Division of Communication and Fine Arts

Studies in Communication, Music, Worship Arts, Art & Illustration, Digital Cinema, Graphic Design, Photography

Andrus, Armstrong, Dromi, Edwards, Goehner, Holland, Hollingsworth, Martin, Peer, Pohle, M. Smith, P. Smith, Snediker, Whitley, J. Wubbena, T. Wubbena (chair)

The Division of Communication and Fine Arts is comprised of the Departments of Communication, Music, and Visual Arts. Bachelor's degrees are offered in Art and IllustrationCommunication, Digital Cinema, General Music, Graphic Design, Applied Music, Music Education, Photography, and Worship Arts. Minors are offered in all areas, as well as Theatre.

The mission of the Division of Communication and Fine Arts is to teach, nurture, and model excellence and integrity in creativity, scholarship, spiritual formation, and professional development.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

(SYMBOL: COM)

The mission of the Department of Communication is to produce tomorrow's industry professionals, civic leaders, and lifelong learners who are dedicated to serving and making a difference in a domestic and global context. The department encourages ways of communicating that are rooted in an acceptance and appreciation of others.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Department of Communication has identified the following seven student learning outcomes:

1.  Students will be able to think clearly, critically, and creatively in response to communication problems.

2.  Students will express ideas in oral, written, and mediated messages that are coherent, persuasive, and ethical.

3.  Students will demonstrate the communication skills necessary to engage in personal, professional, civic, and social relationships.

4.  Students will adapt oral, visual, written, and mediated messages to diverse audiences across multiple platforms.

5.  Students will analyze and evaluate verbal and nonverbal messages in differing social, political, and cultural contexts
in order to assess their effectiveness.

6.  Students will use current technology related to the communication field.

7.  Students will work productively in groups and teams on a range of communication projects.

The Department of Communication celebrates the centrality of communication in human life as well as our students' potential to positively influence society through the effective practice of communication across many contexts and through multiple media.

Varying contexts require different communication methods and styles. Department core courses teach human and mediated communication in a variety of contexts and effectively combine theory with practice. Students are encouraged to pursue their own communication calling as they seek to impact an increasingly diverse and global society.

Communication majors are well-prepared for effective work in media industries, business, non-profit organizations and ministries that require excellent communication. Strong written, interpersonal, oral, and media production skills are crucial for successful communication professionals. Creative Christian leadership is emphasized to prepare students for careers in both faith-based and secular communication fields. Local, national, and international internship and mission trip opportunities allow participating students to further develop a global perspective.

Additionally, students in the Department of Communication are actively engaged in the John Brown University community through co-curricular activities. JBU Communication students produce the award-winning student newspaper, The Threefold Advocate, Eagle Break and The Nesher. Students work with online radio station MyPositiveEdge.com, and at KLRC 90.9 FM, JBU's professional radio station. Golden Eagle Television Productions offers students the opportunity to produce live video coverage of JBU home basketball games. The department also sponsors speech and debate competition through its award-winning forensics team. 

Emphasis Options

Majors may shape their program with an advisor or choose to concentrate their study within one of the following areas of emphasis:

The Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement Emphasis offers students a chance to learn writing, information gathering and reporting, formatting, editing, anchoring, and producing for both traditional digital and media platforms. Among the tools that students use to report live are some of the latest technologies, such as Twitter© and Skype©. Students also study critical issues faced in today's complex communications environment. "Hands-on" experience is emphasized in the digital journalism curriculum.

The Public Relations Emphasis provides students with instruction in the principles, processes, skills, and management of public relations programs designed to attain or maintain inter-organizational or social accord. Students learn both the basic skills of writing, graphics, and oral presentation, as well as the managerial functions of planning, research, campaign development, and evaluation. The program prepares students with a solid ethical foundation, an awareness of diversity and multiculturalism, and an understanding of the use of social media for strategic engagement with an organization's many audiences or publics.

The Media Production Emphasis teaches students the production skills and industry knowledge necessary to impact society through the development of compelling media programming. This emphasis empowers students to become successful cultural leaders in the burgeoning business of creating and distributing media content. Essential industry courses expand beyond production to teach programming strategies, law, sales, and entrepreneurship.

The Media Communication Emphasis provides students with the opportunity to become excellent communicators who can speak, write, and use media in a highly effective manner. Outstanding communication skills prepare students to work in a wide variety of contexts such as business, media, ministry, and non-profit organizations. Generalists choose courses from the three department emphases (in consultation with an advisor) to build a program that best suits their goals in the communication field. Communication majors also choose department co-curricular activities according to their interests.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Communication

1.  University Core Curriculum - 55 hours

2. Communication Department Core - 18 hours

COM 1173 Faith, Media, and Calling

COM 2123 News Writing and Reporting

COM 2433 Diversity and Media Issues

COM 2523 Public Speaking

COM 4293 Media Law and Digital Ethics

COM 4443 Communication Internship

3. Emphases Options:

A.  Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement Emphasis - 37 hours

COM 1153 Introduction to Video and Audio Production

COM 2163 Communication Technologies

COM 2333 News Editing

COM 2353 Public Relations Writing and Technology

COM 3153 Specialized Media Production

COM 3363 Magazine Writing

COM 3463 Opinion Writing

COM 4323 Advertising

Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement Practicum Electives - 4 hours

COM 2111/12 Practicum in Journalism

COM 3111/12 Advanced Practicum in Journalism

COM 4211/12 Online News Bureau Practicum

Three of the following:

ART 2403 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

COM 3453 Social Movements

COM 3703 Leadership and Media Management

COM 4363 Political Communication

COM 4373 Online Advocacy

B.  Public Relations Emphasis - 37 hours

COM 2343 News Editing for Public Relations

COM 2353 Public Relations Writing and Technology

COM 3363 Magazine Writing

COM 3453 Social Movements

COM 3653 Specialized Media Production for Public Relations

COM 4323 Advertising

COM 4373 Online Advocacy

COM 4453 Public Relations Planning

MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

Public Relations Practicum Electives - 4 hours

COM 2111/12 Practicum in Journalism (Advertising)

