The PVA Majors RAP is planned for 38 first-year students who have been admitted as Art, Art History, Architecture, Dance, Music and Theater majors. It is designed to give students the structure and support to succeed as an artist and scholar.
As an artist, designer, or performer, your success is often the result of both individual effort and creative collaboration. Students in visual and performing arts majors tend to have rigorous schedules filled with hours of required practice and studio time thus making it difficult for them to join most RAP offerings. However, this RAP was built with these considerations in mind, attending to the particular needs, goals and schedules of aspiring artists!
Living with students in related majors will enable students to be on similar schedules for study, class and recreation.
PVA Majors RAP Seminar
Read what Marie Comuzzo, Fall 2020 instructor said about this one-credit seminar:
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” – Georgia O'Keeffe
In this seminar, we will discuss how to thrive in the ever changing working and social landscape of the visual and performing arts. We will cover topics such as:
As artists we need to learn how to collaborate and co-create solutions to the problems encompassing our lives as individuals and as social beings. We will talk about how UMass provides important tools to fulfil our professional and personal goals in preparing us for emotional and professional challenges along the path.
During Summer NSO, academic advisors will work with students to choose all the other courses based on the individual's major.
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