Expose students to a wide variety of fine arts and cultural events on the Baylor campus and with Baylor-sponsored programs.
Allow for maturation and growth in a student’s reception, interpretation, and appreciation of the fine arts and cultural events over an extended period of time.
Fine Art produced at Baylor by Baylor faculty or guest artists:
Though the term “cultural” is often construed broadly to include many aspects of human civilization ranging from food to philosophy, the Cultural Arts Experience is intended for the fine arts, specifically art, music, theatre, film, and literature, with the additional focus of these arts as seen through the lens of world cultures. The Cultural Arts Experience requirement was originally created to replace other fine arts requirements; the term “cultural” was added to encompass related performance and exhibition arts which may or may not be referred to as “fine arts”, depending on context, such as dance, popular music or film, architectural art, etc. In every case, the fine arts expertise of faculty or guest artists should be integral to the event.
CAE’s will be approved in the areas of Art, Music, Theatre, Film, and Literature/World Cultures. These areas are represented on the CAE Committee by faculty from the departments of Art and Art History, English, Film & Digital Media, Modern Languages and Cultures, Theatre Arts, and the School of Music. These departments and schools may facilitate an academically balanced offering of events in each area, but will also encourage proposals from faculty in other departments that sponsor artistic events.