|ART, DANCE, AND THEATRE|
Dr. Earl Norwood, Director
102 Fine Arts Building
Carolyn Byrum, Douglas Cook, Robert Jolly, David McBeth, William Snyder
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS with a Major in Fine and Performing Arts
The objectives of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program are as follows:
1. To provide an opportunity for students to pursue a quality, interdisciplinary, professional, undergraduate program in the arts.
2. To provide, within the framework of an interdisciplinary arts program, specific concentrations for students whose primary academic interest is art, dance, or theatre.
3. To produce graduates who have:
a. Primary skill and depth in art, dance, or theatre;
b. Secondary skill in arts disciplines other than the primary area;
c. A broad understanding of the scope of the arts and their contribution to modern society;
d. A general education appropriate to a professional arts degree including elective studies suited to individual needs and interests.
4. To prepare students for careers and/or for graduate study in settings utilizing a multiple-arts environment (e.g., arts administration, arts management, arts journalism, etc.)
5. To enhance the arts and provide an enriched cultural environment to the campus and to the region served by the University.
CAUTION: Check with your advisor regarding possible changes to this degree program approved after this catalog was printed.
GENERAL EDUCATION (48-50 hours)
MAJOR COURSES (82-84 hours)
Art 210-211 History of Art (3, 3) hours
Dance 110 Understanding Dance (3) hours
Music 111 Understanding Masterpieces of Music (3) hours
Theatre 110 Understanding Theatre (3) hours
Dance 111 Understanding Dance (3) hours (P> Music 112 Music In Our Time (3) hours
Theatre 111 Understanding Theatre (3) hours
Fine Arts 310 Arts Aesthetics and Criticism (3) hours
Art 310 Crafts Studio (3) hours
Art 420 Printmaking (3) hours
Art Ed 211 Introduction to Teaching Art (1) hour
Art Ed 360 Teaching Art in the Public School (3) hours
FA 410 Computers and the Arts (3) hours
Area of emphasis:
Art 221-222 Basic Design (3,3) hours
Art 241-242 Drawing 1(3,3) hours
Art 311-312 Painting (3,3) hours
Art 321 Advanced Design (3) hours
Art 335 Ceramics (3) hours
Art 351 Sculpture (3) hours
Art 451 Figure Drawing (3) hours
Art 480 Senior Exhibit (1) hours
Dance 120-320 Contemporary Dance (4) hours
Dance 130-330 Ballet (4) hours
Dance 150-350 Dance Ensemble (4) hours
Dance 240-440 Choreography I and II (2, 2) hours
Dance 310 Jazz Dance (2) hours
Dance 390 Dance Pedagogy (2) hours
Dance 410 Dance Improvisation (2) hours
Dance 401-402 Special Projects (2, 2) hours
Dance 351-451 Recital (2, 2) hours
Theatre 150 Theatre Workshop (3) hours
Theatre 220 Acting I (3) hours
Theatre 330 Costuming and Stage Makeup (3) hours
Theatre 360 Stagecraft (3) hours
Theatre 380 Play Interpretation/Direction (3) hours
Theatre 390 Playwriting (3) hours
Theatre 420 Acting II (9) hours
Theatre 430 Lighting Scene Design (3) hours
Admission and Retention
Students are admitted to the B.F.A. degree only after successful audition (Dance or Theatre A.O.E.) or portfolio review (Art A.O.E.) by the appropriate faculty. Progress in the program will be monitored on an annual basis by the faculty. Only those students who make continuing and adequate progress (as defined by the faculty) in the Area of Emphasis will be allowed to continue beyond the second year.
1. Art A.O.E. students will present a portfolio of works during the senior level for jury by the faculty.
2. Dance A.O.E. students are expected to participate each semester in the Dance Ensemble and to achieve upper division level skills in ballet or contemporary dance studio. The junior and senior dance recitals will be juried.
3. Theatre A.O.E. students are expected to participate in productions of Vanguard Theatre and to achieve upper division level skill in acting.
4. B.F.A. majors are required to participate in the enrichment opportunities which are available in the arts. These include the music, theatre, and dance performances, art exhibits, and other events presented by faculty and students as well as the fine and performing arts series presentations.
MINOR IN ART
The minor in Art consists of Art 210, 211, 241, and nine hours selected from: Art 242, 310, 311, 312, 331, 335, 351, 352, 420, 441, 451, 452. Total hours required: 18.
MINOR IN DANCE
The minor in Dance consists of four hours of Dance 120 and/or 320, four hours of Dance 130 and/or 330, four hours of Dance 150 and/or 350, Dance 310, Dance 410, and two hours of Dance 240 and/or 440. Total hours required: 18. Dance minor students are also required to be performing members of the UT Martin Dance Ensemble for a minimum of two semesters.
MINOR IN THEATRE
The minor in Theatre consists of Theatre 110, six hours of Theatre 220 and/or 420, Theatre 360, and Theatre 380. Total hours required: 15.
DESCRIPTION OF ART, DANCE AND THEATRE COURSES