Department: Dept of Fine Arts

Code Name Description
ARTS1010 Drawing An introduction to the techniques, principles and materials of drawing. A foundation course in which concepts of composition, figure/ground, line, and value plus the techniques of contour and gesture drawing and the conventions of linear and aerial p...
ARTS1020 Two Dimensional Design An elementary course in formal elements of art and principles of two-dimensional design and an introduction to color theory.
ARTS1030 Three Dimensional Design This course covers the principles of three-dimensional design. An introduction to the methods, materials, tools and safety-procedures of sculpture.
ARTS1040 Intro to Careers in Visual Art An introduction to the options for professional training and careers in the visual arts.
ARTS1100 Art Appreciation An introduction to the basic knowledge necessary for the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. A study of outstanding examples of painting, sculpture, and the related arts.
ARTS2030 Computer Arts An introductory course to develop basic skills in computer applications used in the visual arts. Students explore the computer and digital technologies as tools to produce digital images for commercial and fine art.
ARTS2211 Art History I A survey of western art from prehistoric through medieval times. The formal characteristics of the painting, sculpture, architecture, and some of the minor arts will be analyzed. An introduction to the basic knowledge necessary for painting, sculptur...
ARTS2212 Art History II A survey of western art from the early Renaissance to the present. The formal characteristics of the painting, sculpture, architecture, and some of the minor arts will be analyzed. An introduction to the basic knowledge necessary for the understandin...
ARTS2217 Painting An introduction to the techniques, principles and materials of painting.
ARTS2240 Ceramics An introduction to basic clay hand-building techniques, glazing processes, kiln firing methods and hand-building techniques, including pinch, coil, and slab construction.
ARTS2241 Ceramics II Course focuses on functional pottery. Students learn wheel-throwing techniques and a variety of glazing and firing techniques. Students are involved in the studio aspects of ceramics including clay constitution, kiln loading, and kiln firing.
ARTS2242 Ceramics II Course focuses on aspects of ceramic sculpture. Students practice a variety of building processes and forming techniques, ceramic surfacing techniques, and some non-ceramic surfacing techniques. Students are involved in the studio aspects of ceramics...
ARTS4300 Rural Arts: Global Connections A study of individuals, communities, regions, and global perspectives connected to rural arts.
ARTS4890 Special Topics in Art Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course offers students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the...
ARTS4891 Special Topics in Art Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course offers students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the...
ARTS4892 Special Topics in Art Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course offers students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies beyond the...
MUSC1001A Second Piano non-keybrd maj I Prerequisite(s): Music Majors Only. Co-requisite(s): MUSC 1134. Basic, progressive proficiency in keyboard instruments. Students exit each section by satisfying proficiency barrier administered by instructor.
MUSC1001B Second Piano non-keybrd maj II Prerequisite(s): Music Majors Only. Co-requisite: MUSC 1135. Basic, progressive proficiency in keyboard instruments. Students exit each section by satisfying proficiency barrier administered by instructor.
MUSC1001C Second Piano non-keybd maj III Prerequisite(s): Music Majors Only. Co-requisite: MUSC 2234. Basic, progressive proficiency in keyboard instruments. Students exit each section by satisfying proficiency barrier administered by instructor.
MUSC1001D Second Piano non-keybd maj IV Pre-requisite(s): Music Majors Only. Co-requisite: MUSC 2235. Basic, progressive proficiency in keyboard instruments. Students exit each section by satisfying proficiency barrier administered by instructor.
MUSC1005 Music Concert Attendance Prerequisite: Must be a music student in good academic standing. This course will be repeated each term with students signing a contract acknowledging the lists of concerts offered at ABAC each semester. A grade of S/U will be designated on their tra...
MUSC1100 Music Appreciation An introduction into the basics of music and a study of masterpieces of music literature, as well as a brief overview of the history of music. This course is designed for those individuals who have little background or basic knowledge of music.
MUSC1134 Music Theory I Prerequisite: Music Majors Only. Co-requisite: MUSC 1001A and MUSC 1134L. Pitch, meters, scales, modes, keys, intervals, triads and seventh chords, elementary diatonic harmony, composition of melody and bass lines. Students should already be proficie...
MUSC1134L Aural and Sight-Singing Lab I Prerequisite(s): Music Majors Only. Co-requisite: MUSC 1134. A basic course in the aural perception and singing of intervals, scales, and triads. Special attention to application of these concepts as well as other musical parameters in the aural perc...
MUSC1135 Music Theory II Prerequisite: MUSC 1134 with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: MUSC 1001B and MUSC 1135L. Continuation of written harmony through extended alteration of tertian harmony and modulation, secondary dominants; analysis and composition of simple musical...
MUSC1135L Aural and Sight-Singing Lab II Prerequisite: Music Majors Only and MUSC 1134L with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: MUSC 1135. Further study of intervals, scales, and triads, with special attention given to tonal music; developing the power to visualize, sing, and write music f...
MUSC1181A Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music student as well as the music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required but not a student recital. Th...
MUSC1181B Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music student as well as the music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required but not a student recital. Th...
MUSC1181C Applied Music No Description Set
MUSC1182A Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire.This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are required. The course consists of on...
MUSC1182B Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire.This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are...
