In order to prepare our students for the 21st century with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become active, creative professionals, the College of the Arts is focusing on these key priorities:
- Merit, Need and Talent-Based Scholarships – There are so many students who have the talent and drive to succeed, but who lack financial means. You can contribute to a scholarship that can change the course of a student’s life, and help the College of the Arts continue to be a place where great ideas, great works and great people are cultivated.
- Study Away/Study Abroad Scholarships – Because global links are important to our student’s education, the college offers multiple opportunities for them to be involved in international programs. Study tours to Europe and Asia are offered on a regular basis. An approved study-away experience is required for all fashion students prior to graduation. These opportunities are also highly encouraged for students in art, music and theatre and dance.
- Rockwell Hall Expansion – Thanks to its international standing as a highly ranked fashion program, the population of the Fashion School has grown exponentially. Additional room in Rockwell Hall is needed to accommodate this growth. The expansion will be anchored by a 500-seat multi-use space, with additional space for labs, classrooms and our unique Knit and Textile Labs. The new facility will also provide space to combine the Museum Store and the Fashion School Store. The goal is to open by fall of 2021.
- School of Music Expansion – The School of Music is in great need of practice spaces and labs for its many talented students. We have simply outgrown our existing facilities. Various spaces are even being rented at other buildings to accommodate the need. The need for additional scholarship support is also an important necessity in order to attract and retain the most talented and deserving music students.