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Exploring the Arts RAP Fall 2013
Students in the Exploring the Arts RAP will live together and expand their knowledge of both visual and performance arts. It is designed for students who are interested in creating as well as appreciating various forms of art.
Students in this RAP will live in Cance Hall in the Southwest area of campus.
When you join this program you will...
Develop a greater appreciation of the arts from a personal and a broader world perspective and identify ways to incorporate your interests with your academic studies.
Begin your academic career in an environment designed to foster your creative endeavors and develop your academic skills.
Connect easily with classmates for study groups and class projects.
Learn about the various related programs, events and opportunities available to UMass Amherst students.
As part of the Exploring the Arts RAP, you will enroll together in a 1-credit RAP Seminar. During your weekly seminar meeting you will have an opportunity to explore a variety of art-related issues from both current and historical contexts. You will participate in group projects and lively, meaningful discussions. The seminar will also provide a supportive environment for personal reflection and critical thinking on the topics generated by the group.
These exciting conversations will begin in class and since the students will be living together, they will have the opportunity to continue discussing and debating with friends when class is over.
Exploring the Arts RAP is intended for students declared in any major or undeclared.
In addition to the RAP Seminar, students in Exploring the Arts RAP will all enroll in a Studio Drawing class. If you are undeclared or in any major other than art, you will enroll in Art 104, a General Education class which will be restricted to the students in the RAP and taught in the residential area. Students who are already declared in Art will enroll in Art 110 (equivalent to Art 104 for majors).
Be sure to visit the How to Join page of this website to learn about the process and important timelines you must follow to become a member of this fantastic program!