Fine Arts (FA)

FA-110 Intro to the Arts (4 credits)

In this course, the student explores the various dimensions of artistic expression (e.g., dance, music, visual arts, literature, theater) and the interpretations of that expression. By comparing and contrasting forms of artistic expression and the creative process, she focuses on the question of how these various forms bring to expression different dimensions of the human experience. Thus, the examination of form leads to the exploration of the basic human value questions that artistic works address and that also find expression in related humanistic works of history, religious studies, and philosophy. The student is introduced to to the processes of the various humanities disciplines as ways of approaching human experience.

FA-111 Intro to the Arts: Visual Arts (4 credits)

In this course, the student engages with artistic expressions and creative processes. As both a creator of and responder to the arts, she explores how the arts express dimensions of human experiences across cultures. The course includes fun, hands-on arts activities.

Prerequisite(s): Spring 2020: Section 02 open to AAS students only.

FA-112 Intro to the Arts: Digital Art (4 credits)

In this course, the student engages with artistic expressions and creative processes. As both a creator of and responder to the arts, she explores how the arts express dimensions of human experiences across cultures and media. The course includes fun, hands-on arts activities using digital tools.

FA-113 Intro to the Arts: Dance Focus (4 credits)

In this course, students will be introduced to contemporary dance as a technique and art form. This will occur primarily through the experience of dancing. She will physically learn, rehearse and perform exercises and movement that define the discipline of contemporary dance. Focus will also be placed on exploring aesthetic and creative processes as both the artist and responder. The student will perform and present work at a formal end of the semester showcase.

FA-114 Intro to the Arts: Music Focus (4 credits)

In this course, the student engages with artistic expressions and creative processes. As both a creator of and responder to the arts, she explores how the arts express dimensions of human experiences across cultures. The course includes fun, hands-on arts activities.

FA-115 Intro to the Arts: Theatre (4 credits)

In this course, the student engages with artistic expressions and creative processes. As both a creator of and responder to the arts, she explores how the arts express dimensions of human experiences across cultures. The course includes fun, hands-on arts activities.

FA-116 Intro to the Arts: Multi Arts (4 credits)

In this course, students will explore an overview of dance, music, theatre and visual arts to gain a deeper understanding of the arts. They will work to form a basic insight into each art forms integral components, role within society and culture, history and creative processes. In addition, students will develop their own artistic preferences via analysis, discussion, interpretation and evaluation in each art area. Students will be expected to physically engage with the art forms within class and demonstrate abilities and understanding of the art form via projects and presentation.

Prerequisite(s): Section 1 open to AAS students only. Section 2 open to BA students only.

FA-482 Ext Assmnt of Effective Citzenship Lvl 4 (0 credits)

The student participates in the planning and implementation of a community art project.

FA-497 Independent Study (2 credits)

Independent Study in Fine Arts