Two of the following:

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

COM 3463 Opinion Writing

C.  Media Production Emphasis - 37 hours

COM 1153 Introduction to Video and Audio Production

COM 1233 Podcasting and Online Audio Production

COM 2163 Communication Technologies

COM 3153 Specialized Media Production

COM 3703 Leadership and Media Management

COM 4182 Sports/News Broadcasting

COM 4243 Script Writing Workshop

COM 4333 Advanced Video/Audio Production

COM 4343 Media Programming and Promotion

Radio Practicum - 3 hours

COM 1101 Beginning Radio Practicum

COM 2101 Intermediate Radio Practicum

COM 3101 Advanced Radio Practicum

Media Production Practicum Electives - 2 hours

COM 1131 Beginning Media Production Performance Practicum

COM 2111/12 Practicum in Journalism

COM 2131 Intermediate Media Production Performance Practicum

COM 3121 Video/Audio Sports Practicum

COM 3131 Radio News Practicum

COM 3321 Independent Video Production

COM 3141 Media Production Program Assistant

COM 3151 KLRC Program Assistant

COM 3421 Advanced Media Production Practicum

Two of the following:

COM 3363 Magazine Writing

COM 3453 Social Movements

COM 3463 Opinion Writing

COM 4363 Political Communication

COM 4373 Online Advocacy

COM 4413 Selected Topics in Media Production

D.  Media Communication Emphasis - 37 hours

Students in the Media Communication Emphasis take courses in all three areas of the Communication Department: Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement, Media Production, and Public Relations. With the guidance of their advisor, students will create a study plan that consists of 37 hours in Communication.

1. Emphases Requirements - 27 hours - (9 or more hours in each of the following), as advised

A. Digital Journalism and Civic Engagement courses
B. Media Production courses
C. Public Relations courses

2. COM electives - 6 hours, as advised

3. Practicum - 4 hours (minimum), as advised

At least 15 hours must be upper-level course work.

4. Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours.

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan - Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement

View 4-Year Plan - Public Relations

View 4-Year Plan - Media Production

View 4-Year Plan - Media Communication

 

Requirements for minor in Digital Journalism & Civic Engagement

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

COM 1153 Introduction to Video and Audio Production

COM 2123 News Writing and Reporting

COM 2333 Editing

COM 3363 Magazine Writing

COM 3463 Opinion Writing

One of the following:

COM 3153 Specialized Media Production

COM 3653 Specialized Media Production for Public Relations

One of the following (or select three practicum hours):

COM 2111/12 Practicum in Journalism

COM 3453 Social Movements

COM 3703 Leadership and Media Management

COM 4363 Political Communication

COM 4373 Online Advocacy

Requirements for minor in Public Relations

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

COM 1173 Faith, Media, and Calling

COM 2123 News Writing and Reporting

COM 2523 Public Speaking

COM 2353 Public Relations Writing and Technology

COM 4323 Advertising

One of the following:

COM 3153 Specialized Media Production

COM 3653 Specialized Media Production for Public Relations

One of the following:

COM 3703 Leadership and Media Management

COM 3453 Social Movement

COM 4363 Political Communication

COM 4373 Online Advocacy

Requirements for minor in Sports Media

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

COM 1153 Introduction to Video and Audio Production

COM 2163 Communication Technologies

COM 2123 News Writing and Reporting

COM 1233 Podcasting and Online Audio Production

COM 4182 Sports/News Broadcasting

COM 4243 Script Writing Workshop

Four hours in two or more of the following (at least one hour must be upper-division level):

COM 1101 Beginning Radio Practicum

COM 2101 Intermediate Radio Practicum

COM 3101 Advanced Radio Practicum

COM 3131 Radio News Practicum

COM 3151 KLRC Program Assistant

COM 3321 Independent Video Production

COM 3421 Advanced Media Production Practicum

COM 4333 Advanced Video/Audio Production

Requirements for minor in Radio and Public Media

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

COM 1101 Beginning Radio Practicum

COM 1233 Podcasting and Online Audio Production

COM 1153 Introduction to Video and Audio Production

COM 2163 Communication Technologies

COM 4333 Advanced Video/Audio Production

COM 4363 Political Communication

Five hours in at least three of the following:

COM 1131 Beginning Media Production Performance Practicum

COM 2131 Intermediate Media Production Performance Practicum

COM 3421 Advanced Media Production Practicum

COM 3131 Radio News Practicum

COM 3321 Independent Video Production

COM 3453 Social Movements

Requirements for minor in Communication and Forensics

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

COM 1153 Introduction to Video and Audio Production

COM 2121 Beginning Forensics Practicum

COM 2123 News Writing and Reporting

COM 2523 Public Speaking

COM 4243 Script Writing Workshop

One of the following:

COM 3453 Social Movements

COM 4363 Political Communication

COM 4373 Online Advocacy

At least three hours from the following:

COM 3161/62 Intermediate Forensics Practicum

At least two hours from the following:

COM 4161, 62 Advanced Forensics Practicum

 

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE

(SYMBOL: MUS)

The mission of the John Brown University Department of Music and Theatre is to facilitate growth toward musical and theatrical excellence as a means of glorifying God.

Student Learning Outcomes:

The student learning outcomes of the music and theatre department are directly tied to education of the head, heart, and hand:

  I.  HEAD: Demonstrate theoretical, historical, and technological competencies.

 II.  HEART: Develop Christ-like character through personal spiritual disciplines and community accountability.

III.  HAND: Practice intellectual competencies and Christian character through excellence in performance and vocation.

All bachelor degree programs within the Department of Music and Theatre are designed to produce the following student learning outcomes in all graduating students:

1.  Students will perform literature specific to emphasis and field of study, demonstrating stylistic insight, technical proficiency, musical artistry and a scholarly thought process.

2.  Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the pre-performance aspects of music through written and aural mediums, based on fundamental theoretical principles.

