Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Changing people’s conception of the arts as they are now practiced, as, "arts and crafts," to a necessary version which has the arts as central to the whole curriculum. Students are losing who they are: their playfulness and being able to children while they are children. They also lose their identity and creativity in the classroom because they have to focus on the main subjects (Math, Science, Literature, History). The main subjects have been identified as the "core curriculum" from the state and country. By bringing the arts back into the classroom, they will help redefine who the students are, their families, community and the nation. The arts help the students develop their sense of being. A student's sense of being is the feeling of belong. They want to be social, physical, and mentally belong within their peers. Their sense of being is who they are as a person. They are a student (good/bad), child, sister/brother, etc. Not only does arts help the student develop their sense of being but also helps the students develop, cognitively and socially, the same way as if they were to play. Their cognitive development is just as important as their sense of being. Cognitively student's need the arts to help their sensory system along with the mind. Therefore, the arts are needed to help the students fully develop.
Aubrey, Taylor, "Changing the Arts from the Stepchild to Adopted Child" (2015). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 597.