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    Prometheus believed that fire was so critical to innovation that he stole it from Zeus and gave it to man. It's time for you to create your own spark and ignite your future at Xavier University.

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Innovation in the Arts - The Art of Innovation

Our Mission

The arts tell stories from the personal and prophetic to the daring, revelatory, and inspirational.
We seek students who want to learn to tell their individual stories;
students who are thoughtfully engaged in their disciplines
and the practice of innovation in their community.
Our 4 core values are:

Design

Design

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." –Steve Jobs

Creativity

Creativity

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." –Joseph Chilton Pearce

Storytelling

Storytelling

"Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell." –Charles de Lint

Magis

Magis

“The more universal good.”
For more information about Magis click here.

Latest Projects

Check out what we've been up to

New Theatre Season Kicks off

As you can see, our first production is not only poignant, but also continues a special relationship and collaboration we […]

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Theatre Department Presents 3 Rep Shows

The Xavier Theatre Department is proud to present these three shows, which will cycle from February 17-28. You can find […]

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Inspiration

The Four Pillars of SAI

Our director, Dr. Tom Merrill, has lined out the four pillars of SAI very well on his own blog. Design […]

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Artists Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures

Article from the Creators projects: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/artists-turn-songs-into-3d-printed-sculptures

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This school in Norway abandoned teaching subjects 40 years ago

Article from Quartz: http://qz.com/377742/this-school-in-norway-abandoned-teaching-subjects-40-years-ago/

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Our partners

Innovation doesn't happen in a bubble

don't take our word for it

student spotlights

Hilary Zalla '11

Hilary Zalla '11

Morning Show / CBS 10 Tampa, Florida

"The core lessons I learned at XUTV, from camera work to editing to the basics of on-air reporting, have shaped my entire career. The teachers are so willing to give you personalized attention."​

Mary Bond

Mary Bond

President, Xavier Chapter of ACDA / Intern, Cincinnati Boychoir

Studying music at Xavier has been such a great experience because I receive specialized attention in intimate classroom settings and get to sit down and have coffee with my professors and talk about music. We develop close relationships and work as a team to be successful.

Patrick Phillips ’14

Patrick Phillips ’14

Intern at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati / Newswire A&E Editor

Working directly with local, professional actors and directors in both classes and productions, I graduated Xavier with an understanding of the preparation and dedication necessary to succeed in this field.

Thomas Riney

Thomas Riney

2LT, United States Army Reserve / F. E. Hébert Health Professional Scholar

Xavier’s Music and Science Departments are to thank for helping me become a better medical student, a better soldier, and a better, more actively contributing member of society.

Katherine Colborn '14

Katherine Colborn '14

Double Major-Art & English

The art department at XU offered me every possible opportunity to learn and create. I graduated with a true and deep appreciation for the art world, and with the skills to present and place my own work into it. I honestly believe it is hard to find teachers who are more invested in their students' progress than those in the XU art department.

Emily Boutilier

Emily Boutilier

Visual Art Teacher / Mt. Healthy High School

I loved being part of a school where I was on first-name basis with the chair of my department. The faculty truly invest in their students, challenging us to think, feel, talk, write, and create like artists.