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Art in the Global Context

UCSC Faculty-led is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. Students should expect a rigorous academic coursework that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option.

Students on UCSC Faculty-led programs earn regular UC Santa Cruz course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Santa Cruz students can use UCSC Faculty-led Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.


Art 189 Syllabus (5 units)

Independent study (2 units)


Art 189: Art in the Global Context (5 units) - required

Independent Study (2 units) - optional

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • Be at least 18 years old by the program start date
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior class standing by the time of departure

All applications will be processed first-come, first-served. Students are encouraged to apply early due to limited capacity.

Prerequisites/Other Requirements

Email to Faculty Director, Dee Hibbert-Jones ( 4 images of previous work and a paragraph explaining your interest in art in a global context. Also describe your prior knowledge of art-making.

Students with limited prior art experience will not be automatically disqualified, but will need to have a strong argument for their interest in this specific program.

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