ArtsMason courses in the film making, visual and performing arts stress generative, inquiry based learning through direct aesthetic and creative experience in the studio environment. Art history courses address the intrinsic relationship of personal and cultural creativity, and the manifestation of aesthetics, visual culture and visual narrative within historical contexts.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete a course in the Arts category must meet the first learning outcome and a minimum of two of the remaining four learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between artistic process, and a work’s underlying concept, and where appropriate, contexts associated with the work.
  2. Identify and analyze the formal elements of a particular art form using vocabulary and critique appropriate to that form.
  3. Analyze cultural productions using standards appropriate to the form, as well as the works cultural significance and context.
  4. Analyze and interpret the content of material or performance culture through its social, historical, and personal contexts.
  5. Engage in generative artistic processes, including conception, creation, and ongoing critical analysis.

Required: One approved course

Approved Courses: For the current list of approved courses, please see the Catalog.

Creating a Mason Core Arts Course? 

-Download the Mason Core Arts Curriculum Map

-Download the Mason Core Rubric for Evaluating Student Work in Arts Courses

-Download the Mason Core Rubric for Evaluating Arts-Music Ensembles 

-Visit the Mason Core Submission Instructions page 

-Find additional help with Mason Core and CIM