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Degree Types

Which type of degree is right for you?

The Cliffe College of Creative Arts offers four types of undergraduate degrees and the Master of Music with multiple major areas. Each degree type has specific requirements that are outlined in YSU’s Course Catalog or the University Graduate College.

In addition, the College offers a range of minors that may be earned while you are pursuing your undergraduate degree.

 

Undergraduate degrees

Degree types

The College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in music and theatre.

Admission to all music programs is by audition only.

View list of B.A. majors and requirements

The College offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in musical theatre, studio art, and theatre.

Admission to the Musical Theatre and Theatre tracks is by audition only.

Upon successful completion of Foundation coursework, all studio art and art education majors must complete a Foundation Portfolio Review. To continue in the Art program and before they may register for further studio art courses — students must pass the Foundation Portfolio Review.

View list of B.F.A. majors and requirements

Admission to all music programs is by audition only.

View list of B.M. majors and requirements

The College offers the Bachelor of Science in Education in Art Education (PK to 12) Multi-Age License.
 
Upon successful completion of Foundation coursework, all studio art and art education majors must complete a Foundation Portfolio Review. To continue in the Art program and before they may register for further studio art courses — students must pass the Foundation Portfolio Review.
 
The B.S.E. leads to teaching licensure in the State of Ohio.

View list of B.S.E. requirements

 

Minors

Minors focus on a specific skill set associated with one of our programs. They do not require the same amount of immersion or specialization as a major. The College offers 14 minors, all of which students from any major on campus may pursue.

View list minors and requirements

 

 

Graduate degrees 

Degree Types

Graduate degree requirements are detailed in the University Graduate College catalog.

 

The College offers the Master of Music (M.M.) in jazz studies, music education, music history and literature, music theory and composition, and performance.

Admission to all M.M. degrees includes specific music requirements.

View M.M. requirements

Jayme McKay

“The YSU art program has helped me grow so much as an artist because of the many incredible professors who taught me different ways to approach and improve my art process.”

Jayme M. McKay, a studio art major concentrating in interdisciplinary studio art