Since 2000, median family income in Massachusetts has risen only 13%, but even after adjusting for inflation, tuition and fees at UMass Dartmouth have increased by 57% — a $6,205 price hike.
Read the collection of comments from social media in response to The Light’s coverage of the future of courses at UMD’s College of Visual and Performing Arts
In the ’60s I attended BU School of Fine Arts. Back then they had painting, sculpture, design, and art education as their major courses. My parents thought I should go […]
“CVPA is trying to respond to the new times — which includes providing spaces and tools for students to perfect their craft.”
Specific majors and departments at area universities are seeing enrollment drop in liberal arts courses as interest shifts to fields that have a more reliable track to the workforce.
Talk to anyone who has been involved in the renewal of downtown New Bedford over the last 20 years and they will tell you the arrival of UMass Dartmouth artists has been an integral part of the city’s revival.
The college dean sees the necessity to expand design space and downsize some underutilized studio arts spaces, while others worry the campus will lose the faculty and students who earned it a national reputation and played a role in the city’s revitalization.