Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Visual and Performing Arts

About This Community

The Visual and Performing Arts community strives to create a dynamic and inspiring environment for students to pursue their artistic interests. This community will provide students with experiences beyond the classroom to connect with faculty and artists, and explore local art performances while forming a community with their peers.

Students Who Call This Community Home

Students participating in this community will gain a better sense of self, exposure to various art mediums, and an understanding of opportunities outside of the community to continue to pursue their academic and professional goals while expanding their knowledge and interests in the arts.

Community Mission

The Visual and Performing Arts community is an animated community where residents are able to pursue their academic and professional goals while expanding their knowledge and interest

How to Apply

  • Access housing application on
  • List the Visual and Performing Arts Community as the first of your required top 5 Living Learning Community preferences.
  • Submit housing application by paying $150 application fee no later than May 1, 2017.
  • Housing priority is based on your learning community preferences and your date of application to the institution.

Linked Course Opportunities

Research shows that students who participate in linked courses within the learning communities are most likely to succeed academically and engage socially. Visual and Performing Arts majors (Studio Art, Art History, Media Arts, Performing Arts and Theatre & Dance) applying to live in the Visual and Performing Arts community can also apply to enroll in both a UNIV 101 and ARTE 260 course. ARTE 260 is a required course for first semester Visual and Performing Arts majors. Students participating in linked courses will receive priority housing and course placement into UNIV 101 and ARTE 260. To apply please send a statement of interest to For more information please click here.

Unique Community Experiences

  • Visits to local Visual and Performing Arts programs by visiting museums, artists studios and performing art studios.
  • Opportunities to construct competitive portfolios through new forms of artwork.
  • Discussion of career prospects and how to market their employability.
  • Interactions with faculty members through discussion based events and artistic workshop.
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