About the degree
The Global Arts Studies program at University of California, Merced is global in many senses of the word. We look to the whole world, without privileging one geographical space over another. We are rigorous in the study of all realms of creative expression, from film screen to dance club, from ritual and touristic practice to museum and concert hall. Our faculty of music scholars and art historians helps students refine the skills they need to critically engage culturally diverse media. Lecture courses, seminars, studio classes, and ensembles are designed to explore creative processes and material connections. Working closely with faculty, our students conduct original research and acquire nuanced insights into both sonic and visual realms.
The new GASP major is live and open to the class of 2019 and later. If you are interested in the major, please feel free to ask us about the program via email or during our office hours, the details of which you can find on our faculty page. We highly recommend that students interested in the major take the courses GASP 2: Introduction to Music Studies and GASP 3: Introduction to Visual Studies.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Introduction to Global Arts Studies
- Introduction to Music Studies
- Introduction to Visual Culture
- Introduction to Arts and Cultural Studies
- Introduction to Arts and Technology
- Global Art History
- Music in Society
- Drawing I
- Painting I
- Sculpture I
- Design I
- Photography I
- Multimedia I
- History of Popular Music
- Video I
- Music of Asia Pacific
- Music of the Middle East
- Music in the World's Religions
- Music, Dance, Gender, and Sexuality
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Liberal Arts View 1420 other Bachelors in Liberal Arts in United States
- Secondary school certificate of completion
- GPA of 3.4 or above
- See details for completion of country-specific admission requirements.
International43292 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43292 USD per year during 48 months.
National43292 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43292 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State13538 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13538 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Merced
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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