Create Your Career Here

Nova Southeastern University's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences offers industry-driven, experiential learning that will help you prepare for a career in communications, media or the arts. Our approach helps you discover the pathways to make a living practicing your passion.

As part of the Department of Communication, Media and the Arts, you’ll contribute to the culture of the university and the community. Learn from exceptional faculty and guest experts to hone your craft and build connections.

Cey Adams

Cey Adams Shares His Career Experience: DEF Jam and Beyond

In this installment of the Art + Design: Know Your Worth lecture series, graphic designer, visual artist and author, Cey Adams, shares insights from his career, from DEF Jam and Beyond.

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Art Law with Josh Lida

February’s installment of our Know Your Worth lecture series hosted attorney, Josh Lida. Josh shared practical advice on Art Law, from setting up transactions, leasing art, performing due diligence, contract negotiations and wealth management.

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Dance Works Auditions Open Soon

Dance Works members learn directly from outstanding faculty and guest choreographers to gain important pre-professional dance skills. The ensemble presents several performances each season, and an audition is a requirement for admission.

NSU Dance Ensemble auditions take place at the start of the Fall semester and are open to all NSU students. For more information about the program or to audition, please e-mail:
Associate Professor Elana Lanczi, MFA at

Our Approach to Communication, Media and the Arts

At the NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences, our approach combines industry expertise, hands-on experience and a low student-to-faculty ratio to create an ideal learning environment for your arts, communication or media aspirations. Our goal is to help you become a professional with standout skills and a network to launch your career.

Our experiential learning system combines expert faculty instruction, master classes presented by fellow artists and opportunities to showcase your work through colloquia, performances and student organizations. You’ll not only learn the skills, you’ll practice them.

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Careers with an Arts Degree

Graduates from our programs go on to careers as choreographers, broadcast media professionals, advertising and public relations business owners, noted visual artists, producers and performers. And because our programs focus on helping you pursue your professional aspirations, you, like all of our alumni, will graduate with the skills to succeed. That includes the skills and knowledge to manage your finances, protect your work and make a living.

Related Degrees

Art + Design (B.A.)

Find your niche in studio art or design to prepare for a career as a freelance artist or for employment in dozens of industries that need qualified design professionals. Volunteer and internship opportunities help you hone your skills on real-world assignments.

Communication (B.A.)

Prepare for a career in radio and television broadcasting, film, journalism, new media, public relations, education, law and event promotions. Develop your skills by contributing to on-campus print, digital and broadcast media or as an intern at local or national media outlets.

Dance (B.A.)

Become a performer, choreographer, educator – or pursue a graduate dance program. Take part in the NSU Dance ensemble, and find your inspiration from master classes and visiting professionals who explore new modes of communication through movement.

Music (B.A.)

Start your journey as a performer, producer, composer or the music teacher that everyone loves. Showcase your talent as a soloist or in an ensemble of professional musicians. Work for a record label or a music manager and explore your musical vision for a lifetime of rewards.

Theatre (B.A.)

Become a professional in local theatre, at a performing arts school, with a national touring company or for international studios and audiences. Your broad training will allow you to follow more than one path to a profession in arts administration, casting, directing, producing, event planning or public speaking.

Applied Professional Science (B.S.)

Put prior credits to use and your goals within reach. As a working professional or non-traditional student, this undergraduate degree fits your experience and your plans. With your NSU experience and bachelor’s degree, the next stage of your career is in your hands.

Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media (M.A.)

As a graduate, you will be prepared to pursue your doctoral studies, as well as a variety of career paths in publishing and education.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for editors and writers will keep pace with other professions over the next several years, while demand for certain specialties, such as technical writing, will increase 10% faster than the average for all occupations.

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