Requirements for the Visual and Performing Arts Education (VAPAE) Minor 

The minor is restricted to students majoring in Architectural Studies, Art, Art History, Dance, Design Media Arts, Ethnomusicology, Music, World Arts and Cultures. Theater majors may apply for the VAPAE minor by completing an application and filing a petition with the Office of Student Services, School of the Arts and Architecture. 

Arts Education M102 Application [Download Here]

VAPAE Application  [Download Here]

To apply for the minor, students must: 

  • Have completed at least 50 percent of the lower division preparation for the major requirements of their respective majors 
  • Have completed Arts Ed M102 (same as Educ M104) with a grade of “B” or better 
  • Be in good academic standing with at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA 
  • Submit an application by the deadline – Friday of 5th week (available from the Office of Student Services, 2200 Broad Art Center; VAPAE Office, 2101 Broad Art Center; or departmental counselor) 

Courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade. No more than 2 courses/8 units may be applied toward both this minor and a major or minor in another department or program.

Upper Division Requirements 

A. Core requirement (4 units): 

Arts Ed M102 (same as Educ M104) - Introduction to Arts Education for Multiple Publics: Theory and Practice 

B. Two courses (8 – 9 units) selected from: 

Arts Ed 101, 103, 105, 195, 197, Art&Arc 100, Art M186A, M186AL (same as Chicana/o Studies M186A and M186AL, and Wl Arts M125A and M125AL), Dance C145 (with advisor consent), 166, 167, Ethnomusicology 196, Music 100A, Theater 118A, 118D, Wl Arts 103, 120 (with advisor consent), C155, or a community internship (195) with sponsorship from the Department(s) of Art, Design Media Arts, Ethnomusicology, Music, World Arts and Cultures/Dance, or the Center for Community Learning, by petition

C. Two courses (9 – 10 units; * indicates recommended courses) selected from: 

Education M108, 118, *120, *121, 122, 123, C125, C126, *127, 128, 129, *130, 131, 132, 133, 138, M186

D. Capstone sequence (8 units): Completion of Arts Ed M102 (same as Educ M104) is required for enrollment in Arts Ed M192 (same as Educ M190); completion of Arts Ed M192 (same as Educ M190) is required for enrollment in Art&Arc M192SL (same as Educ M190SL) 

Arts Ed M192 (same as Educ M190) - Arts Education Teaching Practicum  

Arts Ed M192SL (same as Educ M190SL) - Arts Education Teaching Practicum & Capstone Project

Total Units Required for the Minor: 29-31

Education courses for VAPAE students 

GSE&IS, in collaboration with the VAPAE minor, has allocated a limited number of PTEs for VAPAE students for selected education courses throughout the coming academic year. If you are interested in enrolling in one of the education courses listed below, please contact Lindsay Lindberg (VAPAE Program Coordinator) or Merrillyn Pace (Director of Student Services) for more information.

Courses and PTEs available for Fall Quarter are: 

Education 118 Literacy in Society  
Education 122 Perspectives on American College
Education 129 Education and Law
Education 130 Race, Class and Education Inequality in the United States  
Education 133 Topics in Child Development and Social Policies

Courses available for Winter Quarter are: 

Education 127 Educational Psychology
Education 132 Autism: Mind, Brain and Education 

Courses available for Spring Quarter are: 

Education 130 Race, Class and Education Inequality in U.S. 

Five PTEs for each of the courses offered by GSE&IS have been allocated for UCLA Arts students - with priority being given to VAPAE minors and current Arts Education Teaching Sequence students.