Visual and Performing Arts Pathway
Majors in this pathway gain a broad understanding of the arts to create dynamic and visually stunning masterpieces.
You turn logic into language, history into empathy and, with a bit of creativity, the complex into the captivating. Take those skills and tackle some of today’s biggest social and technological challenges.
Students in this pathway want to share their creativity, solve world problems, explore different cultures and converse in different languages.
|Anthropology||Economics||Interdisciplinary Studies||Religious Studies|
|Art History||English||International Studies||Russian|
|Art Studio||Film and Media Studies||Mathematics||Social Work|
|Comparative Literature||Geological Sciences||Political Science||Statistics|
|Criminology and Criminal Justice||German||Psychology||Theatre|
|Dance||History||Public Health||Women's and Gender Studies|
Learn more about resources and opportunities.
Start gaining valuable major-related experience through these student organizations.
Customize your schedule with classes that allow you to explore your interests.
Here are some of the work experiences students have outside of the classroom.
The Proving Ground: Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas and compete for funding from Columbia investors. Winners receive the capital to bring their concept to life.
SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge: This revolutionary professional development workshop teaches participants to become better entrepreneurs, collaborators, change agents, community pillars and dreamers.
Center for Civil Rights History and Research: A joint initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences and University Libraries, the center seeks to bring civil rights history to life and inspire an informed dialogue about today's social justice issues.
Digital Humanities: Exploring digital technology’s place in the worlds of art, science and literature illuminates the human condition in a whole new way. The center supports various types of innovations in the use of digital technology for research, teaching and public outreach in the humanities and related disciplines.
Walker Institute: Home to six minor degree programs, the institute engages students in the interdisciplinary study of world affairs and is dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding on campus and around the world.
The I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice: The institute promotes social justice through interdisciplinary education, consultation and research at the community, state, national and international levels.
Institute for Families in Society: Working across multiple disciplines, the institute tackles critical issues such as mental health, trauma, abuse and neglect and helps partners access training and support to strengthen and engage communities, and improve the health of at-risk populations.
Where does it all lead? Learn more about potential careers related to this pathway.