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The Art Living-Learning Community provides students in the College of Fine Arts the opportunity to live with others exploring the world of art. Students in the LLC can participate in discussions, gallery showcases, and attend field trips to meet with professionals in their field of interest.

Thanks to academic partnerships, Ball State faculty members assist those active in the LLC in several ways. These include facilitating connections with upper-level students, teaching professional skills, and providing unique experiences within the Art community.

Academic Peer Mentor:

Residence Hall

Schmidt-Wilson Residence Hall

Located in the new north residential neighborhood and renovated in 2017, Schmidt-Wilson Hall is the home of the Art, Theatre & Dance, and Design Living-Learning Communities.

Schmidt-Wilson provides students with close access to North Dining Hall, the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center, three close-by residence halls, and several academic buildings.

This state-of-the-art residence hall has centralized air conditioning, free WIFI, a fitness room, spacious lounges and study spaces, a game room, a music room, a design studio, a dance studio, and a black box theatre.

The hall is coed and has semi-private bathrooms (a bathroom shared by a small number of students). Furniture within the hall is loftable, allowing students to truly tailor their living space.

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Each Living-Learning Community has notable programming for students. For the Art LLC this includes:

  • Guest Artists: Some of the most emblematic of the Art LLC programs are inviting guest artists into the space to facilitate workshops with students. In the past, the Art & Design LLC has hosted Dee Parson ($uper Dee) who spoke about his experience as an Animator in Indiana. During this event, students workshopped cartoons with Dee and were able to ask questions.

  • Trips: The Art LLC has taken yearly trips to Indiana Museum of Art: Newfields for a guided art reflection tour. The trip provides active LLC students an opportunity to connect with peers, discuss the art, and experience the exhibits alongside a museum professional.

Resource Room

The Art Living-Learning Community has access to a resource room located on the first floor of Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall.

The resource room is equipped with adjustable desk spaces for students to work on projects, light tables, digital drawing tables, and lockers to store projects or equipment.

Academic Partner:


  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Graphic Arts Management
  • Visual Arts/Animation

Learn About All of Our Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities are part of a university-wide set of programs that provide a supportive environment for students living on campus.

Living-Learning Communities