The philosophy behind any modern approach to the arts by James Kent Arnold

"The philosophy behind any modern approach to the arts, and to education in the arts, must be interdisciplinary. I believe that it is one's duty as a teacher to present a creative balance between the instruction of the technical skills, an exposure to the dynamic facets within the arts and direction to shape the individual artist's expression."

I felt fulfilled through working with students as a guide by Michael Devine

"After teaching an acting workshop off-Broadway, I felt fulfilled through working with students as a guide and mentor. Their passion for theater was enchanting. Since that time, I obtained a sense of enrichment in my work both as a teacher and a professional."

Being around the creative energy by Michael Devine

"Being around the creative energy students generate is invigorating. As a professor, I am inspired by their innovative nature."

The professor should inspire and lead the student by Samuel Olin

"The professor should inspire and lead the student into taking on their own responsibility to critically learn, have ownership of their projects and challenge themselves."

Helping to cultivate young artist and designers by Luis Cataldi

"Some of the most gratifying times in my professional career have come from helping to cultivate young artist and designers in a real world production environment and watching them come into their own and flourish."

Making projects relevant by Christina Tarbell

"Making projects relevant to each student encourages them to take ownership of their work and generally has the end result of a project that goes above and beyond what the student thought he or she could do."

SCAD has direct access to real movers-and-shakers by Kelly Cutrone

"[SCAD has] direct access to real movers-and-shakers and icons within the industry who meet the students and share their experience. Anyone who gets an education is privilleged, but to do it here [is] super-duper privileged."

Joy in life is to be a teacher by W. Patrick Fulbright

"It has taken me awhile to understand that my joy in life is to be a teacher; to pass on the knowledge I have learned through my business endeavors, educational experience and life lessons."