Fine Arts

The Department of Fine Arts offers programs in Art, Digital Media Studies, Music, and Theatre. The department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art (with or without secondary certification, or with an emphasis in digital media), an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media Studies (with an emphasis in design or technology), a Bachelor of Arts in Music (with an emphasis in music business), a Bachelor of Music with teacher certification, a Bachelor of Music in performance, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.

The department also offers minors in four areas: art, digital media studies, music, and theatre. Recommendations concerning a student’s minor and course requirements are made to the department head by academic advisors.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
DRAM 1351Acting I3
DRAM 1220Theater Practicum I2
THEA 1108Production Crafts Practicum1
DRAM 1341Makeup3
DRAM 2336Voice for the Theater3
DRAM 1330Stagecraft I3
DRAM 2331Stagecraft II3
DRAM 2361 [shared] History of the Theater I 2
DRAM 2362History of the Theater II3
THEA 3300Scene Design and Construction3
THEA 3301Costume Design and Construction3
THEA 3302Directing3
THEA 4300Shakespeare3
THEA 4304 [WI] Theory and Critcism3
THEA 4307Theatre Management3
THEA 4384Internship3
FINA 4301 [WI] The Arts in Contemporary Society3
Advanced THEA Electives9
ENGL 2320 [shared] Introduction to Literature 2
or ENGL 3309 Technical writing and Document Design
Foreign Language8
Electives (12 hours Advanced electives)16
Total Hours120
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Course may be counted toward general education requirement. (If ENGL 3309 taken, then only 13 hours of electives needed.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
ARTS 1311Design I3
ARTS 1316Drawing I3
ARTS 1312Design II3
ARTS 1317Drawing II3
ARTS 1303Art History I3
ARTS 1304Art History II 23
ARTS 2348Digital Art I3
ARTS 2316Painting I3
ARTS 3321Life Drawing3
ARTS 3331Art History of America3
ARTS 3371Printmaking3
ARTS 4341Advanced Studio Production3
ARTS 4390 [WI] Art/ Digital Media Portfolio Capstone3
Advanced ARTS Elective3
Sophomore Literature3
HIST 2321World Civilizations I 23
or HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
Total Hours90
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Without Certification
ARTS 3341Painting Studio3
ARTS 3342Watercolor3
ARTS 3351Sculpture Studio3
Advanced ARTS Electives12
FINA 4301 [WI] The Arts in Contemporary Society3
Electives6
Advanced Electives6
Total Hours36
With Certification
ARTS 3311Experimental Media Studio3
ARTS 3341Painting Studio3
ARTS 3342Watercolor3
ARTS 3351Sculpture Studio3
Advanced ARTS Electives6
EDUC 3320Professional Development I: Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development3
EDUC 4690Practicum in teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
READ 3351Content Area Reading3
Total Hours42
With Digital Media
ARTS 3381Digital Print-Based Media3
ARTS 3382Digital Time-Based Media3
ARTS 4381Interactive Art Media3
Advanced ARTS Electives9
FINA 4301 [WI] The Arts in Contemporary Society3
ARTS 2356Photography I3
or BCIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
COMM 2307Audio Production3
or BCIS 3315 Web Site Development and Design
COMM 3308Digital Video Production3
or BCIS 4315 Interactive and Applied Multimedia
Advanced Electives6
Total Hours36
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Media Studies

Field of Study Courses
General Education Requirements42
Other Required Courses
ARTS 1316Drawing I3
ARTS 2348Digital Art I3
ARTS 4341Advanced Studio Production3
ARTS 3364Animation I3
ARTS 4390 [WI] Art/ Digital Media Portfolio Capstone3
COSC 1302Introduction to Computer Science3
ENGL 3343Creative Writing3
Total Hours63
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Design
ARTS 1311Design I3
ARTS 2356Photography I3
ARTS 3381Digital Print-Based Media3
ARTS 3382Digital Time-Based Media3
ARTS 4381Interactive Art Media3
ARTS 43673D Rendering and Lighting3
BCIS 3300Computer Technology and Impact3
BCIS 3315Web Site Development and Design3
COMM 2311News Gathering & Writing I3
COMM 3308Digital Video Production3
COMM 4310Computer-Mediated Communication3
ENGL 3309 [WI] Technical writing and Document Design3
ENGL 3312Graphics and Technical Writing3
ENGL 4320Writing for Electronic Mediums3
Advised Electives15
Total Hours57
Technology
ARTS 2344Game Design3
ARTS 3321Life Drawing3
ARTS 33833D Modeling3
ARTS 3365Character Design I3
ARTS 3366Level Design I3
COSC 1310Procedural Programming3
COSC 2321Object Oriented Programming3
COSC 2331Introduction to Java Programming3
COSC 2341Data Structures3
COSC 3330Game, Graphics and GUI Development3
COSC 3380Operating Systems3
COSC 3489 [WI] Introduction to Software Engineering4
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
or MATH 2412 Precalculus Math
MATH 2413Calculus I4
MATH 3310Discrete Mathematics3
Advanced Electives11
Total Hours58

