Innovation in the Arts - The Art of Innovation
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 is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." –Steve Jobs
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." –Joseph Chilton Pearce
"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
Check out what we've been up to
As you can see, our first production is not only poignant, but also continues a special relationship and collaboration we […]Read More ›
feed your brain
Our director, Dr. Tom Merrill, has lined out the four pillars of SAI very well on his own blog. Design […]Read More ›
Article from the Creators projects: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/artists-turn-songs-into-3d-printed-sculpturesRead More ›
Article from Quartz: http://qz.com/377742/this-school-in-norway-abandoned-teaching-subjects-40-years-ago/Read More ›
Innovation doesn't happen in a bubble
don't take our word for it
Hilary Zalla '11Morning 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 BondPresident, 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 ’14Intern 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 Riney2LT, 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 '14Double 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 BoutilierVisual 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.