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Create Your Future
Communication and Arts

Create Your Future
Communication and Arts

NWACC's Communication and Arts programs include art, graphic design, cinematic studies, music, theatre, journalism and more. Courses are taught by highly-qualified and engaged instructors with real-world experience, including published writers and composers, and award-winning musicians and playwrights.

You can choose from a variety of academic paths within communication and arts, including earning an associate of fine arts degree, associate of applied science degree, a technical certificate, a certificate of proficiency, or a transfer degree.

Many fine arts students also pursue a certificate in integrated design and enjoy taking courses in the college's new Integrated Design Lab. The lab holds courses in integrated design, fine arts, construction and computer-aided design, and houses space for sculptures, ceramics, 3D printers, laser cutting equipment, and other tools. Learn more about the Integrated Design Lab

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Programs & Courses

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Engage in courses in the traditional disciplines of fine art, art history, graphics and photography, and learn how art can transform one's understanding of the world.


Graphic Design student on computer

Graphic Design

Integrate your fine art skills with digital, technical skills and design thinking, and explore a range of design processes and methodologies. 

Graphic Design

Female theater students on stage


Experience the academic training and hands-on experience you need to pursue a career in theatre or fulfill a general education requirement.


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Acquire fundamental musical skills by studying traditional and commercial music, including theory, performance, composition and history.


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Enhance your college level writing, composition, and linguistics with English courses in imaginative writing, college composition, world literature and more. 

Female student working on the EagleView Newspaper


Learn about mass media, reporting, feature writing, publication design, and editing in journalism courses, and learn about multiple facets of mass communication.

Video production class filming

Communications & Cinematic Studies

Further develop your communication skills for academic and professional success by studying communications, and see the world through another lens with cinematic studies. 

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International Languages

Study a foreign language and advance your learning and professional scholarship in both foreign languages and cultures.