What Are Creative Arts?

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Creative arts include drama or theater, music, film, creative writing, graphic design, photography and visual arts. Creative arts are studied at various levels in education.

Many colleges and universities offer degree programs in creative arts. Some of the most commonly offered creative arts programs are focused on the study of music, theater, film, dance or visual arts. Graduates of these programs may earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Creative Arts degree.

Creative arts are also incorporated into education at the primary school level. Most elementary schools include classes in music and art in their grade school curricula that begins in kindergarten. Creative writing is also included, although it is typically considered part of the students’ language arts or literature coursework.