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Exploring, Experiencing, and Envisioning Integration in US Arts Education

  • Nancy H. Hensel
  • Explores the ways in which campuses are integrating professional skills into arts courses in major and general education courses

  • Includes descriptions of integrated programs such as music business that integrate disciplinary theory, applied practice, and community engagement experiences

  • Presents useful examples of integrated arts programs


Part of the The Arts in Higher Education book series (AHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nancy H. Hensel
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gregory Young
    Pages 15-26
  4. Jennifer Blackmer
    Pages 97-107
  5. Don Cusic, Beverly Schneller
    Pages 109-123
  6. Mary Rist, Sasha West
    Pages 143-153
  7. Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, Margaret Cullen
    Pages 191-204
  8. Sarah Jarmer Scott, Samantha Siegel
    Pages 205-221
  9. Nancy H. Hensel
    Pages 223-228
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-234

About this book


This book explores the dedication of the New American Colleges & Universities to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement through the performing, literary, and visual arts. Examples of course level and programmatic integration of the arts are discussed from both an applied practice-based approach and a philosophical framework that posits student benefit from exploring, experiencing and envisioning creativity in their future professions. The authors believe that the development of professional skills in combination with the theoretical aspects of liberal arts curriculum, which traditionally includes music, theatre, art and literature, provides a high quality undergraduate educational experience that uniquely prepares students for adaptability in their careers and engaged citizenship grounded in the ability to think creatively, critically, and ethically.


literary and visual arts applied practice-based approach philosophical framework liberal arts curriculum civic engagement

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy H. Hensel
    • 1
  1. 1.The New American Colleges and UniversityLos Angeles, CAUSA

About the editors

Nancy H. Hensel is President of The New American Colleges and Universities, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Exploring, Experiencing, and Envisioning Integration in US Arts Education
  • Editors Nancy H. Hensel
  • Series Title The Arts in Higher Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title The Arts in Higher Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-71050-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89034-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71051-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    Higher Education
    Performing Arts
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