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This learning community is designed for freshmen interested in living and learning together with students who enjoy the visual and performing arts.
Based on a common interest in fine art, music, theatre and dance, the community will share a common residence hall that includes a working studio. They will participate in a limited enrollment World of the Arts course and qualify for enrollment in the dedicated introductory studio art classes. While the traditional definition of Beaux Arts infers a relationship to architecture, the term also translates to a broader interest in all of the arts. If you think that living, studying and working together in a group with similar interests in the arts is for you, then join this community today. Studies show that students who engage in learning communities become more intellectually mature, take control of their own learning and share in the concerns of learning by their peers. This community will provide an opportunity to work together on projects, share creative insights and form study groups within the residence hall environment.
World of the Arts class is taught by Michael Flanagan, the Director of the Crossman Gallery. Non-art majors will also receive preference in enrolling in a hands-on basic art course in the Spring. Students live together in Lee Hall and attend some classes as a group and study together. Lee Hall will be equipped with a dedicated studio space in a converted lounge that will include some art and design supplies as well as work and rehearsal space.