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ARTEDUC 1600 (U): Art and Music Since 1945 - A survey of the visual arts and music in the western world since 1945, based on live and recorded performances and exhibitions. Online. 3 credits.


ARTEDUC 2367.03 (U): Criticizing Television - A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Online. 3 credits.


ARTEDUC 7000.30 (G): Issues, Frameworks and Theories for Art Educators - In this online course, we will critically analyze articles that provide an overview of topics for art education research; graduate faculty research; national and international issues, and research resources. Online. 3 credits.


ARTEDUC 7606 (G): Technology and Digital Texts - Theory and practice of engaging others in technologies and digital texts relative to art education practice. Online. 3 credits.


ARTEDUC 7708 (G): Universal Design for Learning: Disability Studies and Art Education - This course explores Universal Design for Learning in Art Education for the purposes of enhancing the learning experiences of students with disabilities and all learners and makes practical applications to classroom experiences. Online. 3 credits.


ARTEDUC 7777 (G): Research to Advocacy - This course engages practicing arts educators in developing effective advocacy strategies, arguments and approaches grounded in reliable research and assessment measures. Educators clearly communicating these measures can effectively leverage them in persuading administrators, parents and policy makers to energetically support and advance the critical work of arts education. Online. 3 credits.

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ARTEDUC 3680: Exploring the Creative Industry: Arts Issues in the 21st Century

We/Fr 12:45 PM-2:05 PM | Sullivant Hall 225 | 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Zulal Fazlioglu Akin

Creative industries is a relatively new term that encompasses visual and performing arts, graphics, broadcast media (film, TV and radio), digital arts, design, architecture, and the new media. This course explores the conceptual foundations, histories as well as key regulatory and policy issues surrounding creative industries in their social, political, cultural and global contexts. While gaining insight into how creative industries work as well as how they are governed, students will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with artists and cultural professionals working in the field. Focusing on the importance of creative industries in modern-day economic development and social regeneration, the course opens discussions on various concepts of culture, cultural policy, entrepreneurship, creative cities, gentrification, precarity in the creative labor, commons, and ecological transformation.


ARTEDUC: 3690: Arts Entrepreneurship

Mo 12:45 PM-3:30 PM | Hagerty Hall 251 | 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Rachel Skaggs

This course helps students gain skills toward using creativity and artistry to solve problems and identify their personal sites of expertise as they begin to think about their future careers. Identifying opportunities in the arts can take on aspects of using artistic skill to address social problems, create economic value, and bring aesthetic solutions to social, cultural, and business problems.


ARTEDUC 5795: Seminar on Topical Issues in Art Education
Global Indigenous Arts: Education for Settlers

WeFr 12:45 PM-2:05 PM | Mendenhall Lab 115 | 3 credits
Instructor: Dr. Richard Fletcher

Indigenous visual artists, filmmakers, poets, and musicians, from the Sámi of Scandinavia and the Mapuche of the Andes, to the Bunun of Taiwan and the Tlingit of Alaska, are creating some of the most compelling and challenging works of art today. Supported by a growing network of Indigenous curators, scholars and educators, Indigenous artists both celebrate and maintain their cultural specificity within a global framework of shared Indigeneity. Yet this flourishing of Indigenous arts takes place within the deeply conflicted historical and political context of settler colonialism, a system that actively erases Indigenous peoples, extracting value from their land and cultural traditions. How, then, can an appreciation for the transformative work of contemporary Indigenous artists be reconciled with the traditional settler position of exploitation and appropriation?

This seminar directly grapples with the problematic position of the settler by combining decolonial arts education theory with a practice of participatory curriculum development. We will not only challenge and unlearn entrenched models of arts education, grounded in settler colonial histories and legacies at work in the institutions of the university and the museum, but also co-create a new form of arts education curriculum in dialogue with the generative, constellatory syllabi of Indigenous artist-projects, exhibitions, and educational frameworks.


ARTEDUC 7707: Action Research Theory and Practice

We 4:30 PM-7:15 PM
Instructor: Dr. Ruth Smith 

This course introduces students to action research in school, institutional, and community settings, for the purpose of creating change through collaboration. Considering research as a cyclical, dynamic and collaborative process (Stringer, 2004) reveals a pragmatic concept of research that is intended to address specific, local problems through participation in exploration and transformation (Brydon-Miller, 2001). Action research lends itself to interdisciplinary work and is useful in a variety of fields including education, public health, social work, the arts and more.

In this course, students will discuss and dissect action research theories and examples, explore ethical considerations, present on examples of action research studies, and practice collecting, analyzing, and reporting data through qualitative research methods. Course work will also have students involved in exploring personal identity, a significant component to conducting qualitative and participatory research, locating and analyzing literature on a chosen topic, and writing critically and reflectively as a form of analysis.

Feel free to email Dr. Smith with any questions about the course.