Student Art FAQ

This is your one-stop resource for starting an arts group, planning an arts event, finding out about other arts events and pretty much anything else arts-related you want to do. You will find updated policies and procedures, important contact information, advice, tips and tricks, and a wealth of other resources. The rest is up to you!

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What kinds of arts groups exist on campus? Do I have to audition?

Emory has a wealth of organizations spanning a variety of disciplines including music, dance, theater, visual arts and literary groups. Both faculty-directed and student-directed arts groups exist on Emory’s campus. Some of these groups require auditions or previous experience, while others do not. Contact information and listings for student-run groups can be found on the Orgsync Website. More information about faculty-run groups can be found on the individual departmental websites listed above.

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How do I declare an arts major?

Visit the individual department and ask for a declaration form. Department office locations can be found on the individual department websites, listed in "important links" at the top of this page.

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Can I take arts classes even if I am not a major?

Yes! Some upper-level classes require instructor permission or are restricted to major/minors, but you are encouraged and welcome to take classes in all of the arts departments.

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How do I find out about arts events on campus?

Check out our full calendar of events, email club, and the CCA newsletter. Additionally, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Can I get discounted tickets as a student?

Yes, discounted student tickets are available at the Emory Box Office. The CCA also offers an Arts Passport for $12 that allows you to get attend most on-campus events for free. All freshman students receive an arts passport for free during orientation!

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I have a blue sticker that says Arts Passport on my ID, what does it do?

Your student Arts Passport allows you to attend most on-campus arts events for free! Current students can purchase an arts passport for $12 at the box office, and all freshman receive an arts passport free of charge.

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How do I start my own arts group?

The SGA website has an excellent guide to the chartering process for new clubs, organizations, and student groups. The CCA’s Out There Arts program is another great resource for planning and obtaining funding for an individual trip or event.

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Will Emory provide funding for my trip/project?

The CCA offers two programs that provide funding to students: CCA Project Grants and the Out There Arts Program designed to help student groups plan and pay for off-campus arts events. Funding can also be sourced through a chartered student organization via SGA or College Council.

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Are there scholarships in the arts I can apply for?

Students are encouraged to apply for the Stipe Fellowships, CCA Project Grants and the Out There Arts funding for their projects. Each year individual departments select recipients for various student departmental arts awards

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How do I plan an arts event?

Check out the CCA’s handy guide for planning events (here- link to section of nick’s original guide).

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Can I take arts classes if I am in the business school?

Yes! Additionally, both Emory college and BBA students have the option to complete a concentration in arts management. For college students, this consists of a BBA core while for BBA students it consists of an arts core. Students in both concentrations also complete electives and a capstone seminar.

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Can I get a job in the arts with a B.A. degree?

Emory Arts offers many resources to help you prepare for a career in the arts. Each semester the CCA hosts Artist Survival Skills workshops as well as an Arts and Entertainment Networking Night attended by a variety of local artists and notable alumni. More information about career-oriented events can be found on the Career Center Website.

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I read that Emory no longer has a visual arts program. Is there still a way for me to study visual arts?

Yes! Emory college now offers an Integrated Visual Arts Co-Major that allows students studying another discipline to co-major in visual arts.

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Where can I find the contact info for arts faculty/staff?

The contact information for faculty and staff can be found on the individual department websites listed above.

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I still have questions or can't find the right person to talk to, who can help?

Lauren Lindeen: Arts Fellow, Center for Creativity & Arts- Lauren is the current Arts Fellow, and is a great resource if you need help with an idea, plan or project. She serves as a liason between students, administrators, and faculty. She can be reached at llindee@emory.edu.

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