Urban Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Arts

Department of Humanities

School Of Arts and Sciences


 

The Urban Arts major prepares students to contribute to the planning and redevelopment of urban areas by creating and participating in organizations that produce, exhibit, perform, and disseminate programs in the visual and performing arts and in organizations that can employ the arts to enrich the cognitive, affective, and behavioral experiences of those who live and/or work in urban environments.

The interdisciplinary focus of the program includes courses in the visual and performing arts and in the methods of presenting public programs in the arts, as well as courses in communication, economics, and urban sociology.

Graduates of Coppin's Urban Arts major are fully cognizant of the physical, economic, social, and artistic infrastructures that undergird urban cultures. These graduates are prepared to work with the people who live in urban environments to enrich their lives and the lives of their communities through the arts.

 
Student Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts Program in Urban Arts offers students a selection from among three concentrations: Arts Administration, Theater, and Visual Arts. Each concentration of Urban Arts facilitates Student Learning Outcomes in four areas, as follows:

Creating

  • Research, organize and develop artistic ideas and work
  • Refine and complete artistic work relative to location and audience

Presenting

  • Analyze, interpret and select artistic work for presentation and community engagement
  • Develop and refine artistic presentation to convey meaning relevant to urban issues

Responding

  • Perceive, analyze and interpret the intent and meaning of artistic work
  • Identify and utilize the cultural resources available in the urban setting

Connecting

  • Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to the creative process
  • Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding
  • Communicate and engage in groups, as a manager and team member *
  • Relate artistic ideas and works using the language and culture of the business world *

* Denotes Student Learning Outcomes specific to the concentration in Arts Administration

 
Urban Arts Core Courses

The Bachelor of Arts in Urban Arts program requires six core courses. The remaining courses required for the degree will vary according to concentration.

Course
Crs.
Title
IDIS 103
3
Visual Art & Theatre
SPCH 205
3
Intercultural Communication
IDIS 270
3
Introduction to Urban Arts
IDIS 300
3
Fundraising for the Arts
IDIS 470
3
Senior Seminar in Urban Arts *
SOCI 406
3
Sociology of the City

* Denotes capstone course for all Urban Arts Majors

 
Arts Administration Concentration Required Courses
Course
Crs.
Title
 
3
Any studio in visual arts
 
3
Any studio course in dance, music or theatre
 
3
Any studio course in a discipline not yet taken
ART 312
3
Museum/Collections Mgt.
OR
 
 
THEA 380
3
Theatre Mgt.
ENGL 305
3
Advanced Expository Writing
THEA 302
3
Stagecraft I
ECON 212
3
Microeconomics
ENMGT 355
3
Entertainment Law
MGMT 320
3
Principles of Management
MKTG 310
3
Marketing for Managers
Internship
3
DANC/MUSC/ART/THEA 420
 
Theatre Concentration Required Courses
Course
Crs.
Title
THEA 215
3
Acting I for Majors
THEA 301
3
History of the Black Performer
THEA 302
3
Stagecraft I
THEA 303
3
Stagecraft II
THEA 315
3
Acting II: Scene Study
THEA 320
3
Principles of Play Direction
THEA 351
3
Theatre History I
THEA 352
3
Theatre History II
THEA 370
3
Playwriting I
THEA 380
3
Theatre Management
THEA 415
3
Acting III: Periods and Styles
 
Visual Arts Concentration Required Courses
Course
Crs.
Title
ART 103
3
Basic Design
ART 105
3
Intro to Ceramic Sculpture
ART 208
3
Basic Drawing
ART 210
3
Life Drawing
ART 312
3
Museum & Collection Management
ART 401
3
Art History Survey
ART 40X
3
African American Art or Arts of Africa
ART 3XX
3
Painting I, Ceramics II, Photojournalism, Special Project Design, Digital Photography or Ceramics Workshop
ART 3XX
3
Painting I, Ceramics II, Photojournalism, Special Project Design, Digital Photography or Ceramics Workshop