About the Jordan College of the Arts

Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) puts our students and their success at the forefront of everything we do. Our nationally recognized, conservatory-level instruction combined with the flexibility to choose your own path—double major, study abroad, participate in clubs, intern, etc.—provides a liberal arts education that will help you become an artist-citizen who knows how to succeed in an ever-changing arts world.

We offer award-winning faculty, world-class facilities, and internationally recognized programs. In JCA, you’ll find a supportive and nurturing environment where you can imagine, innovate, and inspire your own creative and artistic life.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge that we gather here at Butler University on the traditional land of indigenous peoples including the Potawatomi, Miami, Delaware, and Shawnee. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the indigenous peoples past and present who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit, while also acknowledging that some were brought to this land not by choice.

More about the JCA

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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA)

As an arts institution, JCA is uniquely positioned to positively impact our campus and community in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).

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See our accreditation statuses for our Departments of Dance and Theatre and School of Music.

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Our History

The Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University celebrated its 125 anniversary in year 2020.

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Venues & Facilities

JCA students have the unique opportunity to perform in celebrated venues, such as Clowes Memorial Hall, one of Indiana’s most versatile and professional performance spaces.

JCA Digital Downloads

Show the world your Jordan College of the Arts pride by using one of our digital downloads on your social profiles.