ARTS 100 Week 1 Experiencing the Arts

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ARTS 100 Week 1 Experiencing the Arts

For your Week 1
Assignment, choose one of the options listed below to discuss your
experience of the arts:


Thinking about the Arts

How have you interacted with the arts in your life?
Describe how you have participated in the arts in a 260- to 525-word personal
essay. Were you a participant, or were you a part of the audience? This is an
essay describing your personal experiences, but must adhere to APA formatting
in regards to general formatting and title page.

Describe the following in your
personal essay:

  • A
    description of the art you experienced

  • How the
    experience personally affected you

  • How you plan
    to continue your participation in the arts as either an audience member or
    creator of the visual or performing arts

  • Your own
    definition of what the arts are and the purpose they serve

Submit your assignment in a
Word document using the Assignment Files tab.

to student:
 Your experiences of the arts may include attending
concerts or plays, art in your home or a museum, a movie, or your own work as
an artist or performer. If you are describing your own artwork, discuss how the
process of creating or performing affected you and what you wished to



Community Guide

Look ahead at the different art forms covered in this
course: visual arts, music, dance, film, theatre. Where can you find and
experience these art forms in your local community, or the community in which
you were raised?

Create an 8- to 12-slide
presentation that serves as a community guide for the arts in your community.
Include the following in your guide:

  • A description
    of three to four art forms covered in this course (visual art and
    architecture, dance, music, film and theatre) and where they can be
    experienced in your community

  • A
    description of your personal experience of these art forms

  • Your opinion
    of the purpose these art forms serve for the individual and the community
    in general

You may use PowerPoint® to create this
assignment or another presentation tool, such as Prezi.

Submit your assignment using
the Assignment Files tab.


C (This option is tailored for Education majors.)

Classroom Bulletin Board  

Imagine you need to create a
proposal for bulletin boards in your classroom that will change each month to
reflect the following art forms, respectively:

  • January: The
    Visual Arts

  • February:

  • March: Dance

  • April:

  • May: Film

Include the following in your

  • A
    description of each board and the materials you will need to create it

  • How the
    boards will be used to support instruction of your state's humanities

  • Your opinion
    of the purpose of the arts and how they can support student growth and

  • Your own
    experience of the arts and their positive effect on your life

In addition to your proposal, you may storyboard your
bulletin boards using pencil and paper or use a storyboarding tool to create
your vision of the board for each art form.

Submit your assignment using
the Assignment Files tab.

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