Creativity development. That's what the School of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to. We stimulate curiosity, encourage critical self-examination, and facilitate intellectual discovery.
“Welcome to the School of Arts and Humanities! From Shakespeare to Cervantes, award-winning journalism to state-of-the-art graphic design, music ensembles to poetry slams, we have something for everyone. Language and Literature, Communication Arts, Music, Art and Design - follow your passion and become the creative critical thinker that employers seek today more than ever. Begin your exciting journey with us today!”
Dr. Alan Bruflat, Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities
Fundamentals for Success
We showcase student creativity and talent through a variety of student-run media, musical performances, theater productions, art exhibitions, and more. We promote cultural awareness and diversity for students and community members through local, regional, and global collaborations and interchange.
Studio facilities, performance and production facilities, exhibition facilities, a student-managed newspaper, a student-managed television station, and a student-managed radio station complement the school’s academic programs.
Student and community life is enriched through a wide variety of events, guest lectures, and presentation of visual and performing works by students, faculty, and guests throughout the academic year. Service-learning projects, cooperative education projects, and internship opportunities also give students experience and practice.
We provide abundant avenues for expression and exploration through research opportunities and a robust and diverse performance environment. The school’s wide variety of communications, language and literature, journalism, and theater, art, and music classes form the core of students’ liberal arts experience at Wayne State.
A revitalized theater arts program. Regional service through literary and performing arts. National accreditation. And a long-running literary series. Explore the excellence of the School of Arts and Humanities.
Available Majors & Minors
Editing and Publishing
Language and Literature
In addition to undergraduate programs, Wayne State offers several options for post-graduate degrees. From education to business and beyond, see what best fits you for your career.
Recent graduates of the School of Arts and Humanities enjoy successful careers in music, education, art, communications, graphic design, law, public relations, drafting, publishing, journalism, broadcasting, and marketing. Recent graduates are enrolled at Kansas State, DePaul University, South Dakota State University, Colorado State University, and many other graduate programs pursuing their master’s and doctoral degrees.
“The Speech Communication department played a huge role in my preparation for my current career. They helped expose me to a variety of different opportunities that fit my interests, and challenged me to broaden my skills and develop my strengths. In an area like communication that is incredibly broad, it helped immensely to have professors who were willing to guide me to specific opportunities in public relations, corporate communications, and even non-profit leadership.”
Sean Badeer, Community Life Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church (Longmont, Colo.)
2013 WSC Graduate - Majored in Communication
“I chose Wayne State because the faculty and students were welcoming, the campus was beautiful, and it all came at an affordable cost. I love the students in my major. The music department is like one big family. I transferred to Wayne State not knowing anyone and I felt so welcomed right away in the music department. The faculty in the music department are absolutely incredible! You can walk into their office anytime and they know you by name. They are always willing to pause what they are doing to talk to you and help you. After graduating I plan continuing my education and getting my Masters in Music Performance. Wayne State College is a wonderful school and I am so glad I chose to transfer to WSC.”
Majoring in K-12 Music Education
“When deciding on a place to further my education, WSC just made sense. While touring the college, I fell in love with the small campus, the friendly faces, and most importantly to me, the art department. I’ve always had a passion for the arts and wanted to go to school somewhere where I could grow as an artist and become an educator doing something I loved. During my studies at Wayne State College, one of my professors recommended me for an internship at the Norfolk Arts Center. That internship turned into part-time employment and eventually full time as the first Education Coordinator with the organization. Wayne State College has fully prepared and even assisted me to find an amazing career while giving me the opportunity to make so many unforgettable memories along the way.”
Kristina Swantek, Education Coordinator at Norfolk Arts Center
2015 WSC Graduate - Majored in Art Education
School of Arts and Humanities
Office: Humanities 213
Visiting Artist Series: Susan KnightAn artist's talk will be held Feb. 16 at 3:45 p.m. in Gardner Auditorium, followed by an opening reception in the Nordstrand gallery.
I Heart Singing DayA musical event for area elementary students.
An Evening of ChoirsFeaturing the WSC Madrigal Singers, Chorale, and Concert Choir.
WSC Symphonic Band and Wind EnsembleConducted by Drs. Josh Calkin and David Bohnert.