Poised at the forefront of creative and critical work, the BA in Art, Place & Public Studies (APPS) addresses questions of place and urban space as spheres of multiple experiences, cultural imaginaries, and material practices.
The program emphasizes critical awareness of the impact of the arts in specific contexts, along with the agency of artists and scholars to make socially conscious contributions. Drawing on the expertise of faculty across multiple fields, students learn from a distinctly artistic point of view, through the study of public art, activism, ethnography, critique, and other cultural practices. Our multi-disciplinary approach encourages students to follow their interests, no matter where in the city – or world – they might lead.
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See a sample four-year academic plan in the BA in Art, Place + Public Studies program to help you decide what courses to take when.
|Art, Place & Public Studies: Core Concepts||3|
|Creative Practices & Spatial Contestations||3|
|City Studio Practicum||3|
|Critical Studies Electives||9|
|Art, Place & Public Studies Electives||21|
|Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium||3|
|Electives in any studio discipline||18|
|Liberal Arts Requirements||33|
|Art History, Theory & Criticism Requirements||54|
Program Learning Outcomes