Virtual Admitted Spartans Day 2021

Congratulations to all of our admitted students in the College of Humanities and the Arts! We are thrilled to support you along your journey to becoming inspiring educators and practitioners in the arts and the humanities. Welcome future designers, animators, film producers, musicians, dancers, actors, creative writers, professional writers, analytical linguists, language teachers and professionals, artists, and philosophers!

The 2021 Admitted Spartan Day will take place virtually on Monday, November 16th. 

As a preview for that day, Dean Shannon Miller has a welcome message for you.


If you're experiencing any technical issues, please click the button at the bottom right to chat with University IT. 



Humanities and Arts Student Success Center

The College of Humanities and the Arts (H&A) Student Success Center is the central advising resource for students in the College of the Humanities and the Arts. The H&A Student Success Center has a dedicated team of professional academic advisors that can work with you directly on understanding any non-major related university requirements. We also partner with and support major advisors to help you with course schedule planning, graduation planning, and discovering resources to guide you on your path to success. 

Our philosophy is to create a positive and inclusive environment in which our H&A Spartans feel affirmed and supported. We recognize that each person comes to SJSU with unique experiences, skills, and insights. We aspire to connect unique individuals like you with the resources to discover who you are and how you will leave your impact on the world.

Visit our website to learn more about the team that will support you, and the ways we can support you on your Spartan journey.

Learn more about us!

Don’t forget to follow the Humanities and the Arts Student Success Center on Instagram to stay up-to-date on events and more! 

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Welcome to the College of Humanities and the Arts! 

Department of Art and Art History 

 Welcome to the Department of Art and Art History! 

We offer BA degree programs in Studio Practice, Preparation for Teaching, and Art History and Visual Culture. We also offer four professional BFA degree programs in Digital Media Art, Photography, Pictorial Art (including drawing & painting, and printmaking), and Spatial Art (including ceramic art, glassblowing, woodworking, metal sculpture, and installation art). Learn more about our programs here

For a list of major roadmaps and course syllabi, click here

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Department of Design 

Welcome to the Department of Design! 

We offer a BA in Design Studies, with four areas of concentration: Animation/Illustration, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design. BFA degrees are also offered for each of the concentrations listed above. You can learn more about the four areas here

If you want a sneak peek of what you'd be working on, follow the Department of Design on: 

Also, check out this virtual tour of our facilities!

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Department of English and Comparative Literature

Welcome to the Department of English and Comparative Literature! 

Our department offers BA's and Minors in four concentrations: Literature, Creative Writing, English Education, and Professional and Technical Writing. We're also home to the Center for Literary Arts and Reed Magazine, the oldest literary magazine west of the Mississippi! Learn more about our programs and department here

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Department of Film and Theatre

On behalf of SJSU Department of Film and Theatre—Welcome!

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Here's some information for you to review before we see you on the 16th! 

Department of Humanities

Welcome to the Department of Humanities! 

The Humanities Department is home to majors and minors that examine human experience in aesthetic, creative, literary, religious, and other realms as well as cultural traditions in major world areas, such as America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. For a full list of the majors and minors we offer, click here

Also, check out some videos: 

and other materials related to our department here

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School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Welcome to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications!

The School prepares students to excel in advertising, journalism, and public relations by teaching professional skills and advanced information technologies, by developing the capacity for critical and original thinking and fostering creativity and a passion for communications. Learn more about our programs here


Advising Website: Visit this website for any assistance you need with advising! 

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Department of Linguistics and Language Development

Hello Admitted Spartan!

You've been admitted to the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at San José State, and we'd love for you to choose us!

Here's a 4-minute video introducing us! Link

And here's a folder with some department materials: Link

Join us on Monday, 11/16 from 4:00 to 5:00 for a Zoom Webinar with Department Chair, Dr. Stefan Frazier, and Dr. Julia Swan!

School of Music and Dance

Welcome to the School of Music and Dance! 

The School of Music and Dance has long been known for its excellence in teaching, its accomplished artist faculty, its diverse student population, and its leadership role in music and dance education. Our more than active 2000 alumni are found throughout the world—concentrated especially in the Bay Area—leading engaged lives as performers, teachers, administrators, and in other arts professions. 

Learn more about our Music Programs here

Learn more about our Dance Programs here

Make sure to follow the School of Music and Dance on social media to stay up-to-date on events and more!

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Department of Philosophy

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy! Check out the links below to learn more about us. 

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Department of World Languages and Literatures

Welcome to the Department of World Languages and Literatures!

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at San José State University is a comprehensive, full-service foreign language department offering challenging and rich programs of study in a variety of languages.

We offer BA's in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish and MA's in French and Spanish. Learn more about our undergraduate programs here or check out some of the links below.

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