The College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts - incorporating architecture, art, design, music, theatre and art history - is unique on campus and in the city. The college's ability to build broad connections across the arts, professional practice, education and research dismantles boundaries between the university and the city and enables the college to represent UIC with distinction. Fundamental to urban identity, practices in the arts and architecture carry the necessity of public presentation and productive collaboration. The College is committed to generating the future artists, architects and scholars who will shape the cultural and built environments of local and global communities.