Course Descriptions

ART 110. Art Appreciation. 3 hours. F., Sp.
An introductory course to acquaint students with the principles of art found in art works of various periods and cultures. A chronological survey of artists and their work is explored emphasizing the elements of art and the processes involved in their production.

ART 120. Drawing I. 3 hours. F., Sp.
A course in studio media and techniques with an emphasis on understanding basic rendering principles.

ART 130. 2-D Design. 3 hours. F., Sp.
The principles, processes, and techniques of design in two-dimensional media. Art materials will be purchased by the student. Both computer applications and wet media will be used. Same as MAI 130.

ART 220. Drawing II. 3 hours. Sp.
A studio drawing course which emphasizes portrait and figure drawing. Prerequisite: ART 120 Drawing I.

ART 230. Digital Graphics Fundamentals. 3 hours. F.
An introductory course designed to provide students with the fundamentals necessary to effectively use applications widely available in the field of design. Students will become familiar with each program's interface and capabilities through lectures, demonstrations, and projects.

ART 234. Introduction to Creativity. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.
A course emphasizing the tools, skills and processes used in creative thinking and creative problem-solving to develop novel and useful ideas. This course includes a significant writing component. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

ART 235. Graphic Design I. (W) 3 hours. Sp., Even years.
A course that combines studio work with classroom instruction. Fundamentals of communication through design and basic graphic tools, techniques, and procedures are incorporated with creative problem solving. This course includes a graphic design history component and a significant writing component. Prerequisite: ART 230 Digital Graphics Fundamentals and ART 234 Introduction to Creativity or permission from the instructor.

ART 240. Painting I. 3 hours. F., Sp.
An introduction to techniques, composition, and color in painting. Prerequisite: ART 120 Drawing I.

ART 245. Landscape Painting. 3 hours. Su.
A studio and on-site painting course that explores landscape painting as a vehicle for personal and cultural expression. A study of master landscape painters is included. Prerequisite: ART 240 Painting I or instructor consent.

ART 250. Ceramics. 3 hours. On demand.
An introduction to basic ceramic techniques exploring both pottery and sculpture forms.

ART 270. Introduction to Photography. 3 hours. F., Sp.
An introduction to the photographic process which includes a functional understanding of the manual single lens reflex (SLR), 35mm camera, 50mm normal lens and the processing of light-sensitive materials (shooting, developing, and printing of 35mm film). Prerequisite: Access to a manual single lens reflex, 35mm camera, 50mm normal lens. Same as JOU 270.

ART 311. Ancient Art. (W) 3 hours. F., Odd years.
A survey of the history and appreciation of visual art from ancient through Byzantine periods with emphasis on the art of Western culture. This course includes a significant writing component.

ART 312. Medieval and Asian Art. (W) 3 hours. F., Even years.
An introduction to the art and historical context of the European Medieval period and of selected Asian cultures. This course includes a significant writing component.

ART 313. Renaissance Art. 3 hours. On demand.
A study of the history and appreciation of visual art from Renaissance through Rococo periods with emphasis on the art of Europe.

ART 314. Modern Art. (W) 3 hours. Sp., Even years.
A study of the history and appreciation of visual art from the Enlightenment through contemporary art with emphasis on the art of Western culture. This course includes a significant writing component.

ART 320. Studio Problems. 3 hours. On demand.
An exploration of specific problems in media selected by the artist with the aim at developing a personal aesthetic. Includes refinement of techniques and analysis projects which research the sources and goals of the student’s work. Prerequisite: ART 220 Drawing II and must have departmental approval. May be repeated for credit.

ART 332. 3-D Design and Sculptural Techniques. 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
An introduction to sculptural techniques and imagery of the design process. Emphasis will be placed on sculptural forms, materials, and themes.

ART 336. Illustration. (W) 3 hours. F., Even years.
A course in communication through the development of original illustrations and images, as well as the materials, tools, hardware, software and techniques used in their preparation. A survey of illustration history and trends, tools, processes and terminology is also included. This course includes a significant writing component. Prerequisite: ART 230 Digital Graphics Fundamentals and ART 234 Introduction to Creativity or permission from the instructor.

ART 337. Graphic Design II. 3 hours. F., Even years.
A course which expands on ART 235 Graphic Design I, offers students the opportunity to work on a comprehensive multi-component design project. Students are expected to demonstrate sophisticated design decisions and appropriate design solutions that demonstrate a high level of expertise and achievement as they develop a specific body of work. Prerequisite: ART 235 Graphic Design I or permission from the instructor.

ART 340. Painting II. 3 hours. F.
A studio course in painting which stresses development of a personal aesthetic. Prerequisite: ART 240 Painting I.

