The arts department offers a variety of courses in music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Students have the opportunity to learn vocabulary and problem-solving and performing techniques that are unique to each discipline.
Our course offerings are designed for students of all levels of interest and proficiency so that students are able to explore new areas as well as study a particular art form in depth.
Grading Option: In many arts courses, a student may elect to take a course Credit/No Credit. To use this option the student must register her grading choice with the registrar's office. She cannot then change this arrangement during the semester. For fall semester courses, the choice of Credit/No Credit must be made by the end of the third week of fall semester. For spring semester courses, the choice of Credit/No Credit must be made by the end of the second week of spring semester.
Course Numbering: The first digit indicates level, not the grade of the student for whom the course is intended: thus, a 100 course is for the inexperienced student of any age, and a 300 course might well suit a younger, experienced student. The second digit indicates broad subdivisions of study within the division: 1 and 2-visual arts; 3-dance; 4-theater; 5-music; 7-photography; 8-interdisciplinary.
For most visual arts courses there is a $75 fee to defray the cost of materials; the photography fee is $90.