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M.A. Concentration in Theology and the Arts
Updated 4/17/13 - changes are effective immediately.

Requirements of the Concentration

The following requirements enable students to reach the educational outcomes of the Theology and the Arts concentration:

  • Foundational course: TR271 Theological Interpretation of the Arts
  • TR272 Arts Practicum
  • Two elective courses: Elective courses may be selected from those approved for this concentration, or students may ask a faculty member to include a track in another course that would explicitly address one or more of the concentration educational outcomes. Faculty have discretion to decide that tracking is not appropriate for a given course. If the faculty member agrees, some course readings and/or assignments would be tailored to allow the course to meet a concentration elective requirement. This would be noted on the registration form. Please see the registration bulletin for courses approved for the Theology and the Arts concentration.
  • Thesis focus on a topic in the area of Theology and the Arts.

Educational Outcomes of the Concentration

In addition to achieving the basic outcomes of the M.A. degree, a graduate of the Theology and the Arts concentration will:

  • have developed and can employ an interdisciplinary model of theological interpretation of the arts;
  • be able to articulate an understanding of the arts as an object of theological reflection, a means of religious expression, and a source for the practice of ministry; and
  • have introductory level knowledge of a significant block of art (defined by style, theme, period, etc.).


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