Are you interested in becoming an art, dance, music or theater major? Picture yourself living in an “arts-friendly” residence hall that has space dedicated to each discipline. You're surrounded by friends who are interested in the arts, understand that practice, rehearsal, and/or studio time are necessary for your success, take some of the same classes with you, and are willing to share in the creative process.
The “Experience the Arts” learning community is housed in Lincoln Hall, located on the East Green in close proximity to the Fine Arts classrooms and labs. This residence hall provides a separate art studio with 2 drafting tables, a computer lounge with art- and music-friendly software and equipment, a large seminar room with mirrors, special flooring and rehearsal space for dancers and performers, as well as lighting and props for theater students.
Bring your creativity and imagination to the spaces and join your friends in finding new avenues of expression!
One of the requirements for participation in our Fine Arts residential experience is to enroll in at least one class associated with this RLC as noted below.
(Please note: Space is limited. We will try to accommodate as many Fine Arts students as possible. You may request a non-Fine Arts RLC roommate; however, we can make no guarantees to accommodate such requests due to limited bed space in Lincoln Hall).
This is a two-step process:
Fine Arts Freshmen — Our students who apply for this opportunity:
Fine Arts Upperclassmen (Sophomores) — Our students who choose this opportunity:
Approximately half of the residents in Lincoln Hall are randomly selected from other majors to provide for a balance of Fine Arts/non-Fine Arts students and experiences.
Our brochure states “Living is an art at Lincoln Hall” which sums up the experience you will have while enjoying the special spaces provided for you in this residence hall. Some of the amenities and advantages to Lincoln Hall are listed below:
Need to complete a project for your art class and don’t want to stay at the art building late at night?
You can finish your work (or start it for that matter!) in the Lincoln 4th floor lounge/art studio. The ventilated space has room for several students to work concurrently at different art stations. There are easels, drafting tables, natural lighting from windows, light stands, and storage space for you to work at your leisure and at a time that fits your schedule.
Need to work on your music theory homework for tomorrow's class?
The music computer houses licensed software compatible for theory and composition needs. An electronic keyboard is also available for practice and rehearsal.
Forgot to complete a computer project or ran out of time during the day to finish your 3-D design or drawing assignment?
You have access to the 3rd floor art/music lounge to do your work. The art computer is loaded with licensed software for your courses and has a scanner attached for your use.
Need to stretch and warm-up before your class? Do you want to rehearse a new technique you learned or practice some challenging choreography for tomorrow’s class?
The large multipurpose room on the main floor is equipped with special flooring, mirrors, mats and and a portable dance bar for your rehearsal needs.
Need to warm up before your private lesson, practice a difficult passage for the next public concert, or work on your scales which might be a bit rusty? Don’t want to stay too late at Glidden Hall in one of the 6th floor practice rooms? Ran out of time to finish your theory assignment for tomorrow’s class? Need to practice the piano for your applied lesson or keyboard class?
There is an upright piano in the main lobby which is available for your use. Since it is not in a soundproof area, you may need to work out a rehearsal time if the space is being utilized or reserved for other rehearsal purposes (dance or theater).
Need to rehearse a scene, practice a dialogue with a friend, or work on movement skills? Don’t want to stay late in Kantner to find space and time to finish projects for tomorrow’s class?
The large multipurpose room is equipped with mirrors and mats for your rehearsal needs. It is also equipped with various box-like “props” theater students can use to create scenes and sets as needed and at a time that works for you.
For general information and exterior view of Lincoln Hall, click here.
Please be advised that the information for all other Ohio University Learning Communities are for non Fine Arts majors and do not apply to students in the College of Fine Arts. We have a separate curriculum listed under Academics and Registration.
To find out more about the general OU Learning Communities: Go to the OU Learning Communities!
Check out what our RLC students think of their first year experiences in the program and why they would recommend it to incoming Fine Arts Freshmen.