Bringing creatives together.
Bringing creatives together.
Southern Oregon University Arts Degrees & Certificates
Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU brings creatives together to practice their individual artistic passions while inspiring one another across the disciplines. Whether you are heeding an inner call to put pen to paper, brush to canvas, note to staff, shoe to stage, or pixel to screen, you will find a welcoming home in one of our academic programs.
Master of Business Administration
This program can be completed in five years if a business minor is added to a Bachelor’s degree major from any of the arts programs available at SOU. This MBA program prepares artists to manage and lead on a local, regional or national scale and combines business strategy with community insights in innovative and resourceful ways to connect artists, the arts, and audiences in ways that transform their communities.
Offered as a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Secondary Discipline Minor
Want to write creative nonfiction? Novels? Free verse or classical poetry? Whatever your genre, Southern Oregon University’s Creative Writing Program will give you the formal guidance and dynamic catalysts to equip you for the writing life.
Offered as a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Secondary Discipline Minor
Want to make films, animations, or interactive stories? Enjoy mentorship from forward-thinking professors who delight in their field. With opportunities to produce works of art spanning any and all genres, you can carve your own path through the emerging media and digital arts major.
Offered as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Music in Performance, and Secondary Discipline Minor
Be brave. This is your moment to find your deepest passion and dive in headlong. At Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU, you will be inspired to chart your own musical journey and fully express your creative self.
Offered as a Secondary Discipline Minor
Find such stuff as dreams are made as you delve into the life and works of the famous Bard. Watch the words of Shakespeare come to life on stage at the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), one of the top five regional theaters in the country.
Offered as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science Major, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Theatre Studies
Discover your artistic voice in the OCA’s Theatre Program, through courses and practical experience in acting, design, directing, production, management, and theatre technology. Designated a Center of Excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts, SOU Theatre provides a high-quality education within the framework of an intensive program of pre-professional training.
As an additional area of study to complement your degree, you can pursue both music and theatre passions through Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU’s Musical Theatre Minor.
Offered as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science Major, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Secondary Discipline Minor
Which medium speaks to your soul – painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, photography, or digital arts? Explore to your heart’s content at SOU’s Visual Arts Complex cutting-edge facilities and study formal methods from internationally exhibiting artist-professors.