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All upcoming events will be held/hosted online through the end of the autumn quarter. Please visit museum and gallery websites for updates and visitor guidelines.

Highlighted Courses

Whether you are curious about studying the arts, need to fulfill Areas of Knowledge General Education requirements, or looking to further your education, these carefully selected courses are sure to transform and inspire you. Most of the courses listed below are open to all students and do not require prerequisites or previous experience.

Winter Courses

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DANCE 234: World Dance & Culture

Explore the effect of globalization on the representation, identity and culture of indigenous/Africanist dances. How is race, gender and sexuality negotiated through cultural transmission?

Meets I&S, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 3

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ART H 203: Survey of Western Art–Modern

A tour of European and North American art from around 1500 to the present. Along the way, you will learn how to study visual works to better understand cultures and societies.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 5

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ART H 233: Survey Of Native Art Of The Pacific Northwest Coast

A survey of indigenous art from the Columbia River in the south to Southeast Alaska in the north and from ancient through contemporary times. Historical and cultural context is provided.

Meets I&S, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 5

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DANCE 232A: Somatics

Somatics is a field of study that focuses on sensation driven learning, efficiency of movement, injury prevention, self-agency and awareness.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 3

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DANCE 345

DANCE 345 : Boogie, Break, Blues: American Popular & Social Dance Histories

From the tango to twerking, the watusi to wacking, investigate how popular dance is an ever changing reflection of cultural, social and political ideals and debates of its time.

Meets I&S, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 3

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DESIGN 250: Visualizing Ideas (Graphic Design for Non-Designers)

Visual presentation matters. Get introduced to the basics of visual communication including the creative process, fundamentals of composition, typography, color theory and image-making.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 3

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DRA 101: Introduction to Theatre

In this fun and social course for non-majors, you'll learn about what goes into creating theatre by reaching, watching, and talking about plays.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 5

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DRA 251: Acting

In this fun and interactive course, you’ll practice basic techniques of acting, like listening, observing, staying present, and pursuing your objective, through monologue work.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 5

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DRA 406: Digital Cinema Production

In this hands-on course, you’ll work as assistant director, director of photography, camera operator, sound operator, lighting and grip technician and script supervisor.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 5

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DXARTS 200: Digital Art and New Media: History, Theory, and Practice

This course examines the paradigm shifts implicit in the inception & expansion of media art, as well as the dynamic core ideas that underscore digital art practices in the early XXI century.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 5

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MUS 160: American Folk Music

Explore the complex multicultural history of America as told through its diverse folk music traditions.

Meets DIV, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 5

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Music 185

MUS 185: The Concert Season

An appreciation for music is the only music background required for this course featuring virtual performances and talks by Seattle area artists.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 2

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