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At Prescott College, We Take it Outside

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At Prescott College, We
Take it Outside

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At Prescott College, We
Take it Outside

Arts and Humanities

At Prescott College, we believe that a classroom is more than just four walls. Our classrooms are places, like mountains, forests, cities, and farms. With a mission to create a healthy, just, and sustainable world, we solve problems by getting into the field and taking action. Our students are educators, activists, counselors, researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. We are inspired by all those we meet, while making a difference in our local and global communities. We don't only learn within the classroom. At Prescott College, we take it outside.

Prescott College’s small class size, nationally-recognized faculty, and commitment to experiential learning create an ideal and nurturing community in which students may learn fundamental skills in Arts and Humanities. Students may pursue the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Arts & Letters by designing a competence that combines two or more areas of the arts, or they may choose a competence in one area, such as Creative Writing or Studio Arts. Some students, working closely with advisors and mentors, design individual competence and breadth tracks in Arts and Humanities that allow them to combine their studies of painting, photography, writing, or dance with their studies in ecology, education, social justice, human development, or adventure education. Student designed competence titles such as Nature Writing, Travel Writing, Photojournalism, Environmental Art, and Nature and Dance are also possible. All students working toward degrees housed in the Arts & Humanities Department engage in courses focused on rigorous, hands-on acquisition and application of skills and theory.

Areas of

  • Creative Writing
  • Studio Arts

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learners will identify and explore the contribution of the arts and humanities to the human experience including historical, social, environmental, religious, or cultural contexts.
  • Learners will apply the language and techniques of their chosen disciplines.
  • Learners will produce original artwork or a critical analysis of art or literature that communicates effectively with an audience.

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