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Arts, Media and Entertainment

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Humanities

Program Details

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Arts, Media and Entertainment program provides skills in criticism and evaluation of art forms, the processes by which art and creativity are communicated, and promotion and marketing in the performing arts. By developing a knowledge of art, music, media, cultural traditions, and popular culture, students will build a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Arts, Media and Entertainment graduates work in print media, film and television, theater, public relations, outreach and marketing. This focus theme is also good preparation for graduate studies in media arts, art history and cultural studies.

Interdisciplinary Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

As of Fall 2022, transfer students can apply up to 75 credits to their degree plan for Interdisciplinary Studies.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Potential courses within this program are listed below. Work with your advisor to choose your specific path.

MUS 109: Rock and American Popular Music
MUS 231: Jazz History
ENGL 300: Literature and Film
AFAS 371: Hip-Hop Cinema



Earning your Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts, Media and Entertainment will build core skills, including:

  • Broadcast industry knowledge
  • Budgeting
  • Collaboration
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Scheduling
  • Social media
  • Writing
  • Marketing
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Data analysis
  • Selling techniques

Graduates of the Arts, Media, and Entertainment program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

      • Marketing Manager/Coordinator
      • Project Manager
      • Customer Service Specialist
      • Marketing & Communications Specialist
      • Social Media Specialist
      • Digital Product Manager
      • Market Research Analyst
      • Campaign Manager
      • Reporter/Multimedia Journalist
      • News Producer