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Explore the depths of your imagination and innovation by producing original works of art, literature, music, dance, architecture, food...anything you can dream! Pursue a passion for the creative arts inside and outside the classroom by transforming ideas and leaving your mark on the world.
We strongly encourage you to get involved in research and creative projects as an undergraduate. As defined by the University, research includes not only intellectual activity designed to expand our knowledge and understanding of people and their environment, but also activities in any of the creative and performing arts aimed at interpreting and enhancing that environment.
Points to Consider for Writing Your Proposal
Sample Creative Arts Theories, Books, and Resources
Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Culture - Beyond the mechanical and unambiguous by Tania Katzschner
On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov
Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation by Thomas Turino
Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Simone Beck, & Louisette Bertholle
Photography & Digital Imaging by Marvin Rosen & David Devries
Photography (11th Edition) by Barbara London, John Upton & Jim Stone
A Short Course in Photography (8th Edition) by Barbara London & Jim Stone
A Short Course in Digital Photography (2nd Edition) by Barbara London & Jim Stone
Creative Arts Opportunities within University Honors
Interested in learning more about Creative Arts? Here are some opportunities to investigate Creative Arts at UC.
Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research Program (many projects are in the humanities)
You can also find a multitude of organizations in and around Cincinnati in which you can get involved.
Creative Arts Examples
Here is a selection of Featured Proposals and Reflections. Below is a video from Alison Kaufman's YouTube channel "Musicology4thePeople."