Mar 19, 2018  
2013-2014 University Catalogue 
2013-2014 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Common Curriculum


Mara Scrupe / / 215.717.6258
Program Director


The University Common Curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary thinking and collaborative processes as a central cross-university curriculum for all undergraduate students in the University of the Arts. The UCC, consisting of 4.5 credits, addresses two related content areas, Creative Practices and Collaborative Studio. In collaboration with Liberal Arts and First Year Writing, Creative Practices introduces first year students to contemporary practitioners across the disciplines. Collaborative Studio, offered as a set of course options taken in the sophomore or junior years, focuses on the collaborative creation of student-directed projects.

Program Objectives

  • Understanding of and appreciation for diverse forms of creative activity.
  • Ability to experiment with multiple generative processes, including those outside one’s discipline.
  • Ability to work with others outside one’s discipline.
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute a student oriented project.
  • Develop understanding of the nature and dynamics of collaboration.

Requirements (4.5 Credits)

University Common Curriculum (4.5 Credits)

Additional information available on the University Common Curriculum  page.