Think Big. SMU & Dallas.
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. From world-class museums to awe-inspiring performance venues, Dallas offers an eclectic and impressive arts and culture scene. 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 and open doors to myriad opportunities.
Dallas, the nation's fifth-largest media market, also has the country's largest urban arts district, comprising three world-class museums, a luminous cluster of performing arts spaces and the city's leading visual and performing arts institutions. The creative resources of the city and SMU converge to provide an unparalleled experience.
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 or 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. Dallas area schools and the community flock to the museum's special exhibits, arts education programs and other events. smu.edu/meadowsmuseum
Each year SMU presents 400- plus music, dance, opera and theatre performances to the Dallas public, giving students a cache of artistic experience as a foundation for success and one that few institutions can rival. Meadows School dance, theatre and music performances have been named among the best regional performances by critics from Dallas media.
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.