Add a flair of creativity to any major and career path

About Creative Arts at Keuka College

There’s more to being successful than just raw skill—you need to be able to think creatively, perform, and bring ideas and concepts to life. By minoring in creative arts, you’ll learn to incorporate music, theater, and dance into everyday life and every profession.

The minor gives you the chance to blend the performing arts—music, theatre, and dance—with other avenues of creativity, such as art and creative writing, for your own personal and professional development and exploration.

Creative Arts Program Highlights


Taking courses in the arts can open doors you didn’t even know existed and take you down amazing roads of self-discovery.

A Unique Opportunity

There’s real value to be gained when you challenge yourself in new and unexpected ways—you just might surprise yourself!

Enhances Any Major

Creative arts is flexible and customizable enough to enhance any major, from marketing to medicine and anything in between.

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Program Overview

Creative arts is a personalized journey that incorporates music, dance, theatre, and writing to enhance your creativity. Build on a foundation in aesthetic theory along with practice and improvisation, adding courses in acting, vocal performance, dance, and a variety of fine arts to develop skills that benefit a number of career paths and engage your artistic ambitions.

This unique minor allows you to combine performing arts courses with an emphasis on integrating a creative approach to your chosen major.

Program Requirements

Global Education

Theatre, dance, music, visual art all have one major aspect in common—they have the unique ability to transcend language and culture. The creative arts minor allows you explore the origins and application of artistic traditions that exist around the globe. In a multicultural world, creativity engages us — art connects us.


From the Red Barn Theatre to Norton Chapel, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and perform in some of the College’s most historic and unique buildings. The new Wolf Den Caféin Keuka Commons, the Kunayin Meditation Garden, and Point Neamo—the College’s private waterfront—are fantastic creative escapes from the hustle and bustle of life as a college student. There’s no better place to find creative inspiration than Keuka College.


Keuka College has an abundance of clubs and organizations designed to bring like-minded people together to practice, share, and celebrate their interests and skills. Here are some activities related to the creative arts minor:

  • Arion Players Drama Club
  • QKApella
  • Art Club
  • Chorale
  • The Conchords(music group)
  • Red Jacket (literary magazine)
  • Student Art Show
  • Symphonic Band

Award Opportunities

R. William & Rosalie Rose Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship

Recognizes student scholarship and contributions to the Fine Arts.

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