Course Description

Coined in the 1960s, community arts is a movement for social engagement and change at the local level, taking root in the United States and beyond. This course explores its aesthetic, historical, and sociocultural aspects. Site visits focus on organizations and public art institutions in L.A. and have included museum education departments such as LACMA, MOCA, and the Getty Center, as well as Side Street Projects, Women’s Center for Creative Work, and the Bicycle Kitchen. Lectures, discussions, and readings delve into the theoretical exploration and practical application of social practices. Required for Teaching Artist Track students.

Prerequisite: None


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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