Arts & Humanities

Communication, creativity, and decision-making.

UNI’s graduate programs in the arts and humanities give you the employable skills and personalized education needed to chase new opportunities. Graduate students in these programs have the opportunity to: 

  • Expand resourcefulness and inventiveness through hands-on projects and real-world assignments.
  • Produce creative works in a writing workshop, theater, recording studio, or gallery.
  • Develop as writers and editors through affiliation with the North American Review and Iowa Writing Project.
  • Join a network of successful alumni who have unique, creative, meaningful careers.

Average Annual Job Growth

according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); rate is for national job growth.


Employed after graduating

and 16% are continuing their education, as of 2019


Average Annualized Salary

of all alumni who graduated in 2019

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Careers in Arts & Humanities

What Our Alumni Do

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Advisor
  • Agency Director
  • Assistant Vice President of Strategy
  • Community Impact Coordinator
  • Coordinator
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Fine Arts Director
  • Grant Writer
  • Instructor
  • Performer
  • Project Support Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • Services Specialist
  • Strategist
  • Studio Host
  • Teacher
Placement in Arts & Humanities

Where Our Alumni Landed

  • Academies
  • Brimmer Communications
  • Community Colleges
  • Community School Districts
  • Des Moines Symphony
  • Interdisciplinary Journals
  • Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
  • Looking Glass Community Services
  • Media + Management agencies
  • MSR Group
  • Music Studios
  • Public School Districts
  • Radios and Studios
  • School Districts
  • State Universities
  • United Way
  • Universities
  • US Army