Liberal Arts Core
A strong foundation in the Liberal Arts is the cornerstone of a University of the Arts education. All undergraduates are required to take a minimum of 42 credits (14 classes). These classes raise students' awareness of international, cultural, religious and political issues; develop critical thinking, metaphorical thinking and clear communication; and foster a deep understanding of the history of the creative arts.
Classes focus on philosophic and scientific modes of thought and the study of human cultures and societies. The Liberal Arts program prepares students to do meaningful, original work; improve society; and move their chosen creative discipline forward.
The accomplished Liberal Arts faculty includes published authors, a Fulbright scholar, a Rockefeller and Guggenheim Fellow, an expert on women artists, and several poets, including the founder of the American Poetry Review.
Many faculty are also accomplished creative individuals in multiple fields — a folklorist who is also a cellist, a Ph.D. who doubles as a theater critic, and others who are experts from both scholarly and practical perspectives.