Northern Kentucky University’s new School of the Arts is a home for innovation and a safe place to explore the imagination – and the public is invited inside for a sneak peek into where some of the region’s most creative minds study, work and play.
The School of the Arts (SOTA) will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to tour the state-of-the-art facilities, meet with students, faculty, and staff, and experience our region’s newest concept in arts education.
Launched in July, the School of the Arts combines NKU’s theatre and dance, visual arts, and music programs into one school. That approach helps break down traditional silos between the disciplines to encourage students, faculty, and staff to cross-pollinate ideas.
“It gives us the opportunity to do some of the things we’ve always dreamed of,” said SOTA Director Ken Jones.
It is the only school of its kind in Kentucky and also offers elements unique to the region, such as partnerships with other innovative programs across NKU’s six colleges.
“SOTA is not your average art school,” said Jones. “We are training students to be professionals in their art – and also to use art in their profession.”
The school offers eight majors and more than 45 specializations, and it is home to 950 students. SOTA also holds 150 performances each year. In 2014, those performances drew 32,000 patrons to NKU.
For more information: (859) 572-6362
Learn more about SOTA: sota.nku.edu