Northwest Florida State College

Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design


The Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design program features a host of academic majors and performance opportunities for students interested in the arts and humanities. Because of our association with the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, we present unique opportunities for professional-level experiences in dance, theater, voice, music and visual arts. These experiences complement academics that provide the core for select two-year A.S. degrees, industry-specific certificates, or two-year transfer programs.

From philosophy and ethics to art, music and dance, the Arts, Humanities, Communications and Design division is a vibrant and diversified center for learning and artistic expression.

For students also interested in pursuing extracurricular activities related to the arts, please visit our student clubs and organizations page.

* = Program is offered online

Degrees Offered

Associate in Arts DegreeAssociate in Arts degrees are two-year degree programs that set students on a targeted path towards a four-year degree program at a state university.
Associate in Science DegreesAssociate in Science degrees are two-year degree programs that are “career ready,” meaning they prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They also help prepare students for additional studies, if they choose to continue their education at a state university.
College Credit CertificatesCollege credit certificates are programs, typically one year in length, that provide instruction on professional and technical skills. These certificates are paired with a related A.S. degree program, and completion of a certificate allows you to apply the equivalent amount of credits toward completion of the partner A.S. degree.

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