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Creative and Cultural Industries Minor

» Reshaping Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing academic disciplines. The study of CCI at Chapman examines a vast array of cultural and creative activities, covering topics as diverse as media, fashion, tourism, museums, art galleries, publishing, video games, social media, emerging technologies, and visual cultures. This minor explores how such activities influence our understanding and experience of culture, and the wider social, political and economic implications of their development as industries. CCI is also about the nature of creativity: how we use creative practices to solve problems, develop new ideas and innovations, and to challenge and disrupt established ways of thinking. The minor is taught from local, national and global perspectives. Traditional studies of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are being radically reshaped by the research and practices of the Creative and Cultural Industries; as such, CCI can be defined as the new liberal arts for the 21st century.

What can you do with a CCI minor?
Graduating with a minor in CCI will position you competitively in one of the fastest growing job markets both nationally and globally. Creative and critical thinking are regularly listed as some of the most desirable skills sought by employers today. The minor will equip you with analytical skills through rigorous classroom instruction and practical experience through internships with industry leading organizations. The minor will prepare students for dynamic careers in the culture, media, business, and creative industry sectors

What careers does CCI equip you for?

  • Arts, Design & Fashion Industries
  • Music & the Entertainment Industries
  • Video Games and other Digital Media Companies
  • Museums, Art Galleries, and the Tourism Sector
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Cultural Policy and Government Research Positions
  • Publishing
  • Non-Profit Organizations (Local, National, Global)
  • Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing
  • Business Leadership and Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Postgraduate study

What kind of support does a minor in CCI receive?
A key aspect of our CCI program is to support students in their diverse interests, giving them an understanding of the wide range of areas covered, as well as experience in their chosen fields. To do this we are designing the program to give students ‘real world’ engagement through self-designed courses, engaging visiting speakers, and a diverse internship program. Already CCI students have earned creative economy internships in such areas as fashion, web-design and marketing, media production, and music, interning at such places as The A List, PacSun, Alicia Hankes Styling, Indie Pop!, TheDrop.com and ALTO Visuals. CCI also developed partnerships with organizations in the community, most notably working with Orange County Museum of Art to deliver training sessions for students who then conducted visitor experience research at the museum.


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Want more information about CCI?


The Center for Creative and Cultural Industries is here to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Or, when we are all back on campus, stop by and say hello, 428 N. Glassell.

Minor Course Requirements


A Minor in Creative and Cultural Industries requires a total of 21 credits in CCI with a minimum of 12 upper-division credits. 

Research and Funding Support


CCI students can gain help with research, funding, and pedagogical support! Check it out!

Internship Opportunities


We recommend our students complete an internship with one of the amazing CCI internship opportunities available in SoCal, or through a national or international connection. Make an appointment with Wilkinson's Career Advisor, Erin Berthon today!