Pathways to the Arts & Humanities

More than just painting and poetry, Yale Pathways to Arts and Humanities explores how humans use literature, art, music, theater, history, and language to understand our connection to the world and to one another. Programs encourage creativity, help solve real-world problems, and allow students to become civically engaged both locally and globally.

Guiding principles of Pathways to Arts and Humanities:

  • All humans have culture. Culture consists of beliefs, practices, artifacts, and language
  • Culture is reflected in the stories we tell through art, design, theater, music, and literature
  • The sciences inspire us to make sense of the world, the humanities inspire us to make sense of ourselves
  • Design and creativity help people solve real-world problems
  • Conservation of the historical past including art history, literature, and archives is critical to the human experience