Category: Arts and Culture

Introducing Professional Creative Writing

University College is pleased to introduce the Master of Arts in Professional Creative Writing with four concentration and certificate areas: Professional Fiction Writing Professional Dramatic Writing Professional Creative Nonfiction Writing Professional Poetry Writing You’ll work through the entire writing process: from research to first draft, manuscript submission to publication. Learn how to reach an audience [...]

Chris Heriza: Inspired and Inspiring

As the new Academic Advisor for the Arts and Culture and Global Affairs programs at University College, I am enjoying the continuous learning I am experiencing in my first month. Being once again fully engaged in Higher Education, I am inspired daily by the prospective and current students I am associating with. Seeing the many [...]

Interim Academic Director Named Poet Laureate

Today, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper introduced the state’s newest, and eighth, poet laureate—Joseph Hutchison, the interim academic director for the Arts and Culture and Global Affairs programs at University College. Joe has been teaching at University College since 2003 and has authored 15 collections of poems. The Poet Laureate serves as an advocate for poetry, [...]

Creative Conversations: Technology

Creative Conversations: Technology Facilitator: Rachel Cain Session Handout: Advances in technology can be hard to keep up with, this is simple fact. Learning about new technologies when we discover them can be intimidating and time consuming in many cases. Perhaps a realignment of our relationship with technology will allow us to consider technology not [...]

Creative Conversations: Leadership

Creative Conversations: Leadership Facilitator: Trina Hoefling Session Handout: Leading in the arts requires determining the right strategy for innovation, a cross-sectored approach, knowing yourself, and the “how to” in achieving organizational excellence. In today’s world, opportunities dependent on your network and shared opportunities require more systemic innovation and collaboration. Consider these questions and comment [...]

Creative Conversations: Brand and Marketing

Creative Conversations: Brand and Marketing Facilitator: Neil McKenzie Session Handout: In developing your business and marketing plans, it is helpful to take a much broader view of brand. Think of your brand as a term to aggregate all of the things that make up your business such as: logo, network, mission, etc. Your brand [...]

Creative Conversations: Keep the Conversation Going

The Arts and Culture program at University College, the college of professional and continuing studies at the University of Denver, hosted a Creative Conversations event on October 18 in conjunction with Americans for the Arts that featured keynote speaker Jan Brennan, the Director of Cultural Programs for the City of Denver, plus three breakout sessions [...]

Welcome to Arts and Culture

Welcome to the Arts and Culture program where we develop a diversity of creative skills and knowledge, as well as practical arts management skills and knowledge to move forward in creative careers. Our creative writing, arts management, and art and literary faculty are experienced in their fields as published writers, arts organization directors, artists, and [...]