Hear that applause? That’s for you, as you unleash your creativity on campus and in Dallas, where the staggering array of resources for the arts will launch your career.
Dallas invites you to live large and think big. Big D animates this slogan spectacularly in its vibrant arts and culture environment. Dallas’ size, diversity, world-class museums and awe-inspiring performance venues make it a valuable extension of the classroom and create exceptional opportunities for imaginative students. Whether you’re a student of communication, performing or visual arts, the creative spectrum of SMU and Dallas will prepare you for a career you love.
Dallas, the nation’s fifth-largest media market, is home to the largest urban arts district in the United States. The Dallas Arts District comprises the city’s leading visual and performing arts institutions; world-class museums; and a luminous cluster of performing arts spaces, including the Winspear Opera House – called America’s finest opera house by Opera magazine.
Make art, make a difference and, yes, even make a living. Meadows School of the Arts enables students to hone their craft and harness the power of social engagement. Innovative programs such as Arts Entrepreneurship teach students how to launch a new arts venture. SMU students are not just consumers of opera, theatre, classical music performances and ballet, but also actors, directors, designers, stage managers and playwrights as they immerse themselves in productions. They gain priceless real-life experiences that empower their transition from classroom to career. smu.edu/meadows
World-class resources in Dallas abound, like SMU’s Meadows Museum. This esteemed cultural landmark is the repository of one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside Spain. smu.edu/meadowsmuseum
Each year SMU presents 400-plus music, dance, opera and theatre performances, critically acclaimed by Dallas media as among the region’s best and giving students a unique cache of artistic experience.
The new National Center for Arts Research, the first of its kind in the country, will be a catalyst for the transformation, sustainability and advancement of the national arts and make SMU a national leader in arts research.
LIVE LARGE ON CULTURE
Is it possible to quantify the “cool” factor? Forbes can, and it puts Dallas at No. 4 in its list of America’s Coolest Cities. Dallas beats a slew of East Coast and West Coast favorites, including Boston, San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco.
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