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Component 2: Experience Path "B"

Please note, there are 2 different "paths" that can be used to complete the experience component. You only need to complete 1 path to earn the certificate.

Here are the requirements if you are completing the experience component using Path "B": 

Attend 3 art events from 3 different arts areas. Example: 1 dance performance, 1 design lecture, and 1 visual art exhibition. Attendance may be completed over multiple semesters. After attending an arts event, you will have two week to complete a guided writing assignment reflecting on the event.

Event Guidelines
Most arts events offered at the University of Kansas will count toward the Arts Engagement Certificate. For ease of finding events, Arts Engagement will maintain an arts event calendar with suggested events. Here is a general list of arts venues and kinds of arts events that can be count toward your certificate:
  • All KU theatre performances
  • All performances and art-related talks at the Lied Center & master classes
  • All exhibitions, performances, and art related talks at Spencer Museum of Art
  • All exhibitions, performances, and art related talks at Nelson Atkins
  • All School of Music events
  • Senior recitals, thesis exhibitions, and student showcases
  • Visiting artists and art-related lectures on campus (e.g. at The Commons, Kansas Union, Hall Center, departmental guest artists, etc.)
  • Optional, hands-on workshops offered by participating Arts Engagement Departments
  • Film screenings with discussions
  • Artist talks, exhibitions, and theatre, music, and dance performances at the Lawrence Arts Center
  • Artist talks and exhibitions at the Student Union Gallery in the Kansas Union
  • All exhibitions at the Art and Design Building Gallery
If you have questions about whether or not an event can count, please e-mail


Complete a semester long, hands-on arts experience. This is not an all-encompassing list but can include things like:

  • A third class with a “studio” focus (actively making, doing, producing, performing, etc. creative works).  This class needs to be in a different school/department than the 2 classes used to fulfill the coursework requirement for the certificate.
  • Arts related internship or employment on case-by-case basis
  • Participating in campus music, theatre, or dance productions.

After this experience, you will complete a written reflection (at least 600 words) and submit some kind of artifact from your experience. This can be photo documentation of a project with descriptions, video, content that you produced during an internship, a final reflection that was required to complete a class, etc.  Please e-mail if you have questions about what kind of artifact to submit. 

Please e-mail if you have questions about whether or not a semester-long experience can be counted toward the certificate.  Approval before the experience begins highly recommended.  All experiences need to be completed during your time at the University of Kansas.

Certificate Completion Information

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Finishing your certificate soon? Plan ahead!  

Summer 2018 application for graduation deadline: Monday, July 16

Fall 2018 application for graduation deadline: Thursday, November 1

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