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:
- Students will recognize music theory concepts.
- Students will describe important Western Musical Eras by areas of significance.
- Students recognize a broad range of musical repertoire.
- Students will demonstrate functional keyboard proficiency.
- Students must demonstrate high levels of knowledge in music performance sufficient enough to teach their instrument/voice.