Arts & Media

Welcome to the Arts & Media community! 

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Majors represented in the Arts & Media area of study examine visual, literary, and media practices as a way to transmit information and ideas in professional, technical, organizational, academic, and/or public settings. Coursework and other learning experiences related to this meta-major generally enhance students' abilities for ideation, and increases their skills in oral, written, and visual communications.

Explore and compare Majors

Side-by-side comparisons of different majors in the Arts & Media Meta-Major

Majors are not listed in any particular order.

  • What are the prerequisites? refers to courses students must complete to be admitted into the major.
  • Where can I learn more?  provides a link to the major’s program page on our website.
  • Please contact your current advisor with questions and for more details on admission requirements for that major.

Plan your courses with degree maps

The following majors are related to the Art & Media Meta-Major Pathway; each can offer a unique lens. The first link will direct you to the degree webpages to learn more about the major and the second will download a PDF of the Degree Map for that major.

Consult with academic advisors to learn more about each major and degree map:

Careers related to this meta-major pathway

Below are examples of possible employment opportunities, related careers, and potential graduate programs for students interested in Arts and Media. Also listed are companies that have hired UW Bothell students.   For more specific examples, please visit the individual degree co-curricular map.

Examples gathered by Career Services of recent UW Bothell graduates.

Employment opportunities

  • Web Design
  • Game Development 
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • Social Services
  • Media/Marketing

Graduate programs 

  • Master's in Cultural Studies
  • Master’s of Science in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Master’s in Mass Communications
  • Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master’s of Science in Information Design & Strategy
  • Master’s in Public Administration

Related careers

  • Web Design
  • Visual Data Design
  • Marketing
  • Non-profit Management
  • Program Management
  • Human Services

Companies who have hired on Handshake 

  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • General Motors
  • King County Library System
  • Public Schools
  • Ratlab LLC

Explore internships 

Wondering if you should do an internship? Want to figure out where to search for or even create one?

Create your profile on handshake at https://uw.joinhandshake.com/.  You can look for jobs and internships and learn more about career events.

Review Career Services internship page for plenty of information and steps to take. Make an appointment with a Career Coach to explore internship opportunities and develop an internship search action plan. 

Examples of internships 

  • Software/Graphic Junior Developer
  • UI/UX Design Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Article Contributor
  • Management/Administrative Intern

Get involved 

Join student organizations related to your area of interest. You’ll make friends who have similar interests while building skills working on your passions!

There are many ways to get involved on campus, such as connecting with campus organizations, student government, and co-curricular activities. To begin exploring, visit the Student Engagement & Activities website.

Explore community engaged learning & research 

Many UWB Programs offer opportunities for community engaged learning and undergraduate research. The Office of Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR) has many student-specific resources available, from FAQs about CBLR courses to volunteer, internship, and scholarship information.

Study abroad opportunities

Study abroad programs can deepen your understanding of how Arts & Media can impact the lives of people around the world.

Visit UW Bothell's study abroad page, managed by the Office of Global Initiatives, to learn more and start the planning process.