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HECUA Art for Social Change: Creativity, Belonging, and Transformation
Minneapolis, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring
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Program Sponsor: HECUA 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Partner:
HECUA - Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs
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Program Term(s):
Semester only
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Student responsibility
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Areas of Study:
American Studies, Art, Arts, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, Culture, Dance, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Film, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Design, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Minority Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Service Learning, Social Work, Sociology, Studio Art, Theatre/Drama, Urban Studies, Women's Studies, Writing Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Internship (with credit transfer)
Program Description:
Program Description:

Art for Social Change S18
Explore how neighborhoods make artists and how artists shape neighborhoods. Investigate and create art that shapes and inspires critical connections across identities.


What is art for? How do our identities influence the art we make? How do we create work that examines systems of power, oppression, and liberation? Art for Social Change students seek answers to these questions in galleries, museums, street corners, and artist studios. They meet artists whose work creates spaces for healing and reconciliation, and join a growing movement of artists pushing the boundaries of what creative4 credits)

  • Arts Praxis: Social Justice Theory and Practice in the Field (4 credits)
  • Internship and Integration Seminar (8 credits)

  • Housing is available through Augsburg University for students who do not currently reside in Minneapolis or St. Paul.


    Students will engage in community-centered learning by gaining hands-on experience through an internship. Coursework and internship experiences are integrated throughout the program to create a holistic experience for students. Past internship sites include Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Pangea World Theater, and more. 
    • Internship Types

      • Art/Fine Arts
      • Communications
      • Creative Writing
      • Education
      • Humanities
      • Interdisciplinary
      • Liberal Arts
      • Music
      • Political Science/Politics
      • Social Sciences
      • Urban & Regional Planning
      • Women's Studies
      • Theater, Drama, Dance
    • Languages

      • English
    • Program Fees:

      Program fees may vary. Check the HECUA website, here, for the most up to date information.

    • Programs Costs Include:

      Tuition, internship placement and supervision and all course related field visits.

    • Experience Required


    • Program is open to:

      Any undergraduate student enrolled in a US institution who has completed their first year of college.

      Scholarships are Available

      HECUA provides Scholarships for Community Engagement, Scholarships for Social Justice, and Scholarships for Racial Justice for semester-length programs each fall and spring. More information about the application process for either scholarship, here, is available on the HECUA website or by contacting the organization.

    • Application Process Involves

      • Online or Paper Application
      • Transcript

    More information at the HECUA Art for Social Change webpage >>>

    Gustavus information

    HECUA. Gustavus belongs to the HECUA Consortium, so we are a part of the organization that offers this program. Any eligible Gustavus student is welcome to participate in this program.

    Application process. Gustavus students will first apply for Gustavus approval through this website. Once approved by Gustavus to participate, you will then complete an online HECUA application as well. Note that Gustavus has a nonrefundable application fee of $70 (required for all Gustavus study away applicants), and that HECUA has a separate nonrefundable application fee of $50.

    Advising at Gustavus. If you would like to speak with a Gustavus program advisor, please see our Advising page for more information.



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