Howard University has announced that it will offer a masterclass inspired by Chadwick Boseman. Students enrolled in the course will be "introduced to a tweaked curriculum." A list of famous guest lectures will also be "intertwined into day-to-day learning and coursework on campus."
The university announced the creation of the masterclass just days after the college of fine arts was renamed after the late Howard University graduate. Boseman not only graduated from the university, but he also led a protest to prevent the school from being merged from the Howard University College of Arts.
“He was filled with ideas and plans to support the effort in a powerful way,” Howard University President Wayne Frederick said.
“Chadwick's love for Howard University was sincere, and although he did not live to see those plans through to fruition, it is my honor to ensure his legacy lives on through the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts with the support of his wife [Taylor Simone Ledward] and the Chadwick Boseman Foundation.”
In addition to renaming the college of fine arts after the late actor, Phylicia Rashad returned to become the dean of the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts.
“I never saw myself as a dean,” Rashad told Variety.
“But then, I’ve never thought of myself as many things that I’ve been. It’s a privilege to be part of the re-establishing the College of Fine Arts… it’s exciting to think about building towards a future with… Howard University."
The Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts is set to reopen to students this fall.
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