Department of Communication and Studio Arts

Creativity Explored and Examined

In state-of-the-art studios and computer labs under the supervision of national and internationally recognized professors in University of Houston-Clear Lake's Department of Communication and Studio Arts, you’ll prepare for your production career. Led by professors who are Fulbright award recipients, published authors and award-winning artists, you’ll develop a range of practical and creative skills, as well as gain invaluable experience entering your work in exhibitions, competitions, and building up a portfolio of your work. Choose degree plans with multiple concentrations so you can target your area of interest.

Opportunities to Study and Intern

Exposure and access to renowned artists will elevate and enrich your skills. UHCL’s art students routinely win awards for their work and are often accepted into MFA programs. If you’re a Communication student, you’ll have the opportunity to publish your work at the university’s award-winning newspaper, gain professional experience through more than 100 internships in the Houston-Galveston area, and produce portfolios that demonstrate your mastery of written and visual communication suitable for media and corporate environments. The Writing Program prepares you to write in your target discipline at the upper-division level, and our minor in professional writing enhances any undergraduate plan of study.

Programs and Degrees

Art and Design

Art and Design Program degrees include:


Communication Program degrees include:

Digital Media Studies

Digital Media Studies Program degrees include:

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    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 416
    Houston, TX 77058-1002