What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students "learn by doing" and by reflecting on the experience. Experiential learning activities can include, but are not limited to, hands-on laboratory experiments, internships, practicums, field exercises, study abroad, undergraduate research, and studio performances.

Arts Living/Learning Community

At the University of Iowa, students have always had a variety of opportunities to act, sing, dance, write, play music, and express themselves creatively through Iowa’s many arts and performance activities and venues. Now, students can enrich their experience at Iowa by choosing to live in the Arts Living/Learning Community. The Arts Community nourishes and inspires artists from all of the visual and performing arts disciplines.

The community is open to first- and second-year students majoring in the visual, creative, and performing arts. Student coordinators will work with resident assistants and learning community students to plan arts-centered events.

How to apply

Indicate this living-learning community preference on your On-Campus Housing Application and Contract.

For more information and to apply, visit the Arts Living Learning Community page.

University Resources

Undergraduate Research

Gain hands-on experience by participating in the research and creative discovery of faculty and staff.


Build on-the-job experience while connecting and networking with professionals in your field.

Study Abroad

Enhance your degree, stand out to employers, shape your own perspective, and transform into a global citizen.

Community-Engaged Courses

Apply your academic skills and knowledge to help community partners solve real-world problems.