3.  Students will describe and explain the historical development of music, identifying historical styles and performance practices, musical forms, repertoire of different media, and the lives and contributions of outstanding musicians.

4.  Students will demonstrate a working knowledge and application of technology and software used in various musical platforms and professions.

5.  Students will develop an understanding of key principles, terms and theories in the sub-fields of music and education; and/or demonstrate mastery of these principles on national standardized tests.

6.  Students will develop a personal philosophy of the arts, thinking through the integration of art and faith, the role of the arts in modern society, and the pedagogical responsibilities that come with being an educated artist.

7.  Students will use the professional skills learned to serve the community of JBU and beyond.

For those wishing to follow careers in music and/or worship arts, courses are offered leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Music Education. These curricula provide a well-rounded education for those wishing to enter the music profession as artists, teachers, conductors, church worship leaders and tech support, and musicians in other fields. In addition, the degrees in general music with various specific concentrations are designed for the student who anticipates graduate work in business, counseling/psychology, seminary, ethnomusicology, ethnodoxology, or other (minor related) field. These concentrations also provide guided course work in a specific area that can serve as sufficient supplemental education for numerous career options upon graduation.

All programs in music are closely aligned with work in Bible, liberal arts, and technological departments, also providing students majoring outside the Department of Music and Theatre the opportunity to study music as a minor or as an elective.

Admission Requirements for the Music Major/Minor

In addition to satisfying the university's general requirements for admission, all applicants must audition for admission to the Music Program. During the audition, each candidate must demonstrate musical ability and potential, including a good sense of rhythm and the ability to sing in tune. Applicants are strongly advised to develop familiarity with both bass and treble clef before university study.

1. Vocal major/minor audition:

a. Performance of two prepared songs. Suggested works include songs by classical composers (in a foreign language, if possible) and songs from operettas or Broadway musicals. For Worship Arts majors, one of the two selections may be a praise and worship song.

b. Demonstration of skills at the keyboard or other instrument, as applicable. (Lack of piano skills will not preclude admittance to a music degree program. However, all majors must demonstrate specific piano skills before degree completion. Appropriate classes or private study will be required of all students based on keyboard proficiency.)

c. Sight-reading a short excerpt.

2. Piano or Organ major/minor audition:

a. Performance of two prepared selections from traditional literature, representing contrasting style periods. For Worship Arts majors, one of the prepared selections may be an arrangement of a praise and worship song or traditional hymn.

b. Prepare four major and four harmonic minor scales.

c. Sight-reading a short excerpt.

3. Instrumental major/minor audition:

a. Performance of two contrasting selections demonstrating lyrical playing and technical proficiency. Repertoire may include studies, etudes and sonata or concerto literature, classical in nature. Repertoire should be comparable to that of state solo and ensemble competitions.

b. Playing of major scales through four sharps and four flats demonstrating the full range of the instrument.

c. Sight-reading a short excerpt.

NOTE: Bass players, guitar players, and set drummers may send a recording consisting of a demonstration of playing in contemporary styles and improvising. Recorded excerpts from ensembles such as jazz bands, combos, and worship teams may be included to demonstrate abilities in ensemble playing.

Students entering during the fall semester should complete the auditions by April 1. Audition forms are available online at www.jbu.edu/music.

An on-campus audition is preferable both for the student and for the faculty, but in cases where travel to Siloam Springs presents an insurmountable hardship, a recording incorporating the specified audition requirements will suffice. Students accepted on the basis of a recorded audition will need to complete the remainder of the process during the freshman orientation prior to registration. They may be asked to present part of their audition at that time.

Students are advised to complete all aspects of the audition as early in the high school senior year as possible. Those with deficiencies will be so advised, so that they may begin to work in the necessary area(s) before entering the university. Upon entrance, those who have not met the departmental standards may be granted permission by the music faculty to declare a provisional major until such deficiencies are eliminated. Prerequisite work in the major applied area is designated as MUS 09_1 or MUS 0891 and does not count toward the major, the minor, or graduation hours. Once the deficiencies are removed, a student enrolls for degree credit in the applied field (MUS 19_1, 19_2, 1891 or 1892). Students entering with deficiencies in the major applied area typically require nine or ten semesters, rather than the standard eight, to finish the baccalaureate degree. B.Mus.Ed. is a nine-semester degree: eight semesters of course work and the ninth semester spent in an internship. It is possible to complete the degree in eight semesters only if a student transfers in approved hours.

Transfer students are required to audition for admittance into the music program (see Admission Requirements for the Major/Minor). Skills in the areas of theory, musicianship, piano/voice and the applied concentration will be assessed at the time of the audition. Repeating previous course work may be required.

Applied Music Scholarships

The awarding of a music scholarship is based primarily on performance ability as determined in the audition for admission described above, or on ability demonstrated in ongoing applied instruction. After receiving a scholarship, the student must earn a GPA of 2.0 each semester, a 3.0 GPA in the major applied area, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA to retain the scholarship. Scholarships are reviewed annually and may be adjusted higher or lower based upon the merit of the recipient's academic and applied work.

A student majoring in a music program may expect to retain a scholarship for eight semesters providing the above criteria are met. An exception is made for a student in the music education program who is completing the internship during a ninth semester. If a student fails to meet any portion of the applied scholarship requirements, that student will be placed on probation, but will retain the applied music scholarship for the following semester. At the end of the probationary period, the progress of the student will be reassessed. At such time, the applied music scholarship will either be continued or discontinued.

Applied music scholarships are not available for students minoring in the music program. Ensemble scholarships may be available to all students.

General Requirements for Music Degrees

 1. Demonstrated potential. Each candidate must select a primary performance medium (voice, piano, organ, or instrument), meet yearly requirements as set by the music faculty, and fulfill all stated degree requirements. The B.A. with an emphasis in Voice, Piano, or Organ requires that students demonstrate adequate potential in performance before being allowed to pursue this degree program. Official admittance occurs at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year, only upon recommendation of the faculty, after the student has passed the Upper Division Applied Admittance Exam. Students desiring to pursue the performance degree must enroll each term in two-credit applied lessons in the major area.

