The Division of Liberal Arts develops students' powers of critical thinking and their understanding of the history and criticism of the creative arts, while introducing them to philosophic and scientific modes of thought and to the study of human cultures and societies. The goal of the Liberal Arts curriculum is to foster intellectual responsibility and creativity by sharpening students’ understanding of the world and their place within it as artists.
The Liberal Arts Division provides intellectual community and a sense of shared purpose at the University of the Arts. In their Liberal Arts courses, students from the College of Art, Media & Design and the College of Performing Arts meet and work together to master common intellectual challenges. Liberal Arts courses also offer unique opportunities for artistic and academic exchanges.
In addition, the Division of Liberal Arts is home to two degree programs of its own: the BFA in Creative Writing and the BA in Film & Media Studies. Majors in the Creative Writing program enjoy the mentoring guidance of a dedicated faculty of accomplished poets and novelists. Students in Film & Media Studies are given the unique opportunity to develop their own critical and analytical approaches to cinema and its allied arts while also honing skills in cinematography, film editing, screenwriting and web design. Students in both majors pursue their studies in an atmosphere of support and with an intensity of purpose that can be found only at a university where the arts come first.
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