Visual and Performing Arts

The visual arts give individuals a way to convey experience, emotion, opinion, or taste through visual media, including photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing. The main aesthetic criterion used to evaluate visual arts is their aesthetic merit. Visual arts include drawing, watercolor, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Visual arts are broadly categorized as poetry, film, photography, conceptual art, and printing. The term artists refer to persons who work in this field. One can utilize performance to convey an idea, emotion, mood, or taste through theater, public speaking, dance, music, and other performing arts. The term performing arts refers to any art form or skill that requires audience participation. A few examples of performing arts include dance, singing, and acting, among others, that students can major in.