1. Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
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Fine Arts| Major

Students are provided with a background in all fine arts with experience in three other disciplines of the fine arts separate from their chosen concentration.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. is designed to provide a comprehensive liberal arts education to undergraduates in the fine arts. Students have the opportunity to complete a concentration in one of the following fine arts disciplines:

  • dance

  • music

  • theatre

  • visual art

  • multi-disciplinary

Each fine arts major offers an in depth core curriculum unique to the individual discipline of study. Additionally, the major provides students with a background in all fine arts with experience in three other disciplines of the fine arts separate from their chosen concentration.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Major

Students are required to take 42-48 semester credits including:

  • 25-30 semester credits in the discipline of concentration

  • 18 semester credits - six credits in each of the three fine arts disciplines outside of the area of concentration


Concentrations for the Fine Arts Major

Dance Concentration

The dance faculty is committed to the development of dance artists who are technically proficient, grounded in the history and aesthetic theory of their craft and skilled in the creation and production of original art work. Class sizes are typically small. As a result, attention can be given to the individual technical needs of the students. Creative process work is essential to the complete dance artist. Therefore, in addition to coursework in composition, all dancer concentrates are required to participate with faculty and guest choreographers in the development and production of creative works presented in various informal and formal concert venues throughout the academic year.

Course Requirements

Dance Concentration requires 24-30 semester credits including:

  • DN 201 Ballet Technique II (1 or 2 SH)

  • DN 202 Modern Dance Technique II (1 or 2 SH)

  • DN 210 Repertory and Performance Technique I (2 SH)

  • DN 213 Dance History (3 SH)

  • DN 216 Anatomical Kinesiology (3 SH)

  • DN 230 Beginning Composition (3 SH)

  • DN 301 Ballet Technique III (1 or 2 SH)

  • DN 302 Modern Dance Technique and Theory III (1 or 2 SH)

  • DN 310 Repertory and Performance II (2 SH)

  • DN 325 Methods of Teaching Dance (3 SH)

  • DN 401 Ballet Technique IV (1 or 2 SH)

  • DN 402 Modern Dance Technique and Theory IV (1 or 2 SH)

  • DN 410 Repertory and Performance Technique III (2 SH)

Music Concentration

The music component of the B.A. includes a core curriculum of courses that covers fundamental sub-disciplines from applied music to music history. Additional work and disciplines are drawn from other music course offerings chosen to consultation with an advisor, that best meet the interests and goals of the individual student.

Course Requirements

Requires 27 semester credits including:

  • MU 112 Conducting (1 SH)

  • MU 140 Fundamentals of Music (3 SH)

  • MU 220 Intermediate Theory and Aural Communication (3 SH)

Music Concentration Group 1

Students are required to take three semester credits (3 SH) of private instruction in one instrument (including voice) from the following:

  • MU 103 Private Instruction in Flute (1 SH)

  • MU 105 Private Instruction in Piano (1 SH)

  • MU 106 Private Instruction in Voice (1 SH)

  • MU 110 Private Instruction in Other Instruments (1 SH)

Music Concentration Group 2

Students must take six semester credits from the following course:

  • MU 304 History and Literature of Music I (3 SH)

  • MU 305 History and Literature of Music II (3 SH)

  • MU 306 History and Literature of Music III (3 SH)

Music Concentration Group 3

Students must take 11 semester credits from other music courses with the MU Designation.

Theatre Concentration

The theatre component of the B.A. includes a core curriculum of courses within the theatre's sub-divisions of performance and production experiences. Additional work in the theatre program is drawn from intermediate and advanced courses, chosen in the consultation with advising theatre faculty, that best meet the interests and goals of the individual student.

