Creative Arts Scholars

students using software as part of Interactive Media Studies
 People participating in the Oxford Kinetics Festival
 Exterior of the Miami Art Museum
Three actors with sly expressions pose in a scene from Miami Theatres production of Pride and Prejudice
 A student works on a sketch near the CPA
 CPA exterior as seen from Arts Plaza
 A group of  CCA scholars students pose during a trip to Indianapolis
 Architecture students add detail to an architectural rendering during the Food Institute Charette
 A dimly-lit exhibit in Hiestand Gallery
 Clarinetists in the Wind Ensemble in concert performance
Three singers dressed in contemporary clothing extend their arms as they sing in a scene from the opera, Street Scene

Creative Arts Scholars are a part of the newly created University Academic Scholars Program. Students do not apply for this program but are chosen from a pool of outstanding applicants to join a community that represents bright and talented students from around the world.

The Scholars community at Miami offers unique opportunities for motivated and academically talented students to enhance their undergraduate experience. As a Scholar, students will develop close ties to our nationally recognized faculty, and have access to exclusive co-curricular opportunities. They will also receive a $2,000 scholarship that is specific to University Academic Scholars Program participants and is in addition to other merit scholarships for which they may qualify. 

As a Creative Arts Scholar, the students are guaranteed numerous benefits unique to the program. As the program evolves, the College of Creative Arts will continue to provide additional opportunities for scholars. The current benefits include:

  • They will have the opportunity to take part in personal conversations, seminars, and receptions with visiting artists, performers, scholars, and designers. 
  • In addition, they will be able to take advantage of funded off-campus experiential learning opportunities, such as traveling to a major city to meet with alumni, visit art museums, go behind the scenes at music and theatre productions, and visit the studios or firms of practicing artists, architects and designers.
  • Alumni in their field will serve as mentors, offering guidance as they explore elements of their chosen artistic pursuits to prepare for the future.
  • Creative Arts Scholars will have unique participation opportunities in events at the Miami University Art Museum and the University Performing Arts Series.