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Arts & Expression Learning Communities

These learning communities may be something that would interest you if you like to express yourself through different forms of art or want a career in a creative field.  Students will live with peers from different majors and explore the arts on campus and in the surrounding area.  All students in these LCs will be housed in Boland hall.

Please visit our Arts & Expression learning community partners, for additional information about programs they offer: School of Design; Fashion Communications Milestone S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; College of Visual and Performing Arts



Arts Adventure Learning Community

The Arts Adventure Learning Community supports the philosophy that the arts are an essential part of a college education. In this learning community, you will live together with students from a variety of majors and be engaged in the arts through performances, gallery shows, and other forms of artistic expression and cultural opportunities available both on campus and regionally.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • There is no course requirement for this learning community.
  • Location: Boland Hall on the 2nd and 3rd floors for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Design Learning Community

The Design Learning Community provides first-year design students with an academically and socially supportive residential environment. By joining this learning community, you will live together on same floor, have exclusive access to a design studio located in your residence hall complex, and receive intentional mentoring from upper-level design students. In addition, faculty mentors will be there to help with course work and career preparation. Finally, you will participate in design-oriented field trips, networking opportunities, and events to enhance your core learning. The location for this learning community was specifically chosen because of the proximity and direct bus shuttle service to the School of Design, housed in the Nancy Cantor Warehouse.

  • Open to first-year undergraduate School of Design students only.
  • Students register for DES 101: Digital Tools (3 credits); DES 103: Analog Tools (3 credits); DES 113: History of Modern Design (3 credits).
  • Location: Boland Hall on the 1st floor for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Fashion Exploration Learning Community

The Fashion Exploration Learning Community is designed for students who are passionate about fashion and looking to explore fashion beyond the classroom.  This learning community offers students numerous fun and intellectually engaging activities around fashion, such as attending the campus fashion show or museum exhibits, critiquing fashion in advertising or on the red carpet, creating your own fashion statement, participating in a fashion photoshoot, and attending panel discussions and guest lectures around fashion.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • There is no course requirement for this learning community.
  • Location: Boland Hall on the 4th floor for the 2019-2020 academic year.