May 18, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, Arts and Literature Area Concentration, BA

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BA in Liberal Studies: Arts & Literature
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The goal of the Arts and Literature concentration is to prepare students to work in fields such as writing, publishing, film, visual and performing arts, curating, and arts management. Arts and Literature is defined broadly to include art, theater, fiction and nonfiction writing and other forms of creative expression. While they often choose to focus on either creative writing or the visual and performing arts, students are required to engage in cross-disciplinary studies, including a critical understanding of creative expression across and within cultures, and in historical and contemporary contexts. They are encouraged to gain hands-on experience through internships, collaborations with local businesses or community art, history and literary organizations. The Arts and Literature concentration allows students flexibility to tailor their plans of study classes to particular interests. It also prepares students for graduate studies in a variety of fields.

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Sample Community-Based Learning Experiences:

  • Designed original logos and set up a website for a start-up
  • Work with nonprofits to create art, theatre and dance programs in local schools.

Sample Synthesis Projects:

  • Curated an art show
  • Completed the first draft of a science fiction novel
  • Staged a reading of one act of an original play
  • Painted a series of portraits

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