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 1,242
MUEN 3121Ensemble1
MUEN 3122Ensemble1
MUEN 4121Ensemble1
MUEN 4122Ensemble1
Select four of the following, three of which must be upper level:8
Applied Music Concentration
Applied Music Concentration
Applied Music for Majors
Applied Music for Majors
Applied Music for Majors
Applied Music for Majors
Applied Music for Majors
Applied Lessons for Majors
MUSI 1116Aural Skills I1
MUSI 1117Aural Skills II1
MUSI 1311Music Theory I3
MUSI 1312Music Theory II3
MUSI 2116Aural Skills III1
MUSI 2117Aural Skills IV1
MUSI 2311Theory III3
MUSI 2312Music Theory IV3
MUSI 3211Conducting I2
MUSI 3226History of Music I2
MUSI 3327 [WI] History of Music II3
MUSI 3328 [WI] History of Music III3
MUSI 3229World Music2
MUSI 4248Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles2
Any Foreign Language 1411, 1412, 2311, or 2312 to total 11 hours11
Total Hours95
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Music Business
MUSI 1320Introduction to Audio Technology3
MUSI 1330Introduction to Music Business3
MUSI 3301Sound Engineering3
MUSI 4301Music Business Internship3
COMM 3322Arts and Entertainment Promotion3
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I-Financial3
MKTG 3314Marketing3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
Advanced Elective3
Total Hours27
General (without Music Business)
MUSI 4133Capstone Course in Music1
FINA 4301 [WI] The Arts in Contemporary Society3
English literature sophomore level3
Advanced Electives8
MUSI, MUAP, or MUEN Electives (7 hours advanced)10
Total Hours25
1

 See Academic Information section

2

 Music business concentration must take advanced VPA in general education requirements.

The Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 1,242
MUAP 1231Applied Music Concentration2
MUAP 1232Applied Music Concentration2
MUAP 2232Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 2231Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 3231Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 3232Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 4231Applied Music for Majors2
Each ensemble course--MUEN 3121, 3122, 4121, and 4122--will be repeated once for credit for a total of eight hours.
MUEN 3121Ensemble1
MUEN 3121Ensemble1
MUEN 3122Ensemble1
MUEN 3122Ensemble1
MUEN 4121Ensemble1
MUEN 4121Ensemble1
MUEN 4122Ensemble1
MUEN 4122Ensemble1
MUSI 1116Aural Skills I1
MUSI 1117Aural Skills II1
MUSI 2116Aural Skills III1
MUSI 2117Aural Skills IV1
MUSI 2311Theory III3
MUSI 1311Music Theory I3
MUSI 1312Music Theory II3
MUSI 2312Music Theory IV3
MUSI 3211Conducting I2
MUSI 3226History of Music I2
MUSI 3327 [WI] History of Music II3
MUSI 3328 [WI] History of Music III3
MUSI 3229World Music2
MUSI 3249Contemporary Music Theory2
MUSI 4133Capstone Course in Music1
Upper Level Electives1
Foreign Language14
Total Hours110
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Piano Emphasis
MUSI 4211Piano Literature2
MUSI 4248Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles2
MUSI 4251Piano Pedagogy2
Advanced MUSI Electives6
Total Hours12
Instrumental Emphasis
MUSI 3212Conducting II2
MUSI 4213Instrumental Literature2
MUSI 4248Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles2
MUSI 4253Instrumental Pedagogy2
Advanced MUSI Electives2
Total Hours10
Vocal Emphasis
MUSI 1160Italian Diction1
MUSI 2160German Diction1
MUSI 2161French Diction1
MUSI 4212Vocal Literature2
MUSI 4248Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles2
MUSI 4252Vocal Pedagogy2
Advanced Electives2
Music Electives (4 advanced)6
Total Hours17
1

 See Academic Information section

2

 Must take upper level VPA in general education core requirements

The Bachelor of Music Degree: All-Level Certification

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
MUEN 1121Ensemble1
or MUEN 1122 Ensemble
MUEN 3121Ensemble1
MUEN 3122Ensemble1
MUEN 3122Ensemble1
MUAP 1231Applied Music Concentration2
MUAP 1232Applied Music Concentration2
MUAP 2231Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 2232Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 3231Applied Music for Majors2
MUAP 3232Applied Music for Majors2
MUSI 1116Aural Skills I1
MUSI 1117Aural Skills II1
MUSI 1311Music Theory I3
MUSI 1312Music Theory II3
MUSI 2116Aural Skills III1
MUSI 2117Aural Skills IV1
MUSI 2311Theory III3
MUSI 2312Music Theory IV3
MUSI 3211Conducting I2
MUSI 3212Conducting II2
MUSI 3315Developmental Musical Experiences3
MUSI 3116Performance Practices of Ensembles1
MUSI 3226History of Music I2
MUSI 3327 [WI] History of Music II3
MUSI 3328 [WI] History of Music III3
MUSI 3229World Music2
MUSI 3249Contemporary Music Theory2
MUSI 4133Capstone Course in Music1
MUSI 4248Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles2
MUSI Electives 28
Sophomore Literature3
EDUC 3320Professional Development I: Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Professional Development II: Effective Instruction3
EDUC 4330Professional Development III: Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335Professional Development IV: Issues in Professional Development3
EDUC 4690Practicum in teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
READ 3351Content Area Reading3
Total Hours132
1

 Please see Academic Information section.

