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2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog 
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog

Community Arts Minor

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Program Description

The community arts minor introduces students to the field of socially engaged art practices, and is designed for students interested in merging social activism, creative work, performance, teaching and community development. Students will learn how to identify, approach and construct classes for community sites, including youth organizations, schools and afterschool programs, as well as institution serving other populations through the arts in a community setting. Students in the minor examine the processes of creative thinking, community involvement, collaborative enterprise, research, and education in community arts. Students in the community arts minor explore training in at least two different arts disciplines, and develop their learning through service learning experiences in a supervised practicum pursuing their own art projects in the community.

Program Highlights

Degree: N/A

Required Credits: 15

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Visual and Performing Arts

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/community-arts

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview

The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

I. Minor Requirements (15 credits)

B. Fine Arts Discipline (6 credits)

Choose one sequence from the following (2 courses required):

1. Arts

2. Art Therapy

3. Dance

4. Drama

5. Music

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