 2. Ensemble participation requirements. Each major is required to participate satisfactorily in at least one ensemble per semester at JBU. (The faculty will grant exceptions to B.Mus.Ed. students during the semester of their internship or to students taking fewer than six hours.) Up to four hours of Accompanying Practicum (after meeting the specified prerequisites) may count as ensemble credit for those whose major instrument is piano. Students may choose music theater, choral, or instrumental groups. Qualified non-majors are encouraged to participate.

 3. Recital attendance. Satisfactory completion of MUS 1000 Recital Attendance is required every semester majors are full-time students at JBU. Students in B.Mus.Ed. are exempted the semester of their internship. Two semesters are required of minors.

 4. Recital participation. All majors enrolled in applied lessons are required to perform in a departmental recital in their area of concentration once during the first year of study and at least once each semester thereafter, or at the discretion of the teacher.

 5. Jury exams. Counterparts to final exams in lecture courses, juries are scheduled at the end of each semester of applied study. Jury grades assigned by the adjudicators have an impact on the applied course grade, although the final grade is assigned at the discretion of the instructor.

6. Piano Proficiency. Incoming students will be assessed in the area of piano skills, and placed in an appropriate level piano course. A Piano Proficiency Exam will be administered at the end of Class Piano IV or after the first semester of Applied Piano, whichever occurs first. All music majors, regardless of degree, must pass each section of the Piano Proficiency Exam. Students who do not pass the Piano Proficiency will be required to either: (1) repeat Class Piano IV; or (2) enroll in remedial Applied Piano MUS 0991 (with consent of instructor) and pass the proficiency before proceeding to Applied Piano for credit. Students who do not pass all sections of the Piano Proficiency Exam will not be awarded a music degree.   

The Piano Proficiency Exam is given in seven sections, as follows:

(1) Sight-read a 4-part hymn/chorale;

(2) Sight-read a solo piece of early-intermediate level;

(3) Play all major scales 4 octaves in eighth notes at a minimum tempo of MM=120 per quarter note, hands together;

(4) Play I-IV-I-V65-I chord progression in all keys, major and minor, at a minimum tempo of MM=100 (one chord per beat);

(5) Harmonize a melody at sight;

(6) Play prepared accompaniment of early intermediate level with soloist;

(7) Perform a solo piece of early intermediate level (score may be used).

Qualified non-keyboard majors may enroll in piano and organ lessons with an upper-division number (3000+) only after taking four semesters of keyboard and passing the Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam.

7. Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam. The Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam is taken by all majors. The exam is taken instead of the jury at the end of the fourth semester of degree credit in the major applied performance medium, and it is twice the length of a usual jury.

The student must pass the "a" part of the exam in the respective applied area (see below) before earning upper-division credit in applied music; if the student does not pass the "a" requirement, the next semester of study is taken for additional lower-division credit.

A student who does not pass the other parts of the exam in the respective applied area may earn upper-division credit in the applied area for the next semester, but will re-take those other parts of the exam at the end of the next semester of study. If the student fails a second time, subsequent applied study will be for lower-division credit until the student passes all remaining parts of the exam.

The same policy applies to transfer students. They must pass the "a" part of the exam in the respective applied area in order to register for upper-division credit for the next semester. If they fail any other parts of the exam not passed on the first attempt, they must re-take those parts of the exam at the end of that semester in order to continue to earn upper-division credit. Otherwise, subsequent applied study will be for lower-division credit until they pass all remaining parts of the exam.

Voice expectations:

a. perform four songs or arias (arias count for two songs) from current repertoire by memory in three languages (English, Italian, and German), of varying styles, and demonstrating developing musicality and expressiveness; and

b. demonstrate sight-reading proficiency using techniques learned in musicianship classes. The difficulty of the music selection corresponds with the amount of completed coursework specific to each degree program.

Piano expectations:

a. play advanced literature from three of the following style periods: (1) Baroque (Bach WTC or comparable-more difficult than Two-part Inventions); (2) Classical (Beethoven or Mozart sonata or comparable literature); (3) Romantic (Chopin, Brahms); and (4) Impressionistic/20th century (Debussy, Prokofieff). At least one piece or movement is to be completely memorized. The performance of these requirements should be stylistically convincing, and the performer should display a developing sense of musicality and expressiveness;

b. play major, harmonic, and melodic minor scales for four octaves in sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM=120 per quarter note, hands together;

c. play major and minor arpeggios in all inversions for four octaves in sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM=100 per quarter note, hands together;

d. play major and minor cadences (I-IV-I64-V7-I) with right hand in all inversions and left hand in octaves; and

e. sight-read (1) a hymn having three or more sharps or flats in the key signature with intermediate rhythmic complexity and (2) a vocal accompaniment of an early-intermediate level.

Worship Arts Piano expectations:

a. play advanced literature from two of the following style periods: (1) Baroque (Bach WTC or comparable - more difficult than Two-part Interventions); (2) Classical (Beethoven or Mozart sonata or comparable literature); (3) Romantic (Chopin, Brahms); and (4) Impressionistic/20th century (Debussy, Prokofieff). At least one piece or movement is to be completely memorized. The performance of these requirements should be stylistically convincing, and the performer should display a developing sense of musicality and expressiveness;

b. play major, harmonic, and melodic minor scales for four octaves in sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM=100 per quarter note, hands together;

c. play major and minor arpeggios in all inversions for four octaves in sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM=80 per quarter note, hands together;

d. play major and minor cadences (I-IV-I64-V7-I) with right hand in all inversions and left hand in octaves; and

e. sight-read (1) a hymn having three or more sharps or flats in the key signature with intermediate rhythmic complexity; (2) a vocal accompaniment of an early-intermediate level; and (3) a contemporary worship song written on a lead sheet.