2

 For vocal music emphasis area, electives are MUSI 1160, MUSI 2160, MUSI 2161, MUSI 3335, MUSI 4252.  For instrumental music emphasis area, electives are MUSI 1195, MUSI 1166, MUSI 1167, MUSI 1178, MUSI 1179, MUSI 1188, MUSI 4242.

 Admission to Degree Programs in Music

To be admitted to the music program, a student must fulfill the following conditions:

  1. Pass a qualifying music theory test prior to the beginning of the student’s first academic term in music. Students who do not pass must take MUSI 1303, Fundamentals of Music, and subsequently pass an aural skills examination.
  2. Pass a qualifying performance test on the student’s major instrument or voice at the end of the semester in which he/she is enrolled in MUAP 1231, Applied Music for Majors.
  3. Transfer students in music must also pass these tests for admission to the music program as scheduled in consultation with the department head.

Additional Information for All Music Majors

All music majors must receive an overall grade of C or better in any music course that applies to their degree.

In addition, all music students should become familiar with the current Music Major Handbook and abide by the policies and procedures therein. It is distributed at the beginning of each school year.

Additional Information for Bachelor of Music - All-Level Certification

  1. Students in the Bachelor of Music with teacher certification program must be enrolled in an appropriate ensemble throughout the baccalaureate program for a minimum of seven semesters. The appropriate ensemble will be determined by the student’s academic advisor and by the Director of Bands or Director of Choirs. Due to constraints imposed on the University by the State of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the number of hours allowed in the degree (no more than 139 hours in any degree), only three hours of ensemble credit may be counted towards graduation.
  2. Typically, four and one-half years are required for completion of the Bachelor of Music with teacher certification degree.

Teacher Education Program

Formal application to the Teacher Education Program shall be made at the completion of the following:

  1. 60 hours with a C average (2.6 GPA); developmental course hours do not count.
  2. MUSI 1211 , , , MUSI 2448 , 8 hours of applied principal instrument with an average grade not lower than C (2.6); and acceptance into music program.
  3. 12 hours English with a grade of C or better and MATH 1314 College Algebra or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I.

Student Teaching

In addition to education requirements, the following music requirements must be completed prior to application for student teaching.

  1. Piano Proficiency Examination
  2. Sight Singing Proficiency Examination
  3. Proficiency Examinations on Principal Instrument or Voice
  4. MUSI 3211 Conducting I, MUSI 3212 Conducting II, MUSI 3315 Developmental Musical Experiences, and
  5. Recital requirements.

Applied Music

For all major and minor lessons, permission of the instructor is required.

Applied Music for Majors (1-3)

  • 131-132 Applied Music
  • 231-232 Applied Music
  • 331-332 Applied Music
  • 431-432 Applied Music

Applied Music for Minors or Non-Majors (.5-1.5)

  • 121-122 Applied Music
  • 221-222 Applied Music
  • 321-322 Applied Music
  • 421-422 Applied Music

Sections:

  • 10-19 Piano
  • 20-29 Voice
  • 30-39 Flute
  • 40-49 Oboe
  • 50-59 Clarinet
  • 60-69 Saxophone
  • 70-79 Bassoon
  • 80-89 French Horn
  • 90-99 Trumpet
  • 100-109 Trombone
  • 110-119 Baritone
  • 120-129 Tuba
  • 130-139 Percussion
  • 140-149 Organ
  • 150-159 Guitar
  • 160-169 Strings
  • 170-179 Conducting
  • 220-229 Voice
  • 230-239 Voice
Applied Music: Class Lessons (3-0)6
MUSI 1181Piano Class I1
MUSI 1182Piano Class II1
MUSI 2181Piano Class III1
MUSI 2182Piano Class IV1
Total Hours4
Ensembles

Ensemble membership is open to all University students who enroll in the ensemble courses numbered for their academic standing.

MUEN 1121Ensemble1
MUEN 1122Ensemble1
MUEN 2121Ensemble1
MUEN 2122Ensemble1
MUEN 3121Ensemble1
MUEN 3122Ensemble1
MUEN 4121Ensemble1
or MUEN 4122 Ensemble
Total Hours7
SECTIONS
  • 10 Wind Ensemble
  • 20 Jazz Ensemble I (Co-requisite Section 10)
  • 30 University Singers
  • 40 Chamber Choir (Co-requisite Section 30)
  • 50 Woodwind Chamber Ensembles
  • 60 Brass Chamber Ensembles
  • 70 Opera/Musical Theatre
  • 80 Women's Ensemble
  • 90 Collaborative Piano
  • 110 Texas Gentlemen
  • 120 Symphonic Ensemble
  • 130 Jazz Ensemble II

Minor in Music

Required Courses
MUSI 1311Music Theory I3
MUSI 1116Aural Skills I1
MUSI 1306Music Appreciation3
Music Elective 15
Advanced Music Electives 16
Total Hours18
1

Including applied lessons and ensembles.

