About the Creative Arts Living Learning Program
The Creative Arts Living Learning Program is for students with a strong interest or major in the creative or performing arts—from dance, music, and theatre to art studio, creative writing, design, and arts administration. The residence hall, Holmes Hall, houses solo and ensemble music practice rooms, a performance studio with projection capabilities for dance, music and theatre, an art education studio and a creative writing studio for a truly immersive living-learning program. First-year students will benefit from the support of Peer Mentors already engaged with the arts at UK. Faculty from the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences will teach connected courses that count toward the Arts and Creativity and/or Humanities requirements of the UK Core and organize programming uniquely customized for "creative types."
The Creative Arts Living Learning Program is for students with a strong interest or major in the creative or performing arts—from dance, music, and theatre to art studio, creative writing, design, and arts administration. The community is open to first-year and continuing students. Returning students who would like to take a leadership role are encouraged to apply for Peer Mentor positions.
Through participation in the Creative Arts Living Learning Program, a student will:
- Recognize and compare various genres in the arts.
- Demonstrate a desire to work with people different from themselves.
- Manage the college experience to achieve academic and personal success.
- Exhibit a heightened awareness of intrapersonal needs, such as self-advocacy, self-care, and personal attributes.
- Identify and exhibit effective leadership skills, ethical decision-making, organizational skills, and principled dissent.
- Compare various arts-related occupations for future employment and express strategies relevant to seeking an occupation in the field.
The Creative Arts Living Learning Program is housed in Holmes Hall located in the North campus neighborhood on the corner of South Limestone and Avenue of Champions.
In general, connected courses will counts towards students’ UK Core degree requirements in Arts and Creativity and/or Humanities, including but not limited to:
- A-E 120 Pathways to Creativity through the Visual Arts
- MUS 200 - Music for Living
- TAD 140 - Introduction to Dance
- TA 120 - Creativity and the Art of Acting
- ENG 107 - Introduction to Imaginative Writing
Students in the Creative Arts Living Learning Program can expect to engage in programs similar to the following ones throughout the course of the academic year:
Free College of Fine Arts Program Tickets
- Students will receive free or reduced rates for tickets to selected arts events.
Group Attendance to Arts Events in the UK and Lexington Communities
- These events can include Gallery Hop in downtown Lexington, events hosted by the UK Art Museum, the annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference at the Carnegie Centre for Literacy and Learning, recordings of "WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour" (recorded on Mondays at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Lexington), and the Summer Classic Series hosted by the Kentucky Theater.
- Group visits will be accompanied by a discussion led by a UK faculty member or guest speaker.
Residence Hall Programming
- Holmes Hall houses the Creative Arts Studios. These specialized facilities are programmed with guest speakers and performances open to the UK and Lexington communities as well as special programs for the LLP students. These special programs may include a semester-long ten-minute play competition, culminating in a winter reading or open-mic nights.