The College of Professional Studies

Connecting Passion, Purpose, and Profession

The College of Professional Studies houses the School of Business; School of Education; School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Department of Communication, Media & Design Arts; Innovation Studies; and Center for Media Studies.

The College of Professional Studies is a dynamic and inclusive community of educators, artists, learners, and professionals dedicated to educating and empowering students to connect their talent and passion to their vocation and service.  The College prepares life-long learners to positively impact our community as caring, collaborative, and ethical leaders. We seek new and innovative collaborations across disciplines, to foster partnerships within our community and region, and to engage in meaningful vocational connections on a national and global level.

Our Schools & Departments

Communication, Media & Design Arts

PLU student painting in a studio in Ingram Hall.

Innovation Studies

Intro to Business class working on ideas for products they are designing in the Makerspace in Hinderlie Hall at PLU.

Music, Theatre & Dance

Center for Media Studies