Communications, Arts and Humanities


Welcome to the Division of Communications, Arts and Humanities! Here you will find a broad array of courses that relate and examine the art of human communication. You can study an array of languages (English, ESL, French, German, Russian, Arabic and Spanish) and the current theories of communication (verbal and non-verbal, interpersonal, cross cultural, small group and mass media) that attempt to explain how language and other modalities enable us humans to relate to one another.

On the artistic side, we offer courses in the creative and performing arts, art being one of those activities uniquely human. One can study studio art, graphic design, photography, theater and music. As the ancient Roman poet Terrence wrote: “Nihil humani mihi alienum” (Nothing human is foreign to me.). In CAH, we study, debate and engage in an unfolding discovery of what it means to be human.

We also offer our students and the broader community an arts venue of growing breadth and contemporary invention. The Gallery offers a full range art exhibitions that include student, faculty, alumni, Philadelphia, and national artists. The Gallery also hosts a biennial art exhibition, Articulture. We have a “new music” chamber music concert series, and students produce major theater productions twice a year. Students are given the opportunity to test their editorial and journalistic skills by contributing to The Communitarian, our student-run newspaper. Then, in April, the Edith Garlow Poetry Prize is awarded, and the College’s student literary magazine, Pegasus, hits the stands. The arts are thriving at the College and will provide you provocative and entertaining reflections on being human.

Studio Arts
3D Art

Communication Arts

Students can choose from a Journalism, Communications Studies or Theatre option while pursuing an associate degree in Communication Arts that enables them to transfer to a four-year institution. 


Love theatre? We offer an associate degree option for transfer to a four-year school and a certificate in Theatre Arts


The A.A. in English has been designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor's degree in English. Learn More »

Global Studies

A transfer degree in Global Studies gives students interdisciplinary perspectives on the interplay of local and global communities as well as prepare students to participate effectively in this global environment. Learn More »

Foreign Languages

The College offers foreign language courses in Arabic, French, GermanItalianRussian and Spanish.

Art Programs

Want to study art? Choose from associate degrees in Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Arts that enable you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree. Learn More »

General Studies

The General Studies program is designed for those students who wish to broaden their cultural backgrounds, improve their effectiveness as citizens and parents, and increase their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live. Learn More »

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts curriculum provides the core liberal arts component of most bachelor's degree programs and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Learn More »


The College offers a variety of music courses, ranging from Fundamentals of Music and Introduction to World Music to Piano and Guitar. Learn More »

Program Specifics


Programs Major Code Type
Communication Arts , A.A. - Journalism Option JOUR Transfer Degrees
Communication Arts, A.A. - Communication Studies Option COMM Transfer Degrees
Communication Arts, A.A. - Theatre Option THEA Transfer Degrees
English, Associate in Arts ENG Transfer Degrees
General Studies, A.A.S. GEN Career Degrees
Global Studies, Associate in Arts GLOS Transfer Degrees
Graphic Design, A.F.A. GRA Transfer Degrees
Liberal Arts, A.A. LA Transfer Degrees
Photography, Associate in Fine Arts PHO Transfer Degrees
Photography, Certificate PHOT Certificates
Studio Arts, A.F.A. STU Transfer Degrees
Theatre Arts, Certificate THEC Certificates