Office: DeChiaro College Center, Room W035E
Chair: Daniel Schlapbach, Associate Professor
Director of Choral Studies: Clayborn Price
Professors: Mary Beth Akre, Janet A. Headley; Ronald Pearl, Daniel Schlapbach, Martha C. Taylor; Anthony D. Villa
Associate Professors: Natka Bianchini; Kerry Boeye; James R. Bunzli; Remi Chiu; James E. Dockery (emeritus); Janet Maher; Barnaby Nygren
Assistant Professors: William Friebele; Jon Malis; Daniel Pinha
Affiliate Faculty: Letty Bonnell; Lisa Green-Cudek; Christopher Lonegan; Mary Skeen
The Fine Arts Department offers a major, a minor, and an interdisciplinary major in art history, fine arts, and visual arts. Students interested in visual arts may pursue concentrations in photography or studio arts. Students interested in performing arts may pursue concentrations in music or theatre (within the area of fine arts). Internships are available throughout the department. Students seeking internships should contact a faculty director in the semester prior to the internship.
The department offers an optional senior project course for majors; this is the equivalent of an honors thesis in other humanities departments. Students interested in undertaking a senior project must consult with faculty in the appropriate discipline during their junior year to develop their proposed projects. Students present their proposals to the fine arts faculty for approval during the spring semester of their junior year, register for credit in the first semester of their senior year, and work on the project throughout both semesters of the senior year. The senior project culminates in an on- or off-campus exhibition, presentation, or performance. For additional information on senior projects, consult the link on the department's website.
It is possible to pursue some interdisciplinary majors within the department (i.e., art history and visual arts majors may be combined), and the department will allow departmentally-approved courses to double-count, so long as both department chairs agree. For more information on cross-listed courses, fine arts students should consult the department chair.
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