Published 06/27/13

Bryant introduces Creative and Applied Arts concentration

Bryant University students now have an exciting new opportunity to learn creative writing, graphic design, music, performance, and visual art with the launch of the Creative and Applied Arts concentration in fall 2013.

“This new concentration responds to increasing interest in foregrounding creativity at Bryant and in the professional and academic worlds generally,” says Maura Coughlin, Ph.D., professor of Visual Studies and Art History.

Studio courses encourage students to discover, experiment, explore artistically, and think creatively.

“Bringing together hands-on experience and the critical skills needed to analyze, critique, and locate creative expression in its cultural contexts, this concentration focuses and builds upon the courses offered by the department of English and Cultural Studies and will be of broad interest to students across the University.”

The concentration teaches practical and critical knowledge about creating all forms of art – spoken, written, and visual communication, and visual presentation formats - as well as the historical and theoretical approaches to those artistic forms. 

Studio courses encourage students to discover, experiment, explore artistically, and think creatively. Students build literacy in creative production while learning to analyze, critique, and appreciate the work of other artists, designers, composers, and writers. 

This concentration enhances the University’s course offerings, helping cultivate effective communicators and innovative problem solvers. Students will be able to deftly merge creative processes with the latest technologies.

Students will be prepared for a wide variety of careers at design, theater, and internet companies, museums, nonprofits, and community arts organizations, among others.

For more information, please contact Maura Coughlin, Ph.D., department of English and Cultural Studies.