Discovering the Arts in the Liberal Arts
The Liberal Arts department offers popular studios in sculpture and visual art and workshops in poetry, creative writing, and drama that provide students with supportive environments in which they can apply the various skills in artistic expression that they have already developed through their musical studies; in fact, the Liberal Arts teaching artists have noticed that as a result of having such refined artistic skills, NEC students can rapidly achieve a fairly high level of understanding and skill in the new artistic disciplines as well. At the same time, by attaining a deeper level of understanding of another art form, students often find that these studios and workshops can help them see their way back in to their musical studies with even greater insight.
At the end of the fall and spring semesters, the Liberal Arts department holds an Arts Festival to celebrate student work in theatre, visual arts, sculpture, and poetry.
See photos from the Creative Arts Festival and other department events on our Flickr page!