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About the School of the Arts & Communication

Creative spirit? Curious mind? We share your passion for the power of human expression—in art, music, and media—to connect people and build community. Our school celebrates a collaborative philosophy of learning: students, faculty, and visiting artists exploring and experiencing the world together.

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Welcome from Dean Laughton

Here at the School of the Arts and Communication, we pride ourselves on educating students for the highly diverse employment opportunities of the 21st century. Ours is a personalized, collaborative approach that imparts essential career skills while fostering creativity and critical thinking. We empower students to pursue the kind of immersive learning—community engagement, mentored internships, and international study abroad—that shapes bold, confident leaders. We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities our school offers.

– John C. Laughton, Dean

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  • The best music education possible, taught with the best pianos imaginable. We’re committed to becoming an All-Steinway School.

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  • Real TV, real TV experience. Build an on-air portfolio by creating and producing original programs for our campus cable channel.

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  • Tune in to 91.3 FM for new music, news, and sports. Better yet, take the mic (and break into broadcasting) at this 24/7 student-run station.

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  • Is it Friday? Grab your lunch and join us for awe-inspiring performances and thought-provoking presentations. It’s free, and everyone is welcome.

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  • More than 6,000 museum artifacts trace the advances in 20th-century telecommunications that brought us from the vacuum tube to YouTube.

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  • Escape into other worlds and visions. An ever-changing slate of art exhibitions and educational offerings makes every visit an adventure.

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