Professors Fox, Kagan, Lewis; Senior Lecturer Prevo; Associate Professor Dubroff; Assistant Professors Szabo, Wiley von Rueden; Visiting Assistant Professor Grabiec
Chair: Matthew R. Dubroff
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, 251, 252, 253, 254, 321, 361, 401, 498, 499. Two additional dramatic literature courses from: Theatre 201, 360, English 270, 313, 314, 334, French 401, German 401, Spanish 405, 408. Note: Theatre 360 and 361 are courses that can be taken more than once for credit, as the topic rotates. Theatre 201 cannot be used to fulfill a requirement for the dramatic literature category of the major (the second category) if it is used to fulfill a requirement for the first category of the major.
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. Students who wish to major 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.
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. The Visual Arts Division of the Fine Arts Department must approve Visual Arts courses taken at other institutions and presented for major credit. The Department of Fine Arts offers three minors: one in Music, one in Theatre, and one in the Visual Arts.
he requirements for a minor in Music are 15 credit hours; Music 121 (Music Fundamentals) is required or may be waived for students who test out of this requirement (students who test out will replace this course with another class of their choice); Music 221 (Music Theory I) is required, as is any one additional 300-level music class other than Music 350-353 (Theory and Practice of Choral Music) or Music 354- 357 (Theory and Practice of Instrumental Ensemble Music); to complete the minor, students must take any three additional elective courses from among the following, one of which must be a 200 or 300 level: Music 101 (Introduction to Music Literature), Music 141 (Piano I), Music 241 (Piano II), Music 216 (Music of the Twentieth Century), Music 217 (American Music), Music 218 (Jazz History), Music 219 (History of Opera), Music 321 (Theory II), Music 340 (Topics in Music), Music 341 (Songwriting), and Physics 135 (The Physics of Sound). Three credits accumulated from the following one-credit performance courses may be substituted for a maximum of one threecredit course in the minor (all performance credits must represent cumulative work within a single instrument (or voice)): a) Music 250-253 or 350-353 (Theory and Practice of Choral Music), b) Music 254-357 (Theory and Practice of Instrumental Ensemble Music), c) private instrumental or vocal instruction at Longwood University or d) music ensemble participation through the Cooperative Agreement with Longwood University (registration for Longwood University courses operates through the Hampden-Sydney and Longwood University Cooperative Agreement.)
The requirements for a minor in Theatre are 15 credit hours from the courses listed below, including at least three Theatre offerings: Theatre 101 (Introduction to Theatre), Theatre 201 (Asian Theatre), Theatre 220 (Acting), Theatre 321 (Directing), Theatre 360 (Topics in Theatre Theory and Literature), Theatre 361 (Topics in Theatre Practice), Theatre 401 (Theatre Design and Technology), English 270 (Introduction to Shakespeare), English 313 (English Drama), English 314 (Modern Drama), English 334 (Special Topics in Shakespeare), French 401 (French Theatre), German 401 (German Theatre), Spanish 405 (Modern Latin American Theatre), Spanish 408 (Theatre of the Golden Age).
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 (Art in the Contemporary World), Visual Arts 201 (The History of Western Art I), Visual Arts 202 (The History of Western Art II), Visual Arts 204 (Greek and Roman Art and Architecture), Visual Arts 205 (Medieval Art and Architecture), Visual Arts 208 (Western Art of 19th and 20th Centuries), Visual Arts 210 (American Photography), Visual Arts 360 (Topics in Art History). Studio courses should be chosen from the following: Visual Arts 220 (Color and Two-Dimensional Design), Visual Arts 221 (Drawing I), Visual Arts 222 (Painting I), Visual Arts 223 (Photography I), Visual Arts 321 (Drawing II), Visual Arts 322 (Painting II), Visual Arts 323 (Photography II), Visual Arts 324 (Digital Photography), Visual Arts 325 (Portraiture), Visual Arts 361 (Topics in Studio Art).
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.
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.