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Creativity is contagious! This community is for you if you love to perform or create and want to live with like-minded artists. You will have the opportunity to learn about careers in the arts as well as attend events including arts workshops, a talent showcase, and shows in the Iowa City area and beyond.

The community encourages attendance and involvement with the Division of Performing Arts (including the Department of Dance, School of Music, and Department of Theatre), the Department of Art and Art History, Hancher Auditorium, University Museums, and other community arts and cultural organizations.

Programming for Arts

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Attend an opera, a musical and a theatrical production.
  • Shine in a talent showcase.
  • Go to a Broadway musical in Des Moines.
  • Take part in the Arts Resume Review Workshop
  • Spend an evening at "Pizza with Professors"


Many of our Living Learning Communities require an academic course in common, which connects to the theme of the LLC. The courses that we offer are a great way for students to connect with their peers around their academics and form personal relationships with Iowa faculty, as well as delve deeper into the theme of their LLC. Courses for the 2017-2018 academic year have not yet been selected, so keep checking back for updates as we finalize course selection. 

Who Lives Here

This community is open to all students, who intend to major in Dance, Music, Theater, Writing, Art & Art History, Arts Education, or Cinema as well as students who are active participators in the visual and performing arts at the University of Iowa. Non-major students who are enrolled in Band, Orchestra, Marching Band, Choirs, or UI courses in Art, Music, Theater, or Writing are also welcome in the community.  

For More Information

Please contact Residence Education at 319-335-3700 or