How do we cultivate a sense of creative power? It starts with a strong arts education. Research points to a fundamental relationship between grounding in the arts and the development of key cognitive skills in other core subjects. They include reading, writing and mathematics. In essence, arts learning improves motivation, concentration, confidence and teamwork.
The arts are a major component of the curriculum at UCC, providing challenges to benefit all students’ intellectual, personal and social development as well as self-confidence and team-building skills. In our big, windowed art rooms, students draw, paint, sculpt and do photography, graphic design and digital media. Many courses include visits by guest artists and designers, and there are trips to galleries and museums.