Monday, August 11, 2008
The University of West Georgia received its second national recognition by Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers and Musicians, a publication that selects the top 200 schools in the nation for its creative programs for students.
West Georgia offers outstanding creative programs in music, drama, art and creative writing. The Departments of Music, Art, English and Mass Communications and Theatre provide many opportunities to earn a degree through creative endeavors. The university has a television and radio station, three theatres and several recital halls on campus.
Students excel in the arts at West Georgia and travel internationally to pursue their passions. This summer, the UWG Jazz Percussion Group performed in Italy and a UWG student from the Department of English and Philosophy studied creative writing in Czechoslovakia. The student also attended the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, which is the most prestigious seminar of its kind in the nation.
The Creative Colleges guide is aimed at college-bound students and gives them the information and resources to choose the best programs in music, theatre, art and creative writing.
West Georgia is a comprehensive doctoral granting institution with an enrollment of more than 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on creative opportunities at UWG, call 678-839-5000.