Art Courses

ARTS 1301. Art Appreciation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A theory course designed to introduce the trends, techniques, styles, and major personalities of the visual arts.

ARTS 1303. Art History I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A chronological examination of Western painting, sculpture, architecture and related visual arts from prehistoric times to the end of the Gothic Period.

ARTS 1304. Art History II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A chronological examination of painting, sculpture, architecture and related visual arts from the early Renaissance to the present.

ARTS 1311. Design I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Emphasis on two-dimensional design; includes the fundamentals of line, color, form, texture, shape, space, and arrangement.

ARTS 1312. Design II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Continuation of Design I with emphasis on three-dimension concept. Lab fee $5.

ARTS 1316. Drawing I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A beginning course investigating a variety of media, techniques, and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities and consideration of drawing as a development process as well as an end in itself.

ARTS 1317. Drawing II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Expansion of Drawing I stressing expressive and conceptual drawing aspects, including the human figure within a spatial environment. Prerequisite: Drawing I.

ARTS 2316. Painting I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to painting media with an emphasis on color, composition, and self expression. Prerequisites: ARTS 1311, 1316, 1317, or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

ARTS 2344. Game Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This introductory course, which explores both digital and non-digital games, aims to provide a critical vocabulary and historical context for analyzing games as an art form and mode of expression. Students will be encouraged to create meaningful play and interactive experiences in various forms of media. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 2348. Digital Art I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the concepts and techniques utilized in the creation of digital media design and art, including digital imaging, vector graphics, animation, and page layout for print and web. Emphasis on creative solutions and conceptual development. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 or instructor approval. Lab fee $10.

ARTS 2356. Photography I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course covers basic to intermediate digital camera operation, production, software, and professional display techniques. The course will focus on developing technical proficiency, aesthetic skills, and will examine the medium's history and use in contemporary society. Lab fee $10.

ARTS 3311. Experimental Media Studio. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A studio course in experimentation in two- and three-dimensional media and techniques. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisites: ARTS 1312, 1317 or department head approval. Lab fee $5.

ARTS 3321. Life Drawing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced drawing course based on the observation of the human figure and interpretation through a variety of drawing techniques. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisites: ARTS 1311 and 1317 or approval of department head. Lab fee $10.

ARTS 3331. Art History of America. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the art of America from pre-Columbian periods to the present.

ARTS 3341. Painting Studio. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A continued investigation of the technical qualities and expressive possibilities of painting media with emphasis on personal and stylistic development. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisite: ARTS 2316 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

ARTS 3342. Watercolor. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A studio in painting with an emphasis on traditional watercolor within the study of color, composition, and self expression. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisite: ARTS 2316 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

ARTS 3351. Sculpture Studio. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An investigation of the cultural techniques, methods and media. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisites: ARTS 1311, 1316, 1312, 1317 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

ARTS 3361. Digital Imaging I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Digital Imaging is a studio course in digital image production and graphic design with an emphasis on professional display and publication in a variety of media, such as print, web, and mobile devices. Emphasis on visual communication strategies and creative thinking. Prerequisites: ARTS 2348 or instructor approval. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 3362. Digital Illustration I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Digital Illustration is a studio course that explores digital illustration as a form of creative expression. Students will learn to capture work from traditional media and combine it with techniques such as digital painting and vector graphics. Students will be introduced to some of the many commercial and artistic paths of illustration: editorial, sequential art, concept art, character development, and others. The relationship of illustration with other fields, such as animation, graphic design, and traditional media will be explored. Prerequisites: ARTS 2348 or instructor approval. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 3363. Motion Graphics I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Applies the principles of 2D design and typography practice to time-based media. Students will learn to import video, digital images, and animations to industry standard special effects software. Emphasis on creative expression and conceptual development. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 3364. Animation I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the art of animation. Students learn how to plot, script, storyboard, present, and create animations using the principles of animation and basic techniques, including staging, timing, mechanics and kinetics. Also, this class will introduce students to the process of technical creation of animated imagery through various media including traditional hand-drawn methods up to 2D/3D computer applications. Prerequisites: ARTS 2348 or ARTS 2345, or with instructor approval. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 3365. Character Design I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Character design as a studio based art course that explores design principles to create visually appealing characters in various media, such as game design, animation, video and film, and educational media. Students will learn about character archetypes, body language, facial features, poses, model sheets, character environment, and character profiles. Prerequisites: ARTS 2344 or ARTS 2345 or instructor approval. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 3366. Level Design I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This studio art course will cover 2D- and 3D-level setting design for video games and animation. Students will learn tools and concerns as well as develop the skills used to create 2D and 3D game level designs by using architectural theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, lighting, game play experience, and various storytelling techniques for level design. Prerequisites: ARTS 2344 or ARTS 2345 or instructor approval. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 3371. Printmaking. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The basic printmaking processes including planographic, intaglio, stencil, and relief. May be taken for credit twice. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, 1316, or approval of department head. Lab fee $10.

