Rachel Lee Nardo, DMA
Rachel Lee Nardo, DMA

Greetings from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in the Caine College of the Arts!

Whether you are a student, parent, patron of the arts, or a community member interested in our outreach programs, we are pleased to  introduce ourselves to you. Ours is an active artist's community with much to share!

If this is your first visit to our website, we would like you to know that Caine College of the Arts or "CCA" as our friends call us, is a mere decade old. Over the past ten years, our College has brought together a stellar, world-class faculty to educate a multitude of gifted students across all arts disciplines. Our founding Dean, Dr. Craig Jessop, and the entire CCA faculty built this College on the values of personal excellence in education and artistry expressed through performance, exhibition, scholarship, and innovation. We are actively grounded in the principles of equity, access, and inclusion for all.

Our Perspective

We comprise a student-centered community with a passion for mentoring each of our emerging artists toward successful, artistic futures and engaged citizenship. We remain dedicated to building their skills, knowledge, and attitudes for careers in their chosen practice. Diversity of expression is encouraged, as is resilience and entrepreneurial thinking nurtured. We ask: "what do you want to give to the world through your art?" We will help you create yourself.

Time & Place

The year 2020 continues to be like no other. As we all find our way in struggles with the pandemic, broad social, and racial injustices . . . as we redefine who we are here and now and how we want to be in the future, there is no more powerful or engaging experience than the arts. We invite all to get a glimpse into others' worlds through the arts, thus deepening your aesthetic sensibilities and growing your heart for humankind.

Please join us!

With all the best wishes,

Rachel Lee Nardo, Dean
Caine College of the Arts