Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design (AHCD)

Build a fulfilling career on your passion and talent. Broward College’s AHCD programs offer you dozens of creative avenues to explore, while teaching you foundational skills important to your success, including the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and connect effectively with others.

Our well-rounded program prepares you to reach your full potential. Broward College graduates are among the highest earners in Florida!

Top 10 ranked U.S. college

Broward College is among the nation’s leading colleges for students seeking rewarding careers in the arts, humanities, communication or design.

Why Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design at Broward College?

Transfer opportunities to state and national universities and colleges.

Ranked first in the state for the number of industry certifications earned by students.

Ranked for affordability - among the lowest tuition rates in South Florida.

Industry partnerships that provide students with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

Pathways to Completion

YOUR BROWARD COLLEGE DEGREE TAKES YOU FURTHER

Broward College offers a wide range of degrees and certificates with day, evening, and online classes. With campuses and centers throughout Broward County, you can achieve your higher education goals without commuting too far from home. Explore our pathways, degrees, and certificates, and non-credit options to make a plan that suits you perfectly.

Currently, enrolled students may view previous versions of Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Baccalaureate or log in to BC Navigate to access your academic plan which provides a term by term guide of courses required for graduation.

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is designed to provide students with the academic and professional skills necessary to succeed in a bachelor’s degree program as well as in their careers.  Broward College’s A.A. degree prepares students to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, define and analyze real-world problems, and apply information and technology to develop innovative solutions in a dynamic global economy and community. Students who complete the A.A. degree at Broward College are guaranteed to transfer as a junior to a Florida public university or to continue in a bachelor’s degree at Broward College.

Students pursuing the A.A. degree should consult their advisor about their transfer goals and use transfer advising plans that can be helpful in meeting the admission requirements for transfer institutions. 

Below are some popular subject areas to consider:

  • Architecture
  • Art (Graphic Design, History & Appreciation, Teacher Education, Studio/Fine Arts, etc.)
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance (Education, Performance, etc.)
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communications
  • Music (Composition, History & Appreciation)
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Theater

Associate in Arts General Education & Graduation Requirements, Academic Year 2021-2022

See an Advisor to make the appropriate course selections.

Complete 2 years of specialized training designed to enter the workforce in a high-demand career with guaranteed job skills or continue your education by transferring to a bachelor’s program such as Broward College’s BAS/BSN degrees or other articulated AS to Baccalaureate degree programs.

Career Ladders

See where your Broward College degree can take you.

Explore your options in ARTS, HUMANITIES, COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN (AHCD)

Your Broward College foundation takes you further

Your A.A. or A.S. from Broward College guarantees you transfer into any Florida university bachelor program to continue your education. You’ll save thousands in tuition by starting at Broward College.

Plus, Broward College graduates who earn their degree here, then transfer into state universities perform better and are more successful on average, than students who started at state universities as freshmen. 

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Your top-10 Aspen-ranked education costs less than most Florida university students pay. See for yourself.
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Looking for non-degree options?

Broward College offers a variety of continuing education certificates.
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