College of Liberal Arts
Fine Arts Majors and Minors
Fine Arts Majors
The Visual & Performing Arts Department offers a major in fine arts concentrating in:
All majors will complete the University's core curriculum and are required to present a senior project during their final semester that displays aspects of the theoretical and practical knowledge gained through the course of study. The senior project requires enrollment in FAAR 402, FAMU 402 or FATH 402. Regulations for the senior project must be obtained from the department chair or a departmental advisor in the first semester of the senior year.
A bachelor of arts degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Art requires 39 credits. Students must take the following courses:
FAAR 102, 105, 106, 108, 111, 213 and 402
FAAR 230 or 231
12 Elective Credits
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A bachelor of brts degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Music requires 39 credit hours. Students must take the following courses:
6 elective credits in music, visual art or theatre
a minimum of 5 credits of applied lessons, with a maximum of 1 credit hour at the 100 level, including one semester of FAMU 150 Basic Piano, taken concurrently with any level of theory
a minimum of 4 credit hours of Ensemble (Chorale or instumental ensembles) taken over four semesters
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A bachelor of arts degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Theatre requires 39 credit hours. Students must take the following courses:
VTCV 102, THMO 300, FATH 103, 105, 106, 241 (for a minimum of three credits) and 402
18 elective credits
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A minimum of 18 credits is required for an art minor. Students must take the following courses:
A minimum of 18 credits is required for an music minor. Students must take the following courses:
4 credits of applied lessons
A minimum of 18 credits is required for a theatre minor. Students must take the following courses:
FATH 105, 106 and 241 (for at least three credits)
9 elective credits in theatre theory or history.
Art Education Certification
Students who seek certification in art education (pre K-12), major in fine arts with a concentration in art. They also take specific courses determined by the education department and have field experiences at the elementary and secondary levels.
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Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching programs in Art and Music Education (M.A.T.) provide certification for students already owning undergraduate degrees in the arts as well as graduate level coursework for established educators.
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