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Last updated on Apr 16, 2021

Fine Arts: SPACE Minor



A minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement (SPACE) is an interdisciplinary and thematic curriculum that complements your major discipline. It develops values, methodologies, and skills for working with people in local communities and public spaces.

The 15-unit curriculum supports you in pursuing socially engaged projects that combine art and design practices with collaborative and political actions, ranging in scale from temporary interventions to in-depth community projects.

Completing the minor does not increase the total number of units required to graduate.

Pursuing the minor should not affect the number of courses taken either within your major or in the Humanities and Sciences or Critical Ethnic Studies areas.

However, because the coursework in the minor may replace other requirements, it is important to meet with an advisor as early as possible to plan the course of study.

Declare Your Minor


To discuss the minor option further, contact:

  • An academic advisor (for your major)
  • Peter Simensky, Chair of Community Arts
  • Nick Janikian, Community Arts Program Manager