Interdisciplinary Arts & Social Practice Minor Overview

A minor in Interdisciplinary Arts 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
VPA 201 Issues in Art Administration
VPA 528 Research Methods in SocialPractice (Capstone)

SELECT 2 COURSES FROM THE LIST BELOW – (6 CH)

Note, this is an example of a course list. This would change each semester based on current offerings and student interests. Courses not on this list can be taken with permission if requested by student.

ART448 The Coraddi Publication
DC 117 Movement As Medium
VPA 455 Art/Ent: Strategies for Artists
VPA 589 Mindfulness for Artists
EDU 334 Education and Social Justice
ART 349 Expanded Print Media
THTR 333 Community Practices
PHL 433 Art and Philosophy
MUS 433 Ethnomusicology
PSC 500 Non-Profit Management

PARTICIPATE IN 1 EXTERNSHIP (3 CH)

VPA 496 Independent Study / Directed Research