» Creative and Cultural Industries Minor: Reshaping Arts, Humanities, and 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 careers does CCI equip you for?

  • Arts, Design & Fashion Industries
  • Music & the Entertainment Industries
  • Video Games & other Digital Media Companies
  • Museums, Art Galleries, & the Tourism Sector
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Postgraduate Study
  • Cultural Policy & Government Research Positions
  • Publishing
  • Non-Profit Organizations (Local, National, Global)
  • Advertising, Public Relations & Marketing
  • Business Leadership & Cultural Entrepreneurship
Marissa Thompson ’23
Business Administration major/CCI minor. Marissa worked with Dr. Larkin on a research project tracking Creative and Cultural institutions across the US.
“My job consists of analyzing and summarizing existing CCI reports that cities, colleges, non-profits, etc. have drawn up. Its been so interesting to compare how different cities approach leveraging their creative economy.”
Allie Chow ’22
Global Comm & World Lang major/ Production Design for Film & CCI double minor Allie has been working as a photographer for Picture People Studios taking portraits of kids and families.
“I love that the program lets you explore & learn about a range of contemporary topics. The professors encourage you to pursue your interests. I’ve incorporated photography into my projects & will be taking photography class for the minor.”
Nikolas Kotsaris’ 21
Graduated with a Business Administration major/CCI minor
“The program has allowed me to examine the industries that I am interested in, and I have gained key insight on the cultural implications of their influence.”

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Center for CCI Location

The Center for Creative and Cultural Industries is located at 428 N. Glassell, currently admission into the center is by appointment only. Please email us with questions, or to request an appointment.

CCI House

Dr. Patrick Fuery, Director of the Center for Creative and Cultural Industries

Ms. Shannon Halverson, Program Manager, Center for Creative and Cultural Industries

CCI Director, Dr. Patrick Fuery

Dr. Patrick Fuery is a graduate of Murdoch University, Australia, with a BA (Hons), MPhil and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. He has held posts at the University of London (Royal Holloway College), Sussex University, and the University of Newcastle (Australia). Read more ...

428 N. Glassell, Office 101
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Creative Industries in California

According to the data gathered in the Otis College Report on the Creative Economy, Between 2008 and 2019, California’s Creative Economy grew by 15.6%, adding about 146,000 payroll workers. With Southern California reporting in 2019 the largest concentration of creative industries in the state, accounting for 49% of California’s creative wage and salary employment and 52% of its contract employment.