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West Georgia Recognized by Creative Colleges

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 Philosophy, 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.

The West Georgia Theatre Company at the University of West Georgia presents dramatic productions throughout the year. The university received its second national recognition from Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers and Musicians.

The West Georgia Theatre Company at the University of West Georgia presents dramatic productions throughout the year. The university received its second national recognition from Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers and Musicians.

“The university’s fine and performing arts are indeed the “triple crown” of creativity on campus and in the West Georgia community,” said Dr. Pauline Gagnon, chair of the Mass Communications and Theatre department in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Each program in art, music and theatre is nationally accredited.  Our programs continually produce professional level work and graduate skilled artists who are fully prepared to succeed in a variety of artistic professions.”

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. A 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.

For more information on creative opportunities at UWG, visit www.westga.edu.

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