Arts, Humanities & Design

Pathway

Form a foundation for an array of learning, develop a broad understanding of the world and gain the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.

Art
Denver is a city rich in arts and culture with many opportunities for visual artists working in any medium. Our classes in studio arts, art appreciation, and art history will help you embrace your creativity and focus it towards an art-based career.
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  • Art History Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 80% Online
  • Studio Art Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 75% Online
The ability to communicate effectively is valuable in any career and can set you apart in a crowded field of job applicants. In this program, you will learn communication strategies to utilize in personal, professional and public contexts.
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  • Communication Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 85% Online
Develop critical thinking and writing skills! Composition classes are required for students pursuing transfer coursework and help you complete writing assignments in all of your courses.
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  • English (Literature Emphasis) Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • College Composition & Reading

    Curriculum
    Non-Degree Courses
This non-degree program will help you develop English writing, grammar, reading, listening and speaking skills so that you can be successful in your academic classes.
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  • English as a Second Language

    Curriculum
    Non-Degree Courses
Learn to describe and analyze the physical and cultural landscape. In this program, you will explore the Earth’s surface features and climate, how humans are distributed and the ways in which humans interact with their environment.
globes of the world
  • Geography Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 87% Online
This program gives you a foundation in visual design. Learn to analyze, plan and create visual solutions to a variety of communication projects.
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  • Graphic Design

    Curriculum
    Offered in the Classroom & 45% Online
  • Graphic Design Transfer

    Curriculum
    Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Graphic Design Certificate

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 30% Online
Knowing and understanding the events of the past have aided philosophers, politicians, business people and many more in their careers. At CCD, you can choose from a large array of historical topics to enrich your perspective and knowledge of the world.
US constitution
  • History Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Learn to interview, write, report, edit and produce news stories for a variety of media. CCD offers classes that will start you on the path to a career as a journalist and give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.
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  • Journalism Transfer

    Curriculum
    Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Offered in the Classroom & 83% Online
Take private instruction in piano, voice, guitar, woodwinds, strings, songwriting and composition; practice in private rooms with pianos in the art building on the Auraria Campus and perform in the King Center recital and concert halls.
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  • Music Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 52% Online
Cultivate critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that will apply to an endless number of careers, including law, politics, government, business, science and education.
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  • Philosophy Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Gain direct, hands-on experience with production work and coursework in acting, technical theater, script analysis, playwriting, and stand-up comedy. This is a path to various careers in the performing arts, education, liberal arts, and humanities.
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  • Theater Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 60% Online
  • Technical Theatre

    Curriculum
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Performance

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Writing for Stage & Screen

    Curriculum
    Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Theatrical Design & Management

    Curriculum
    Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom
CCD offers degrees in Spanish and French and also offers courses in American Sign Language and Chinese.
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  • French Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Spanish Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 95% Online