Schools & Programs
The University’s new vision for the arts will result in a Grounds-wide infusion of the arts across disciplines and departments. This integration of the arts with other areas of study will lead to innovation and the creation of ideas throughout the University. The arts will become a muse for students and faculty as they work, influencing business models as well as science applications.
This enhancement of the arts will enrich the experience of students and faculty, expand cultural resources for the University and surrounding community, alter the physical environs where the arts currently are created and performed, and shape and enrich national discourse and culture.
Students will have more opportunities to develop their artistic sensibilities, their understanding of historic artistic achievements, and their appreciation of world cultures. Making the arts not merely a part of their coursework but also a part of their lives will encourage students to view the world in new, more complex ways.
For students making the arts their life’s work, this new environment will assist them in discovering and refining their talents, guided by faculty who themselves are deeply involved in the creative process. For faculty, the University will offer the time, tools, and facilities necessary to produce art and scholarship of the highest order.
The arts also play an increasingly significant role in the economy, especially in the entertainment field and in the Internet-based “new economy.” A high level of art literacy will enhance graduates’ abilities to succeed in this competitive arena.