ARTS 3381. Digital Print-Based Media. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is an intermediate course in digital media, with an emphasis on the printed image as a vehicle for expression. As a studio-based course, it will investigate the principles and processes of digital imaging and design, including cameras, scanning, software, typography and output options such as print and web. Visual issues covered in assignments include composition, subject matter, design, and context. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 2348 or instructor approval. Lab fee $10.

ARTS 3382. Digital Time-Based Media. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This studio art course introduces the creative concepts and practical study of time-based digital media, such as 2D animation, video, sound, and interactive electronic artworks. Concepts addressed include narrative, choreography, rhythm, interactivity, and the history of the moving image. Students will work both individually and in collaboration to explore these concepts through a variety of media, including video screenings, performance, books, web sites, and installation art displays. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 2348 or instructor approval. Lab fee $10.

ARTS 3383. 3D Modeling. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the basic modeling tools and techniques within 3D computer applications. Students will create 3D models, simple animations, basic lighting/rendering, texturing while using the basic modeling tool sets; NURBS, Polygons and Subdivision Surfaces. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4341. Advanced Studio Production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A guided project-based course with emphasis on portfolio preparation. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4361. Digital Imaging II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced studio course in digital image production and graphic design with an emphasis on professional display and publication in a variety of media, such as print, web, and mobile devices. Emphasis on visual communication strategies and creative thinking. Prerequisites: ARTS 3361. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4362. Digital Illustration II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is an advanced studio course that explores digital illustration as a form of creative expression. Students will create a larger body of work in preparation for an artistic exhibition or a public presentation. Students will use their advanced skills in illustration to construct a professional portfolio and investigate possible artistic, commercial, and industrial opportunities. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal style in a variety of media. Lab fee $10. Prerequisites: ARTS 3362.

ARTS 4363. Motion Graphics II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This advanced studio course will explore building powerful motion graphics for a variety of media, such as broadcast television, internet, animations, and film. Type, image, and sound are combined in student projects to convey messages and meaning through the visual language of moving images. Lab fee $10. Prerequisites: ARTS 3363.

ARTS 4364. Animation II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced studio course in animation. Students will be expected how to plan, develop, and produce animations using the principles of animation and advanced techniques. Advanced topics such as character kinematics, gait movement, lighting and textures will be covered. Prerequisites: ARTS 3364. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4365. Character Design II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is an advanced studio based art course that allows students to explore the creation of their own fully developed characters in various media, such as game design, animation, video and film, and educational media. Prerequisites: Arts 3365. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4366. Level Design II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This advanced studio art course will cover 2D- and 3D-level setting design for video games and animation. Students will create content from commercial game engines that show advanced levels of skill and expression of content. Prerequisites: Arts 3366. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4367. 3D Rendering and Lighting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This advanced course is designed to cover concepts involved in the digital application of texture maps for virtual 3D models, 3D material qualities and characteristics, digital lighting concepts and design, and rendering methods. The importance of digital cinematography, scene arrangement, and compositing of 3D elements of color, camera and light are goals of aesthetic integration. Prerequisite: ARTS 2345. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4370. Interaction Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is an advanced studio art course that explores the use of programming skills in the creation of creative mobile web applications, as well as other kinds of digital environments. Technical skills that will combine the use of graphics, audio, and video along with sensible interface design will be covered. Resources will be provided for students with no programming background. Lab fee: $10.

ARTS 4381. Interactive Art Media. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is an advanced studio art course in digital media. Topics include the use of computers in art that offer interactive capabilities for the viewer/audience including both virtual web-based projects and physically interactive environmental installation artworks. Simple computer programing, electrical, and sculptural concepts will be implemented. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 3381 and 3382, or instructor approval. Lab fee $10.

ARTS 4384. Internship in Art or Digital Media. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Approved and supervised work experience in art or digital media related positions. May be repeated once for a total of 6 hours of academic credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and 12 hours Art or approval of department head. Field Experience fee $75.

ARTS 4385. Art Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Content varies according to the needs of students and opportunities available. When topic varies, course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head.

ARTS 4390. Art/ Digital Media Portfolio Capstone. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An integrative course providing an overview of pertinent issues in creating a professional art portfolio. Students will produce a body of art works that are representative of their style and abilities. Written discourse on the visual arts will be stressed. Prerequisite: Senior level status. Art majors seeking education certification must take this course before the semester in which they are student teaching. Lab fee $5.