ART 350. Sculpture. 3 hours. On demand.
An introduction to sculptural concepts with emphasis on form, media, and technique. The development of expressive content is explored in wood, clay, castable media, metal and mold-making. Prerequisite: ART 232 3-D Design.

ART 355. Art for Children. 3 hours. F.
A course which emphasizes the relationship of theories, methods, and problems in the development of art knowledge, skill, and appreciation among children (grades K-12).

ART 361. Decorative Styles. (W) 3 hours. Sp., Even years.
A survey of the history of fine and decorative styles as it relates to home interiors. Explores major trends and influences on residential furnishings and styles and explores ways to implement them into interior design. This course contains a significant writing component. Same as MAI 361.

ART 370. Digital Photography for Design. 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
A course in advanced design and graphic approaches to digital photography emphasizing the materials, tools, hardware, software, techniques, and procedures used in preparing photographic and design solutions for dissemination and/or reproduction. Students will work with currently available hardware, software, and tools. Prerequisite: ART 130 2-D Design and ART 230 Digital Graphic Fundamentals or permission from the instructor, access to a manual single lens reflex, digital camera, 50 mm normal lens.

ART 380. Printmaking I. 3 hours. F.
Processes of printmaking, including one-of-a-kind and editioned prints. Monoprinting, relief, intaglio and screen printing are the primary emphases. Prerequisites: ART 120 Drawing I and ART/MAI 130 2-D Design, or permission of the instructor.

ART 381. Printmaking II. 3 hours. On demand.
An extension of basic printmaking processes with advanced project development. Particular emphasis on large scale color printing and development of a personal aesthetic. Prerequisite: ART 380 Printmaking I or permission of the instructor.

ART 410. Readings in Art History. (W) 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
A study of the interrelationship of modern/post modern works of art and the writings of philosophers, critics, historians, and artists. This course includes a significant writing component. Prerequisites: ART 314 Modern Art or consent of instructor.

ART 440. Painting III. 3 hours. F.
A continuation of ART 340 with emphasis on personal expression in painting. Prerequisite: ART 340 Painting II.

ART 460A,B,C,D. Senior Exhibit Project. (W) 1-4 hours. On demand.
An exploration of specific problems in selected media with a written research project. Should be taken during the final semester of study for the development and presentation of a senior exhibit and portfolio. This course includes a significant writing component.

ART 470. Photography Portfolio. 3 hours. On demand.
A course which requires a collection of student photography. Students prepare a minimum of three series of photographs, each series consisting of three or more related images. Three different formats are required for each series: a book presentation, a boxed or loose-leaf portfolio presentation, and a digital presentation. An artist's statement accompanies each series.

ART 495. Capstone Senior Design Project. 3 hours. Sp.
A capstone course to prepare students for work in the field of interactive digital design. Students will complete portfolios and develop a significant digital project. Prerequisites: 90 earned hours.

MUSIC

MUS 100M. Music for Song Leaders. 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
Techniques of directing congregational singing. The course provides instruction in music fundamentals and basic conducting skills.

MUS 101. Introduction to Sight Singing and Ear Training. 2 hours. F.
A study of keys, intervals, and other elements of musical notation; designed to develop skills in music reading and aural perception.

MUS 102. Sight Singing and Ear Training. 2 hours. Sp.
To develop proficiency in reading and dictation of melodies, intervals, and chords for various types of styles of music. Prerequisite: MUS 101 Introduction to Sight Singing and Ear Training or permission from the instructor.

MUS 110. Music Appreciation. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
A study of the principles and techniques that underlie artistic creation in music, such as form, theme, rhythm, mood, tone, and harmony, and their relation to principles in other art media. A brief survey of the history of music is made in which the various periods in music with their characteristics and stylistic differences are emphasized.

MUS 201. Music Theory I. 3 hours. F.
This course begins with a study of scales, intervals and triads, continues through four-part choral writing and concludes with introduction of the dominant seventh chord.

MUS 202. Music Theory II. 3 hours. Sp.
A study of harmonic progression, non-harmonic tones, and part-writing through the dominant ninth chord and elementary modulation. Prerequisite: MUS 201 Music Theory I or permission from the instructor.

MUS 211, 212. Music Literature I and II. (W) 2 hours each. F. Even years; Sp. Odd years.
A survey of the masterpieces of music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. Although perceptive listening is the focal point, the course also consists of introductory lectures about the various musical periods as well as the lives of the great composers. This course includes a significant writing component.

