Why Choose the College of the Arts and Media?

As a CAM student, you will enrich your ability to think creatively, critically, and share your passion. In the rigorous pursuit of beauty and truth, you will develop skills that will transform your life and the lives of others. If you want to make a significant impact on the world around you, the CMU College of the Arts and Media is the place to start that journey. 

Explore deeper into the College of the Arts & Media

Department of Art and Design

Cultivate a rich and dynamic experience in art. Our courses provide the real-world skills and perspective required to pursue a career in the visual arts. Dedicated faculty offer accredited programs in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Animation, Visual Arts Education and Art History.


School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts

An award-winning media program showing you how to take an idea and turn it into an impactful audio-visual project communicated through radio, television, film, the web or new delivery channels on the horizon.


Department of Communication

Communication courses provide you with skills needed to thrive in a complex world of constant change. Students learn how to create satisfying interpersonal relationships, work effectively in groups, develop presentation, critical thinking, and writing skills, communicate across cultural differences, manage conflict, and lead others.

Department of Journalism

Become a well-rounded storyteller in our programs that pairs journalism fundamentals with the latest technology. Gain the research, writing, and editing skills needed to succeed as a journalist, and understand how to use the tools that will set you apart in today’s mass media landscape.


School of Music

Turn your love of music into a career. Develop a professional framework in music performance, history, and theory; or watch yourself grow as a future educator. You’ll learn from our accomplished faculty, access state-of-the-art facilities, and study with talented peers of all musical backgrounds.

Department of Theatre and Dance

Whether you crave the spotlight or thrive behind the scenes, gain in-depth experience in the world of theatre and dance. You will develop the skills and gain the experience for a successful career in the performing arts.

Integrative Public Relations

This comprehensive major provides opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and to build relationships needed for organizational success. You will gain the tools to be an effective communicator in the public relations (PR) industry through enhanced writing, graphic design, social media, and crisis management skills.