ARTS 4686. Individual Problems in Art. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Art problems assigned in the area of the student's individual interest with emphasis on individual development. Prerequisite: ARTS 1317.

Fine Arts Courses

FINA 1335. Visual and Theatre Arts. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An integrated course covering the elements and principles of visual and theatre arts. The course includes a study of art and drama periods, styles and modes of expression, color sources and symbolism as well as acting concepts, drama techniques, and production management.

FINA 1360. The Art of Film. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An overview of the historical development of cinema (including contemporary and classic films) as an artistic and social force. Students study the aesthetic elements of the cinema, the terminology governing film production and the lines of critical inquiry that have been developed for the medium. Readings, screenings and written reports required.

FINA 4301. The Arts in Contemporary Society. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An interdisciplinary course which emphasizes the relationships of art, music, and theatre in contemporary society. Class projects and individual research assignments involve analysis and either written or oral reports. Prerequisites: Senior or advanced junior standing with 18 hrs in ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM/THEA or approval of department head.

FINA 4385. Fine Arts Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Design of course will focus on current topics and issues in fine arts of interest to a group of students. May be repeated twice for credit as topic and/or objectives of the course change. Prerequisite: upper-level status only.

FINA 4386. Individual Problems in Fine Arts. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course featuring independent reading, research, and discussion under personal direction of instructor. Topics vary according to student need. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Music Courses

MUSI 1101. Marching Band. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Marching Band membership is open to all students of the University with approval of the director. Activities include half-time performances, pep rallies, parades, and other concerts. Prerequisites: Prior marching band experience in high school or junior college or approval of department head. Credits may substitute for required P ED and may be repeated.

MUSI 1116. Aural Skills I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 1117. Aural Skills II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Continued development of singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Continued aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Prerequisites: MUSC 1116. Lab fee$15.

MUSI 1160. Italian Diction. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Italian pronunciation for singers. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1166. Woodwind Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Instruction on basic woodwind instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on two instruments. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1167. Woodwind Class II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Instruction on basic woodwind instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on two instruments. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1178. Brass Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Performance instruction on basic brass instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on two instruments. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1179. Brass Class II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Continued instruction on basic brass instruments for music majors; maintenance of instruments; evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic technique on at least one low brass instrument. Lab fee $15.

MUSI 1181. Piano Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is the first semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1182. Piano Class II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is the second semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1188. Percussion Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamental performance techniques on the most frequently used percussion instruments, both of definite and indefinite pitch; conventions of notation, instrument maintenance, evaluation of materials, and literature. For music majors. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1195. Strings Class I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Beginning string class for music majors; maintenance of instruments, evaluation of materials and literature. Students develop a basic performance technique on two instruments. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 1303. Fundamentals Of Music. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Development of music reading, performance, and listening skills. May be taken by all who desire to develop basic music skills.

MUSI 1306. Music Appreciation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides opportunities to become familiar with the basic elements of music. Emphasis is on learning to listen to music and on the role it plays within the wider contexts of history and society. Listening materials are drawn from a variety of sources: classical music, non-Western music, American popular music (particularly jazz, country, and rock), and the American folk tradition. Course fee $10.

MUSI 1310. Popular Music in America. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory study of popular music in the U.S., emphasizing the development and application of analytical skills oriented toward the popular arts. Concert attendance and listening requirements.

MUSI 1311. Music Theory I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to music fundamentals, staff, clefs, key signatures, scales, time signatures and notation; meter and rhythm; chords and harmony; and melodic organization and structure. Computer software used for some written assignments.

MUSI 1312. Music Theory II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Part writing of figured bass requiring all diatonic triads and seventh chords, nonharmonic tones and elementary modulation, harmonization of melodies in eighteenth-century style. Prerequisites: MUSC 1311.

MUSI 1320. Introduction to Audio Technology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Provides an introduction to the use of audio technology in making analog and digital recordings with an emphasis on musical instruments and applications, as well as live audio productions and videos to audio. Students will gain experience with studio facilities and equipment, digital audio, modern microphone technique, and modern recording processes in a variety of sound situations when applicable to recording musical instruments and performances. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 1330. Introduction to Music Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of the various facets of the current and evolving music industry, highlighting areas where music and business intersect. Topics include an overview of key principles, terms, and practices; basic principles of marketing and promoting music; and careers in the commercial music industry. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 2116. Aural Skills III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Singing more difficult tonal music, including melodies with any diatonic leap possible and a wider variety of rhythms. Aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm and melody. Prerequisites: MUSC 1116 and MUSC 1117. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 2117. Aural Skills IV. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Singing more difficult tonal music, including chromatic, modulating and melodies; and modal melodies. Continued aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm and melodies. Prerequisites: MUSC 1116, 1117, 2116. Lab fee: $15.

