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Arts & Design Degree

Innovation doesn't stay inside the lines,  it draws them.

With the rapid rise of technology, online gaming, social media, visual and performing arts, and diverse entertainment options, the world of creativity has seen rapid growth. In fact, countless creative careers are forecast to continue to grow by 5-6% annually over the next several decades, and jobs in the entertainment arts, performing arts and entertainment-related roles are expected to skyrocket by 34%. This is the era of creativity.

Uprising Magazine at UNI

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Explore a degree in music

Is your passion for music leading you to explore options for earning a music degree? Explore all the possibilities in the School of Music at the University of Northern Iowa through the experiences of music composition theory student Tristan Perreault.

Explore interior design

If you’re looking for a career that will marry your passion for creativity with your technical abilities, an interior design major could be exactly what you’re looking for. Hannah Brunko provides some insight into what it’s like to be an interior design student at the University of Northern Iowa.

Succeed doing what you love.

At UNI, you’ll enter some of the top-rated art and design programs in Iowa. This is where creative students thrive, and futures are launched doing what they love.

  • The Gallagher Bluedorn is Iowa’s leading performing arts center with three state-of-the-art concert halls and dozens of teaching and rehearsal spaces.
  • UNI's theatre program provides 14 annual performance opportunities and production training in multiple spaces.
  • The top-ranked music program is among the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
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Currently we do not offer any on-campus doctoral degrees. Please see our online options.

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