 Organ expectations:

a. play one work from each of these style periods: (1) Baroque, (2) Romantic, and (3) 20th century. The performance of these requirements should be stylistically convincing and the performer should display a developing sense of musicality and expressiveness;

b. play an introduction and two stanzas of a hymn. The stanzas must be played in a contrasting manner, as appropriate for the text;

c. play a hymn transposed up or down a half-step and whole step; and

d. sight-read (1) a hymn having three or more sharps or flats in the key signature with intermediate rhythmic complexity and (2) a simple work in trio texture.

Each candidate for the B.A. degree with an emphasis in Organ is also required to earn the Service Playing Certificate (SPC) of the American Guild of Organists before entering upper-division work.

Instrumental expectations:

a. perform literature from three stylistic periods. The performances should be stylistically convincing and the performer should display a developing sense of musicality and expressiveness.

b. play scales and other technical exercises as appropriate.

c. demonstrate sight-reading proficiency, as determined by the instructor.

 8. Recital or Presentation.

A candidate for the B.A. degree in Applied Music (specialization in Organ, Piano, or Voice) is required to present a half recital during the junior year (MUS 3900) and a full recital during the senior year (MUS 4900). These recitals may not take place during consecutive semesters.

A candidate for the B.A. or B.S. degree in General Music has the choice between a half recital during the senior year (MUS 4900) or a Senior Presentation (MUS 4910). Four hours of upper-division credit in the applied concentration is necessary in order to perform a senior recital.

A candidate for the B.Mus.Ed. degree is required to perform a half recital during the senior year (MUS 4900).  

A candidate for the B.S. degree in Worship Arts is required to design and execute a corporate worship service (Senior Presentation in Worship Arts MUS 4920).

Recitalists are required to enroll in applied lessons during the semester the recital is scheduled. Similarly, those choosing the Senior Presentation or the Senior Presentation in Worship Arts must enroll in MUS 4191 Senior Presentation Preparation for faculty mentoring.

 9. Major Field Test in Music. All majors (except those majoring in Worship Arts) are required to take the Major Field Test in Music as a condition of graduation after completing MUS 4113 and 3223. If one of these courses is taken in the last semester of study, the Major Field Test should be taken as late in the semester as practical.

10. Certification for Organists. All candidates for the B.A. with emphasis in Organ must take the examination for the Colleague Certificate of the American Guild of Organists (CAGO) no later than the beginning of the last semester of study.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Applied Music (specialization in Organ, Piano, or Voice)

1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by MUS 1203 in the program requirements.

2. Courses Specified by the Department - 28 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

MUS 2113 Theory II

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3223 History of Music II

MUS 3241 Musicianship III

MUS 3243 Theory III

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 3900* Junior Recital

MUS 4103* Music Arranging with MIDI

MUS 4113 Harmonic Form and Analysis

MUS 4900* Senior Recital

3. One of the following Specializations - 31 hours

Voice

MUS 1911 Lyric Diction I

MUS 1921 Lyric Diction II

MUS 1931/41, 2931/41 Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

MUS 1980/3980 Studio Class in Voice (each semester of Applied Voice*)

MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 8 hours

MUS 3981* Applied Voice: 8 hours

MUS 4281 Vocal Literature

MUS 4382 Vocal Pedagogy

Music Theatre - 6 hours from

MUS 1731/3731 Music and Theatre Scenes

MUS 1732/3732 Music Theatre Production

Choral Ensemble: a minimum of two semesters ( Ensemble participation requirements)

Piano

MUS 1991* Applied Piano: 8 hours

MUS 3991* Applied Piano: 8 hours

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Piano)

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 2601 Accompanying Class

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 3601 Music Practicum: Accompanying

MUS 4261 Piano Pedagogy

MUS 4262 Piano Literature

Ensemble Participation: 6 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Organ

MUS 1971* Applied Organ: 8 hours

MUS 3971* Applied Organ: 8 hours

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Organ*)

MUS 2601 Accompanying Class

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 3611 Music Practicum: Church Organist

MUS 4273 Organ Literature and Pedagogy

Ensemble participation: 6 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

4. Foreign Language - 12 hours

For Voice majors:

LS 1213 Elementary French I

LS 1223 Elementary French II

LS 1313 Elementary German I

LS 1323 Elementary German II

For Piano, Organ, or Instrumental majors:

Twelve hours of LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses; or six hours of LS-2000 level courses

Completion of an intermediate language course meets the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan - Voice

View 4-Year Plan - Piano

View 4-Year Plan - Organ

*See Music Fee Schedule

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in General Music

 1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by MUS 1203 in the program requirements.

2. Courses Specified by this Department - 29 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

MUS 2113 Theory II

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3223 History of Music II

MUS 3241 Musicianship III

MUS 3243 Theory III

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 4103* Music Arranging with MIDI

MUS 4113 Harmonic Form and Analysis

Capstone Option A or B:

A. MUS 39_1* or 3891* Applied Lessons

    MUS 4900* Senior Recital (half recital)

B. MUS 4191* Senior Presentation Preparation

    MUS 4910* Senior Presentation

3. One of the following Emphases - 12 or 13 hours

Voice

MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 4 hours

MUS 1980 Studio Class in Voice: 4 semesters

MUS 1931/412931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Piano

MUS 1991* Applied Piano: 4 hours

MUS 1990 Studio Class in Piano: 4 semesters

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Organ

MUS 1971* Applied Organ: 4 hours

MUS 1990 Studio Class in Piano: 4 semesters

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Instrumental Music (as applied instructors are available)

MUS 1891* Applied Instrument: 4 hours

MUS 1890 Studio Class in Instrumental Music: 4 semesters (as needed and available)

MUS 1931/412931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice (or 1 hour of Applied Voice*)

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

3a. Successful completion of the Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam in the applied concentration area

Any additional hours in applied area will count as music electives. Any hours taken after passing the Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam will be taken at the 3000-level for upper-division credit.  Four hours of upper-division credit is a requirement for performing a senior recital.

