Visual & Performing Arts Minor

Visual & Performing Arts

Undergraduate Minor

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

18 Credits

About the Program

      The Minor in Visual & Performing Arts allows students to complete a cross-disciplinary minor across any combination of the visual and performing arts. This degree is intended to complement other degrees, either within VAPA or more broadly within the liberal arts and sciences. It is also well suited to provide experience in the arts that will enhance a student's ability to participate in community arts-based productions in the future.

Focus of Study

    The Minor in VAPA gives a student a general cross-disciplinary preparation in any two or more of the visual and performing arts.

Program Requirements

Minimum Minor Requirements

  • 18 credit hours of VAPA coursework
  • 9 upper-division credit hours (3000-4999 level)
  • 2.0 Minor GPA (grade of C or better in any course counted toward the minor)
  • Residency: Last 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed while registered at UCCS

Note: Speak with an academic advisor to declare a minor.

Program Coursework

VAPA Intro Course (3 credit hours)

  • Complete any one 1000-level VAPA Core course. See Degree Audit for the complete list of courses.

VAPA Upper-division Core Courses (6 credit hours)

  • Complete any two 3000-level VAPA Core courses. See Degree Audit for the complete list of courses. Note: VAPA 3900 can be taken twice but must be different topics.

Cross-disciplinary Electives (6 credit hours)

  • Complete two courses from two different VAPA specialization areas: Dance, Film, History of Art & Visual Culture, Museum Studies & Gallery Practice, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts. Note: At least 3 hours must be upper-division (3000+ level).

VAPA Capstone (3 credit hours)

  • Complete one course from the following: FILM 4980, HAVC 4980, MUS 4980, THTR 4980, VA 4980, VAPA 3990

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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