To develop an understanding of and appreciation for the creative impulse in a variety of artistic, cultural and historical contexts, graduates of SMU will be able to identify, explore and explain concepts fundamental to the visual, literary, and performing arts through critical analysis, performance or the act of personal creation. This Pillar also seeks to expose students to the fundamental role that creativity plays in maintaining a robust, adaptive, and prosperous society. To this end, students take two courses from the Creativity and Aesthetics Pillar.
What is required?
The Creativity and Aesthetics requirement consists of one level 1 course and one level 2 course.
You may fulfill the levels of Creativity and Aesthetics by:
- successfully completing approved SMU course/s
- receiving exam credit (AP/IB) equivalent to an approved SMU course (only for level 1)
- transferring in coursework equivalent to approved SMU course/s
- transferring in coursework without equivalent SMU course/s and requesting the generic course/s (ex. HIST 10XX) satisfy level 1 or level 2
Read the Student Learning Outcomes.
Special Creativity and Aesthetics Policies
Credits for AP/IB can only satisfy level 1 of the Pillar
One single course may not satisfy both levels of the Pillar