MUSI 2160. German Diction. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

German pronunciation for singers. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2161. French Diction. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

French pronunciation for singers. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2181. Piano Class III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is the third semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2182. Piano Class IV. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is the fourth semester of a four-semester sequence designed to develop keyboard and musicianship skills, including fundamental technique, scale playing, sight reading, harmonization of melodies, and accompaniment. The course is intended for music majors in passing the Piano Proficiency Examination. All other majors and undeclared majors must have the permission of the course instructor to register. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 2311. Theory III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practice in contrapuntal composition in eighteenth-century tonal styles. Prerequisites: MUSC 1311 and MUSC 1312.

MUSI 2312. Music Theory IV. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Part writing of figured bass exercises and melody harmonizations requiring altered chords, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords; remote modulations; and the study of sonata, rondo, variation, and other nineteenth-century forms. Introduction to analysis of tonal music according to the theory of structural levels. Prerequisites: MUSI 1311, 1312, 2311.

MUSI 3100. Marching Band. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Marching Band membership is open to all students of the University with approval of the director. Activities include half-time performances, pep rallies, parades, and other concerts. Prerequisites: Prior marching band experience in high school or junior college or approval of department head. Course may be repeated for credit. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 3116. Performance Practices of Ensembles. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Organization, rehearsal procedures, and public performance practices of ensembles. Establishing a philosophy of music, developing effective ensemble discipline, motivation, selection of repertoire, auditions, and the professional development of the music director are emphasized.

MUSI 3211. Conducting I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction of conducting techniques, rehearsal procedures, development of interpretive skills in music. Lab fee $5.

MUSI 3212. Conducting II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Special emphasis on instrumental and choral conducting techniques. Lab fee $5. Prerequisite Course: MUSi 3211.

MUSI 3226. History of Music I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of history, social setting, and style of Western art music from Greek antiquity to the end of the Renaissance period. MUSI 2311 or approval of department head.

MUSI 3229. World Music. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Historical and analytical survey of the great variety of musical styles from around the world. Music cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, India, indigenous America, and Japan are among those explored. Emphasizes the complex interrelationships of music to culture, society, and daily life. MUSI 2312 or approval of the department head.

MUSI 3245. Class Composition. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced instruction in composition; the writing and study of small- and larger-form musical compositions employing contemporary styles and techniques. May be taken 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: approval of instructor. Lab fee $5.

MUSI 3249. Contemporary Music Theory. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of scales, chords, key centers, set-theory, polytonality, sound mass, electronic and computer techniques in analysis and writing.

MUSI 3301. Sound Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Explores advanced recording and audio production techniques used in working with Logic Pro and Pro Tools computer software. Hands-on activities include recording and editing MIDI and digital audio, as well as learning modern MIDI sequencing techniques for the music, film, and television industries. Prerequisites: MUSC 1320. Lab fee: $30.

MUSI 3315. Developmental Musical Experiences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study and appraisal of music teaching techniques, elementary music literature, learning activities, curricular plans and materials essential to the sequential development of musical learning in the elementary school. Designed to provide knowledge of psychology, theory and practice of music education in the elementary schools. Emphasis is placed upon the nature, organization and maintenance of the elementary music program. Prerequisite: junior or senior-level status.

MUSI 3325. Jazz History. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An in-depth study of the recordings, history, major figures, musical forms and social importance of an original American art form. Principal styles to be covered include ragtime, blues, Dixieland, big band swing, bop, cool, hard bop, free, fusion and funk. This course fulfills the core visual and performing arts requirement.

MUSI 3327. History of Music II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of the history, social setting and style of Western art music in the Baroque and Classical periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3326 or approval of department head.

MUSI 3328. History of Music III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of the history, social setting and style of Western art music during the Romantic and 20th century periods. Prerequisite: MUSI 3327 or approval of department head.

MUSI 3335. Choral Techniques. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Choral techniques, materials and rationale for the development of superior choral ensembles to include: budgeting, acoustical considerations, music selection criteria, historical development of choral music and style, programming, public relations, sight reading, and development of a philosophy of music.

MUSI 4133. Capstone Course in Music. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The capstone experience is the culmination of undergraduate music study and provides students with an opportunity to make their personal statement of preparedness for a post-college life with music. Projects may include a 50-minute solo recital, a lecture-recital, or an undergraduate thesis or research paper. In conjunction with the student's advisor, study abroad and other formats may be acceptable. Prerequisites: Senior standing. Music majors seeking education certification must take this course before the semester in which they are student teaching. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 4211. Piano Literature. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of piano literature from the Renaissance period to present day with emphasis given to the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary eras. Genres include sonata, suite, concerto, and chamber works with piano of varying cultures.

MUSI 4212. Vocal Literature. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of solo vocal literature from the Renaissance period to present day. Emphasis will be given to the development of German and French art song in Europe.

MUSI 4213. Instrumental Literature. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of literature for band, jazz ensemble and orchestra, as well as solos and small ensemble groups. Students will explore and analyze significant composers and their literature in each of the historical periods through the 21st century. Prerequisite: Junior level in applied instrumental lessons or consent of the instructor.

