Mississippi Valley State University

December 19, 2014

Goals

The Department's objectives in art are:

• The ability to think originally, inventively, and within the creative

possibilities of the artist’s media;

• An understanding of the theoretical functions and historical background of

the visual arts;

• Excellence in the techniques and skills that are presented by artists;

• Sharpened visual awareness and sensitivity of observation;

• Comprehension of the society and culture that the artist inherits and the

artist’s responsibility;

• Discernment in the judgment of values, both in art and life in general; and

• Dedication to the mission of the artist.


The Department’s objectives in music are: 

• To offer the curricula, instruction, and experiences that are necessary for the

preparation of undergraduate music majors for employment in music and for

graduate study;

• To advise each music major in selecting a course of study;

• To provide services to other areas;

• To give music majors opportunities to hear and perform music of diverse styles;

• To teach music majors to interpret scores;

• To provide educational opportunities in music for non-music majors through

participation in courses in music appreciation, history, theory, applied music,

and large and small ensembles;

• To assist incoming students in becoming fully prepared to function at the level

normally expected of freshmen music majors; and

• To contribute to the community’s cultural and educational offerings through

concerts, recitals, and various presentations by the music faculty, students, and

guest artists.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Students will recognize music theory concepts.

2. Students will describe important Western Musical Eras by areas of significance. 

3. Students recognize a broad range of musical repertoire.

4. Students will demonstrate functional keyboard proficiency.

5. Students must demonstrate high levels of knowledge in music  

    performance sufficient enough to teach their instrument/voice.