Undergraduate Fine Arts Courses

FINA 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Fine Arts. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual discipline perspective. These skill sets are presented in the context of fine arts disciplines.

FINA 1360. The Art of Film. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 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 4085. Fine Arts Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 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 4086. Individual Problems in Fine Arts. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 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.