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Fine Arts Majors and Minors


Fine Arts Majors

The Visual & Performing Arts Department offers a major in fine arts concentrating in:

Art Concentration
Music Concentration
Theatre Concentration

All majors will complete the University's Veritas Program 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.

Additional programs available include:

Art Education Certification
Master of Arts in Teaching


Concentration in Art

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

  • ARMO 300

  • FAAR 230 or 231

  • 12 Elective Credits

► See all art course descriptions


Concentration in Music

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Music requires 39 credit hours. Students must take the following courses:

  • FAMU 100, 101, 201, 205, 206, 300, 301 and 402

  • 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

► See all music course descriptions


Concentration in Theatre

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

► See all theatre course descriptions


Fine Arts Minors

Art Minor

A minimum of 18 credits is required for an art minor. Students must take the following courses:

  • FAAR 102

  • ARMO 300

  • 12 elective credits in studio art

Music Minor

A minimum of 18 credits is required for an music minor. Students must take the following courses:

  • FAMU 100, 101, 205 and 206

  • 4 credits of applied lessons

  • 2 credits of ensemble (Chorale or instrumental ensembles) taken over two semesters.

Theatre Minor

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.


Additional Programs

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.

► Find more information about the Art Education program.

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.

► Learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.).

 
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