FPA 101 Perspectives in the Arts

This course is the foundational experience for the BA/BS in Arts Studies. The intention is to provide an introduction to fundamental methodologies and ways of thinking, that give students the tools to analyze and deconstruct works of art for meaning, function, success and value. The course will be composed of combinations of readings, activities and assignments, discussions, videos, slides and out of class performances, showings and exhibitions. Students will engage in the practice of making art as well as in exploring the relationships among the various art fields.