MUS 214. The Development of American Music. 3 hours. F., Sp.
A history of aspects of American music beginning with Native American music. Emphasis will be given to a study of music from 1900 to present including the study of popular music and performers.

MUS 300. Music for Children (K-6). 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
Methods and materials for teaching children in the elementary grades. The following topics are studied: music fundamentals, objectives of music in the elementary school, appreciation, singing rhythms, creative activities, listening, reading music, and audiovisual aids.

MUS 301, 302. Music Theory III and IV. 3 hours each. On demand.
A continuation of MUS 202 Music Theory II from the dominant ninth chord through altered chords and complex modulations. Prerequisite for MUS 302: MUS 301 Music Theory III or permission from the instructor.

MUS 310. Conducting. 2 hours. Sp., Odd years.
Develops basic conducting skills appropriate to various performing media. Technical facility is stressed foremost, but style, interpretation, and other relevant topics will be discussed in both choral and instrumental music.

MUS 311, 312. Music History I and II. (W) 3 hours each. F. Odd years; Sp. Even years.
A study of the history of music in which basic stylistic differences and periods are emphasized. Attention is given to musical scores and analysis. In the first semester, the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods is covered. The second semester is a continuation of the study of the styles, culture, and history of music from the Classical period to the 21st century. This course includes a significant writing component. Recommended prerequisites: MUS 211 and 212 Music Literature I and II.

MUS 315. Class Instruction in Instruments. 2 hours. On demand.
Instruction in the techniques of playing various instruments of the band.

MUS 316. Instrumentation and Orchestration. (W) 2 hours. Sp., Even years.
Scoring and arranging for the band and orchestration. Prerequisites: MUS 201 Music Theory I and MUS 202 Music Theory II. This course contains a significant writing component.

MUS 318. Introduction to Digital Music Production I. 3 hours. F.
An introductory course to the use of digital audio workstations, computer generated music, and elementary instruction in applicable tools such as GarageBand, Finale, ProTools, and Logic Pro.

MUS 320. Introduction to Digital Music Production II. 3 hours. Sp.
A continuation of MUS 318. The course is designed to continue the development of skills in the use of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) programming such as GarageBand, Finale, and ProTools, but will provide primary development of skills in the use of Logic Pro series programming. Students will gain specific skills in areas including use of synthesizers such as ES1, ES2, and ES24mk11; audio sequencing; mixing; and MIDI music production. Prerequisite: MUS 318 Introduction to Digital Music Production I or permission from the instructor.

MUS 400. Form Analysis. 3 hours. F., Odd years.
A study of the principles and procedures of musical organization. Representative forms—sonata, fugue, etc.—will be analyzed. Prerequisites: MUS 201 Music Theory I and MUS 202 Music Theory II.

MUS 410. Music Methods and Materials (Grades 7-12). 2 hours. F., Odd years.
A study of teaching methods for vocal and instrumental classes and ensembles. The scope and sequence of material and skills for levels 7-12, with introduction to professional organizations, and discussion of all elements of planning and presentation in the classroom.

APPLIED MUSIC

MUS 150. Beginning Voice. 1 hour. On demand.
This course is designed for those who have little or no previous training in voice. Basic singing skills are emphasized as preparation for private study. Students will be given group instruction on proper singing technique and stage presence. Solo music from the 17th century through modern times will be explored with an emphasis on proper vocal technique as it relates to singing. This course does not count toward the voice major.

MUS 151, 152, 251, 252, 351, 352, 451, 452. Voice I-VIII. 1 hour. F., Sp.
Early studies stress the cultivation of a well-produced vocal tone through employment of technical exercise and study of simple literature. Later studies consider more advanced literature in foreign languages, interpretation, comprehensive musicianship, and public performance. A half-hour lesson will be given to all persons enrolled in Applied Voice. In addition to the half-hour lesson, students enrolled in private voice instruction will participate in a one-hour Master Class. Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor.

MUS 160. Beginning Piano I. 1 hour. On demand.
Designed for those who have little or no previous training in piano. Basic keyboard skills are emphasized as preparation for regular study. Instruction is in small groups. These courses do not count toward the piano major.

MUS 161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461, 462. Piano I-VIII. 1 hour. F., Sp.
A continuous course of private instruction. Early studies develop technical skills, introduce principles of interpretation, and broaden the repertoire: representative works of the major composers are stressed. Later studies stress solo performing, accompanying, knowledge of style and interpretation, analysis, advanced technical facility, and the performance of literature of less well-known composers. Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor.

