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 3301. The Arts in Contemporary Society. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]
FINA 3301 ensures that Art, Music and Theatre students gain a broad knowledge of contemporary arts across disciplines and acquire an understanding of the relationship and interdependence of all art forms in any particular discipline. Students will research and study art that is being created now. Another emphasis is on formal analysis of works of contemporary art and the reason for its creation. Course work includes lectures, discussions, listening exercises, extensive viewing of works of art, class presentation and three research papers. This course is required for BFA-Art, BA-Music and BFA-Theatre majors. Prerequisite: Student with 18 hrs in ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM/THEA or approval of department head.
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.