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Academic Catalog '12-'13 | Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Jeffrey Easby, Associate Professor of Art History (program chair)
Dr. Sharon Shafer, Professor Emerita of Music

Description

Art and music are an integral part of the liberal arts foundation offered by Trinity. The Fine Arts Program offers courses in the history of art, studio art, dance, and music, which are viewed as complementary disciplines. Course offerings provide electives for all Trinity students and serve as enrichment for those majoring in a number of other disciplines, such as communication, history, English, business administration, and international studies.

The Fine Arts Program offers minors in fine arts and art history in the College of Arts and Sciences. The minors in the Fine Arts Program provide unique programs of study in art history, studio art, music, and dance that enable students to explore their creativity. Through the study of works of art from various periods, students acquire historical consciousness as well as a basic understanding of the methods of visual analysis. Students take field trips to make use of the particularly rich artistic resources of Washington, D.C.

Hands-on experience in studio art forms an integral part of study in fine arts, and each semester an art exhibit, featuring student works, is presented along with student performances of music and dance. Music courses provide an historical framework for understanding diverse traditions as well as opportunities for student performances. Courses also incorporate live performances by drawing on the extensive concert offerings scheduled in Washington D.C.'s museums, galleries, churches, and concert halls.

Students who have already begun a major in fine arts or a minor in music prior to the 2006-2007 academic year will be able to complete their requirements in consultation with program faculty and should consult the University catalog under which they declared their major. Fine arts majors who entered the program prior to fall 2006 must complete FNAR 499, Senior Independent Study, culminating in a project that synthesizes their studies in art history, studio art, music, or dance.

Minor Requirements

Fine Arts Minor (18 credits)

ONE of the following courses:

FNAR 101 Survey: History of Art I
FNAR 102 Survey: History of Art II

ONE course chosen from the following:

FNAR 305 Renaissance Art
FNAR 307 Baroque Art in Europe
FNAR 315 Twentieth Century Art
FNAR 317 Contemporary Art
HUM 381 Victorian Studies

ONE studio art course

ONE course chosen from the following:

FNAR 145 Introduction to Music Literature
FNAR 241 Experiencing Musical Art
FNAR 243 Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and Ragtime
FNAR 247 Women in Music History

ONE dance class (2-3 credits)

Additional FNAR or FNAM electives to complete a total of 18 credits

Art History Minor (18 credits)

BOTH of the following survey courses:

FNAR 101 Survey: History of Art I
FNAR 102 Survey: History of Art II

FOUR additional courses in art history

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credit is granted for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam. Students should consult program faculty regarding AP credit.

CLEP Policy:
CLEP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the fine arts major or minors in fine arts, art history, and music.

Grades in Minor Courses:
Students must receive a grade of "C' (2.0) or better in courses taken to fulfill minor requirements.

Pass/No Pass:
Courses fulfilling the major requirement may not be taken Pass/No Pass.  Please note that Applied Music (FNAM) may not be taken pass/no pass.  Grades in Applied Music are based on individual progress.

Senior Assessment:
Senior assessment is completed when the student obtains a grade of "C" or higher in the Senior Independent Study and successfully completes a final project.

TELL Policy:
Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty before preparing a portfolio.

Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 hours of transfer credit will be accepted towards a major in fine arts, pending faculty review and approval. A minimum of 12 credits must be taken at Trinity in order to meet the requirements for the minor in fine arts, art history, or music.

Course Descriptions

Art History Courses

FNAR 101 Survey: History of Art I
FNAR 102 Survey: History of Art II
FNAR 223 Cities, People, and Architecture
FNAR 225 History of Cinema
FNAR 305 Renaissance Art
FNAR 307 Baroque Art in Europe
FNAR 311 Nineteenth Century Art
FNAR 313 United States Art
FNAR 315 Twentieth Century Art
FNAR 317 Contemporary Art
FNAR 321 Women Artists

Studio Art Courses

FNAR 131 Foundation Drawing I
FNAR 235 Painting
FNAR 236 Sculpture I

Music Courses

FNAR 145 Introduction to Music Literature
FNAR 241 Experiencing Musical Art
FNAR 243 Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and Ragtime
FNAR 247 Women in Music History

Dance Courses

FNAR 161 Introduction to Dance I
FNAR 163 Dance: Body & Mind
FNAR 167 Jazz Fusion Dance
FNAR 169 Ethnic Dance
FNAR 261 Modern Dance
FNAR 263 World Dance
FNAR 265 Dance for Drama and Stage
FNAR 267 Contemporary Dance and Composition
FNAR 361 Ballet: Classical & Modern I
FNAR 365 Western Dance History and Period Dance

General Fine Arts Courses

FNAR 491 Internship
FNAR 498 Independent Study
FNAR 499 Senior Independent Study

Applied Music Courses

FNAM 101 Voice (Applied Music)
FNAM 111 Piano (Applied Music)
FNAM 201 Voice (Applied Music)
FNAM 211 Piano (Applied Music)


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Questions may be directed to Virginia Broaddus, Ph.D., Provost at BroaddusV@trinitydc.edu.

For teacher education courses, check Continuing Education  Archived Course Descriptions and Schedules.

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