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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Visual And Performing Arts Pathway

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Program:  Pathway
Department:  Student Advising and Advocacy Center
School/College:  Unit of Affiliated Programs

Kettler Hall 112 ~ 260-481-0404

Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Student Advising and Advocacy Center care about the futures of all of our students. To that end, the Pathway Program was implemented to allow students a more targeted approach to choosing a major. We recognize the importance and often times difficulty in making this decision - you are not alone. The center staff assists students in exploring options and connecting with faculty and staff in academic departments, by promoting analysis and exploration through an individualized pathway plan.

If you’re comfortable expressing yourself through song or visual media, you’ll be at home in the Visual and Performing Arts Pathway. You’ll learn to express yourself using a myriad of methods: visually, vocally, with an instrument, and using design techniques and methods. Most within this pathway appreciate and value art and artistic expression, and wish to become familiar or more familiar with the major achievements in the history of art, including the works and intentions of leading artists past and present. You’ll experience an environment that encourages free and open inquiry, diversity, the cultivation of creativity, and artistic collaboration.

Program Delivery:

  • Students may take advantage of the wide variety of daytime, evening, weekend, hybrid, and online courses at Purdue Fort Wayne. See an advisor for more information.

Declaring This Major:

  • Students may declare by visiting the Student Advising and Advocacy Center and meeting with an advisor.

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

Visual and Performing Arts Pathway 1-Yr. Plan:  

Academic planning is essential!

Academic advisors help  ensure that the classes you choose to take align with placement test results, interests, previously earned credits and requirements for the general education and any majors you may be  considering. Students should meet with their advisor at least once per semester.

Suggested Courses:  Credits 31

  • Gen Ed A1 - Written Communication - ENGL 13100 or GA1
  • Gen Ed A2 - Speaking and Listening - COM 11400, THTR 11400 or GA2
  • Gen Ed B4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing - GB4 
  • Gen Ed B5 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing - PSY 12000 or GB5
  • Gen Ed B6 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing - GB6 
  • Gen Ed B7 - Interdisciplinary of Creative Ways of Knowing - GB7
  • IDIS 11000 - Freshman Success Course
  • Pathway Courses - 12 credit hours
    • AD 11100, AD 10502, MUSC 10500, THTR 13400 and any other courses recommended by advisor
    • Pathway courses assist students in choosing a major
    • Students interested in teaching should consider EDU 20000, ask advisor for details.

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