For NC State Faculty

Connecting NC State courses with the arts

We’ve made it easy for you to connect the academic courses you teach with events offered through Arts NC State’s programs and partners, including performances, art exhibitions, music concerts, art making workshops, and theatre productions.

Stay tuned as we update course connections for fall of 2022

Dance Program

Connections in anthropology, communication, history, and more…


Connections in anthropology, foreign language, communications, Latin American History, and more…

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Connections in biology, philosophy, creative writing, anthropology & sociology and more…

The Crafts Center

Connections in art history, creative writing, engineering and more…

University Theatre

Connections in literature, Shakespeare, and major British writers

Improv and arts integration workshops for your course

Connections in all disciplines, especially leadership development.

Image from Women’s Center leadership development workshop in 2019

Quadrivium Project

Connections in music and philosophy

Our Curricular Connections Guide highlights meaningful, logical links between the substance of academic courses and the content of our events.

How to Engage

There are numerous ways you and your students can engage the arts and Arts NC State, including:

  • Attending a performance
  • Participating in pre- or post-concert discussions
  • Scheduling in-class workshops withArts NC State faculty or visiting artists
  • Using a performance to enhance your classroom discussion

Arts Outreach & Engagement contact

For more information on the Curricular Connections Guide, Arts NC State or engagement opportunities, email

What our faculty members say

Faculty who have used the Curricular Connections Guide share their experiences:

“This [the CCG] is a great way to integrate the arts into academic work, to foster a well-rounded education where art appreciation and the development of an artistic sensibility have a place regardless of majors, and to increase students’ awareness that their education has meaningful applications beyond the classroom walls and the confines of their academic fields of study.”

—Dr. Hélène Ducros, Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies

“Bringing students to the Gregg Museum has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my teaching career at NCSU. Invariably students who have been quiet in class seem to come out of their shells and find ways to engage with the Gregg’s amazing collection. Knowing that different students have different learning styles is quite different from seeing it in action before you as they open up and make connections that hadn’t been made before between theory and practice.”

—Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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