All program participants are required to reside in the Living ArtsEngine designated hallways in Bursly Residential Hall. Students will also have access to the Living ArtsEngine Creative suite and an equipment room with tools to use for hand-on creative making experiences

required courses

Fall Semester

All Living ArtsEngine Students must register for UARTS 150 “Introduction to Creative Process” in the Fall semester.

“Introduction to Creative Process” is a 4 credit hour project-based and writing course for first-year students who are residents of Living ArtsEngine. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to creative process across disciplines, preparing them to master their own creative process for use not just in other courses and academic projects, but throughout their lives.  Students will gain historical, biographical, and theoretical understanding of creative process through readings; reflect on those readings in writing; and experiment with creative processes first-hand under the tutelage of experts. 

This course also fulfills the First Year Writing requirement with an emphasis on argumentative based writing in a number of modalities. The writing assignments offer students the opportunity to deepen their creative practice by exploring ideas related to creativity through research and reflection.

Winter Semester

All students must register for UARTS 175 “Collaborative Creative Projects” in the Winter Semester.

Collaborative Creative Projects is a 1 credit hour course. Teams of Living ArtsEngine students will plan, implement, execute, iterate, and deliver solutions and/or physical prototypes to open-ended interdisciplinary design challenges. Students will present their creative ideas to others and apply feedback they receive to improve their work. A portfolio-style documentation process will be used to log each team’s progress.

co-curricular activities

  • Students are required to attend one community meeting each month. These meetings will feature guest artists as well as provide a platform for office staff and students to share experiences and opportunities that may be beneficial to the community as a whole.
  • Students will choose at least two additional co-curricular events each semester. These may include workshops with faculty or guest artists, webinars, or even student-run events and workshops.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social events presented by our student leaders and Alumni.