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ARTS/100 Defending the Arts

ARTS/100 Week 5 Defending the Arts is available for $15 only!



Complete one of the following options for your Week 5 Assignment:

Option A

Art in Your Community

Experience the arts in your local community by attending a performance, or visiting an art museum or gallery. If you go to an art museum or gallery, choose an exhibition or one artwork to discuss for this assignment.

Write a review of your arts experience that includes a defense of the arts. Include the following:

  • Write a description of the elements of composition: line, color, shape, or movement, theme, rhythm, tone, and so forth that were incorporated into the performance or artwork.
  • What was the overall emotional and intellectual effect the performance or artwork had on you? What emotions did you feel? Of what did the experience make you think?
  • Write a summary of how you would like to see the arts made more a part of your community. Is there anything you can do to make this happen? How will you support the arts in the future?
  • Include a defense of the arts that describes how the arts add value to life. How might creative expression be helpful to people?

Submit your assignment as a Word document using the Assignment Files tab:

  • A 1,050- to 1,400-word paper (You are welcome to go over the word count if you wish.)

Option B

Explaining the Arts

Imagine a scenario where you are the last surviving member of the human species and you find yourself on another planet. The people of the planet do not have performing or visual arts of any kind. Living on a planet without the arts is dull, so you have decided to explain what the arts, are and why they are important.

Include a discussion of all of the following describing the elements of each:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Architecture
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theater
  • Cinema

Include one slide that discusses how the arts engage the viewer or audience.

Include at least one slide that discusses the individual's and the community's role in supporting the arts.

Submit your assignment as a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® with detailed speaker notes using the Assignment Files tab. Use images as appropriate, and cite your references.

  • Word count for the speaker notes: a total of 350 - 500 words that can be divided up over the different slides. (You are welcome to go over the word count on the speaker notes and if you wish, and you may have more than 15 slides if you wish.) 
  • Proper APA formatting of the references is required on all formal assignments (See the template in the Class Messages for additional help)

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