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 NC State’s art programs, including performances, art exhibitions, music concerts, art making workshops, and theatre productions. Browse the arts programs and corresponding thematic and course connections below, and contact Amy Sawyers-Williams with any engagement ideas or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re working on fall 2023 offerings…
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 with arts faculty or visiting artists
- Using a performance to enhance your classroom discussion
Image from Women’s Center leadership development workshop in 2019
Thank you to arts outreach & engagement interns John Craven (senior), Robert Bagby, (senior), Chloe Haworth (junior)& Maya McCall (junior) for class research.
Our Curricular Connections Guide highlights meaningful, logical links between the substance of academic courses and the content of our events. Check out the archives page for past links.
Arts Outreach & Engagement contact
For more information on the Curricular Connections Guide, Arts NC State or engagement opportunities, email email@example.com
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