Creative Arts Minor

These minors allow students to pursue interests in music, theatre, or visual arts as concentrations within the Humanities degree or as enhancements to other degrees.

Students can choose from:

The minor consists of 16-19 semester hours. Students select a minimum of one concentration area from music, theatre, or visual arts.

Required Core course for all Creative Arts Minors:

  • HUMA-U 103 Introduction to Creative Arts (3 cr.)

Area 1: Music Concentration

Core (7 cr.)

  • MUS-U 320 Seminar: Capstone (1 cr.)
  • MUS-Z 111 Introduction to Music Theory (3 cr.)
  • MUS-M 174 Music for the Listener (3 cr.)

Performance (3 cr.)

A minimum of one course from:

  • MUS-X 040 Crescendos Show Choir (2 cr.)
  • MUS-X 070 Instrumental Ensemble: Band (2 cr.)
  • X040 Jazz Band (2 cr.)

Select additional 9 hours from:

  • HUMA-U 102 Introduction to Humanities: the Live Performance (3 cr.)
  • MUS-U 320 Women in Music History (3 cr.)
  • MUS-Z 201 History of Rock and Roll (3 cr.)
  • MUS-Z 301 Rock and Roll Music in the 70s and 80’s (3 cr.)
  • MUS-Z 315 Music for Films (3 cr.)
  • MUS-Z 373 The American Musical (3 cr.)
  • MUS-Z 393 History of Jazz (3 cr.)
  • Z103 Musicians in the Movies (3 cr.)
  • U320 History of Country Music (3 cr.)

Area II Theater Concentration

Core (4 cr.)

  • THTR T120 Acting 1 (3 cr.)
  • Capstone Project in Theater (1 cr.)

Performance (6 cr.)

Choose at least 2 performance courses:

  • THTR T115 Oral Interpretation  (3 cr.)
  • THTR T220 Acting II (3 cr.)
  • THTR T226 Shakespeare in Production (3 cr.)
  • SPCH C 437 Creative Dramatics (3 cr.)
  • THTR T149/T349 Theatre Practicum (3 cr.)

 Choose at least 3 credit hours from:

  • HUMA U102 Introduction to Humanities: The Live Performance (3 cr.)
  • ENG L203 Introduction to Drama (3 cr.)
  • ENG L220 Introduction to Shakespeare (3 cr.)

Area III: Visual Arts Concentration

  • FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio Drawing (3 cr.)
  • FINA F 101 Fundamental Studio 3-D (3 cr.) or FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio 2-D (3 cr.)
  • Choose 9 credit hours from courses in the studio arts including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, metalsmithing, graphic design, photography, and digital media. One course in art history can be substituted for one studio course in the minor.
  • FINA S 400 Independent Studio Projects (1 cr.)

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