Artistic Practice and Creative Process

The Artistic Practice and Creative Process requirement provides students with the opportunity to study and practice creativity, imagination, and personal expression as ways to engage with the world and empower oneself.

Courses satisfying this requirement will develop students' understanding of creative expression through the practices of making art in a variety of modes.

Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to: 

  • generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
  • convey meaning through the presentation of their own artistic work.
  • interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Students complete 4 credits from the courses listed below.

Courses that Fulfill the Artistic practice and Creative Process Core Requirement Credits
APTH 212/GSS 212 Theatre for Gender Equity 2
APTH 215 Applied Theatre Workshop 4
APTH 315 Applied Theatre Workshop II 4
ARTST 121 Studio I: Creative process 2-4
ARTST/MEDA 109 Introduction to Communication Design 2
ARTST 122 Studio I CE: The Creative Process 2-4
ARTST 201 Materials Science for Makers 2
ARTST 206 Design for Aesthetics 4
ARTST 207 Design for Sustainability 4
ARTST 208 Design for Function 4
ARTST 210 Drawing 4
ARTST 217 Digital Art I 4
ARTST 218 Digital Illustration I 4
ARTST 221 Studio II: Exploration 2-4
ARTST 222 Studio II CE: Exploration 2-4
ARTST 227/227L Photography Field Class I/Lab 2-4
ARTST 228 Photography I 2
ARTST 372 Interdisciplinary Design Seminar Non-majors 2
DANC 105 Beginning Ballet I 2
DANC 106 Beginning Ballet II 2
DANC 121 Beginning Jazz Dance I 2
DANC 122 Beginning Jazz Dance II 2
DANC 126 Beginning Contemporary Dance I 2
DANC 127 Beginning Contemporary Dance II 2
DANC 200 Dance Improvisation 2
DANC 205 Intermediate Ballet I 2
DANC 206 Intermediate Ballet II 2
DANC 221 Intermediate Jazz Dance I 2
DANC 222 Intermediate Jazz Dance II 2
DANC 226 Intermediate Contemporary Dance I 2
DANC 227 Intermediate Contemporary Dance II 2
DANC 229 Dance Ensemble I Apprentice Company 2
ENGW 206 Creative Writing, Poetry 4
ENGW 207 Mixed Genres 4
ENGW 208 Fiction Writing 4
ENGW 209 Introduction to Creative Non-fiction Writing 4
ENGW 222/322 Travel Writing Prep 2
ENGW 226/326 Travel Writing 2
ENGW 304 Writing: Book Editing and Design II 4
ENGW 306 Advanced Poetry Writing 4
ENGW 308 Advanced Fiction Writing 4
ENGW 309 Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Writing 4
MEDA 250 Foundations of Video Production 4
MEDA 265 Web Design 4
MEDA 302 Documentary Studies and Practice 4
MEDA 303 Experimental Studies and Practice 4
MEDA 304 Contemporary Explorations 4
MEDA 305 Communication Design II 4
MEDA 306 Animation Studies and Practice 4
MEDA 322 Post-Production 4
MEDA 363 Publication Editing and Design 4
MUS 181 Class Voice 1
MUS 185 Functional Piano I 1
MUS 187 Class Guitar I 1
MUS 151/352 Jazz Band/Advanced Jazz Band 1
MUS 153/353 Pacific Concert Choir/Advanced Concert Choir 1
MUS 158/358 Orchestra/Advanced Orchestra 1
MUS 159/359 Chamber Ensembles/Advanced Ensembles 1
MUS 163/363 Chamber Singers/Advanced Chamber Singers 1
MUS 165/365 Symphonic Band/Advanced Symphonic Band 1
MUSL 171/172/271 Music Lessons (Additional Fee for class) .5-1
MUS 282 Basics of Conducting 2
THEA 101 Theatre Appreciation 2
THEA 110 Acting 1: Fundamentals 2
THEA 112 Acting: Advanced Fundamentals 2
THEA 120 Technical Theatre 4
THEA 150-156 Theatre Company Credits 1-2
THEA 210 Acting II: Scene Study 4
THEA 212 Professional Preparation for Actors 2
THEA 220 Introduction to Theatrical Design 4
THEA 225 Theatrical Makeup and Mask Design 2
THEA 310 Acting III: Period Acting 4
THEA 312 Phonetics and Dialects 2
THEA 330 Fundamentals of Directing 4
THEA 333 Directing for Stage and Screen 4
THEA 336 Lighting for Dancers and Directors 2
THEA 380 Playwriting Seminar 4
THEA 412 Professional Preparation for Actors II 2
THEA 480 Advanced Playwriting Workshop 4