The School of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to developing and expanding students’ intellectual, aesthetic and creative thought and performance through its commitment to high standards and quality programs in Art, Music, Communication, English, and Modern Languages. The School promotes cultural awareness and diversity for students and community members through local, regional and global collaborations and interchange. The school showcases its students’ creativity through a variety of interconnected artistic and technological media, and instills in its students fundamental knowledge by stimulating curiosity, encouraging critical self-examination, and facilitating intellectual discovery.


Nontraditional means of learning are explored regularly, through service learning projects, cooperative education projects, internet-based and innovative internet-enhanced courses, and a myriad of internship opportunities.


In addition, regular Study Abroad opportunities in locations such as Costa Rica and France are supplemented by opportunities for cultural trips through departments—such as recent departmental tours of Ireland and Austria.








In addition to the significant technological resources available to the general student at Wayne State College, the School of Arts and Humanities houses three discipline-specific computer laboratories and suites of software for student use-- in Graphic Design, Music Technology, and Journalism, as well as a multimedia computer laboratory for use by Arts and Humanities professors and supervised students. In addition, the School houses numerous classrooms equipped with integrated computing/internet/audio/video capability.



Majors and Minors
The following majors and minors are offered through the departments of Art and Design, Communication Arts, Language and Literature, and Music

Undergraduate majors

and teaching endorsements:

Graduate majors:

Art Studio
Art K-12 Education
Art/Graphic Design
English Education
English Literature
English Writing
English Writing and Literature
Journalism Education
Language Arts Education
Mass Communication/Broadcast Communication
Mass Communication/Journalism
Music History, Composition, or Theory
Music/Instrumental 7-12 Education
Music/Instrumental K-8 Education
Music Merchandising
Music/Vocal & Instrumental K-12 Education
Music/Vocal 7-12 Education
Music/Vocal K-8 Education
Spanish Education

Speech Communication/Communication Studies
Speech Communication/Corporate & Community Relations
Speech Communication/Education
Speech Communication/Public Relations
Theatre Education

The M.S.E. degree is offered in Education and English Education.


Undergraduate Minors:
Broadcast Communications
Speech Communication



Wayne State College awards a large number of scholarships and other types of financial aid each year. In addition, private donors have made funds available specifically to assist Arts and Humanities students in their studies, through dozens of endowed scholarships. The eligibility requirements and amounts of these awards vary. For more information about scholarships or other types of financial aid at Wayne State College please contact the office of Financial Aid toll-free at 1-866-972-2287.



Students from the School of Arts and Humanities participate in a wide variety of internships throughout the Midwest region, and the United States. International opportunities have also been available in France, Japan, and Australia. For-credit internships can be arranged with the School of Arts and Humanities or through the Wayne State Co-op Education Office. Students should contact their academic advisor for information about internship requirements. Although advisors and the Co-op Education staff can help students locate potential internship sites, the most valuable experiences often result from students' own initiatives at finding opportunities that best complement their academic and professional goals.


Wayne State College students have gained valuable experience through internships which have included work with the following companies:

- Norfolk Daily News

- Waitt Media

- Sioux City Art Center
- Jive Records (New York)
- AG Edwards
- Northern Sun Athletic Conference
- Fox Sports (St. Louis and Denver)
- CableOne
- Cabela’s Inc.
- Spectra Graphics
- WSC College Relations Office
- Faith Regional Medical Centers - Walt Disney World
  - "Bride" magazine (New York)


















Upcoming Events

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


April 28

Joshua Calkin, tuba

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 29

Black and Gold

Show Choir

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


April 30

Plains Writers Series

Humanities Lounge, 2:00 p.m.

Fiction Slam

The Max Bar & Grill,

7:00 p.m.


April 30

Wildcat Big Band (Jazz)

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


May 2

Jerod Kohler, trombone

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


May 4

Honors Recital

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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