College of Arts & Cultural Studies

2015 College of Arts and Cultural Studies


The College of Arts and Cultural Studies offers an undergraduate curriculum which encompasses significant areas of liberal arts knowledge—fine arts, humanities, languages and literature. The College of Arts and Cultural Studies houses the academic departments of Communication, Arts and Media, History, Humanities and Government, English and Modern Languages and Music.

We consider our alumni's accomplishments the greatest evidence of our school's effectiveness:

  • Our graduates are employed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX and CBN networks.
  • Alumnus Jim Stovall is the founder and CEO of the Emmy-Award winning  Narrative Television network that provides voice narration to media serving 13 million blind and visually impaired persons in the United States.
  • Alumnus Clifton Taulbert wrote The Last Train North and Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, which was named to the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a major motion picture.
  • Alumnus Dennis Johnson served as Director of the UCLA Language Resources Program, an operation that trained teachers at the prestigious graduate school's Academy of Social Science in Beijing, China.
  • 90 percent of the department's graduates who apply to law school are accepted.
  • One of our recent French language students was hired by the CIA.
  • Professor Donald Ryan, also an alumnus, is an internationally acclaimed pianist who was a Madeyska Award recipient in the Chopin  Competition. He is a Steinway Artist.
  • Graduates with minors in Modern Hebrew have been accepted in graduate programs at the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University in Israel.