MUSC1182C Applied Music No Description Set
MUSC1190 Vocal Diction: Engl & Italian Prerequisite(s): AFAM Majors with emphasis on voice or permission of instructor. This course focuses on the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application to English and Italian. Students will learn the basics of singer?s dict...
MUSC1191 Vocal Diction: German & French Prerequisite(s): AFAM Majors with emphasis on voice or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application to German and French. Students will learn the basics of singer?s di...
MUSC2080 Concert Band Prerequisite(s): Open to all students with previous band experience.Concert Band provides a large ensemble experience in various musical genres and styles through rehearsals and performances. The wind band literature performed in this organization va...
MUSC2090 Concert Choir Prerequisite(s):Students who have been a member of a school or church choir. Concert Choir provides the singing experience of choral literature of all genres in a large choral ensemble. Special attention is given to choral tone, production, phrasing...
MUSC2234 Music Theory III Prerequisite: MUSC 1135 with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: MUSC 2234L and MUSC 1001C. Melodic and harmonic material, analysis of small forms (binary and ternary) and larger forms (two and three part invention and fugue) with harmonic analysis i...
MUSC2234L Aural & Sight-Singing Lab III Prerequisite: MUSC 1135L with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: MUSC 2234. An advanced course with emphasis upon advanced sight singing, advanced interval recognition, advanced chord progressions, modal applications, transcription with melodic and...
MUSC2235 Music Theory IV Prerequisite: Music majors only. MUSC 2234 with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: MUSC 2235L and MUSC 1001D. Neapolitan and augmented chords, chromatic chord forms (chromatic mediants, altered dominant, and borrowed chords), advanced modulation, ad...
MUSC2235L Aural and Sight-Singing Lab IV Prerequisite: Music majors only. MUSC 2234L with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: MUSC 2235. An advanced course with emphasis upon advanced sight singing, advanced interval recognition, advanced chord progressions, modal applications, transcriptio...
MUSC2281A Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music and music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required by not a student recital. The course consists of...
MUSC2281B Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music and music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required by not a student recital. The course consists of...
MUSC2281C Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music and music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required by not a student recital. The course consists of...
MUSC2281D Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music and music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required by not a student recital. The course consists of...
MUSC2281E Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music and music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required by not a student recital. The course consists of...
MUSC2281F Applied Music This course is designed for the non-music and music student who needs to take a secondary applied lesson or for students needing to satisfy a barrier required in their major applied. A jury is required by not a student recital. The course consists of...
MUSC2282A Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire. This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are required. The course consists of o...
MUSC2282B Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire. This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are required. The course consists of o...
MUSC2282C Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire. This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are required. The course consists of o...
MUSC2282D Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire. This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are required. The course consists of o...
MUSC2282E Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire. This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are required. The course consists of o...
MUSC2282F Applied Music Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. One lesson a week with an advanced level of repertoire. This course is designed for the music student taking a principal applied lesson. A jury and student recital performance are required. The course consists of o...
MUSC2287 Jazz Choir Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval and audition. Co-requisite: MUSC 2090. Recommended for all students interested in furthering and expanding their knowledge of repertoire with a more in-depth experience for the small vocal ensemble. Includes more...
MUSC2290 Jazz Ensemble Open to students who are a member of the concert band and who qualify. Gives students the opportunity to experience all types of jazz musical styles (blues, swing, rock, and improvisation) through the actual playing of instruments in a small ensemble...
MUSC2291 Small Group Ensemble Open to students who sing or suitably play a musical instrument. Audition Required.
MUSC2291C Small Group ensemble No Description Set
MUSC2291D Small Group Ensemble No Description Set
MUSC2292 Jazz Combo Open to any student who can sing or suitably play a musical instrument. Audition Required.
MUSC4300 Am Popular Music:Mulitcultural Designed to study America?s two-hundred years of music history: the traditions of African-American roots in the creation of Country music in America, European American traditions, Latin Music in America, Native American and Asian influences. A survey...
MUSC4890 Special Topics in Music Prerequisite: Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies...
MUSC4891 Special Topics in Music Prerequisite: Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies...
MUSC4892 Special Topics in Music Prerequisite: Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies...
THEA1100 Theatre Appreciation Introduction to the art of the theatre emphasizing its historical development. Survey of the basic elements and theories of theatrical production with special consideration of theatre as an artistic experience.
THEA1101 Theatre Workshop Hands-on active participation in current theatre production. Requires a minimum of 25 hours devoted to production-related assignments. Activities include performing in the production, building sets, constructing costumes, lighting, stage manager, and...
THEA1102 Fundamentals of Acting An introduction to the principles of acting, including proper preparation for acting, physical and vocal control and flexibility. Includes history of actor training, the influence of Stanislavsky, the playing of objectives, character development, and...
THEA1103 Stagecraft A broad study of technical theatre, with emphasis on the fundamentals of set design and construction, costume design, properties, lighting, makeup, sound, publicity and stage/house management. Spring even-numbered years.
THEA2102 Script Analysis This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic tools of play analysis through reading, lecture, discussion, and analysis. The student learns the necessary vocabulary, methods, and skills for analyzing play scripts. Includes approaches...
THEA2103 Voice & Diction An introduction to vocal training for the production of Standard American Speech with an emphasis on resonance, breathe control, vocal relaxation, and posture using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and a variety of approaches to contemporary...