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Global Arts Studies, B.A.

Overview of Global Arts Studies 

StudentsThe Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) is a unique curriculum that integrates diverse subjects normally housed in different departments, including art history, visual studies, ethnomusicology, performance studies and cultural studies.

About the Program

The program provides opportunities for students to analyze artistic practices in multiple media, and to investigate how those practices have been affected by industrialization, colonialism, commercialism and globalization. GASP offers students a global and interdisciplinary comprehension of the arts.

Potential Careers

  • Museum curator
  • archivist or conservator
  • Art auction valuer
  • Art studio manager
  • Music theory instructor
  • Art historian
  • Art trademark attorney
  • Theater director of music
  • Theater technical or artistic director
  • Film, television or music producer
  • Dance program director

Learning OutcomesStudent in class

Students graduating from the Global Arts Studies program demonstrate the following: 

  1. Describe visual and aural texts in technical and theoretical terms.
  2. Analyze cultural, visual, aural and spatial procedures within their historical and conceptual contexts.
  3. Apply theoretical models from multiple schools of thought in art history/visual studies and musicology/ethnomusicology.
  4. Conduct research specific to critical studies of the arts.

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