MUSI 4242. Band Techniques. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction and materials of band techniques to include drill design and the development of the marching ensemble; the organization, administration, programming, repertoire, band literature, budgeting, and historical development of the modern concert wind ensemble; the development of a functional philosophy of music.

MUSI 4248. Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A practical study of the skill of scoring music for various instrumental and choral groups. Projects in adapting music from a variety of sources. Emphasis is placed on transcribing and arranging for elementary, junior, and senior high ensembles.

MUSI 4251. Piano Pedagogy. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will encompass the study of piano pedagogy from beginner level through intermediate and advanced level piano study, including present and past techniques of piano instruction. Prerequisites: Must be at the junior level of applied piano lessons or have consent of the instructor.

MUSI 4252. Vocal Pedagogy. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Teaching voice majors how to teach singing. Includes physiology of the vocal mechanism and the application of various techniques appropriate in developing and correcting issues with the voice. Appropriate repertoire for varying levels and voice types will be covered as well as basic business aspects of private studio teaching. Lab fee $5. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level music majors in applied voice who have passed the Applied Proficiency Exam.

MUSI 4253. Instrumental Pedagogy. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on the study of instrumental pedagogy, from beginner level through advanced study, used primarily in one-on-one instruction in the studio. Lab fee $10.

MUSI 4301. Music Business Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An approved and supervised educational project in which the qualifying student participates in a professional music organization as an intern for a select period of time. This course is intended as the capstone experience for the Bachelor of Arts in music degree with an emphasis in music business. Prerequisites: Senior standing, the completion of required music courses and other courses in the Music Business emphasis, and the approval of intern coordinator.

MUSI 4343. Marching Band Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Marching Band Methods teaches music education majors how to administer a marching band program. Areas of administration are: show design, scheduling, programming, competition. Students will use software to learn to design marching band shows, and review other software useful in administering a marching band program.

MUSI 4385. Music Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Content varies according to the needs of students and opportunities available. When topic varies, course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head.

MUSI 4686. Music Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A directed study of selected problems in music.

Theatre Courses

THEA 1108. Production Crafts Practicum. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Construction of scenery in a laboratory situation and through theatrical and television production. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.

THEA 3300. Scene Design and Construction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of the elements of a design used to capture mood, atmosphere, and idea of a play; designing to scale, and drawing ground plans and elevations; technical elements of scene construction. Students must work set crew for theatrical production as laboratory.

THEA 3301. Costume Design and Construction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies in stage costuming; history, characterization, fabrics, construction and design. A lecture and laboratory course including student planning, illustration, construction, and designing of costumes for University productions. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre II or equivalent experience.

THEA 3302. Directing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Basic techniques for the stage including scene interpretation, pictorial composition, movement and rehearsal routine. Students will direct and supervise production of short plays.

THEA 3303. Lighting for the Theatre. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

History and techniques of lighting for the stage. Major emphasis is placed on design and practical application. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I or equivalent experience. Lab fee $10.

THEA 3304. Sound for the Theatre. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Techniques of sound for the stage, including multi-track recording, editing, and the study of microphones. Major emphasis is placed on practical application. Prerequisites: DRAM 1330 or equivalent experience. Lab fee $10.

THEA 4300. Shakespeare. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study in depth of representative types of Shakespeare's dramas and poetry. Credit for both ENGL 4300 and THEA 4300 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: 12 hours of ENGL or approval of department head.

THEA 4304. Theatre & Criticism. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of the philosophy of aesthetics in theatre and the arts. From the works of various philosophers, directors and actors beginning with Aristotle to contemporary writers.

THEA 4307. Theatre Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theatre management, promotion, finances, organization, emphasis on contract negotiations, planning and use of facilities. A lecture-laboratory course applied to a producing theatre operation and plant. Lab fee $5.

THEA 4384. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Minimum of 6 weeks of full-time experience with a professional theatre company approved by the department head. (May be repeated once for a total of 6 hours of academic credit.) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department head. Field experience fee $50.

THEA 4385. Theatre Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course open to Theatre students. Topics vary according to student need. May be taken up to three times for credit, for a maximum of 9 hours.

THEA 4686. Theatre Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course featuring independent study in theatre. Research and discussion under personal direction of an instructor. Topics will vary according to student need. Open to students of senior classification with approval of department head.

Dr. Teresa Davidian, Department Head
Department of Fine Arts
Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, Room 105
Box T-0320
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9245
davidian@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/finearts

Professor

  • Davidian, Teresa

Associate professors

  • Holtorf, Mark
  • Spotz, Leslie
  • Stavish, Carol

Assistant professors

  • Asakura
  • Ball, Gregory
  • Davis, Mark
  • Harding, Timothy
  • Hawk, Heather
  • Hybinette, Knut
  • Ireland, Christopher
  • Johnson, Vicky
  • Perevertailenko, Dmytro
  • Pursell, Anthony
  • Robertson, Troy
  • Walker, Brian
  • Jones, Prudence
  • Westbrook, Gary

Instructors

  • Chambers, Steve