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Arts & Education House

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Located in Sheehy Hall on South Campus

The Arts & Education House is designed to enrich the co-curricular experience for UMass Lowell students who are passionate about pursuing careers within education, music, digital media and the arts.  

The Arts & Education House offers a Living-Learning Laboratory, complete with designated space for music practice, art projects, group study space and a computer lab equipped with all the software needed for students to find success within their major.  

From intentional programming, career exploration, networking opportunities and dedicated faculty and staff, the Arts & Education House supports and guides students as they navigate college and prepare for their career. 

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Media Makers

First-Year Upperclass

If you have a passion for television, films or social media, then this LLC is for you! Designed as a community for ALL students who have a passion for digital media and for those pursuing a digital media minor, this LLC will provide students with an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of media as it is being produced on the ground today. Today’s rapidly changing media landscape of digitization, high-speed connectivity and endless advancement in technology is redefining the relationship between media and its audience, and this LLC will assist in further preparing students to join the ranks of today’s converged media in an effort to uniquely distinguish them in today’s market. This LLC is supported by a dedicated faculty advisor who is the director of the Digital Media minor. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of media platforms, spanning online multimedia production to TV and film-making, to prepare students to become multi-skilled media professionals. Students will be afforded opportunities to network with faculty, staff and media professionals, while also being exposed to working in the television studio located on campus.

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Frank

Sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Creative Arts

First-Year Upperclass

The Creative Arts LLC is designed for students who have a passion for the arts. Whether your passions lie within theater arts, creative writing, literature, dance, movement and performance, video gaming, studio art, animation, art history, graphic design or any other type of art, this LLC is open to every student who has a vested interest in creative expression. For all majors, this LLC is supported by a dedicated faculty advisor who empowers students to explore this versatile topic area, further connecting students with their creative side and preparing them for a future in whichever avenue of art they have a passion for.

Faculty Advisor: Shelley Barish

Sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Living Allegro

First-Year Upperclass

The Living Allegro LLC is designed to prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s musicians. Providing viable career training within the changing musical landscape of the 21st century, this LLC is for first-year students who share a passion for music. Our goal is to create an environment that is highly collaborative, expressive and inclusive. With a focus on preparing students to find meaningful careers within the various aspects of music (performance, music business, sound recording technology, music studies, etc.), this LLC is supported by a faculty advisor from the Music Department who works to provide programming opportunities that highlight cultural immersion and academic success.

Faculty Advisor: Brandon Vaccaro

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First-Year Upperclass

Considering teaching as a possible career? If you think you might like to explore what it means to teach, whether it is in a K-12 classroom, a preschool or even a museum, then the iTeach LLC is for you! The iTeach Living-Learning Community is designed for every student who may be interested in a career in teaching. Open to ALL undergraduate students and ALL majors, this community is focused on introducing students to teaching as a career path. We will provide hands-on experiences through job-shadowing, paid tutoring opportunities with local schools and direct interaction with an education faculty advisor. iTeach Community members will have opportunities to visit K-12 classrooms and education programs in museums, meet teachers and learn about educational technology along with other creative teaching materials.

Faculty Advisor: Pat Fontaine

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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. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.