The Fine Arts Major

Professor: Dustyn Bork
Associate Professor: Fonzie Geary and Michael Oriatti
Assistant Professor: James Berry and Maggie Gayle
Visiting Assistant Professor: Abigail Smithson
Director of Bands: Frederick Brown


The fine arts major broadly educates in the liberal arts tradition with the unique ability for each student to tailor their educational goals within an interdisciplinary and independent environment. Students acquire knowledge from diverse perspectives in the fields of fine arts and explore the role of the arts in society and culture. The degree equips students with the technical, theoretical, and applicable skills needed to effectively communicate, analyze, perform, organize, and create in the dynamic spaces of fine arts. The curriculum allows opportunities for exploration within an emphasis rich with historical precedents and contemporary practices. Students will attend events, perform, collaborate and learn to work with peers on campus and in the broader community in the pursuit and study of fine arts. This will culminate in mastery of essential skills to become lifelong pursuers of the arts and will equip the fine arts graduate with the skills necessary to engage with others to inspire community involvement through arts projects, engaging cultural institutions, and increase and encourage patrons of the arts. The major requirements and capstone coursework prepare students for careers in technical, performative, and administrative aspects of fine arts and/ or further studies in graduate school.

Summary of Requirements for a Major in Fine Arts

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Historical Context Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
Fine Arts Major - Historical Context Requirements  +
9
Sub-Total Credits
9

Practice Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
Fine Arts Major - Practice Requirements  +
9
Sub-Total Credits
9

Compose Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
Fine Arts Major - Compose Requirements  +
9
Sub-Total Credits
9

Practical Electives

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Core Curriculum

Item #
Title
Credits
Core Curriculum Requirements (In addition to Major hours)  +
44 - 48
Sub-Total Credits
44-48
Total credits:
84-88

Overview

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