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Interdisciplinary Art & Social Practice Minor Overview

A minor in Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice provides students with a unique set of seminar and project-based experiences that explore creative practices that engage the public sphere.

Social Practice focuses on diverse creative strategies for social engagement, inviting collaboration with a broad spectrum of individuals, communities, and institutions.

Only a few universities across the nation have begun to offer undergraduate degree programs focused on Social Practice. This is great chance to craft a unique education for yourself that combines creativity with your major field of study and interests.

Students are required to take a set of three core Social Practice courses (see below) in combination with related courses of each student’s choosing from across the University. Students also earn course credits through externships and directed research.

This minor’s strength is supported by the CVPA’s globally recognized faculty, public partnerships, and vibrant city.

This minor is an integral catalyst for UNCG’s mission to “redefine the public research university for the 21st century as an inclusive, collaborative, and responsive institution making a difference in the lives of students and the community it serves.”

Curriculum

18 Credit Hours Needed to Complete the Minor

TAKE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES – REQUIRED (9 CH)

ARE 260 Art, Education and SocialPractice
VPA 324 The Arts For Social Change
AAD/ENT 202 Arts Administration & Entrepreneurship
VPA 528 Research Methods in SocialPractice (Capstone)

SELECT ANY 2 COURSES FROM ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY – (6 CH)

Yes, take any 2 courses from across the University. A rationale for each course (reason why you want to take the course and how it is in line with your research interests) must be provided and shared with Lee Walton, Director. Permission must be granted.

PARTICIPATE IN 1 EXTERNSHIP (3 CH)

VPA 496 Independent Study / Directed Research