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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Student responsibility
Language of Instruction: English Program Including Multi-Country Travel: No
Program Type: External Providers' Program Internship/Service-Learning/Practicum Availability: Yes
Program Meets Bethel Residency Requirement: No Minimum GPA: 2.5
Eligibility by Grade Level: 2-sophomore, 3-junior Areas of Study: Art, Art - Painting, Art - Photography, Business, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English Literature, Filmmaking, Gender Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Media Studies, Missional Ministries, Philosophy, Social Work, Sociocultural Studies, Sociology, Theater/Drama
Program Name: HECUA Open to all majors: Yes
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

    Dates / Deadlines:
    Dates / Deadlines:
    Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
    Spring 2022 11/01/2022 ** 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.