FINE ARTS AREA [FF]
Fine Arts is one of four Intellectual Exploration (IE) areas of study that also includes Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Physical and Life Sciences. They represent traditional areas of university inquiry. Please see an advisor to learn more.
Mission Statement - Courses in the fine arts introduce students to ways of experiencing and understanding a variety of artistic concepts, structures, and forms. Such courses explore the world through varying aesthetic viewpoints and seek to foster critical and creative interpretations of artistic expression.
Criteria - The University of Utah's Fine Arts Committee has established the following criteria for courses that meet the Fine Arts Requirement.
1. The course is primarily for undergraduate non-majors.
2. The course focuses on understanding of artistic processes, concepts, structures, theories, or forms.
3. The course promotes critical thought in response to own or other?s artistic efforts.
4. The course is intellectually and experientially accessible to non-majors.
5. The course actively engages students.
6. If a studio or performance course, it includes a way to measure individual work against a disciplinary or course standard.
Criteria approved by the Undergraduate Council; November 22, 2005