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Modes of Inquiry: Creating in the Arts

Creating in the Arts (CA)

Courses satisfying this requirement develop students' understanding of creative expression through practices of making or methods of analysis of art forms.

Students in these courses should:

  • acquire skills in the creation and/or critical interpretation of an artistic form or forms;
  • develop an understanding of process in creative expression;
  • develop an understanding of how art contributes to public discourse and how and why audiences respond to art in different ways.

Approved 12/10/13

The following courses are currently approved by the faculty to meet the Creating in the Arts requirement:

  • ANTH 243 (CA) Listening to the World: Introduction to Ethnomusicology
  • ARTS 110 (CA) Introduction to Sculpture
  • ARTS 116 (CA) Introduction to Drawing
  • ARTS 121 (CA) Introduction to New Media
  • ARTS 132 (CA) Introduction to Experimental Photography
  • ARTS 135 (CA) Introduction to Painting
  • ARTS 152 (CA) Introduction to Printmaking
  • ARTS 216 (CA) Video Art
  • ARTS 231 (CA) Etching: Processes and Themes in the Printed Age
  • ARTS 232 (CA) Black and White Photography
  • ARTS 239 (CA) Drawing Concepts
  • ARTS 254 (CA) Material Exploration in Sculpture
  • ARTS 331 (CA) Installation Art
  • ARTS 336 (CA) Painting: Contemporary and Conceptual Practices
  • ARTS 340 (CA) Concepts in Sculpture
  • ARTS 342 (CA) Topics in Sculpture
  • ARTS 343 (CA) Printmaking: Monoprints and Mixed-Media
  • ARTS 344 (CA) Art and Public Engagement
  • CCM 202 (CA) Designing Persuasive Campaigns
  • ENGL 135 (CA) Creative Writing
  • ENGL 331 (CA) Imaginative Writing I
  • ENGL 332 (CA) Imaginative Writing II
  • FILM 110 (CA) Introduction to Cinema Studies
  • GERM 432 (CA) Media in Context: Literature, Film and Art
  • IDS 123 (CA) Performance of Literature
  • IDS 171 (CA) Exploring Contemporary Sculpture
  • IDS 208 (CA) Sustainability and Design
  • IDS 252 (CA) 3D Animation
  • LAS 380 (CA) Latin American Cinema
  • MUSC 115 (CA) Song Composition
  • MUSC 121 (CA) Creating Music with Technology
  • MUSC 171 (CA) Fundamentals of Music Literacy
  • MUSC 181 (CA) It Ain't Over 'Til the Fat Lady Sings: What Opera Can Teach Us About Gender, Sexuality, and "Others"
  • MUSC 207 (CA) Improvisation
  • MUSC 210 (CA) Music of America
  • MUSC 212 (CA, IT) Jazz: America and Beyond
  • MUSC 236 (CA) Elementary Music Composition I (.5)
  • MUSC 237 (CA) Elementary Music Composition II (.5)
  • MUSC 245 (CA) The Recording Studio as Instrument: Multi-tracking Musical Revolution
  • MUSE 029X (CA) University Chamber Orchestra (.25)*
  • MUSE 031X (CA) Jazz Ensemble (.25)*
  • MUSE 032X (CA) Wind Ensemble (.25)*
  • MUSE 034X (CA) Dramatic Vocal Arts (.25)*
  • MUSE 036X (CA) Chamber Music (.25)*
  • MUSE 037X (CA) Willamette Singers (.25)*
  • MUSE 040X (CA) Chamber Choir (.25)*
  • MUSE 041X (CA) Willamette Master Chorus (.25)*
  • MUSE 043X (CA) Voce Femminile (.25)*
  • MUSE 044X (CA) Male Ensemble Willamette (.25)*
  • RHET 125 (CA) Creating Visual Rhetoric
  • RUSS 235 (CA; 4th Sem Lang Req) Russian and Soviet Cinema
  • SPAN 380 (CA) Latin American Cinema
  • THTR 010X (CA) Theatre Practicum (.25-1)
  • THTR 011X (CA) Theatre Practicum - Atypical Performance (.25 - 1)
  • THTR 020X (CA) Dance Practicum (.25-1)
  • THTR 110 (CA) The Theatre: A Contemporary Introduction
  • THTR 145 (CA) Acting for Non-Majors
  • THTR 155 (CA) Stagecraft I
  • THTR 157 (CA) Introduction to Design for the Stage
  • THTR 175 (CA) Introduction to Dance Technique (.5)**
  • THTR 181 (CA) Fundamentals of Ballet (.5)**
  • THTR 182 (CA) Fundamentals of Modern Dance (.5)**
  • THTR 213 (CA) Introduction to Dance (.5)
  • THTR 233 (CA) Fundamentals of Costume Design
  • THTR 234 (CA) Dance Composition
  • THTR 251 (CA) Introduction to Computer Aided Design/Drafting
  • THTR 260 (CA) Stage Combat
  • THTR 282 (CA) Modern Dance II
  • THTR 284 (CA) Intermediate Ballet (.5)**
  • THTR 318W (CA) Theatre and Culture
  • THTR 320W (CA) Playwriting Workshop
  • THTR 356 (CA) Fundamentals of Stage Lighting
  • THTR 491 (CA) Special Topics in Theatre (.5-1)

* To receive Creating in the Arts credit in Music Ensemble courses, students must take four compatible Music Ensemble courses.

** To complete the Creating in the Arts credit in dance classes, students must satisfactorily complete two of THTR 175, 181, 182, 282, and 284 OR a student may repeat any one of these classes in order to fulfill the CA requirement.