ARTS Courses

Creative expression, whether for personal expression or to communicate with others, is a fundamental human activity that results in the production of objects, environments, and experiences that engage the senses, emotions, and/or intellect. The creative and professional arts offer direct participation in such activities and provides a framework for their interpretation, evaluation, and appreciation, past and present. Arts is broadly defined to include not only the fine arts and performing arts, but also the professional arts, such as architecture, graphic design, and digital arts. Students choose one ARTS course (3 credits) to satisfy part of the UCORE Inquiry: Ways of Knowing graduation requirements. Three 1-credit courses may be added together to satisfy the 3-credit requirement.


Student Learning Outcomes


  • Interpret and/or produce creative work using relevant methods, processes, or tools (critical thinking and/or creative thinking).
  • Receive and reflect on constructive feedback to refine creative methods, processes, outcomes, and/or interpretations (critical thinking).
  • Recognize the role of scholarship in creative or professional arts (information literacy).
  • Explain in writing how creative work or interpretation of creative work is grounded in scholarship (written communication).
  • Understand fundamental knowledge and concepts in creative or professional arts as appropriate to the discipline (breadth of learning).
Revised outcomes approved Spring 2022.

Available ARTS Courses

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleCreditsCollegeStatus
AMDT408Visual Analysis and Aesthetics3VCEASubmit for renewal F22
ANTH301Arts and Media in Global Perspective3CASSubmit for renewal F22
DTC101Introduction to Digital Technology and Culture3CASRenewed S20
DTC201Tools and Methods for Digital Technology3CASSubmit for renewal F23
DTC208Introduction to Digital Cinema3CASSubmit for renewal S24
DTC354Digital Storytelling3CASApproved S21
ENGLISH150Introduction to Film as Narrative4CASSubmit for renewal S24
ENGLISH212Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels3CASApproved F19
ENGLISH251Introduction to Creative Writing: Exploring the Genres3CASApproved F20
ENGLISH252Introduction to Creative Writing and Creative Writing Pedagogy3CASApproved S22
ENGLISH339Topics in Film as Literature3CASSubmit for renewal F22
ENGLISH342Documentary Film Theory and Production3CASSubmit for renewal F22
FINE_ART101Introduction to Art3CASRenewed F20
FINE_ART1022D Art and Design3CASSubmit for renewal S23
FINE_ART1033D Art and Design3CASSubmit for renewal F23
FINE_ART110Drawing3CASSubmit for renewal S24
FINE_ART201World Art History I3CASRenewed F20
FINE_ART202World Art History II3CASSubmit for renewal F22
FINE_ART303Modern Art - 19th Century3CASRenewed S22
FINE_ART305Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome3CASRenewed S22
FINE_ART307The Arts of Renaissance Europe3CASSubmit for renewal S22
FINE_ART340Ceramics3CASSubmit for renewal F23
FINE_ART350Sculpture3CASSubmit for renewal F23
HISTORY232The Mexican Revolution and the Arts3CASSubmit for renewal S24
HISTORY320Modern US History Through Film3CASSubmit for renewal S24
HUMANITY280Quests and Callings3CASApproved S22
MUS120Class Guitar3CASRenewed F22
MUS153Musical Style in Composition3CASRenewed S22
MUS160Survey of Music Literature3CASRenewed F20
MUS163World Music3CASSubmit for renewal S23
MUS262Rock Music: History and Social Analysis3CASSubmit for renewal S23
MUS266Film Music3CASSubmit for renewal F23
MUS428Opera Workshop1CASRenewed S21
MUS429Tenor/Bass Choir1CASSubmit for renewal F23
MUS430Treble Choir1CASSubmit for renewal S24
MUS431Concert Choir1CASRenewed S21
MUS432University Singers1CASSubmit for renewal F22
MUS433Madrigal/Chamber Singers1CASRenewed S22
MUS434Symphony Orchestra1CASRenewed S22
MUS436Symphonic Band1CASRenewed S22
MUS 437Symphony Wind Ensemble1CASRenewed S22
MUS438Jazz-Lab Band1CASSubmit for renewal F23
MUS439Vocal Jazz Ensemble1CASSubmit for renewal F22
SDC100World of Design and Construction3VCEASubmit for renewal F23
SPANISH110Peninsular Spanish Film3CASRenewed F20
SPANISH111Latin American Film3CASRenewed F20
SPANISH310Peninsular Spanish Film3CASApproved S21
SPANISH311Latin American Film3CASApproved S21
SPANISH350Introduction to Peninsular Spanish Literature3CASApproved F20
SPANISH351Introduction to Latin American Literature3CASApproved F21
WGSS / HISTORY369Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures3CASSubmit for renewal F23

View ARTS courses in the WSU catalog.

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