Perform in a top-notch theater, an award-winning jazz ensemble, chamber choir, or orchestra. Publish your creative writing in magazines or on-stage in a poetry slam. Join Debate Watch in a nationally-recognized civic communication and media studies program. Research and write materials for an art museum exhibit.
We cherish art and communication. Innovative programs in the creative and visual arts give you the skills needed for careers as professional artists, as well as transferable skills used in business, law, or endless other occupations.
And our very own art museum — The Hallie Ford Museum of Art — is an invaluable setting for you to delve into the world of art exhibitions, art history and curation.
An education at Willamette prepares you to adapt and be flexible — valuable skills in a world where technology shifts transform industries and alter job responsibilities.
Whatever academic program you pursue, classes and experiences are designed to connect across disciplines. Critical thinking, problem-solving and team-building are essential to successful careers. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to build these skills through on- and off-campus experiences here.
We offer majors, minors and special programs at the undergraduate level:
- Art History
- Art Studio
- Arts, Technology and Multimedia
- Civic Communication and Media
- Creative Writing
Cocurricular options and resources
Our real-world experiences outside of class help you develop valuable skills for your career — and give you a head start.
From plays to exhibits to faculty/student research, we have several creative outlets for you to pursue in addition to academics: