Only about 3 percent of students at the University of Arizona are arts majors, a designation which includes music majors; dance majors; theatre, film and television majors; and art majors. Lucky for us, Tucson is still a city that’s brimming with art. The College of Fine Arts’ new dean as of the fall 2018 semester, and the inaugural vice president for the arts as of early 2019, Andrew Schulz, wants to keep it that way.
“How can the arts permeate all that they do?” he said. “There are a lot of reasons to appreciate the arts. One of them is the intrinsic, fundamental beauty and opportunities to find out about what it means to be human. But the arts also teach us about the importance of resilience and the value of creating, the value of failure.”