Communications - Fine Arts

The FineArts emphasis encourages students to refine their artistic sensibilities through drawing, painting, ceramics, vocal and instrumental music, and dramatic arts. Practice, performance, and critical valuation are central to the artist, and the Fine Arts emphasis gives ample opportunities for students to develop, pursue, and perform their vision of the human condition.
 
 In addition to the Leadership Core Requrements
 
Communications Major: Communications Core Classes
                                                                             21 credits
APCS 112 Computer Applications for Communications 
3
ART 134 Design & Composition  3
COMM 123 Media’s Past & Digital Future  3
COMM 390 Applied Communications Seminar  3
ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature  3
+ Another Lit course (+200 level)  3
MUSI 104 Fundamentals of Music  3

 

 Fine Arts Emphasis

The William Penn University Fine Arts Consortium offers a curriculum that assures every student, regardless of ability, quality instruction in music, theatre, and the visual arts. Handson experience in the performing and visual arts fosters a student’s interest and instills a desire for lifelong learning.

Fine Arts Core Classes

required classes for the Fine Arts Emphasis: 18 credits

ART 121 Drawing 1 
3
ART 130 3-D Design  3
THEA 106 Acting 1 3
THEA 114 Theatre Production  3
ENGL 215 Business & Technical Writing  3
Choose three credits from either:
MUAP 130 WPU Jazz Ensemble  3
MUAP 250 William Penn Singers  3

Additional Fine Arts Requirements 12 hours

Choose any 12 credits from the following:

ART 210 Watercolor 
3
ART 235 Graphic Art  3
MUSI 123 Music Theory 1  3
MUSI 140 Music in the Electronic Medium  3
THEA 104 Basic Production  3
THEA 110 Improvisation & Movement 
3

Fine Arts Elective Courses 12 hours

Choose any 12 credits from the following:

ART 112 Pastel Drawing 
1
ART 116 Intro to Acrylics  3
ART 117 Pen & Ink Drawing  3
ART 130 3-D Design  3
ART 211 Photography  3
ART 215 History of Art  3
ART 331 Ceramics 1  3
ART 332 Ceramics 2  3
EDUC 212 Elementary Art Methods  2
EDUC 213 Elementary Music Methods  2
MUAP 102 Piano Class 1  1
MUAP 103 Guitar Class 1  1
MUAP 131 Pep Band (may repeat)  1
MUAP 202 Piano Class 2  1
MUAP 203 Guitar Class 2  1
MUAP Private lessons (may repeat)  1
MUSI 123 Music Theory 1  3
MUSI 124 Music Theory 2  3
MUSI 142 Sound/Light/AV Tech  1
MUSI 216 History of Music  3
MUSI 339 Ear Training & Sight-Singing  2
THEA 116 Special Effects  1
THEA 117 Make-Up  1
THEA 118 Costuming  1
THEA 124 Stage Lighting & Sound  3
THEA 212 Oral Interpretation  3
THEA 216 History of Theatre  3
THEA 304 Directing and Advanced Prod.  3
THEA 306 Acting II  3
THEA 307 Shakespeare  3

Total Communications with Fine Arts Emphasis: 63 credits

(Communications Core + Fine Arts Core + Additional Requirements + Fine Arts Electives)