Undergraduate students at the Pasadena Art Center - Dance Street CA must complete 45 units of Humanities and Science classes in order to graduate. This includes Writing Studio, Art of Research, or Critical Practice 1 and Introduction to Modernism, which must be completed by the end of their fifth trimester. All students take classes in the Department of Humanities and Sciences (H&S), which covers academic subjects often referred to as liberal arts and sciences. The H&S classes work together with the study programs to encourage reflective and rigorous research throughout the university, addressing cultural, historical, literary, philosophical and scientific perspectives.
This helps students gain a well-rounded education and, upon graduation, have the necessary knowledge to chart an informed individual path. This seminar is particularly interested in the multiplicity of sound in the practice of contemporary art and how it can connect with other well-known artistic movements and genres of fine art. It will help students understand toys in the context of the recent and current cultural context, and will connect with certain study practices, from toy design to fine art practices. Examples of works within the categories of the various disciplines of the Art Center will be analyzed to see how narrative is used in them and what kind of recombinant possibilities could be explored.
English Language: In Development (EL -Development) follows the English Language - Emerging (EL - Emerging) course in sequence. This course is designed for Art Center students and promotes fluency in art and design discourses, as well as general critical thinking skills. It provides students with a solid foundation in business and economics, whether they leave the university as freelancers, entrepreneurs, employees of art and design agencies, or employees of companies that use art and design to create and sell products and services. The sites include ornamental scriptures, poetry and paintings, sacred texts and monuments, political propaganda and contemporary art through works by Xu Bing, Gu Wenda and the Cloud Gate Dance Theater (Taiwan).
Examples of the first origins of video art and the alternative media of artists who participated in its evolution will be shown, which in many ways began as a revolution, until reaching the current trend of art on the Internet, mobile phones and virtual reality. When they return, they return the richness of this experience to the Art Center and to the Art Center community.William Shakespeare is famous, but surprisingly few students at the Art Center are familiar with his work, even though his works are among the most important examples of the possibilities of storytelling and theater, of the development of characters, of psychological explorations and of the dynamism of politics when it intersects with history.English Language - Emerging (EL - Emerging) covers the development of university vocabulary, reading comprehension and grammar for academic writing, from the basic concepts of the parts of speech to fluency in the four types of sentences (simple to complex compound).