A core-area course in one of the fine arts aims to enhance students' understanding of and appreciation for one or more of the fine arts (art, music, or theater). Students gain an understanding of the role of the fine arts in expressing and maintaining, discovering and questioning a culture's dominant beliefs and ordeals. A transfer or study-abroad course must be broad enough to encompass different periods, cultures and styles, but also allow for an intensive scrutiny of the way in which the work of art, music or theater is composed and created.
Students have the option of fulfilling the Fine Arts Requirement by enrolling in a four-credit music, art history, or theater appreciation course, or they may fulfill the requirement free of charge by participating in a large ensemble for four semesters.
Students may choose to participate for four semesters in one of the following music ensembles, or may take a total of 4 semesters in any combination of choirs (MUSN 140, 142, 143, 160) or 4 semesters in any combination of bands (MUSN 185, 186):
• MUSN 140 Women’s Choir
• MUSN 142 Chamber Singers
• MUSN 143 Liturgical Choir
• MUSN 160 Concert Choir
• MUSN 173 Guitar Ensemble
• MUSN 181 Orchestra
• MUSN 185 Symphonic Band
• MUSN 186 Symphonic Wind Ensemble
In most cases courses are evaluated within 10 business days, except if school is not in session. Please write your contact information clearly (e-mail, telephone number, and student ID) on the form so that you can be contacted when a decision is made.