Creativity and innovation

The integration of theory and practice in order to exceed existing boundaries of human expression.

Curiosity with a purpose

Applied exploration and observation toward new forms of artistic and scholarly excellence.

A culture of peers

An academic and inventive community committed to intense collaboration and the open exchange of ideas.

Individual excellence

The awareness of one's strengths, personal integrity and a commitment to growth.

Joy, laughter and delight

The realization that to be an artist/scholar and challenge one's self and the world is a responsibility we embrace.