MUS 163, 164, 263, 264, 363, 364, 463, 464. Piano I-VIII. 2 hours. F., Sp.
A continuous course of private instruction. Early studies develop technical skills, introduce principles of interpretation, and broaden the repertoire: representative works of the major composers are stressed. Later studies stress solo performing, accompanying, knowledge of style and interpretation, analysis, advanced technical facility, and the performance of literature of less well-known composers. Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor.

MUS 165. Beginning Piano II. 1 hour. On demand.
Designed for those who have had only the basic keyboard skills or the course Beginning Piano I. The instruction includes slightly more advanced piano pieces as well as major and minor scales. Instruction is in small groups. These courses do not count toward the Piano major. Prerequisite: MUS 160 Beginning Piano I, or permission from the instructor.

MUS 171, 272, 271, 272, 371, 372, 471, 472. Instrument I-VIII. 1 hour. F., Sp.
A continuous course of private instruction on the student's primary wind or percussion instrument(s) or private lessons to learn a new wind or percussion instrument. Technical and performance skills will be explored through a varied repertoire. A half–hour lesson will be given to all persons enrolled in the Applied Instrument. In addition to the half–hour lesson, students enrolled in applied instrument instruction will participate in a one–hour Master Class. Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor.

MUS 181, 182, 281, 282, 381, 382, 481, 482. Music Composition. 1 hour. F., Sp.
A continuous course of private instruction. Early studies develop technical skills, introduce principles of music composition, and broaden the understanding of compositional styles; representative works of solo and chamber genres are stressed. Later studies stress large-scale genres.

MUS 191, 192, 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492. Songwriting. 1 hour. F., Sp.
Practical application and technique of songwriting. Melody, lyrics, “hooks,” points of view, and song logic will be covered. Writing on demand will be introduced (examples: a jingle, a wedding song, a movie theme, an artist-specific style, etc.). This course will introduce some of the concepts of the business of being a songwriter. Prerequisite: MUS 201 Music Theory I or permission from the instructor.

ENSEMBLE

MUS 121, 122, 221, 222, 321, 322, 421, 422. Chorus I-VIII. F., Sp.

THEATRE

THE 160. Introduction to Theatre. 3 hours. On demand.
A survey of theatre practice and principles. The course provides an audience-centered overview of all aspects of theatre production, from play writing to play presentation. Attendance at FHU Theatre productions is required.

THE 161, 162, 261, 262, 269, 361, 362, 367, 461, 469. Theatre Laboratory, 1 hr. F., Sp.
A modular approach to understanding the different aspects of theatre in production and performance. Modules include Set (161), Lighting (162), Costume/Makeup (261), Performance I (262), Stage Management I (269), Publicity/House Management (361), Audition Preparation (362, Fall only), Scenic Painting (367), Performance II (461), Stage Management II (469). Completion of each module requires 30 hours of rehearsal or production work in a faculty-directed or faculty-approved production. Students are required to document the hours worked or to keep a journal as appropriate to the lab. Students in the theatre program will be given preference in assignment of particular duties. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor or selection by audition.

THE 246. Voice and Articulation. 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
Techniques for optimizing vocal production for speakers. Basic vocal physiology, breathing technique, and phonetics are discussed. Practical exercises help to improve vocal quality, volume, diction, and expressiveness.

THE 265. Acting I. 3 hours. F.
Introduction to basic acting using Stanislavski techniques. Emphasis is on character development, vocal delivery, and physical behavior required to play a role in contemporary theatre. Scene work and journaling required.

THE 266. Technical Theatre Production. 3 hours. F., Odd years.
An introduction to technical theatre. Scene shop organization and safety, scenic construction techniques, scenic painting, and properties are the primary emphasis.

THE 268. Acting II. 3 hours. Sp., Even years.
Advanced acting techniques for ensemble play. An exploration of the plays of Anton Chekhov and George Bernard Shaw provide a way into ensemble acting. Naturalism and heightened naturalism are explored. Prerequisite: THE 265 Acting I or permission from the instructor.

THE 270. Theatre Movement. 3 hours. F., Even years.
Emphasis is placed on the development of physical performance skills and the creation of complex characters for the stage. Mime, mask work, and stage combat are explored, although course methodology varies by semester.

THE 285. Acting for the Camera. 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
Fundamentals of acting for the large and small screen. Audition techniques, camera angles, hitting a mark and more are explored through class lecture and taped performance.

THE 350. Playwriting. 3 hours. On demand.
Explores the fundamentals of playwriting including structure, character, dialogue, etc. Written exercises are submitted and discussed. By the end of the term, students complete the initial draft of a play.

THE 365. History of Theatre I. (W) 3 hours. Sp., Even years.
A study of the history of Western theatre from antiquity to 1800. The nature and elements of theatre, major texts, and important trends are examined. This course includes a significant writing component.

