Humanities & Sciences

CCA's division of Humanities and Sciences aspires to set a high standard for the intellectual tenor of the college.

Building on the college’s tradition of providing a liberal education through the arts, we train students at all levels to be critical, interdisciplinary thinkers with the knowledge to engage with the world around them as ethical citizens.

We believe that study in the humanities and sciences is essential to the development of all architects, artists, designers, and writers.

The division encompasses six degree-granting programs as well as the interdisciplinary academic curriculum taken by all undergraduate students at CCA.

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Visual Studies (BA)
Writing & Literature (BA)

Visual Studies (minor)
Writing and Literature (minor)

Graduate Degrees Offered

Curatorial Practice (MA)
MFA in Comics (MFA)
Visual and Critical Studies (MA)
Writing (MFA)

As they earn their bachelor's degrees at CCA, all undergraduate students take courses in art history, history, literature, math, philosophy, science, social science, visual studies, and writing.

Humanities & Sciences Overview

The humanities and sciences division is committed to the idea critical thinking is a creative act, and that our ability to participate in the production of culture in meaningful ways depends on our ability to articulate and be aware of “what we know or believe.”

We are stronger architects, artists, designers, and writers when we are students of the world around us -- past, present, and future. Understanding the meaning and impact of our work allows us to make intelligent, responsible, ethical choices in our creative practices.

Programs Within the Division

All of the division programs share these values, whether we are teaching creative writing or critical analysis of the visual world to our majors; or the liberal arts, math, and sciences to all CCA students.

We train students in analytic and interpretative skills and written and oral expression, while simultaneously transmitting ideas, cultural knowledge, and values that support students’ development into responsible citizens.

Our goal is to provide students with the intellectual and ethical tools they need to integrate theory and practice throughout their lives.