The Arts

If you can’t decide whether you want to focus on dance or theatre or art, majoring in The Arts is the perfect solution! The program allows you to choose three focus areas of the four creative arts – theatre, dance, music and art – and get an individualized education in the foundations of all three disciplines. You’ll participate in performances, exhibits and productions that combine elements such as creativity, analytical thinking and global awareness.

I’m also a minor!

credits required for The Arts major

students per class on average in The Arts program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Learn high standards of quality, achieved through individual attention to student practice and progress, professional example and expectations of student excellence.
  • Experience three of the four discipline areas in the Creative Arts division and become familiar with professional practices
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the arts and their place in culture

Career opportunities

  • Theatre professional
  • Musician
  • Studio artist
  • Professional dancer
  • Creative arts educator

The Arts minor

Choose 27 credits of instruction in art, dance, theatre or music to craft your minor in The Arts. Not sure which of these classic offerings are your favorites? That’s perfect because you get to explore all the options when you select this versatile minor.

credits required for the The Arts minor

Faculty

PAULA BOOTH

NTT Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-8607 | boothp@wou.edu | CH 103

JENNIFER BRACY

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-8534 | bracyj@wou.edu | ITC 206

MICHAEL FREEMAN

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-8326 | freemanm@wou.edu | CH 109

JODIE GARRISON

Professor, Art
503-838-8027 | garrisonj@wou.edu | CH 310

MARY HARDEN

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-8460 | hardenm@wou.edu | CH 110

TIMOTHY HUTCHINGS

NTT Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Art
503-838-9209 | hutchingst@wou.edu | ITC 105

REBECCA MCCANNELL

Professor, Department Head, Art
503-838-8442 | mccannr@wou.edu | CH 312

SUNG EUN PARK

NTT Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-8149 | parks@wou.edu | CH 005

GREGORY POULIN

NTT Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-8241 | pouling@wou.edu | CH 203

DANIEL TANKERSLEY

Associate Professor, Art
503-838-9658 | tankersley@wou.edu | ITC 207

DIANE TARTER

Professor, Art
503-838-8387 | tarterd@wou.edu | CH 306

GARIMA THAKUR

Assistant Professor, Art
503-838-9247 | thakurg@wou.edu | ITC 208

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