College of Arts and Media

Master the arts and nurture your creative flair with the College of Arts and Media's degrees in theatre, dance, music, advertising design, digital design and digital film. Our collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach led by expert faculty make Grand Canyon University (GCU) the ideal place for you to learn, rehearse and perform. At GCU, you can expect a collegiate experience enriched with opportunities to perform and learn alongside active industry professionals.

GCU’s One Foundation integrates our Christian worldview into the academic environment, for the purpose of honoring God, serving our neighbors and infusing purpose into preparation for artistic careers.

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The College of Arts and Media endeavors to create an environment that challenges you to excel in class work as well as in your performance opportunities. Our faculty members strive to imbue you with the tools to create, analyze, lead and teach through the eventual mastery of your chosen disciplines.

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Fine Arts Degrees

Earn a degree that allows you to express your creativity by exploring our fine arts degree programs. From digital design and film to dance and theatre, our fine arts degrees combine studio practice, lecture courses and interactions with active industry professionals to foster critical awareness and artistic exploration. With our highly qualified faculty and applied learning concepts, GCU serves as the perfect stage to explore your purpose.

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Minors for Fine Arts Majors

Enhance your knowledge and future prospects with courses in business, education and more. Fine arts majors can declare a minor to complement their degree. Discover your choices.

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Fine Arts Disciplines at GCU

The College of Arts and Media at GCU incorporates leadership and an array of performance opportunities specific to your learning interests. Each discipline features modern rehearsal and production facilities, resources from local and national organizations and experienced faculty to lead students throughout each performance and creative design project. Numerous students in the college have received local and national awards and have continued pursuing their passion in graduate programs across the country.

Learn more about your future discipline in the fine arts at GCU.

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The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has continually accredited GCU since 1968. The College of Arts and Media shares the university’s commitment to upholding the principles and standards established by our accrediting bodies.

Based upon your chosen degree level and whether you will be an on-campus or online student, GCU’s tuition rates and fees varies. Learn more about the scholarships and resources available to help pay for college.

Find out more about what the requirements needed for admission are, and the simple application process for your desired program.



Students seeking entry into select bachelor's-level fine arts majors, including music, music education, dance, dance education, theatre education and theatre and drama, must audition for full acceptance into the College of Arts and Media. If you wish to minor in dance, theatre or music, an audition is not required. To request an audition, you must be accepted as a GCU student. For more information, visit or call 855-GCU-LOPE.

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