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Artistic Experience

Drake students will learn to interpret and/or create art. Art constructs an essential and ongoing dialogue among individuals, cultures, and societies. Art—whether it takes visual, musical, or theatrical form—grows out of sustained intellectual inquiry. Drake students will recognize that art provides distinctive ways to engage the world and create expressions of the human condition. Courses that fulfill this AOI will engage students to achieve at least two of these student learning outcomes. Students will be be to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of different artistic styles - visual, musical, or theatrical - andthe factors that contributed to their establishment.
  2. Articulate the role played by an art form - visual, musical, or theatrical - in the developmentof culture(s) or as a distinctive expression of human identity and creativity.
  3. Articulate an analytical and reasoned understanding of a specific visual, musical, or theatrical art form and communicate this understanding in an appropriate form,whether oral or written or through the artistic medium itself.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the visual, musical, or theatrical arts through the application of or engagement with an art form.

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September 30, 2016
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