Creative Inspiration

Creativity is central to all human activity. The humanities and fine arts build your appreciation of art and literature, teach you about the role of religion in civilization, and show you the past’s relationship to the present.

Transferable Skills

In humanities and fine arts classes, you will learn about other cultures and languages, and learn to think critically, problem-solve, and write and speak effectively — essential skills for a wide range of professions in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

Division Events

The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts sponsors myriad events — exhibits, speakers, literary events, and more — throughout the year. Visit the events calendar for more information about upcoming opportunities.

Get to Know Elms

Humanities and Fine Arts Students

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    Blue House Fellow

    Rick Giordano '18

    Before he came to Elms, English major Rick Giordano ’18 hated poetry. But a creative writing class his freshman year with Associate Professor of English Dan Chelotti changed all that. Now Rick lives for poetry, and he has served as Elms' Blue House Fellow two years in a row, helping out in our writing center.


The best way to find out if Elms is right for you is to see for yourself.

Many applicants decide to attend based on the warm, welcoming feel they get from our faculty, staff and students.

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How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis — and we’ve waved the fee! Apply when it fits your schedule.

With 90% of our students receiving financial aid, we know how to combine scholarships, grants, and loans to make your degree affordable.

Financial Aid

Meet Our Faculty

Get to know the faculty who bring our humanities and fine arts courses to life. Visit the faculty page.