Texas Tech University

Fine Arts Learning Community

Are you dedicated to the promotion & pursuit of creative expression? Do you like the notion of living & learning in an artistically charged environment where the creative process is an essential part of daily life? The Fine Arts Learning Community (FALC), strives to meet each resident's needs and interests through innovative programs and outside interaction with professors of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.

This blend of interests creates a unique environment conducive to creative expression. The living environment is extremely conducive to outside engagement in concepts discussed in the classroom and fosters a successful atmosphere in which each resident can reach their utmost potential. Not only should residents learn more about their own majors, but they should experience many aspects of the fine arts community through their friends, peers and faculty.

Wall/Gates further promotes long term tradition through the availability of practice rooms, a stage in the lobby, logo contest (used each year in FALC marketing fliers) and a continuing wall mural. The Fine Arts Learning Community is located in proximity to the Art, Dance, Theatre and Music buildings.

Students of all academic levels & majors who are interested in the arts can self-select into this community. It offers an excellent opportunity for students in Art, Music, & Theatre to learn from one another, collaborate, and live in a supportive environment.

Our Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts majors will also benefit from this Learning Community as they will have at least two concentration areas in the fine arts.

Unique Community Features

  • Performance space in the Wall/Gates lobby
  • Fine Arts classroom / work space in Wall/Gates
  • Student staff focused on the arts
  • Location in close proximity to arts classrooms
  • Mentoring between experienced & first-year students
  • Faculty interaction outside the classroom

Community Goals

  • Residents are students of diverse interests with the common bond of the pursuit of creativity & artistic development.

Students Will...

  • participate in artistic interaction, development, & promotion;
  • provide creative venues for the campus community;
  • work closely with faculty & other students in exploring issues related to the arts, the arts in society, and academic life;
  • perform successfully in the academic arena;
  • participate fully in activities of the learning community;
  • and, assist others in appreciating & understanding all the arts.

For more information about living / learning communities, please visit the Housing & Dining web site.