All students are encouraged to complement the required set of core and elective departmental courses with others offered across campus, such as courses from ethnic and area studies programs, and may organize their course of study in relation to particular interests or professional goals (e.g., international comparative studies, intercultural studies, education, area specializations such as Africa, Asia, or Latin America, minority discourse, gender studies, etc).
Undergraduates and graduates make careers in community non-profits and activist groups, government arts agencies, museums, and arts foundations. Potential careers for Ph.D. and M.F.A. graduates also include positions in research universities and colleges. M.F.A. graduates are active as choreographers/performers in their own companies or with other professional organizations. All students can also excel in other fields including technology and the arts, videography, documentary work, public service, education, theatrical/events production, performing arts, urban planning, law, environmental activism, public health, and more.