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Visual & Performing Arts

The Visual & Performing Arts Minors


Animation
Art History
Digital Design
Music
Studio Art
Theatre
Visual Storytelling (Interdisciplinary minor)


  

Animation

  • FAA 1210 Basic Drawing I or 2840 Digital Photography and Design
  • FAA 2220 Cartooning and Illustration
  • FAA 2850 Digital Video
  • FAA3840 2D Web Animation
  • FAA3850 History of Graphic Design
  • FAA4820 3D Animation and Illustration

  

Art History

  • FAA 1710 Foundations of the Visual Arts
  • FAA 1610 Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance
  • FAA 1620 Art History II: The Renaissance to the Present
  • Studio course
  • Elective (art history)
  • Elective (art history)

  

Digital Design 

  • FAA 1710 Foundations of the Visual Arts
  • FAA 1610 Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance
  • FAA 1620 Art History II: The Renaissance to the Present
  • FAA 1230 2-Dimensional Design 
  • FAA 2840 Digital Photography and Design 
  • Elective (Computer Based Art Course)
  • Elective (Computer Based Art Course)

  

Music

  • FAA1710 Foundation of Visual Arts
  • FAA1310 The Nature of Music: Music and the Environment or
  • FAA1330 Survey of American Music
  • FAA 2300 Elementary Music Theory or
  • FAA 2380 The Architecture of Music: From Phrase to Opera
  • Elective (Music Course)
  • Elective (Music Course)
  • Elective (Music Course)

The student must demonstrate competence, to the senior music faculty member, in performance on an instrument at a level sufficient to allow practical use of the instrument. This should include: (a) prepared piece, (b) sight-reading, and (c) demonstration of technique.

The department will attempt to assist students in arranging for private instruction where needed regarding performance requirements. Such instruction would be at the expense of the student.

  

Studio Art 

  • FAA 1710 Foundations of the Visual Arts
  • FAA 1610 Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance
  • FAA 1620 Art History II: The Renaissance to the Present
  • FAA 1210 Basic Drawing I
  • Studio (visual art)
  • Studio (visual art)
  • Studio (visual art)

  

Theatre

Theater minor 5 classes, (20 credits)

  • Three required foundation courses:
    • FAA 2520 Theatre History I: Origins to Renaissance
    • FAA 2530 Theatre History II: Restoration to Present
  • Technical Theatre Requirement: (1)
    • FAA 2570 Technical Production for the Theatre or
    • FAA 2580 Design for the Theatre
  • Studio Requirement: (1)
    • FAA 1510 Acting I or
    • FAA 2510 Acting II or
    • FAA 3510 Directing I
  • Electives: (1)
    • FAA 2500 Women in Theatre
    • FAA 2540 Introduction to Playwriting
    • FAA 2550 American Musical Theatre
    • FAA 2560 The London Stage 
    • FAA 2505 Politics and Performance: Theatre, Government and Social Change
  

Visual Storytelling Interdisciplinary minor

  • FAA 1210 Basic Drawing I
  • FAA 2220 Cartooning and Illustration
  • FAA 3850 History of Graphic Design
  • FAA 4820 3D Animation and Illustration
  • ENG 2780 Adapting Graphic Novels to Film
  • ENG 3685 The Graphic Novel
  • Eng 3910 Writing the Graphic Novel

QUESTIONS? 

Please contact:
Dr. Kathleen Sills
Chair of Visual and Performing Arts 
sills@merrimack.edu
978-837-3439

 

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