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CA: Contemporary Arts (B.A.)


Convener:
Steven Perry


About the Major

The Contemporary Arts major is an interdisciplinary contract major that allows students to design their own major to reflect their particular interests and career goals.  Working in consultation with a faculty advisor, students select courses from the offerings across the School of Contemporary Arts and across the whole college.  For example, a student interested in pursuing a career in arts management may elect to take courses from the fine arts programs of Music, Theater, and Visual Arts, combined with courses from the Communication Arts program, as well as courses from the Anisfield School of Business.  Or, a student interested in photojournalism may combine Visual Arts courses in photography with journalism and writing courses offered in the Communication Arts program.

This major requires self-motivation and serious planning, but it can be especially rewarding for the student who has specific goals that cannot be met in a regular major at the college, or who wishes to have the flexibility to take a wider array of courses than would be possible in a regular major.  After an initial consultation with the Convener of the major, each student will be assigned to work in developing the major with a faculty member who is most knowledgeable in the area of the student's interest.

This major leads to a B.A. degree.  It requires a minimum of 36 credits, at least 12 of which must be upper level, (300/400), in addition to the School of Contemporary Arts Core.

Requirements of the Major

  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
SELECT ONE  
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY OR
SOSC 101 [W] SOCIAL ISSUES
SELECT ONE GE-MATHEMATICS CATEGORY: MATH 101-121
SELECT ONE GE-SCIENCE WITH EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS REQUIREMENTS
CNTP 101 [W] FIRST YEAR TOPICS (satisfies first year seminar requirement)
SELECT TWO CA Interdisciplinary courses (only one can double-count in major)
ARHT 301 AMERICAN ART AFTER 1940
ARHT 310 WOMEN AND ART HISTORY
ARHT 320 NORTH AMERICAN ART AND VISUAL CULTURE 1700-1900
ARHT 325 AMERICAN ART II: 1865 TO 1945
ARHT 335 19TH CENTURY ART AND CULTURE
ARHT 338 EUROPEAN AVANT GARDE ART: 1900 TO 1940
ARHT 341 IMPRESSIONISM AND AFTER
ARTS 331 ART AS THERAPY
CNTP 310 BLACK EXPERIENCE/MEDIA
CNTP 312 CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM: FILM
CNTP 315 ART AND TECHNOLOGY
CNTP 323 SEXUAL POLITICS,GENDER AND FILM REPRESENTATION
CNTP 325 MEDIA SPORTS AND SOCIETY
CNTP 327 GLOBAL MULTICULTURAL MEDIA ISSUES
CNTP 347 AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA
CNTP 348 LATINO IMAGES AND HOLLYWOOD
CNTP 350 DIGITAL CULTURE
CNTP 363 MEDIA AND CULTURE-LATIN AMERICA
CNTP 404 THE DRAMATIC ELEMENT
CNTP 411 MEDIA IN SOCIETY
CNTP 414 FROM FICTION TO FILM
CNTP 415 JAZZ AND AMERICAN CULTURE
CNTP 444 ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN CINEMA
CNTP 466 ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY THEATER
CNTP 468 ART AND EXILE
CNTP 487 FILM HISTORY CULTURE AND MYTH
COMM 310 APOCALYP VISIONS: ANIME MEDIA FILM
COMM 317 MEDIA AND PERSUASION
COMM 334 HISTORY AND AESTHETICS: FILM EDITING
COMM 347 THE NEW TV CRITICISM
COMM 356 MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
COMM 410 GLOBAL MEDIA, LOCAL CHANGE
INTD 305 THE MYTHS OF VENICE
MUSI 309 MUSIC AND GENDER
MUSI 325 WRITING ABOUT MUSIC
MUSI 328 SOUNDTRACKS
MUSI 335 AVANT GARDE AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
MUSI 345 DJ CULTURE
MUSI 365 CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON MUSIC
MUSI 462 MUSIC AND IDENTITY
THEA 323 EXPERIMENTAL THEATER 1950-PRESENT
THEA 328 CONTEMPORARY WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS
THEA 331 THEATER AND SOCIETY I
THEA 334 THEATER AND SOCIETY II
CONTEMPORARY ARTS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Please refer to the About the Major section for information on the major requirements.

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.



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