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The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, University Park, Texas is well known for its professional music, dance, theatre, art, art history, arts administration, and advertising programs, as well as its cinema, journalism, media, and public relations programs.

Meadows School of the Arts began as the School of Music in 1917 and became Meadows School of the Arts in 1964, incorporating studies in art and theatre. In 1969, thanks to Algur H. Meadows and The Meadows Foundation, the school was named the Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts.

Areas of Study

Meadows School of the Arts offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees and Artist Certificates. Divisions include the Temerlin Advertising Institute, Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Cinema-Television, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs (CCPA), Dance, Journalism, Music, and Theatre. Performing Arts: Meadows alumni have won the Pulitzer Prize as well as the Tony Award, Emmy Awards, and Academy Awards.

Meadows School of the Arts Performance Spaces

The Bob Hope Theatre, the Greer Garson Theatre, the Margo Jones Theatre, and Caruth Auditorium. The Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts enables students to interact with leaders such as Angela Lansbury, Arthur Miller, and Stephen Sondheim.

Student Communicators: Advertising students placed first in the National Student Advertising Competition twice between 2002 and 2004. In two years, three CCPA students ranked in the top 10 of a PRWeekly competition.

Alumni Artists

Alumni artists and art historians contribute to museums and collections nationwide, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art.

On February 28, 2006, SMU announced that the Meadows Foundation had given a gift of $33 million USD to the Meadows School and to the affiliated Meadows Museum. This gift is the largest single donation in the history of the Meadows Foundation. It is also the third largest individual contribution ever made to SMU, surpassed by two gifts of $35 million USD.

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