About the School of the Arts

About the School of the Arts


Creativity That Works

Creativity That Works is our initiative to prepare passionate young artists like you for productive careers in the arts. You’ll hone your craft as well as gaining skills in marketing for the arts, portfolio development and career management. Dr. Chris Vaneman, Head of the Petrie School of Music, said “Students today need a comprehensive understanding of how the arts work together in order to be effective advocates for their programs and their art.” Blending your craft with these inter-disciplinary skills will give you an edge when you go to seek jobs and opportunities in the art world.

A key element of this initiative is the experiential learning requirement. All School of the Arts students will gain professional experience through their choice of internship, faculty-mentored research projects in arts fields, or other opportunities.

Our Mission

The School of the Arts at Converse College inspires, teaches, and trains artists; fosters communication, creativity and scholarship; and nurtures appreciation of the visual and performing arts.

Our Values

The School of the Arts at Converse College values and believes in the arts as a path to:

  • Passion
  • Inspiration
  • Imagination
  • Discovery
  • Expression
  • Transformation
  • Joy
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