Aug 16, 2022  
2021-2022 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 
    
2021-2022 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, BA


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Azar Rejaie, PhD, Coordinator
S1009E, 713-222-5300

The courses that form the core of the Fine Arts degree develop students’ skills and cultural knowledge in ways appropriate to success in any number of fine arts institutions, including fine arts non-profit organizations; fine arts administration positions; gallery, museum or fine arts foundation work; fine arts journals or publications; fine arts consulting; or graduate school in art history, music history, drama history or liberal studies. Students with the degree in Fine Arts will complement their fine arts study by fulfilling a concentration in one of the fields of the fine arts - art, music, or drama - that suits their professional goals. They will also complete a field experience in that concentration area to provide practical experience and to encourage networking that can lead to employment after graduation. Students will exit the program with a portfolio of their work that may be used when seeking employment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BA in Fine Arts will be able to:

  • Describe the historical and stylistic development of one of the fine arts.
  • Express ideas through one or more non-written media or performance.
  • Use basic design and graphic software suitable for producing posters, brochures, ads and postcards.
  • Effectively write about the significance of humanities and fine arts products and performances.

Degree Requirements


To complete a BA in Fine Arts, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below. Note, for this major, two courses must be performance or studio courses. Visual Art Studio courses include Design and Materials, Design Color and Structure, Drawing I, Drawing II, Figure Drawing, Intro to Digital Photography, Painting I, Painting II, Watercolor Painting I, Watercolor Painting II, and certain Special Topics courses. Drama Studio courses include Acting I, Acting II, Stage Design, Stagecraft, Advanced Stagecraft, Stage Directing, Theatre Skills and certain Special Topics courses. Music Studio courses include classes in Voice Performance, Choral Ensemble, Piano, and Guitar.

Common Core Requirements


See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core)

3 Hours in Accounting


3 Hours in Ethics:


Complete 3 Semester Credit Hours of Philosophy Excluding

6-8 Hours in Foreign Language:


Complete at least 6 semester credit hours in a single Foreign Language.

12 Hours in Fine Arts, any level:


(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core).

  • Complete 9 semester credit hours, any level, in a single Fine Arts discipline (Art, Music, or Drama).
  • Complete 3 semester credit hours, any level, in a single Fine Arts discipline (Art, Music, or Drama) not taken above.

12 Upper Level Hours in Concentration:


Complete 12 semester credit hours at the 33XX or 43XX level in a single Fine Arts discipline (Art, Music, or Drama).

3 Upper Level Hours in Fine Arts:


Complete 3 semester credit hours in a Fine Arts discipline (Art, Music, or Drama) not used in 12 hour concentration.

Portfolio Requirement


Free Electives


Upper or lower division courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ,” so that the student’s entire coursework, including the course listed in the above areas, totals 120 semester credit hours.

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