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Arts Open Access

Courses Open to Students in Other Disciplines

Most courses offered by the BA programs in the School of the Arts—like those in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences—are open to students in other disciplines at Purchase College. These are offered under the regular course prefix for the discipline (for example, AMG for arts management and THP for theatre and performance). Many courses offered by the BFA and MusB programs in the School of the Arts are also open to students in other disciplines at Purchase College, in most cases without audition or permission of instructor. These are listed each semester under Arts Open Access in the myHeliotrope online course search

The following courses, offered by the School of the Arts under the AOA prefix, are interdisciplinary in nature:

AOA 1000: Discovering the Arts

The fall semester of a two-part introductory course dedicated to understanding the creative processes and artistic expressions of dance, theatre, music, visual art, and film. Students gain a broad understanding of five art forms in the fall. They go behind the scenes and into the lively creative processes taking place in the Performing Arts Center, Neuberger Museum of Art, and School of the Arts conservatories, to set the stage for continued cultural participation and citizenship.

Credits: 3

Department: Undeclared