About ARTH 095 A

Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.


Open to Continuing Education and Degree Students; Cross listed with DNCE 095 and MU 095; Total combined enrollment = 180

Section Description

This team-taught course is a hybrid investigation of contemporary art and visual culture, bringing together methodologies from Art History, Studio Art, Dance, Music, Performance, and more. In this course, you will be exposed to various creative practices across the arts and engage in intellectual and experiential learning. Through lectures, discussions, field trips, film screenings, and live performances at UVM, Burlington, and beyond, participants in this course will gain a deeper and broader understanding of what is happening across art today and interdisciplinary methods for studying making art in a broad sense. The goals of the course are to heighten an individual's understanding of the value of art and how experience, perception, intellect, and empathy are interrelated. The course will serve as a theoretical and occasionally practical study of contemporary art and performance from around the world, emphasizing contexts, meanings, interpretations, biographies of the artists, etc., and how they might reflect, shape, support, and challenge our world(s). Are there new ways to look and listen to art and performance? And by witnessing, how might we become agents for deeper understanding and change?

Section Expectation

Emphasis will be on weekly readings, lectures, discussions, and writings, anchored around specific performances taking place at UVM, Burlington, and beyond. This includes field trips, film screenings, live Dance, Music, Theater, and more. In addition, students should expect to spend 2-4 hours a week on coursework outside of class, with additional time for specific presentations.


Evaluations for this course are cumulative and based on attendance, active participation, and the completion of all assignments: readings, writings, class presentations, and performance viewings.

Course Dates



Fleming Museum 101 (View Campus Map)


to on Tuesday and Thursday

Important Dates

Note: These dates may change before registration begins.

Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

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