4. Choose a minimum of one additional upper-division hour in music if concentrating in voice or instrumental music.

5. Foreign language - 12 hours

For Voice majors:

LS 1213 Elementary French I

LS 1223 Elementary French II

LS 1313 Elementary German I

LS 1323 Elementary German II

For Piano, Organ, or Instrumental majors:

Twelve hours of LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses; or six hours of LS-2000 level courses

Completion of an intermediate language course meets the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum

6. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan - Voice

View 4-Year Plan - Piano-Organ

View 4-Year Plan - Instrumental

* See Music Fee Schedule

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in General Music

1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by MUS 1203 in the program requirements.

2. Courses Specified by this Department - 29 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

MUS 2113 Theory II

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3223 History of Music II

MUS 3241 Musicianship III

MUS 3243 Theory III

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 4103* Music Arranging with MIDI

MUS 4113 Harmonic Form and Analysis

Capstone Option A or B:

A. MUS 39_1* or 3891* Applied Lessons

     MUS 4900* Senior Recital (half recital)

B. MUS 4191* Senior Presentation Preparation

     MUS 4910* Senior Presentation

3. One of the following Emphases - 12 or 13 hours

Voice

MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 4 hours

MUS 1980 Studio Class in Voice: 4 semesters

MUS 1931/412931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Piano

MUS 1991* Applied Piano: 4 hours

MUS 1990 Studio Class in Piano: 4 semesters

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Organ

MUS 1971* Applied Organ: 4 hours

MUS 1990 Studio Class in Piano: 4 semesters

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Instrumental Music (as applied instructors are available)

MUS 1891* Applied Instrument: 4 hours

MUS 1890 Instrumental Music Studio Class: 4 semesters (as needed and available)

MUS 1931/41, 2931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice (or 1 hour of Applied Voice*)

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

3a. Successful completion of the Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam in the applied concentration

Any additional hours in applied area will count as music electives. Any hours taken after passing the Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam will be taken at the 3000-level for upper-division credit. Four hours of upper-division credit is a requirement for performing a senior recital.

4. Choose a minimum of one additional upper-division hour in music if concentrating in voice or instrumental music

5. Concentration Option - 21 hours

Students may choose a concentration as listed below in Business, Family and Human Services, Intercultural Studies, or Worship Arts. Students who do not select one of these options will fulfill their non-major requirements with electives.

A.  Business

ATG 2173 Financial Accounting

ATG 2183 Managerial Accounting

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

BUS 4173 Business Finance

ECN 2113 Microeconomics

MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

An additional 3 hours of upper-division course work from the College of Business

B.  Family and Human Services

FAM 2123 Introduction to Family Science

FAM 3133 Marriage and Family Living

FAM 3243 Family Sexuality

FAM 4253 Family Communication

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2243 Introduction to Therapeutic Interviewing

RPH 4423 Ethics

C. Intercultural Studies

BBL 3583 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

CMN 2263 Discipleship and Evangelism

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communication

ICS 3243 Principles and Philosophy of Community Development

ICS 2123 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following:

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

RPH 3323 Philosophy of the Christian Faith

One of the following:

RPH 3533 Introduction to Islam

RPH 3543 Introduction to Hinduism/Buddhism

D. Worship Arts

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

MUS 2503 Worship Arts I: Orientation

MUS 2513 Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

MUS 3232 Contemporary Worship Music in Theory and Practice

MUS 3563 Audio Technology I

MUS 3951 Corporate Worship Techniques

One of the following:

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

One of the following:

MUS 3323 Children's Music Ministry Methods

MUS 4563 Audio Technology II

6. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan - Voice

View 4-Year Plan - Piano-Organ

View 4-Year Plan - Instrumental

*See Music Fee Schedule

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus.Ed.) degree with major in Music, K-12 Certification

1.  University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Arts elective is covered by MUS 1203 and the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 in the program requirements. The Philosophy elective is not required for this program.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hours

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 25 hours

ED 1111 Seminar in Education

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Development Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3113 Framework for Teaching - Secondary Education

ED 4890 Internship: P-12

ED 4891 Seminar: P-12

4. Music Teaching Field - 46-47 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

MUS 1911 Lyric Diction I

MUS 1921 Lyric Diction II

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

MUS 2113 Theory II

MUS 3101* Survey of Instruments

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3223 History of Music II

MUS 3241 Musicianship III

MUS 3243 Theory III

MUS 3301 Choral Techniques

MUS 3313 Public School Music Methods, K-6

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 3421 Conducting II

MUS 4103* Music Arranging with MIDI

MUS 4113 Harmonic Form and Analysis

MUS 4382 Vocal Pedagogy

MUS 4573 Public School Music Methods, 7-12

MUS 4900 Senior Recital (half recital)

Ensemble Participation: 4 hours (Ensemble participation requirements)

One of the following:

MUS 1731 Music and Theatre Scenes

MUS 1732 Music Theatre Production

5. One of the following Emphases - 11 hours

Voice:

Applied Voice Option A or B:

A. MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 4 hours

     MUS 3981* Applied Voice: 3 hours

     MUS 1980/3980 Studio Class in Voice (each semester of Applied Voice)

     MUS 1931/41*, 2931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

B.  MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice: 1 hour

     MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 3 hours

     MUS 3981* Applied Voice: 3 hours

     MUS 1980/3980 Studio Class in Voice (each semester of Applied Voice)

     MUS 1931/41*, 2931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

Piano:

MUS 1991* Applied Piano: 4 hours

MUS 3991* Applied Piano: 2 hours

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Piano)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 4261 Piano Pedagogy

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

Organ:

MUS 1971* Applied Organ: 4 hours

MUS 3971* Applied Organ: 3 hours

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Organ)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

View 4-Year Plan - Voice

View 4-Year Plan - Piano

*See Music Fee Schedule 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Worship Arts

1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by MUS 1203 in the program requirements.

