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Visual and Performing Arts (FSVP)

The field of visual and performing arts considers questions having to do with the forms, traditions, meaning, and historical contexts of works in visual and performance media and explores issues of method, process, and personal resources in the media.

Courses satisfying this requirement are centrally concerned with the roles of creation and interpretation in the study of art. They develop in students an enhanced understanding of art both by fostering their intellectual appreciation of works of art and by involving them in the creative process. These courses are suffused with the notion that the arts are a powerful and profound influence on human perception and understanding.


Visual and Performing Arts Learning Objectives

  1. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts required within the discipline.  They will be able to identify and discuss formal elements of an artwork and to recognize traditions and conventions used in a variety of artworks within the discipline studied.
  2. Students will be able to analyze and interpret visual and/or performance artworks with a consideration of their cultural and historical contexts.
  3. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the creative process as well as the acquisition of the skills necessary to implement their creative choices.