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Arts, Culture, and Humanities offers a liberal arts college experience within the setting of a large research university, providing a tight community in which students engage with various forms of creative expression regardless of their paths of study.  


The Undergraduate College of Arts, Culture and Humanities (ACH) seeks to unite first-year students who share a common interest in creative expression and exploration through the use of various media. Common examples of such media have included:

• Drawing
• Photography
• Theatre
• Writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc.)
• Singing
• Playing an instrument 

Because the ACH experience is not strictly academic in nature, involvement is based on an interest in these areas, rather than on one's choice of major. The goal of ACH is to provide a tightly knit community in which first-year students are given the opportunity to further develop and study various forms of creative expression and how they are used to illustrate the differences and similarities among cultures. The college is housed in Tabler Quad and boasts a newly refurbished arts and cultural center including a cafe, performing arts space, practice rooms for musicians, a digital arts lab, and a broadcasting studio.


Theme-specific programming offered through ACH allows students to think critically about the ways in which art and culture are present in our everyday lives, and how it enriches us; often times without us being fully aware of it. A few examples of past events have included:

• Broadway trips  and follow-up technical workshop
• Discussion panels on the Academy Awards nomination process
• Song-writing workshops
• "Day of the Dead" Cultural Celebration
• Open-Mic nights
• Battle of the Bands competition
• Improv workshops
• Instrument Master Classes



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Each Undergraduate College is unified by shared educational curricula (FYS 101 and 102 courses) and programs revolving around the undergraduate college theme. 


ACH 101 Project: The Culture of Voting — Students were asked to work in groups in their 101 class to create an “ideal” candidate to run against the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates and design a 2-minute campaign video highlighting their stance on hot topic issues such as nuclear power, access to higher education, same-sex marriage, and energy resources.  In addition to their group work, students were required to submit an individual reflection paper discussing why they believe more Americans are likely to vote for the next reality TV star than they are for their next President.

 Students were also asked to compare the United States Presidential Election process to that of another country to illustrate that voting truly is a privilege and should not be taken for granted as there are still countries around the world that have limitations on who is allowed to vote.

Some Examples of ACH 102 Seminars are:

  • Filthy Shakespeare
  • The Telepresent Self: Art, Technology, and Social Expression Online
  • Long Island and the Movies
  • Talking Hands: How Sign Languages Work

Some Examples of programs you can attend are:

  • Tabler Rocks the Vote
  • Election Film Series
  • Toscanini Slam Poetry

Tabler Quad

• Suite-style living, which typically offers 3 shared bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom shared by 6 or 7 students of the same gender.
• A short walk to the Marine Science Research Center • The Tabler Center for Arts, Culture and Humanities offers the Tabler Café, a student art gallery, a graphic arts studio and a “black box theatre” performance space.
• Outdoor multi-use athletic court and beautiful inner-quad is a great spot for Frisbee or football
• Quiet and serene outdoor environment is a great place to catch up on studies or hang-out with friends. • Residents may participate in the Media Arts Living Learning Center!





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