Course Requirements

Requires 25 semester credits including:

  • TH 106 Acting I (3 SH)

  • TH 108 Performance Theory and Analysis (3 SH)

  • TH 201 History of the Theatre I (3 SH)

  • TH 207 Dramatic Literature I (3 SH)

  • TH 100/200/300/400 Theatre Practicum I, II, III, IV (1 SH each)

Theatre Concentration Group 1

Students must choose 9 semester credits from the following:

  • TH 107 Introduction to Technical Theatre (3 SH)

  • TH 202 History of the Theatre II (3 SH)

  • TH 206 Acting II (3 SH)

  • TH 208 Dramatic Literature II (3 SH)

  • TH 210 Physical Training and Performance Techniques (3 SH)

  • TH 211 Vocal Training and Performance Techniques (3 SH)

  • TH 304 Scenic Design (3 SH)

  • TH 308 Directing (3 SH)

  • TH 315 Lighting Design (3 SH)

  • TH 316 Playwriting (3 SH)

  • TH 319 Costume Design (3 SH)

  • TH 250/350 Internship in Theatre (3 SH)

  • TH 170-79 / 270-79 / 370-79 Special Topics in Theatre (2-4 SH)

Visual Art Concentration

The visual art component of the B.A. includes a core curriculum of courses within the visual art sub-disciplines of two and three dimensional art practices. Additional work in the visual art program is drawn from the intermediate and advanced courses, chosen in consultation with advising visual art faculty, that best meet the interests and goals of the individual student.

Course Requirements

25 semester credits including:

  • AT 102 Design (3 SH)

  • AT 103 Dimensional Design (3 SH)

  • AT 110 Drawing I (3 SH)

  • AT 202 Painting I (4 SH)

  • AT 240 Art History I (3 SH)

  • AT 241 Art History II (3 SH)

  • AT 242 Art History III (3 SH)

Visual Art Concentration Group 1

Three semester credits from the following:

  • AT 114 Sculpture I (4 SH)

  • AT 205 Ceramics I (4 SH)

  • AT 206 Photography I (3 SH)

  • AT 207 Digital Photography (3 SH)

  • AT 210 Drawing II (4 SH)

  • AT 225 Intro to Graphic Communications I (3 SH)

  • AT 226 Intro to Graphic Communications II (3 SH)

  • AT 302 Painting II (4 SH)

  • AT 305 Ceramics II (4 SH)

  • AT 306 Photography II (3 SH)

  • AT 307 Digital Photography and Imaging II (3 SH)

  • AT 160 / 260 / 360 Individual Investigation in Studio Art (2-5 SH)

  • AT 170-79 / 270-79 / 370-79 Special Topics in Studio Art (2-5 SH)

Multi-Disciplinary Concentration

This major is designed to provide a comprehensive liberal arts education to undergraduates in the fine arts. The multi-disciplinary concentration offers students the opportunity to study the arts and understand their interrelationships through artistic collaborations and creative explorations in all the arts. The major requires that students divide their interest among all four disciplines of the fine arts.

Concentration requires 48 semester credits including:

  • 12 semester credits from Dance (DN Designation)

  • 12 semester credits from Music (MU designation)

  • 12 semester credits from Theatre (TH designation)

  • 12 semester credits from Visual Arts (AT designation)


Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Fine Arts

The B.F.A is an option, for either the fine arts with concentration or fine arts multi-disciplinary majors, for the student who wishes to work as a professional artist or go on to graduate school. A student must demonstrate their candidacy for the B.F.A. degree through the quality of their work and approval by the fine arts faculty.

The B.F.A. requires that the fine arts with concentration student complete a major work in one of the fine arts disciplines as a Senior Project (8 SH). The multi-disciplinary concentration student must complete a Senior Project that engages all the studied fine arts disciplines. the student will submit a proposal during the second semester of their sophomore year to the faculty in that discipline. Upon review, during the fall semester of the student's junior year and with approval from all fine arts faculty, the student may continue with the B.F.A. option.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students pursuing a B.F.A. are required to take 48-54 semester credits including 42-48 semester credits according to their concentration and fine arts major.

As well as six semester credits from the BFA Group 1 classes:

  • AT 404 Senior Project in Visual Art (4 SH)

  • AT 405 Senior Project in Visual Art II (4 SH)

  • DN 404 Senior Project in Dance (3 SH)

  • DN 405 Senior Project in Dance II (3 SH)

  • FA 404 Fine Arts Senior Project (3 SH)

  • FA 405 Fine Arts Senior Project II (3 SH)

  • MU 404 Senior Project in Music (3 SH)

  • MU 405 Senior Project in Music II (3 SH)

  • TH 404 Senior Project in Theatre (3 SH)

  • TH 405 Senior Project in Theatre (3 SH)

For more information about Fine Arts…

Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Ph.D

Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center

1 (440) 375-7456

jswartz@lec.edu

Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

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Fine Arts Faculty