This unit will introduce students to a variety of art making and creative processes that may be integrated into community development. Students will engage in both critical analysis of the theory and practice of art and community development as well as practical experience and engagement of art making and creative process. Students will explore a number of different ways that art has been engaged in community development to engage a variety of social, ethical, ecological and environmental, justice and cultural issues. The engagement and exploration into art making and creative process will include a variety of mediums and will develop student’s abilities to critically evaluate how social change may be initiated through engaging art.
+ How art and Community Development can work together
+ Art in your own local community
+ Street art the place of art in various communities and cultures
+ Art as community strengthening
+ Theories of art: Symbol and Metaphor
+ Urbanism, Politics, and Mass Culture
+ Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism