Art and Public Policy (Minor)

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Program Description

The Department of Art and Public Policy recognizes that young artists and scholars need opportunities to incubate their ideas in dialectic with real world problems. The Department offers courses that investigate the social, ethical, and political realities that affect artists’ ability to make and distribute their work, while looking at how art and its production can affect all aspects of life. Undergraduate students who wish to delve deeper into these issues may consider declaring a minor in Art and Public Policy.

Students can exercise considerable flexibility in crafting a course of study that best reflects their own pursuit of how art links to the world and what social knowledge is embodied in the arts. The minor allows students to customize a suite of four courses (beyond the two taken by all Tisch freshmen through the core curriculum) that offer a window into the world through art, deepening an understanding of the role of art in social struggles. Students may include one thematically linked course from outside Art and Public Policy with permission of Department Chair, Professor Pato Hebert.

Minor Declaration

To request a minor be added or removed from your record please use your Albert Student Center. Click on the Academics tab, and then click Minor Application under Planning Tools. New First Year and Transfer students should wait to declare minors toward the end of their first academic year and after discussing it with their academic advisor.