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School of Art and Design

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

School of Communication

“We do it because we’re committed, because we’re believers.” – Christiane Amanpour

School of Music

“Music is life itself.” – Louis Armstrong

Welcome to The Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts!

The ICCA is a leader in promoting a wide variety of disciplines by fostering critical and creative thinking, artistic expression, effective communication, collaboration, cultural awareness, and community engagement.


A Program of Self-Expression

Students performing bluegrass music on a veranda.

The Institute of Creative and Collaborative Arts (ICCA) at EKU is housed in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS). ICCA houses degree programs in Art & Design, Communication, and the School of Music. With over 300 majors across ICCA, its undergraduate and graduate students are provided with rigorous, transformational, innovative, and experiential education aligned with skills that match industry requirements.

The ICCA offers a diverse range of relevant and comprehensive curricula rooted in student-centered learning, collaboration, communication, technological applications, and creativity. Our community strives to make the arts and communication accessible, inclusive, and meaningful, empowering our students to become educated global citizens and leaders in the 21st Century.

Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts

521 Lancaster Avenue
Campbell 309
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1629
Fax: 859-622-6509

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