Creativity and Culture

Creativity and Culture brings together the study of the humanities (literature, language, cultural studies, art history, and music history) with the fine arts (studio art, creative writing, music, and drama). Students focus on analyzing and using words, images, and sound, with the aim of engaging both critically and creatively with works of cultural production in the past, present, and future.

Why study Creativity and Culture at Augustana?

Creativity and Culture offers students the flexibility to pursue their interests in any facet of literature, language, and the fine arts. Traditional humanities and fine arts majors graduate with a specific set of discipline-based skills. In contrast, our students are exposed to a variety of methods and approaches, and they are encouraged to pursue their own unique path through the program based on their interests, whether that means specializing in one particular area or combining multiple areas. In order to prepare to make these choices, students take introductory courses that provide foundational skills in literary and visual analysis, creative practices, and languages.

What disciplines make up this major?

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Text & Theory

  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • English
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Music Theory
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies


  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Norwegian

Creative Practice

  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Art


What career path is this major suited for?

Students are prepared to enter graduate education in any of the program's major fields, in various interdisciplinary fields of study across the humanities and social sciences as well as professional schools like law, medicine, and business. They are also positioned for careers in various organizations and fields, including:

  • art and design
  • communications
  • library and information science
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • education