Linkages and Learning Laboratories

BFA majors have the opportunity to be active participants in learning situations outside the classroom. 
 
Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum
Art Management and Information Design majors have access to the painting and sculpture collection of the Ateneo Art Gallery. The gallery offers the opportunity for AM majors to curate a show or assist in one. ID majors contribute their visual skills in promoting the gallery's yearlong series of exhibitions. Further, the Ateneo Art Gallery has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Ayala Museum in Makati so that student interns in Art Management can work in the museum to gain necessary experience and skills. 
 
Student Organizations
Theater Arts majors have long been members of the three theater organizations of the Ateneo, namely Tanghalang Ateneo, Entablado, and Blue Repertory. In turn, members of these orgs who are not BFA majors often take FA courses to enhance their theater skills.
 
Creative Writing majors have not only been members but have taken on editorial responsibilities in Heights, the Ateneo’s official literary and artistic publication. CW majors are also involved with the Guidon and Matanglawin, the Ateneo’s student newspaper and magazine in Filipino respectively.
 
In recent years, BFA majors have taken to founding their own orgs. WriterSkill was founded and continues to comprise of CW majors, while Grids (formerly Artillery) is an org founded by and currently led by ID majors.
 
Faculty Networks
The Department of Fine Arts faculty comprises of practitioners of their artistic discipline and has thus facilitated student contact and interaction with professional institutions beyond the Ateneo. These include
the National Museum of the Philippines, the Heritage Conservation Society, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Philippine Educational Theater Association.
 
On-campus Facilities
Gonzaga Hall is home to the Department of Fine Arts and most of its facilities including classrooms, computer labs, and performance and exhibit spaces. The Fine Arts Theater, located on the third floor, can be utilized by Theater Arts majors and various theater organizations for rehearsals and productions. The Fine Arts Exhibit Hall and Dance Studio, also located on the third floor, can be utilized for rehearsals and productions as well. There are Mac Labs on the second and third floors of the building, primarily used for Information Design classes.
 
The Fine Arts Annex, formerly the Communications Building, houses more FA classrooms, exhibit spaces, and the FA Black Box. 
 
Soon to rise in what is currently the Northwest Carpark is The Areté, the Ateneo’s creativity hub. Named after the Greek word for “excellence” or “virtue,” The Areté aims to be the central space where the university’s liberal arts and sciences will converge. It will house a state-of-the-art 900-seater theater and concert hall, a 250-seater black box theater, an art library, the Ateneo-Cordon Bleu Institute, non-traditional classrooms that will serve as laboratories for stimulating creativity and innovation called “sandboxes,” studios for theater rehearsals and productions, the new Ateneo Art Gallery, and the new offices of the Fine Arts Program. The groundbreaking was held in July 2014 and construction is set to conclude by early 2016.