Vision 2018 describes our future and sets priorities that will support its realization. This vision is built upon our shared commitment to demonstrating and nurturing excellence in the classroom, studio, on the stage and in our operations; providing choice of learning opportunities that stimulate broadly educated individuals; and integrating collaboration throughout the school.
This statement was refined with thoughtful input from dozens of faculty, staff and board members and several group meetings during fall 2013. It aligns with the recently shared draft of the University’s Strategic Plan in which re-examining the basic curricular foundation, integrating inter-disciplinary and career-readiness elements, and developing a set of distinctive University of Hartford educational outcomes are key. Also, our Vision resonates with the University brand in emphasizing the concepts of support and challenge as keys to student success. Once the Hartt community supports this statement, a detailed implementation plan, assembled by teams of faculty and staff, will follow in spring 2014.
The Hartt School will graduate versatile and adaptable artists who excel within and beyond their disciplines of music, dance or theatre. The School will have an innovative curriculum, learning environment and operational structure that reflect the collaborative nature of the performing arts today and our interconnected world.
At The Hartt School in 2018, musicians, dancers and actors will be educated and nurtured by a world-class faculty, a unique and evolving curriculum, and broad artistic, academic and field-based learning opportunities. These opportunities will be found with partners across the University of Hartford, the Greater Hartford community, and the professional arts community at large. As they are combined, these components push students to new levels of skill and artistry and their full potential as creative individuals. This includes being able to work effectively with people across styles, disciplines and technologies.
At The Hartt School in 2018, fostering a student-centric environment will be our priority. Our focus will be to provide expert mentoring and supportive academic and professional guidance as students find their unique paths to success through our rigorous curriculum. We will care that students turn the core skills we teach, and the diverse learning experiences we provide, into their own creative and masterful expressions that serve their communities, whether it is as teacher in the classroom, engineers in the studio, as composers or performers on the stage or as arts administrators. Our engagement with the professional world as a laboratory for students to develop their personal visions will continue to be a key strength.