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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.

Autumn Courses

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ART H 204A: The Two Michelangelos (Art History and Visual Culture)

Did you know there were two Michelangelos? Michelangelo Buonarroti and Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, lived a century apart but both revolutionized art in ways still felt today.

Meets I&S, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 4

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ART H 204B: Arts of Japan (Art History and Visual Culture)

Explore the arts of Japan from prehistory to today with a focus on Buddhist art and architecture, sculpture, narrative handscrolls, ink painting, folding screens, and woodblock prints.

Meets I&S, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 5

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ART H 220: Survey of American Art

Traces how American art has shifted, expanded, and contracted in step with the transforming nation from around 1650 to the present.

Meets I&S, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 4

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DANCE 244 A: Hustle

Get your groove on! Learn the basics of the hustle- a partner disco dance from the 70s. Appreciate it's historical and cultural context and try out some new moves.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 2

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DANCE 244 C: Commercial Dance

Ready to star in a music video? This class will introduce you to all the basics of commercial dance style.

Meets VLPA Requirement
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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DRAMA 285/DXARTS 295B: Creativity as Research

Online course examines creative research in the arts and the natural overlap with research in other fields. Explores research through lens of digital art, dance, science and theater.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 5

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DRAMA 416: History of Style

Examines the specific cultural, socio-economic, and political functions of aesthetic objects that serve utilitarian purposes such as clothing, architecture, furniture and functional design.

Meets VLPA Requirement
Credits: 5

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MUSAP 389/589: Afro-Peruvian Music and Dance

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Miguel Ballumbrosio shares the rich cultural traditions of Afro-Peruvian music and dance through class rehearsals, individual lessons and final performance.

Meets I&S, VLPA Requirements
Credits: 2

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