The required course begins with an arts-related event, and students attend theatrical, operatic, and musical performances, exhibitions of visual art throughout the semester. In addition to experiencing these art forms as an audience, students examine performances and exhibitions from the multiple perspectives of scholarship, creativity, and production.
The course’s culminating activity is a student-curated, public exhibit of their multimedia work. As one student commented, Arts in New York City “opened my eyes to so many of the city’s rich cultural institutions. It also taught me to think critically about art and how I choose to define it.”