• This page outlines requirements for the Arts in Context concentration (BA, The Arts). This concentration places responsibility upon students to articulate their own academic interests and goals. Before declaring this concentration, interested students meet with the Arts in Context program director as well as the program director of the Arts discipline they would like to study.

    Requirements for the Arts in Context Concentration (BA, The Arts)

    The concentration in Arts in Context requires completion of the following 12 courses and the Senior Capstone:

    • Choose one:
          ULEC 2320 Aesthetics
          LINA 2002 Aesthetics Across the Arts
          or another approved aesthetics course
    • One additional LINA (Lang Interarts) course (one 4-credit or two 2-credit courses)
    • 15-20 credits in one of the Arts disciplines (Contemporary Music, Contemporary Dance, Theater, or Visual Studies), including one course with a historical focus. Students should follow the minor requirements for that Arts discipline or an alternative course plan approved by the program director for that area of study.
    • Five courses in a Liberal Arts area of study
    • Senior Capstone — either one of the Arts senior seminars or an approved individual or collaborative independent project 

    Total credits: 41-52

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements.

    Path Statement

    When declaring the Arts in Context concentration, students must submit responses to the path statement questions on the major declaration form (found below in the program worksheet for the Arts), specifying their areas of study, what they hope to learn by pursuing this plan of study, what courses they have already taken that relate to this plan of study, and how it reflects their career goals. Students must complete the path statement questions on the major declaration form before registering for their senior capstone project. Students can find the path statement in the Arts program worksheet for the year in which they declared their major.