Mission

The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis is a creative, collaborative learning environment providing a personalized education.

In order to fulfill its mission, SOCA addresses the following goals:

  1. Provide a sound traditional core curriculum for each program that allows students to develop a conceptual understanding and competence of the components, techniques and processes integral to work in the fields of the visual and performing arts and communication
  2. Encourage students to develop an intellectual curiosity ensuring a lifelong interest in their discipline and the creative process
  3. Provide students with courses and experiences that develop oral and written critical interpretation skills of their work as well as the work of other professionals
  4. Provide students with an environment that encourages and develops service to the community, respect for the unique dignity of others, and an understanding of the visual and performing arts’ psychological aspects, and of their cultural responsibility within the global environment
  5. Prepare qualified students for graduate study
  6. Remain current in both technological developments and contemporary trends in the fields of the arts, communication, music, theatre and dance
  7. Provide courses and programs of study that provide knowledge of the traditional liberal arts
  8. Provide the skills necessary for entry-level positions in related job markets
  9. Provide courses and experiences that promote critical thinking about the arts, communication, music, theatre and dance
  10. Provide courses and experiences that develop the students’ aesthetic sensitivities
  11. Provide courses and experiences that allow students to develop projects with a clear purpose and the ability to work independently