CATALOG • 2010-2011
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts – Major / Minor
For information, contact Roxanne Amico.
The interdisciplinary fine arts major is for those students interested in career possibilities such as but not limited to criticism, museum work, radio-television programming, fine arts librarianship education, consulting, newspaper or periodical writing, teaching, and editing. The integrated approach to theatre, speech, dance, music and creative writing provides in-depth specialization in combination with general knowledge in related arts areas. Each student is expected to reflect coherence in her course selection. Continual advising and evaluating is essential to success in this program. The course work will reflect a balance of creative and historical/critical experiences. All fine arts majors are obliged to abide by the written Performing Arts Departmental Policies. A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken for application toward all major requirements in the performing arts. 15 credits of course work in the major must be taken at Cedar Crest College.
Competencies and Assessment in the Performing Arts
1. Attendance at the First Friday Performing Arts Noon Series is required each term for declared majors.
Presentations are required once each year. All presentations are expected to be works in progress and can be drawn from class work or independent work.
2.Mid-year reviews are conducted for all fine arts majors. Reviews take place during FNA 100. All majors are expected to meet with the departmental faculty to review their progress from class work to performance. Failure to comply will require the student to submit a five page analysis of her work to date. Mid-year reviews are required for certification.
3. By spring of the junior year, students submit project proposals for approval. All majors are expected to make an oral presentation on a designated First Friday briefly presenting the progress and plans for their project in spring of the junior year.
4. Senior Project: All majors must produce a major creative project in order to graduate. Students present a project proposal for departmental approval and seek an advisor for the project by April 1.No projects will proceed without departmental approval. This project is included in Fine Arts 353.
5. All Performing Arts Majors are required to participate in a minimum of two faculty supervised Musical Ensembles, Dance Productions, Theatre Productions and/or Performing Arts Practicums.
6. Graduating seniors participate in exit interviews with departmental faculty.
Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Major: (56 credits)
THS 150 Stagecraft 3 credits
THS 231 History of Theatre I 3 credits
THS 232 History of Theatre II 3 credits
DNC 235 History of Dance I 3 credits
DNC 237 History of Dance II 3 credits
ART 105 Introduction to Art History I 3 credits
ART 106 Introduction to Art History II 3 credits
MUS 101 Experiencing Music 3 credits
THS 250, THS 251, MUS 191 and/or MUS 192 3 credits
5 courses to be selected from 2 areas: (advisor approval needed) 15 credits
Performing Arts, Art or Creative Writing
FNA 100 First Friday (4 x .5) 2 credits
FNA 252 Sophomore Seminar 3 credits
FNA 255 Portfolio Preparation 1 credit
FNA 353 Senior Project 5 credits
THS 105 Public Speaking 3 credits
Technology, Oral Presentation and Information Literacy requirements (for majors) are fulfilled through the following courses:
FNA 100 First Friday
FNA 252 Sophomore Seminar
FNA 255 Portfolio Preparation
FNA 353 Senior Seminar