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
• 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
• 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
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.