2. Courses specified by this Department - 18 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

MUS 2113 Theory II

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 4103* Music Arranging with MIDI

3. One of the following Emphases- 13 hours

Voice

MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 4 hours

MUS 1980 Studio Class in Voice: 4 semesters

MUS 1931/412931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

MUS 3131 Introduction to Commercial Voice Techniques

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Piano

MUS 1991* Applied Piano: 4 hours

MUS 1990 Studio Class in Piano: 4 semesters

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

One additional applied hour in either Voice, Piano, or Instrument*

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Organ

MUS 1971* Applied Organ: 4 hours

MUS 1990 Studio Class in Piano: 4 semesters

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice and 1 hour of Applied Voice (or 2 hours of Applied Voice*)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

One additional applied hour in either Voice, Piano, or Instrument*

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Instrumental Music (as applied instructors are available)

MUS 1891* Applied Instrument: 4 hours

MUS 1890 Studio Class in Instrumental Music: 4 semesters (as needed and available)

MUS 1931/412931/41* Class Piano I-IV (see other options in Piano Proficiency)

MUS 1951 Class Lessons in Voice (or 1 hour of Applied Voice*)

Ensemble participation: 4 hours (see Ensemble participation requirements)

3a. Successful completion of the Upper-Division Applied Admittance Exam in the applied emphasis

4. Worship Arts Core - 34-35 hours

BBL 3353 Theology of Worship

BBL 3363 History of the Christian Church I

BBL 3373 History of the Christian Church II

MUS 2503 Worship Arts I: Orientation

MUS 2513 Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

MUS 3101 Survey of Instruments

MUS 3232 Contemporary Worship Music in Theory and Practice

MUS 3323 Children's Music Ministry Methods

MUS 3563* Audio Technology I

MUS 36_1 Music Practicum: (as advised)

MUS 3951 Corporate Worship Techniques

MUS 4191* Senior Presentation Preparation

MUS 4553 Internship in Worship Arts

MUS 4920* Senior Presentation in Worship Arts

One of the following:

MUS 1731 Music and Theatre Scenes

MUS 1732 Music Theatre Production

One of the following:

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4Year Plan - Voice

View 4-Year Plan - Piano-Organ

View 4-Year Plan - Instrumental

*See Music Fee Schedule

Requirements for minor in Music

The student must successfully complete a total of 18 semester hours comprising work in the classroom, ensemble participation, and private instruction in applied music (either private or class)-voice, piano, organ, or other approved instrument.

Required Courses - 12 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance: 2 semesters

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

Applied Music Instruction*: 4 hours (either private or class)

Ensemble Participation: 1 hour (see Ensemble participation requirements)

Six hours from the following:

MUS 3101 Survey of Instruments

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3223 History of Music II

MUS 3323 Children's Music Ministry Methods

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 3421 Conducting II

MUS 3563* Audio Technology I

MUS 4261 Piano Pedagogy

MUS 4262 Piano Literature

MUS 4273 Organ Literature and Pedagogy

MUS 4281 Vocal Literature

MUS 4291 Choral Literature

MUS 4382 Vocal Pedagogy

MUS 4563* Audio Technology II

Please note required prerequisites for each course as specified in the course descriptions.

* See Music Fee Schedule

Requirements for minor in Worship Arts

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance: 2 semesters

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 2503 Worship Arts I: Orientation

MUS 2513 Worship Arts II: Materials and Methods

MUS 3101 Survey of Instruments

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 3563* Audio Technology I

MUS 3951 Corporate Worship Techniques

Choose one option:

A. Voice or Piano:

Piano Instruction-2 hours from MUS 1931*/41*/91* (Class or Applied)

Vocal Instruction-2 hours from MUS 1951/81* (Class or Applied)

One additional hour in either Voice, Piano, or Instrument*

B. Instrument:

Instrument instruction-2 hours from MUS 1891* (Applied)

Piano Instruction-2 hours from MUS 1931*/41*/91* (Class or Applied)

Vocal Instruction-1 hour from MUS 1951/81* (Class or Applied)

  * See Music Fee Schedule

Requirements for minor in Theatre

The student must complete a minimum of 18 hours.

MUS 1731, 3731 Music and Theatre Scenes (2 hours)

MUS 1732, 3732 Music Theatre Production (4 hours)

THE 1112 Freshman Theatre Workshop

THE 2113 Basic Acting

THE 2121/22 Practicum in Theatre Production

THE 3113 Theatre Workshop

THE 4483 Selected Topics in Theatre Studies

DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS

(SYMBOL: ART)

The mission of the John Brown University Department of Visual Arts is to equip students with the intellectual and practical abilities required of a visual communication professional. These abilities are equally conceptual and technical.

This is a field that involves the Head, Heart, and Hand. The Department of Visual Arts strives to give students an equal emphasis on concept and technique with an overarching set of values that integrates it all.

In each of our majors the ability to think creatively and solve problems in innovative ways is a critical skill to develop. Visual artists must be thinkers, not simply decorators. On the other hand, successful careers are not possible for students who have great ideas but have not learned the critical techniques for making those ideas reality. Visual artists must also have skills in their chosen media.

Student Learning Outcomes:

While specific skill sets vary from one media to the next, there are four common student learning outcomes:

1.   Students will demonstrate the ability to generate creative, innovative, problem-solving ideas.

2.   Students will demonstrate the ability to practice their media at a high level.

3.   Students will understand the professional practices in their field.

4.   Students will prepare a body of work that demonstrates their ability to think and create.

The Department of Visual Arts offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with majors in Art and Illustration, Digital Cinema, Graphic Design, and Photography and minors are available in all four areas.

All major programs require a common Visual Arts core of 15 hours and an additional 36 hours in the specialized field.

The Department of Visual Arts is housed in two state-of-the-art buildings featuring the latest equipment in two MAC labs, theatre-style classroom, painting and drawing classrooms, graphic design classrooms, photography studios, screenprinting/printmaking studio, two traditional darkrooms and digital darkroom. Visual Arts also has two busy art galleries that feature monthly exhibits, including an annual show of "Student Works."

All of the Visual Arts degrees are highly demanding of student time, energy, and talent. The goal of these multifaceted programs is to graduate industry-ready professionals who are prepared to step into positions which demand diverse proficiencies. All students participate in either an internship or senior project and prepare a portfolio to further aid them in their professional development. Our students are strongly encouraged to participate in foreign study and mission opportunities as a way to broaden their understanding of our world and to enrich their Christian worldview.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Art and Illustration

1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by program requirements.

