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Journey into the World of Food
Academic Programs

Journey into the World of Food
Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Brightwater approaches food as art, food as wellness and food as business to offer an entirely unique approach to the culinary arts. The school offers academic degrees in artisanal foods, culinary arts, pastry and baking, and beverage arts as well as courses that focus on culinary nutrition, food waste reduction and food security. Special classes in applied farming, seasonal cooking and the art of fermentation are among the many one-of-a-kind classes that can be found at Brightwater.

Brightwater's goal is to develop leaders who combine culinary skills with the ability to recognize and address complex food issues and provide world-class training for individuals, students and professionals at any point on their journey into the world of food.

Choose from the programs listed below to learn more. 

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Artisanal Food

Brightwater's Artisanal Food degree path revitalizes authentic craftsmanship and the revival of lost culinary crafts, and prepares you for making an impact on the industry.

Artisanal Food

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Baking & Pastry

Brightwater's Baking and Pastry degree path equips you with the foundation needed to build your skills and learn the science and technique behind baking and pastry arts. 

Baking & Pastry

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Beverage Arts

Brightwater's Beverage Arts degree path is designed to engage you in all facets of the beverage world and turn you into into an expert analyst in wine, beer and spirits.

Beverage Arts

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Culinary Arts

Brightwater's Culinary Arts degree path teaches you how to approach food in an exploratory fashion and gain an understanding of how flavor and food can impact human health and the environment.

Culinary Arts

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Personal Enrichment

Not interested in pursuing a degree but rather brush up on your culinary skills with a course or two? Brightwater offers a variety of individual courses such as baking, butchery and culinary nutrition. Contact us to learn more.

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Golden Age Waiver

As an Arkansas resident at the age of 60 years or older, you may be eligible to have your tuition and general student fees waived. Contact us to learn more about taking advantage of this opportunity.

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