The Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts degree program provides students with a core of artistry, collaboration, adaptability, inclusion and leadership courses paired with career-focused courses in the creative industries offered through ASU. The student-centered program has a strong emphasis on providing the skills needed by future creative leaders to thrive in their career of choice.
Through a broad range of courses, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding about the world while gaining the opportunity for real-world experience in the creative industries. Liberal arts degrees are preferred by four out of five employers for the education and real-world skills they provide, according to the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
You’ll gain industry-specific experience, hands-on, from experienced creative professionals, many of whom continue to work in the film and television industries. And you’ll receive a deep liberal arts education from award-winning faculty with coursework tailored to the creative industries that focuses on communications, storytelling principles, creative problem-solving, and strong interpersonal skills designed for leadership and adaptability.
The liberal arts core of curriculum
Artistry is creativity at work in the world. Students develop artistry as they develop professional skills, becoming agile and innovative thinkers who have the edge in an increasingly automated workforce, and who demonstrate the powerful imaginations that the world needs and market leaders seek.
Collaboration makes everyone’s world bigger. Students at California College of ASU acquire the skills that empower them to create positive and productive team environments wherever they choose to go next.
The only thing we know about the future is that it won’t look like today. Our students learn skills of adaptability that prepare them for opportunities and challenges we can’t yet envision.
Students learn to value the knowledge, perspectives, voices, and skills of their classmates and develop the tools needed to thrive in diverse and changing environments. The pursuit of inclusive excellence connects students to each other, the curriculum, and the world. Students grounded in these values grow into professionals with the strength of character, courage and commitment to create equitable work environments that thrive for their diversity.
Students at California College of ASU learn to harness their own and others’ artistry and adaptability, and to collaborate and pursue inclusive excellence. As they put all of these elements together, they develop as leaders who are ready to make a place for themselves and others in any work environment or civic realm they enter.
Your career path
The BA in liberal arts program prepares you to start your career in the film, television, fashion and digital media industries — and the creative industries of the future. Most importantly, you’ll acquire the liberal arts education employers seek as well as the essential, practical skills, experience and knowledge you need to succeed as a storyteller in any industry.
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Choose your emphasis
Customize your liberal arts degree by choosing a pathway that focuses on multiple areas in the creative arts. Areas of interest include filmmaking practices, fashion studies, digital media studies, and film and media studies.