2. Visual Arts Department Core - 15 hours

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 2213 Color Studies

ART 2403 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

One of the following:

ART 2153 European Arts and Culture

ART 2163 Irish Arts and Culture

ART 2233 Art History I

ART 2343 European Art Tour

3. Art and Illustration Core - 21 hours

ART 1243 Drawing I

ART 2453 Drawing II

ART 2613 Digital Illustration

ART 3323 Figure Drawing I

ART 3423 Figure Drawing II

ART 3623 Advanced Studio I

ART 3633 Advanced Studio II

4. One of the following tracks - 15 hours:

Illustration Concentration

ART 3453 Illustration I

ART 3463 Illustration II

ART 4103 Portfolio and Presentation

Two of the following:

ART 3353 Studio Art: Selected Topics

ART 3383 Oil Painting I

ART 3393 Oil Painting II

ART 3643 Introduction to Printmaking

ART 3653 Screenprinting

Fine Art Concentration

ART 3233 Art History II

ART 4953 Capstone Exhibition

Three of the following:

ART 3353 Studio Art: Selected Topics

ART 3383 Oil Painting I

ART 3393 Oil Painting II

ART 3643 Introduction to Printmaking

ART 3653 Screenprinting

5. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan - Illustration

View 4-Year Plan - Fine Art

Requirements for minor in Art and Illustration

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 1243 Drawing I

ART 2453 Drawing II

ART 3453 Illustration I

One of the following

ART 2233 Art History I

ART 3233 Art History II

Six hours from the following:

ART 2273 3D Modeling

ART 2613 Digital Illustration

ART 3223 Advanced 3D Modeling

ART 3323 Figure Drawing I

ART 3353 Studio Art: Selected Topics

ART 3383 Oil Painting I

ART 3393 Oil Painting II

ART 3643 Introduction to Printmaking

ART 3653 Screenprinting

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Digital Cinema

1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by one of the following in the program requirements: ART 2153, ART 2233, or ART 2343.

2. Visual Arts Department Core - 15 hours

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 2213 Color Studies

ART 2403 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

One of the following:

ART 2153 European Arts and Culture

ART 2153 Irish Arts and Culture

ART 2233 Art History I

ART 2343 European Art Tour

3. Digital Cinema Major - 36 hours

ART 2103 Foundations of Digital Editing

ART 2113 Introduction to Cinema

ART 2123 Cinematography

ART 3403 Film Theory and Criticism

ART 3523 Lighting for Photography and Cinema

ART 3703 Screenwriting

ART 4163 Non-Fiction Film Production

ART 4173 Narrative Film Production

ART 4423 Internship

ART 4973 Senior Cinema Project I

ART 4983 Senior Cinema Project II

One of the following:

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

ART 3153 Photo 3: Digital Darkroom

ART 3503 Motion Graphics

ART 3583 Cinematic Audio Production

ART 3883 Selected Topics

4. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan

Requirements for minor in Digital Cinema

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 2103 Foundations of Digital Editing

ART 2113 Introduction to Cinema

ART 2123 Cinematography

ART 3403 Film Theory and Criticism

ART 4163 Non-fiction Film Production

ART 4173 Narrative Film Production

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Graphic Design

1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by one of the following in the program requirements: ART 2153, 2233, or 2343.

2. Visual Arts Department Core - 15 hours

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 2213 Color Studies

ART 2403 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

One of the following:

ART 2153 European Arts and Culture

ART 2233 Art History I

ART 2343 European Art Tour

3. Graphic Design Core - 36 hours

ART 1243 Drawing I

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

ART 2263 Graphic Design II

ART 2273 3D Modeling

ART 3313 Interactive Design I

ART 2503 Typography

ART 3203 History of Advertising and Design

ART 3263 Graphic Design III

ART 4103 Portfolio and Presentation

ART 4413 Graphic Design IV

ART 4423 Internship

Three hours from among the following:

ART 2613 Digital Illustration

ART 3223 Advanced 3D Modeling

ART 3283 Graphic Design in Social Context

ART 3333 Interactive Design II

ART 3503 Motion Graphics

ART 3643 Introduction to Printmaking

ART 3653 Screenprinting

4. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan

Requirements for minor in Graphic Design

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

ART 2263 Graphic Design II

ART 3313 Interactive Design I

ART 2503 Typography

ART 3203 History of Advertising and Design

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Photography

1.  University Core Curriculum - 52 hours

The Arts elective is covered by one of the following in the program requirements: ART 2153, 2233, or 2343.

2. Visual Arts Department Core - 15 hours

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 2213 Color Studies

ART 2403 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

One of the following:

ART 2153 European Arts and Culture

ART 2233 Art History I

ART 2343 European Art Tour

3. Photography Core - 36 hours

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

ART 2463 Photo 2: Traditional Darkroom

ART 3153 Photo 3: Digital Darkroom

ART 3523 Lighting for Photography and Cinema

ART 4103 Portfolio and Presentation

ART 4133 Fine Art Photography

ART 4183 Social Documentary Photography

ART 4353 Commercial Studio Photography

ART 4423 Internship

Three of the following:

ART 2263 Graphic Design II

ART 3313 Interactive Design I

ART 3203 History of Advertising and Design

ART 3563 History of Photography

ART 3573 Alternative Darkroom

ART 4963 Senior Comprehensive Project

4. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

View 4-Year Plan

Requirements for Minor in Photography

The student must successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours.

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

ART 2403 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

ART 4133 Fine Art Photography

ART 4183 Social Documentary Photography

ART 4353 Commercial Studio Photography

Six hours from among the following:

ART 2233 Art History I

ART 2463 Photo 2: Traditional Darkroom

ART 3153 Photo 3: Digital Darkroom

ART 3523 Lighting for Photography and Cinema

ART 3563 History of Photography

ART 3573 Alternative Darkroom