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Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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All students pursuing a major or minor degree in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts are assigned an advisor with expertise in that major or minor soon after declaring their intent to pursue the degree. All DFPA degree-seeking students should meet with their DFPA academic advisor each semester prior to course registration to assure they are taking the appropriate classes to complete their degree in a timely manner.  In addition, DFPA advisors will offer advice on preparing for auditions and portfolio development.  Students seeking majors in Music and Theatre receive letters
from their advisors summarizing the results of faculty’s end of the semester student evaluations.

The name of your DFPA advisor can be found on your LOCUS page.  Should no name appear, contact DFPA Office Assistant, James Dunford for assistance.

Students are advised to keep track of their progress towards degree completion by consulting the appropriate degree tracking sheet each semester. 

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Dance

Declaring a Minor
Students who wish to minor in Dance should make an appointment with the Director of Dance, Sandra Kaufmann. The director or department will sign the student’s major/minor declaration form (to be taken to the Sullivan Center), help work out a schedule, and answer any questions the student may have.

Placement
An audition is not required for dance class placement. However students should see the Standards for Placement in Dance Courses or the Director of Dance, Sandra Kaufmann, to determine the dance level that best meets the student’s skill level.


Course Requirements

See minor requirements‌ for course requirements for all minors. 
 

Credits needed to complete Minor: 18

Substitutions
Substitutions are occasionally allowed when it is difficult to fulfill the requirements, but you must see the Director for permission.

Dance Minor Tracking Sheet

   

Fine Arts

Declaring a Major or Minor
Students who wish to major or minor in Fine Arts should make an appointment with the Director of Fine Arts, Nicole Ferentz. The director will sign the student’s major/minor declaration form (to be taken to the Sullivan Center), help work out a schedule, assign an advisor in the student’s area of study, and answer any questions the student may have.


A word of advice to all majors and minors: take foundations courses first, moving up to your specific area of study. Take sequenced courses (i.e. I, II, III) in that sequence. See your advisor or the director if your schedule can’t be worked out in a logical sequence.

Course Requirements
Click link to see the major requirements and course requirements for all majors and minors.

Credits needed to complete Major: 42

Credits needed to complete Minor: 18

Substitutions
Substitutions are occasionally allowed when it is difficult to fulfill the requirements, but you must see the Director for permission.

Rome Center or study abroad
Caution: Very few studio art courses are offered at Rome Center, those that are offered are usually FNAR 113, 114, or 124. Students should plan to do core and electives as much as possible. Art History courses at Rome are usually not those required by most fine arts majors (i.e. 200, 201, or 202).

Study abroad courses require prior approval in order to count for the major. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible) so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement.

Summer School
Summer courses at other schools require prior approval to count for the major. There should be a good reason to take it elsewhere. For example, if the student is close to graduation. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible), so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement.

Advanced Placement
Student must have scored a 4 or 5 on AP studio art portfolio to get 3 FNAR credit hours. Credit and advanced placement are based on evaluation of the student’s portfolio by the department. Submit portfolio or slides and score to the director for review.

Double major, major/minor in FNAR
A double FNAR major is possible among Visual Communication, Art History, and Studio Art, but not within the three concentrations that make up Studio Art (i.e. drawing & painting, photography, ceramics). Department policy is that a maximum of three courses can count towards both majors.

A major/minor combination among Visual Communication, Studio Art, and Art History is also possible- a maximum of 2 courses can count towards both.

Fine Arts Tracking Sheets


Music


Declaring a Major or Minor

Students who wish to major or minor in Music should make an appointment with the Director of Music, Charles Jurgensmeier, S.J. The director will sign the student’s major/minor declaration form (to be taken to the Sullivan Center), help work out a schedule, assign an advisor in the student’s area of study, and answer any questions the student may have.


A word of advice to all majors and minors: it is important that you enter the music theory and musicianship course sequence according to your skill level.  If you are unclear about your skill level, contact the director for assistance.  MUSC 144 Music Theory I and MUSC 145 Musicianship Lab I as well as MUSC 244 Music Theory II and MUSC 245 Musicianship Lab II must be taken concurrently.

Course Requirements
See major requirements for course requirements for all majors and minors.

Credits needed to complete the Major: 43

Credits needed to complete the Minor: 21

Substitutions
Substitutions are occasionally allowed when it is difficult to fulfill the requirements, but you must see the Director for permission.

Rome Center or study abroad
Caution: There are a limited number of music courses offered at Rome Center. MUSC 154 Introduction to Opera is taught regularly.

Study abroad courses require prior approval in order to count for the major. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible), so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement.

Summer School
Summer courses at other schools require prior approval to count for the major. There should be a good reason to take it elsewhere. For example, if the student is close to graduation. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible) so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement.

Music Tracking Sheets


Musical Theatre


Declaring a Minor

Students who wish to minor in Musical Theatre should make an appointment with the Chairperson, Sarah Gabel. The chairperson will sign the student’s minor declaration form (to be taken to the Sullivan Center), help work out a schedule, assign an advisor in the student’s area of study, and answer any questions the student may have.


A word of advice to all minors: it is important that you enter the dance sequences appropriate to your skill level.  See insert link to the Standards for Placement in Dance Courses or the Director of Dance to determine the dance level that best meets the student’s skill level. Music theory and musicianship course sequences according to your skill level.  MUSC 144 Music Theory I and MUSC 145 Musicianship Lab I as well as MUSC 244 Music Theory II and MUSC 245 Musicianship Lab II must be taken concurrently.   THTR 203 Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Processes is the foundation for all theatre courses and should be taken first before other theatre classes if at all possible.


Course Requirements

See insert link to take them to major requirements for course requirements for all minors.

Credits needed to complete Minor: 21

Music Theatre Minor Tracking Sheet


Safety Information for Musical�Theatre and Theatre






Theatre

Declaring a Major or Minor
Students who wish to major or minor in Theatre should make an appointment with the Director of Theatre, Mark Lococo. The director will sign the student’s major/minor declaration form (to be taken to the Sullivan Center), help work out a schedule, assign an advisor in the student’s area of study, and answer any questions the student may have.

A word of advice to all majors: take THTR 203: Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process first, as this course is the prerequisite to all areas of study within the major. Sequenced courses (i.e. those labeled with I, II, or III) should be taken in order.  See your advisor or the director if your schedule can’t be worked out in a logical sequence.

Course Requirements
Click here for course requirements for all theatre majors and minors.  

Credits needed to complete Major: 48

Credits needed to complete Minor: 21

Substitutions
Substitutions may be allowed when timely fulfillment of the requirements for the major is impossible, but you must see the Director for permission.

Rome Center or study abroad
Caution: There are no theatre courses offered at Rome Center, with the exception of THTR 154 Introduction to Opera, a course cross-listed with Music.

Study abroad courses require prior approval in order to count for the major. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible), so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement.

Summer School
Summer courses at other schools require prior approval to count for the major. There should be a good reason to take it elsewhere. For example, if the student is close to graduation. Submit a course description and syllabus (if possible) so the director can determine if the course is equivalent to a major/minor requirement. 
 

Theatre Tracking Sheets


Saftey Information for Musical�Theatre and Theatre



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