it’s creation, engagement and unifying spirit. Our degree combines courses in creativity with those in history and criticism, but also with those in communication, community development, business management and organizational leadership. If revitalizing a town through artistic projects or running a gallery is on your radar, our Community Arts degree should be too.

Art supplies sitting on a counter.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Community Arts major? View the Community Arts recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Artists (crafts, fine art, musician, dancer, choreographer, actor)
  • Creative Director/Producer
  • Designer (floral, fashion, industrial, interior, set)
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Arts-Related Small Business/Nonprofit
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Art Educator
  • Museum Technician/Conservator
  • Art Sales
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in arts and related areas

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

The most sought skill for any job, anywhere is communication. No contest. Our Communication Studies major gives you that skill and so much more. You will study the use and meaning of messages across various context, and choose special areas of focus to prepare you for career opportunities in Public Relations, Marketing, Event Planning, Journalism, Sales, Government Communications or even further study in Graduate School.

A student working on the computer

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as a Communication Studies major? View the Communication Studies recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising and Promotions Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Corporate Communication Director
  • Meeting and Event Planner
  • Public Relations Marketing Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

English Studies

English Studies

English Studies is an English degree for the 21st Century. You will of course read and analyze literature, write creatively and think critically. But you will also learn to use these skills in a way that fits your career goals—whether that’s an Editor, Advertising Executive, Journalist, or any multitude of opportunities this course of study will prepare you for.

A male student writing on a piece of paper on a desk.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an English Studies major? View the English Studies recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • writing and editing
  • paper and digital publishing
  • media
  • market research
  • advertising and public relations
  • libraries
  • non-profit organizations
  • public service
  • education
  • government
  • business
  • law
  • contract specialist
  • journalism and Media (production, editing, review, promotion)

Health Communication

Health Communication

Health Communication is the study and practice of using "communication strategies to inform and influence individual health related decisions that enhance health" (CDC). Ultimately, the goal of health communication is to improve quality of life and public health. Understanding the role of communication in influencing individual health decisions and overall health outcomes is a crucial skill that prepares you for a variety of careers. Grounded in an integrative understanding of the relationship between theory and praxis, the program emphasizes human identity and diversity, quantitative and qualitative research competency, 21st century communication skills, and public advocacy.

2 people looking at an ipad in a medical office.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Health Communication major? View the Health Communication recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Patient Advocate
  • Public and Community Health Adviser
  • Technical Writer
  • Health Education Professional
  • Public Relations and Health Communication Specialist (hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, medical offices, nursing homes, community health centers, psychiatric facilities, government agencies)
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies

Integrative learning is a process by which students connect knowledge and skills from multiple sources and experiences, apply knowledge and skills in varied settings, analyze diverse points of view, and understand issues contextually. With a variety of unique concentrations the Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree meets the challenges of a 21st century education, while maintaining the Miami tradition of academic excellence.

A female talking to another individual.

Concentrations

Course Plan

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Integrative Studies major? View the Integrative Studies recommended four year course plan.

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