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Collaborative Arts

Along with the schools of Art, Music, and Theatre and the Blaffer Gallery, the Creative Writing Porgram is a constitutive member of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for Collaboration among the Arts at the University of Houston. The Mitchell Center sponsors collaborative work in the arts through curriculum initiatives, through visits by artists, by supporting artistic productions, and by providing fellowships to graduate students. For example its core course on collaborative, offers 20 students (5 from Art, Creative Writing, Music, and Theatre) the opportunity to plan and produce collaborative projects. The class divides into 4 groups, with students from each of the various artistic disciplines and with a faculty member who serves primarily as a group facilitator, and each group then develops its own project, which is then presented at the end of the semester.