Fine Arts Courses

Undergraduate Courses in Fine Arts

1302 Music Appreciation (3-0). No prior music training is required for this course, which develops music listening, analysis, and compositional skills and familiarizes students with music technology in a broad array of historical and geographical musical environments.  Students create an original instrument, compose and perform a work for the new instrument and computer, and explain choices made during this creative process. 

1315 Fine Arts Appreciation (3-0). A survey course which introduces students to selected fine arts areas. The course is taught in three blocks, one each for art, music, and theatre. A specialist in each area will present information of a practical and historical nature, emphasizing aesthetic values and accessibility for lay persons. This course is intended for application to the Core Curriculum requirement or as an elective course open to all undergraduate students.

2301 Special Topics (2-1). A course dealing with topics in the study of fine arts, such as investigations into the history of theatre, film, dance, music and/or the visual arts. Course may be repeated for credit.

2302 Intro to Digital Design (3-0). A course in digital-imaging techniques using Adobe Photoshop. The course will focus on digital image editing, digital painting and design.

2303 Special Topics in Multicultural Visual & Performing Arts (3-0). This course introduces the student to topics in theatre and art from a multicultural viewpoint or women’s studies perspective with particular emphasis given to the social, religious, political and historical relevance of these topics throughout the non-western world.

3301 Arts Administration (3-0). An introduction to the business side of performing and visual arts. Will include promotion/merchandising, organizational management, legal aspects, fund raising, and career planning/development.

3302  Advanced Digital Imaging (3-0).  A course in advanced digital imaging techniques including Photoshop and Illustrator.  The course will focus on advanced digital image editing, digital painting and illustration.

3303  Field Studies (3-0).  A discussion of subjects such as writing reviews, press releases, visiting professional venues both public, private and non-profit, interviews with artists and behind the scene looks at museum, theaters, foundations and studios. Class also includes resume and portfolio development, career choices, marketing and sales, and other areas which are of interest and importance to all Visual & Performing Arts students/ (Includes major field trip out of the area. Required for all majors - preferably taken in junior year.)

4101 Senior Capstone Project (0-3). The Senior Capstone is the culminating course for the Visual and Performing Arts Major. Each Capstone is a follow-through of a proposal for the project written by students with the help and encouragement of their academic advisor. It is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired within their area of specialization and share it in a public form. Prerequisite: Written proposal and permission of instructor.