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Create Your Future
Communication and Arts

Create Your Future
Communication and Arts

Communication & Arts


NWACC's Communication and Arts programs include art, graphic design, creative writing, 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 NWACC's 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

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Art

Reach your greatest creative potential and sharpen your artistic skill set while gaining an understanding of the significance of art within broader social and historical contexts. 

Art

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Graphic Design

Learn to master innovation and the creative design process within the trades of graphics, advertising and visual communications, and explore visual design across multiple mediums. 

Graphic Design

3D Design Student

Integrated Design

Pursue a certificate in integrated design to build an educational foundation in artistic creativity, design-thinking principles, construction methods and business practices.

Integrated Design

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Theatre

Gain a strong foundation in theatrical production and performance and develop the confidence to pursue a career in theatre.

Theatre

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Music

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

Music

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Creative Writing

Enhance your college level writing and gain foundational skills in literature and creative writing and follow a pathway to authorship, publishing or professional writing. 

Creative Writing

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Media & Journalism

Learn about mass media, reporting, feature writing, publication design and editing, and gain an understanding in how to utilize multiple facets of mass communication.

Media & Journalism

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Cinematic Studies

Discover various theoretical, historical and critical approaches to film, and examine the evolution, influence and artistic elements of American film.

Cinematic Studies

Newspaper

Student Newspaper

Be a part of an amazing team while learning the art of journalism, including copywriting, editing, reporting, page layout and more.


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Courses

Engage in enriching language, humanities and communication courses to learn more about various cultures and traditions, strengthen your communication skills and explore global differences.

 

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