Traced back to its Latin roots, the work "art" implies craftsmanship, artistry, technique and ingenuity. In its broadest sense, art involves making or doing something skillfully. Many LTU students have artistic abilities that they've never had the opportunity to develop. Quest arts projects give students a chance to explore their artistic potential.

Art projects should be accessible to the LTU community. You might perform on campus, circulate a desktop publication, distribute a recording, build a website, create an art installation, etc. The goal is to make your artwork an integral part of the cultural life at LTU.

Your project should further your professional development. That is, an art project should result in a meaningful line on a resume, a portfolio that can be shown at a job interview, or some other verifiable achievement.

Art projects should combine theory and practice, in keeping with LTU's motto Art projects should demonstrate a basic understanding of current practices in a given cultural field. If, for example, you want to create a small sculpture garden using leftover industrial materials, you should learn something of the history of minimalist art. If you want to record your band's first EP, you should study the history of Detroit garage rock.

The projects should be original. You should be able to articulate how your project differs from previous works in your field.

Participation in Prism, SODA, Musician's Society, Artist's Guild, Video/Multi-media development, Dance, Photography, Fine Arts, Game Development apply as long you fulfill the above requirements.

The Quest program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary, i.e. projects that combine, math and computer science and art, or the natural sciences and art.