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Program Description:


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Learn how the arts can create choice, change and connection in a nationally recognized center for creativity and community. 

Description

What is art for? Who is allowed to be an artist? Where do you find art, and what happens when it finds you? Seek the answers to these questions in a gallery or a museum, but on busy street corners, vacant storefronts, and empty lots. Meet local artists whose work addresses issues of inequity and injustice. Step into a poetry mobile, or tour a formerly foreclosed house transformed into a living museum. Tap into a growing movement of artists pushing the boundaries of what creativeUndergraduate)

  • Qualifications

    * You must have completed your first year in college
    * You must be in good academic standing - 2.5 GPA or higher (any GPA lower than 2.5 will receive extra evaluation and may not be eligible)
    * You must meet all requirements of the specific HECUA program
    * You must complete all home campus requirements for off-campus study

    All students are welcome on HECUA programs. Selection is based on your completed application, past academic performance, recommendations, and the match between the program and your own interests, goals and expectations. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Intern Types

    • Art/Fine Arts
    • Communications
    • Creative Writing
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Liberal Arts
    • Music
    • Political Science/Politics
    • Social Sciences
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
    • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Languages

    • English
  • Subject Areas

    • Art/fine Arts
    • Communications
    • Conflict Studies
    • Development Studies
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Liberal Arts
    • Music
    • Political Science/politics
    • Public Admin, Public Policy, Govt
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
  • Program Fees:

    Program fees may vary. Check the HECUA website, here, for the most up to date information.

  • Cost Include Description:

    Tuition, internship placement and supervision and all course related field visits.

  • Experience Required

    no

  • Scholarships are Available

    HECUA provides $750 Scholarships for Community Engagement, $1,500 Scholarships for Social Justice, and four $4,000 Scholarships for Racial Justice for semester-length programs each fall and spring. More information about the application process for either scholarship, here, is available on the HECUA website or by contacting the organization.

  • Application Process Involves

    • Online or Paper Application
    • Essay
    • Letters of Reference
    • Transcript




Art for Social Change

  • Description

Set in the vibrant arts scene and culturally diverse neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Art for Social Change program immerses students in communities working for social change through art and culture. Art for Social Change is built on the belief that artists are active members of our democracy, and that artistic and cultural expression have the capacity to shape a society.

In Art for Social Change, a wide variety of creative practices are embraced as essential tools for civic engagement, participatory democracy and social justice. Through classroom seminars, field visits, and a professional internship, Art for Social Change students explore how art and culture impact communities and how creative work (like performance, writing, visual art, and music) can address pressing social issues and make them visible and real. Social and cultural identity, democracy and power structures are just some of the issues students grapple with through the lens of art, culture and social change. Throughout the semester students meet with a wide variety of local artists, educators and arts advocates in addition to attending performances, films and installations as part of the learning process.

  • Highlights

    An internship placement in a central part of the program. HECUA works with students to design an internship that meets your own learning goals and connects with program themes.

  • Degree Level

    Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

  • Qualifications

    * You must have completed your first year in college
    * You must be in good academic standing - 2.5 GPA or higher (any GPA lower than 2.5 will receive extra evaluation and may not be eligible)
    * You must meet all requirements of the specific HECUA program
    * You must complete all home campus requirements for off-campus study

    All students are welcome on HECUA programs. Selection is based on your completed application, past academic performance, recommendations, and the match between the program and your own interests, goals and expectations. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Intern Types

    • Art/Fine Arts
    • Communications
    • Creative Writing
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Liberal Arts
    • Music
    • Political Science/Politics
    • Social Sciences
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
    • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Languages

    • English
  • Subject Areas

    • Art/fine Arts
    • Communications
    • Conflict Studies
    • Development Studies
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Liberal Arts
    • Music
    • Political Science/politics
    • Public Admin, Public Policy, Govt
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
  • Cost in US$:

    Contact HECUA for Current Pricing.

  • Cost Include Description:

    Tuition, internship placement and supervision and all course related field visits.

  • Experience Required

    no

  • Scholarships are Available

    HECUA provides up to three USD750 Scholarships for Community Engagement, two USD1,500 Scholarships for Social Justice and four USD4,000 Scholarships for Racial Justice for semester-length programs each fall and spring. More information about the application process for either scholarship is available on the HECUA website or by contacting the organization.

  • Application Process Involves

    • Online or Paper Application
    • Essay
    • Letters of Reference
    • Transcript


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.