The Libby Arts Residential Academic Program (Libby RAP) fosters individual creativity and personal expression to prepare students for success in a wide variety of fields. The curriculum is designed for students who consider study in the arts to be a valuable complement to any major in the College of Arts and Sciences or who have an interest in the arts as a major. Prior art experience is not required for any Libby RAP class.
Libby RAP classes satisfy core, major, or elective requirements and are taught in Libby Hall by faculty with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Class sizes are limited to 19 students. Courses are offered in dance, acting, drawing, painting, writing, film criticism and theory, digital art, art history, music history, and media studies, as well as a range of popular core curriculum classes in disciplines such as economics, math, and nutrition.
Libby RAP also exposes students to the arts through a variety of co-curricular activities like museum visits, theater performances, and movie nights that occur on and off campus. The RAP also hosts a trip to New York City, the well-known New York City Arts Adventure.
Students choosing Libby RAP are required to take at least one course in the RAP each semester. The Libby RAP Director and professional staff are located in Libby Hall and provide academic assistance to students.
There is an annual non-refundable fee for participation. The RAP has a limited number of need-based scholarships to help cover the fee, and interested students should contact the RAP for guidance in applying. Students who are eligible for financial aid may request that their budget be adjusted to include the Libby RAP program fee.