Chair: Matthew R. Dubroff
Professors Fox, Kagan;
Associate Professor Dubroff;
Senior Lecturer Prevo;
Assistant Professors Steinkraus, Szabo, von Rueden


MAJORS

The Department of Fine Arts offers two majors: Theatre and Visual Arts.

The requirement for a major in Theatre is a minimum of 32 hours, to include: Theatre 101, 201, 220, 250, 251, 252, 260, 261, 321, 401, 498, and 499. Additional courses from the following: Theatre 253, 260, 261, 350, 351, 352, 353, English 270, 313, 314, 334, French 401, German 401, Greek 301, Latin 301, Spanish 405, 408.

Note: Theatre 260 and 261 are courses that may be taken more than once for credit, as the topic rotates.

The requirement for a major in Visual Arts is a minimum of 34 hours, to include: Visual Arts 200, 202, 220, 498, 499. Five classes from the following: Visual Arts 221, 222, 223, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 361, Theatre 401. Two additional classes from the following: Visual Arts 201, 204, 205, 208, 210, 360, Philosophy 218. Note: Visual Arts 360 and 361 are courses that may be taken more than once for credit, as the topic rotates.

Students interested in majoring in the Visual Arts should meet with the Visual Arts faculty before or during their sophomore year to devise a course of study. They are strongly encouraged to complete VISU 220 before the end of their sophomore year and VISU 200 and VISU 202 before the end of their junior year. The Visual Arts Division of the Fine Arts Department must approve Visual Arts courses taken at other institutions and presented for major credit.

MINORS

The Department of Fine Arts offers three minors: Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts.

The requirements for a minor in Music are 15 credit hours from the following: Music 101, 121, 141, 241, 216, 217, 218, 219, 221, 321, 341, 360, Physics 135. Of these, Music 121 and 221 are required, as is one of the listed 300-level courses. Music 121 may be waived for students who test out of this requirement; students who test out will replace this course with another listed course of their choice. Three credits accumulated from the following one-credit performance courses may substitute for one of the listed three-credit courses (all performance credits must represent cumulative work within a single instrument (or voice); a) Music 250-253 or 350-353, b) Music 254-357, c) Music 270-273 or 370-373, d) private instrumental or vocal instruction at Longwood University, or e) music ensemble participation through the Cooperative Agreement with Longwood University.

Students interested in taking private music lessons for academic credit can do so at Longwood University by enrolling in Music 155/156, 255/256 through the Longwood University Cooperative Program. Students are encouraged to see Professor von Rueden for details.

The requirements for a minor in Theatre are 15 credit hours from the courses listed below, including at least three Theatre offerings: Theatre 101, 201, 220, 250, 251, 252, 253, 260, 261, 321, 401, English 270, 313, 314, 334, French 401, German 401, Greek 301, Latin 301, Spanish 405, 408.

The requirements for a minor in the Visual Arts are 15 credit hours from the Visual Arts courses listed below, including at least one studio, one lecture, and two 300-level courses. Lecture courses should be chosen from the following: Visual Arts 200, 201, 202, 204, 205, 208, 210, 360. Studio courses should be chosen from the following: Visual Arts 220, 221, 222, 223, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 361.

Students interested in going into arts management may want to consider Economics 101 as the prerequisite for the following helpful courses: Business 222, 231, or 241.

Fine Arts Course Catalogue

updated 7/11/18