Apr 22, 2024  

Fine Arts - Music Concentration, 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.

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

Students majoring in the BA in Fine Arts degree must select one of three concentrations in Art, Drama, or Music in addition to satisfying  the “Requirements for CHSS Majors” and fulfilling the coursework listed below. Note, to complete a BA in Fine Arts with Music Concentration,  two courses must be performance or studio courses. Music tudio and performance courses include classes in Voice Performance, Choral Ensemble, and Piano.

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.

9 Hours in Music, any level

3 Hours in Art or Drama, any level

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

12 Upper Level Hours in Music

3 Upper Level Hours in Art or Drama

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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