The PhD in World Arts will prepare practitioners to be qualified teachers and researchers who are involved in service on a national and global level. Graduates will be able to contribute positively to the challenges of understanding the local arts of communities around the world and develop new theories and constructs to better support the use of those art forms and practices. Their advanced training will enable them to address current challenges and gaps in research, preparing them to respond with creative solutions to opportunities and changes in the contexts they encounter.
PhD in World Arts graduates will be able to…
- apply the major theoretical concepts of World Arts to real-world problems.
- analyze and discuss the formal characteristics of artistic genres.
- contribute to the development of applied theory in World Arts.
- relate and apply current standards in World Arts to activities in training, mentoring, and consulting for communities, organizations, and schools.