THE 366. History of Theatre II. (W) 3 hours. Sp., Odd years.
A study of the history of Western theatre from 1800 to present. The nature and the elements of theatre, major texts, and important trends are examined. This course includes a significant writing component.

THE 368. Creative Dramatics for Children. 3 hours. F., Even years.
A cross-disciplinary approach to drama and young audiences. Special emphasis is given to using the techniques of creative dramatics in working with children. Storytelling, play making, masks, and puppets are explored as tools used to teach non-theatre related subjects in the classroom.

THE 377. Period Styles of Acting. 3 hours. F., Even years.
An overview of performance styles for non-realistic plays. Special emphasis is placed upon the performance of Greek, Elizabethan and English Restoration plays. Prerequisite: THE 265 Acting I, or permission of instructor.

THE 465. Directing. 3 hours. Sp.
The study of the principles of directing for the stage. Course culminates with the production of a short work of theatre. Attendance at FHU theatre productions is required. Prerequisite: THE 160 Introduction to Theatre or permission of instructor.

THE 467. Theatre and the Christian. (W) 3 hours. F., Odd years.
The relationship between Scripture and the arts is explored. Writings by critics who hold a Christ-centered world view challenge the theatre student to articulate a personal statement of beliefs. Course work culminates with a significant production element or a significant writing element. Prerequisite: THE 160 Introduction to Theatre, or permission of instructor.

THE 468A,B,C. Senior Seminar/Project. 1,2,3 hours. F., Sp.
The student will engage in research or skill development appropriate to his/her goals. A major project or performance is required. Prerequisite: Senior standing (90 hours minimum), THE 465 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

TOPICAL SEMINARS

ART 299A. Raku Ceramics. 3 hours. Su.
A studio course which explores how the forms and techniques of traditional Asian pottery has influenced contemporary ceramics. Hand building techniques, glazing and firing will be introduced.

ART 299B/399B. Art and Museums. 3 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
A survey of our civilization's cultural resources and how they are exhibited. Experiences will range from field trips to art museums to discussion of Internet virtual galleries. Cost of travel and/or lodging for trips is additional. May be repeated for credit.

ART 299C/399C. Special Topics in Photography. 3 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
A seminar in photography that would offer directed guidance for development of individual photographic projects. The student would meet with the instructor for regularly scheduled critiques and discussions.

ART 399D. Introduction to Digital Art. 3 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
Students will explore practical and theoretical questions concerning the computer, art, and society. In addition, application of visual design to computer media will be discussed. Students will use these experiences to create a mini-proposal for future scenarios in computer media, art, and society. No text is required; however, tools and materials will need to be purchased by the student.

ART 299E/399E. Special Topics in Art. 3 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
An in-depth study of special topics in selected fields in the Department of Fine Arts.

MUS 299A. Class Piano. 2 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
This introductory course in piano is for non-music majors and beginning piano students who have no knowledge of music or keyboard skills.

MUS 399B. Music Business Survey. 3 hours. Su.
An overview of the practice and procedures of the music industry including artist development, marketing and intellectual property. Same as BUS 399C.

MUS 399C. Junior Recital. 1 hour. Offered on sufficient demand.
A performance-based or lecture recital reflecting the studies of the student through a minimum of five semesters of private instruction. The junior recital will be a minimum of one-half hour in length. The recital is approved only after a successful audition before music faculty.

MUS 299D/399D. Special Topics in Music. 3 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
An in-depth study of special topics in selected fields in the Department of Fine Arts.

MUS 499C. Senior Recital. 1 hour. Offered on sufficient demand.
A performance-based or lecture recital reflecting the studies of the student through a minimum of seven semesters of private instruction. The senior recital will be minimum of forty-five minutes in length. The recital is approved only after a successful audition before music faculty.

THE 299A/399A. New York Theatre Survey. 3 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
An overview of the history of New York theatre, focusing primarily on Manhattan's Broadway theatre district. The student will explore the cultural, artistic and economic issues central to Broadway theatre. The course includes a trip to New York and attendance of several Broadway shows. Cost of New York trip is in addition to the comprehensive charge.

THE 299B/399B. Canada Theatre Survey. 3 hours. Su.
A study of selected European and American plays, including major stage productions and film adaptations of those plays. The course will emphasize plays by Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. The course includes a trip to attend professional stage productions of plays studied usually at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals of Canada. Cost of trip is in addition to tuition. Same as ENG 299H/399H.

THE 299D/399D. Special Topics in Theatre. (W) 3 hours. Offered on sufficient demand.
An in-depth study of special topics in selected fields in the Department of Fine Arts.