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, including performances, arts and crafts exhibitions, music concerts and theatre productions.

*Please note: more shows may be added to the CCG. Stay tuned to our social media for updates and for the next issue of the CCG: Facebook and Twitter

Click on the CCG Image for downloadable pdf

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

 NC State Dance Program


University Theatre

Connections = English/Shakespeare + Communications/Modern Media + Reality TV/Sociology

The Crafts Center

Connections= Engineering + Chemistry + Visual Art + Physics


Connections= Africana Studies + Education + Applied Ecology + Natural Resources + Social Justice

The Dance Program

Connections= Movement + Social Justice + International Studies/Russian + Non Verbal Communication…

Music Department

Connections= Environmental Studies/Water Resources + History + International/Russian Studies


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