Creative Arts Learning Community
The Creative Arts Learning Community (CA LC) welcomes students with a passion for the arts: theatre, music, dance, visual arts, and creative writing. Many of our members are majoring or minoring in the arts fields. However, we also have students in other majors or who are currently undeclared. The thing they all have in common is a love of the arts. And while it is not required, many CA LC members live in Northumberland Hall, one of the smaller residence halls on lower campus, which further helps to foster a sense of community. CA students participate in on-campus events as well as have the opportunity to attend off-campus trips to museums and performances. Recent field trips include visits to Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. We also take advantage of nearby resources too. During a recent semester, students read the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and then attend a stage version of the work at The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, our local live professional theatre. CA LC students take a fall semester class together which examines the idea of art via a variety of media including literature, video, film, and visual art. CA LC students often quickly develop into leaders of the Bloomsburg University arts community, taking on major roles in theatre, music, and dance performances, and creating significant works in the literary and visual arts. The most important thing about our Learning Community is that it provides an atmosphere where students can gain the opportunity, support, and experience needed to flourish at BU. Trained peer mentors work closely with Learning Community members, organizing activities, leading study groups, and providing guidance to navigate college life.