• Art Minor
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Comprehensive Major Program Requirements


    Students construct their degree program of study by selecting two IA Major Areas of Concentration (I, II, III, IV) and completing all coursework designated for these areas as listed below. In addition, students select a third Minor Area of Concentration (I, II, III, IV) and complete at least the twelve hours designated for the Minor Area as listed below. Also, all IA majors are required to complete the three Fine Arts basic curriculum courses:  AT 100, MU 100, and TH 100.

    Major Area Concentration I: Art 21 hours
    • AT 230. Basic Design (3)
    • AT 301. Survey of Art History I (3)
    • AT 302. Survey of Art History II (3)
    • AT 311. Drawing I (3)
    • AT 321. Painting I (3)
    • AT 341. Ceramics Studio I (3)
    • Approved elective in Art at the 300-400 level (3)

    Major Area Concentration II: Music 21 hours
    • MU 111. Music Fundamentals/Ear Training I (4)
    • MU 112. Music Fundamentals/Ear Training II (4)
    • MU 301. Survey of Music History (3)
    • MU 2– and 3–, Major applied concentration (4)
    • Two of the following: 6 hours
    • MU 303. American Music (3)
    • MU 304. World Music (3)
    • MU 305. Introduction to Jazz (3)
    • MU 306. Twentieth-Century Music (3)
    Notes(s):

    In addition to meeting the course requirements, a student choosing music as a primary category in the IA major is required to participate in an ensemble musical organization for at least four semesters and participate in student recitals and attend University-sponsored music programs as stipulated by the music faculty.


    Major Area Concentration III: Theatre 21 hours
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • TH 211. Acting I (3)
    • TH 220. Stagecraft (3)
    • TH 341. Theatre History I (3)
    • TH 342. Theatre History II (3)
    • TH 480. Producing the School Play (3)
      Choose three credit hours from the following:
    • TH 109. Dramatics Laboratory (1)
    • TH 311. Acting II (3)
    • TH 397. Independent Study in Theatre (1-3)
    • TH 439. Directing Practicum (1)
    • TH 498. Selected Topics in Theatre (1-3)

    Major Area Concentration IV: Creative Writing 21 hours

    Twelve hours from the following:
    Any combination with coursework including both writing fiction and writing poetry.
    • EH 370. Creative Writing (3)
    • EH 378. Creative Writing in the Popular Genres (3)
    • EH 379. Creative Writing Practicum (1)
    • EH 470. Advanced Creative Writing (1-3)
    • JN 200. Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
    • JN 320. Writing for the Mass Media (3)
      The following two contemporary literature courses:
    • EH 410. Twentieth-Century Poetry (3)
    • EH 450. Contemporary Fiction (3)
      Three hours from the following:  Any combination. These may be repeated. 
    • JN 219. Journalism Practicum: Print (1)
    • JN 259. Journalism Practicum: Publishing (1)

    Minor Area Concentrations

    Art Concentration: 12 hours
    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • AT 230. Basic Design (3)
    • Approved electives in Art from the 300-400 level (6)

    Music Concentration: 12 hours
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
    • MU 301. Survey of Music History (3)
      Two of the following: 6 hours
    • MU 303. American Music (3)
    • MU 304. World Music (3)
    • MU 305. Introduction to Jazz (3)
    • MU 306. Twentieth-Century Music (3)

    Theatre Concentration: 12 hours
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • TH 341. Theatre History I (3)
    • TH 342. Theatre History II (3)
      One of the following: 3 hours
    • TH 211. Acting I (3)
    • TH 220. Stagecraft (3)

    Creative Writing Concentration: 12 hours

    Six hours of creative writing taken as desired from the following courses:
    • EH 370. Creative Writing (3)
    • EH 379. Creative Writing Practicum (1)
    • EH 470. Advanced Creative Writing (1-3)
      Three hours of a literature course:
    • Three hours of either a contemporary fiction course or a contemporary poetry course (EH 421 or other topical course).
      Three hours of the following:
    • Three hours of working on two of the following: Livingston Press, The Muse, or The Sucarnochee Review.
    • JN 219. Journalism Practicum: Print (1)
    • JN 259. Journalism Practicum: Publishing (1)