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Creative Artists

Using Art in all its’ forms to express ourselves

Upper-Class Experience

The Upper-Class Creative Arts LLC is continuation of the First-Year Creative Arts Living-Learning Community, and is designed to be an inclusive and celebratory community of students from all disciplines involving art and expression, including, but not limited to: Theater Arts, Creative Writing, Literature, Dance, Movement and Performance, Animation, Graphic Design, Video Gaming, Studio Art, etc…

The only requirement to be part of this community is a passion for the arts and a commitment to be an engaged participant; it is open to any student whom has a vested interest in creative expression. 

Students who choose to live in this LLC will explore various social issues within the Arts community, build connections with faculty and staff members that will promote their career development, as well as become exposed to diverse expressions of art in an effort to expand student worldviews. This LLC is supported by a dedicated faculty advisor whom challenges students to think more critically and creatively as they explore their passions. Students will be afforded opportunities to grow as leaders, community members, artists and be given access to the resources of our “Living-Learning Labs” to further develop and explore their craft. This LLC is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of living in the Upper-Class Creative Arts Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Prepare diverse expressions of art, that address social issues within our community.
  • Identify strategies to address Wellbeing areas that may be in need of balance: Physical, Financial, Social, Community & Career Wellbeing.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni and peers that promote professional and academic success.
  • Utilize campus resources that may assist in accomplishing personal and academic goals.
  • Explore opportunities related to pursuing a career paths of interest.
  • Identify potential solutions to social issues within the Arts communities.

LLC Faculty ADVISOR

  • Shelley Barish | Associate Professor, English, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

How To Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

  1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.
  2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.
  3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.
  4. If offered a spot in the Living-Learning Community, return to the housing application using the link sent in the invitation email to accept/decline your place in the community.
  5. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.