Amherst's academic departments and programs provide educational and performance opportunities for students at all levels of experience.

Art and the History of Art

Art & the History of Art

Whether you’re interested in making art or learning about its history, our challenging curriculum and supportive faculty can help you discover your artistic path.

About Creative Writing at Amherst

Creative Writing Center

The Creative Writing Center brings together faculty from various academic departments to provide courses in the writing of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fictional prose and translation.


Film & Media Studies

With a dual emphasis on critical analysis and creative practice, our courses situate the moving-image within a wider history of media.



We offer a range of courses and performing opportunities for students with or without previous musical experience.

Peer Gynt

Theater & Dance

Interested in dancing or acting, plays and playwriting, choreography, directing or design? We invite you to learn and create with us.