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Visual and Performing Arts

Students who are interested in exploring their artistic skills and creative options beyond the classroom join this community.

At a Glance

  • Home to students in the arts
  • Students live in Patterson Hall
  • Exposure to artistic opportunities on and off campus

What Makes This Community Different

Students in this community have access to opportunities that will improve their experience at Carolina and prepare them for their careers after graduation.

  • Learn about various art forms.
  • Take part in discussions about career paths and how to create competitive portfolios and market your artistic ability. 
  • Visit local art studios, museums and workshops.

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGS)

This community has several smaller clusters of 19 students living here, that relates to the overall theme. Students who choose to apply for this FIG community will have the opportunity to live with students who are also first-year business majors and have similar academic interests, enroll into a University 101 Course and three additional courses that are a part of their degree seeking course progression. Members of this FIG will have the opportunity to connect with a mentor team of students, faculty and staff during a scheduled seminar meeting time.

Visual and Performing Arts FIG

  • Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance

Why First-Year Interest Groups?

Research shows students who take courses within their learning community are more likely to take ownership of their academic career and be more engaged with their community.


Type of Communities 

Associated Community: These are smaller learning communities within residence halls focused on an area of study or student interest. Students in these communities will meet others who share their interests, and have unique opportunities to pursue those interests outside of the classroom.

FIrst-Year Interest Groups (FIGS)

Applying to Join This Community

Is this the living learning community for you?

Incoming Students: You'll apply as part of your housing application, available on

Returning Students: Applications open in October.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.