Each year the Arts Outreach office puts together a faculty curricular guide. This guide outlines ways that you can make the arts a part of your classroom experience. We invite you to explore the Curricular Connections Guide and consider the possibilities it opens up for you and your students. For instance, you may be inspired to:
- Encourage your students to attend the arts event
- Provide extra credit for attendance
- Utilize the performance as a resource to enhance your course instruction
- Schedule an in-class discussion or lecture led by a visiting artist or an ARTS NC STATE faculty or staff member
The ARTS NC STATE Curricular Connections Guide connects academic courses at North Carolina State University with the semester's arts events, including Center Stage performances, a Crafts Center exhibition, Gregg Museum of Art & Design events and exhibitions, a Music Department concert, and University Theatre productions.
The Guide lists arts events in chronological order; the entry for each event includes time, location, and ticket information, event description, and curricular connections. An appendix in the Guide lists all ARTS NC STATE events for the academic year.
It is the intent of the office of Arts Outreach in developing the Curricular Connections Guide to engage North Carolina State University faculty in the ARTS NC STATE program events by forming meaningful, logical links between the substance of academic courses and the content of ARTS NC STATE events.
This engagement can take the form of event attendance, pre- or post-concert discussions or lectures from program members, or in-class workshops with ARTS NC STATE faculty and students. Let us know if you have questions or suggestions, and be sure to LET US KNOW how well it worked for your class.
For more information on the Curricular Connections Guide, ARTS NC STATE, or engagement opportunities, contact Amy Sawyers at firstname.lastname@example.org