1. ART, DANCE, AND THEATRE

Dr. Earl Norwood, Director
102 Fine Arts Building
(901) 881-7400

FACULTY

Carolyn Byrum, Douglas Cook, Benjamin Gillham, Robert Jolly, David McBeth

CURRICULA

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, graphic design, 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 those students who seek careers in the field of art education for state teaching licensure, kindergarten through grade 12.

        5. 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.)

        6. To enhance the arts and provide an enriched cultural environment to the campus and to the region served by the University.

The major in Fine and Performing Arts provides a Studio option and a Teaching option. The Studio option includes an emphasis in Art/Design, Dance, Graphic Design, or Theatre.

GENERAL EDUCATION (48-50 hours)

    Eng 111-112 English Composition ......................................................................................... 6

    Comm 220 Voice and Diction or Comm 230 Public Speaking ................................................ 3 *

    English Literature Elective or Phys Ed 305 Applied Kinesiology (Dance area of emphasis) ....... 3

    Psych 110-120 General Psychology ....................................................................................... 6

    Hist 121-122 World Civilization or Hist 201-202 US History .................................................. 6

    Mathematics (100 or above) or Computer Science ................................................................. 3 **

    Humanities Elective (History, English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Foreign Language) ...... 3

Studio Option:

    Foreign Language: completion of 112 or 200 ........................................................................ 4/8
        (May not be used to fulfill entrance deficiency in foreign language)

    Electives outside of the Fine and Performing Arts ............................................................... 11-16

Teaching Option:

    Biol 110 and Zool 201 ......................................................................................................... 8

    Physical Science elective ...................................................................................................... 4

    Electives .............................................................................................................................. 6

*Theatre emphasis must take Comm 220. Teaching option students take Comm 230.

**Teaching option students must take Mathematics.

MAJOR COURSES (82-84 hours)

ARTS CORE:

    Art 210-211 History of Art ...................................... 3,3

    Dance 110 Understanding Dance ............................... 3

    Music 111 Masterpieces of Music ............................. 3

    Theatre 110 Understanding Theatre ........................... 3

Studio Option:

    Dance 111 Understanding Dance ............................. 3

    Music 112 Music In Our Time ................................. 3

    Theatre 111 Understanding Theatre ......................... 3

    Fine Arts 310 Arts Aesthetics and Criticism ............. 3

Teaching Option:

    Art 310 Crafts Studio ............................................. 3

    Art 420 Printmaking ............................................... 3

    Art Ed 211 Introduction to Teaching Art ................. 1

    Art Ed 360 Teaching Art in the Public School ......... 3

    FA 410 Computers and the Arts ............................ 3

AREA OF EMPHASIS: (Choose one)

    Art/Design: (required for Teaching option)

        Art 221-222 Basic Design ................................ 3,3

        Art 241-242 Drawing 1 .................................... 3,3

        Art 311-312 Painting ........................................ 3,3

        Art 321 Advanced Design ................................. 3

        Art 335 Ceramics .............................................. 3

        Art 351 Sculpture .............................................. 3

        Art 451 Figure Drawing ..................................... 3

        Art 480 Senior Exhibit ....................................... 1

    Dance:

        Dance 120-320 Contemporary Dance .............. 4

        Dance 130-330 Ballet ...................................... 4

        Dance 150-350 Dance Ensemble ..................... 4

        Dance 240-440 Choreography I and II .......... 2, 2

        Dance 310 Jazz Dance .................................... 2

        Dance 390 Dance Pedagogy ........................... 2

        Dance 410 Dance Improvisation ...................... 2

        Dance 401-402 Special Projects .................... 2, 2

        Dance 351-451 Recital .................................. 2, 2

    Graphic Design:

        Art 221-222 Basic Design ............................ 3, 3

        Art 241-242 Drawing .................................. 3, 3

        Art 305 Photography ..................................... 3

        Gr Des 322 Graphic Design Applications ....... 3

        Gr Des 325 Advertising Design ...................... 3

        Gr Des 335 Photography and Digital Imagery . 3

        Gr Des 425 Interactive Multimedia ................. 3

        Gr Des 450 Internship in Graphic Design ........ 3

        Art 480 Senior Exhibit .................................. 1

    Theatre:

        Theatre 150 Theatre Workshop .................... 3

        Theatre 220-221 Acting ................................ 6

        Theatre 330 Costuming and Stage Makeup ... 3

        Theatre 360 Stagecraft ................................. 3

        Theatre 380 Play Interpretation/Direction ..... 3

        Theatre 390 Playwriting ............................... 3

        Theatre 420 Advanced Acting ..................... 6

        Theatre 430 Lighting Scene Design .............. 3

Professional Enhancement:

Studio Option:

Supporting Courses in the Arts ........................... 25 hours

Electives selected from Fine and Performing Arts disciplines outside the area of emphasis. At least six hours must be taken in each of the disciplines of Art/Design, Dance, and Theatre outside of the primary area of emphasis. Dance emphasis students must include Theatre 220 (3) and Theatre 430 (3). Theatre emphasis must include four hours of Dance 120 and two hours of private or class applied voice. Art/Design emphasis may include courses in Graphic Design or Interior Design.

Teaching Option:

Tchr Ed 301-302 Foundations/Strategies 6
Spec Ed 300 Exceptional Child 3
Art Ed 400 Senior Seminar Art Education 3
Art Ed 471-472 Student Teaching Art 12
Art Ed 473 Seminar Student Teaching 1

Total minimum hours required : 132

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.

Additional Requirements

1.     Art, art education, and graphic design 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, 111, 220, 221, and three hours selected from: 330, 360 or 430. Three hours selected from Theatre 380 or 390. Total hours required: 18.

ART, DANCE, AND THEATRE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


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