Oct 25, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]


College of Fine Arts



Jennings House
Phone: 740.593.1808
Fax: 740.593.0570
www.finearts.ohio.edu/

Charles McWeeny, Dean
Joseph Lamb, Associate Dean
Norma J. Humphreys, Assistant Dean

The College of Fine Arts includes the Schools of Art, Dance, Film, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music, and Theater. The College offers a broad cultural education in the Fine Arts, as well as specialized training in a wide range of career fields.

Schools and Programs

The School of Art , located in Seigfred Hall, offers degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with majors in art history, ceramics, graphic design, interior architecture, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. It also offers a liberal arts-based degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). A limited number of exceptional students may be approved to pursue work in art history or studio art through the Honors Tutorial College.

The School of Dance , located in Putnam Hall, offers a single preprofessional degree program leading to a B.F.A. with a major in dance. It also offers a liberal arts-based degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). A limited number of exceptional students may be approved to pursue work in dance through the Honors Tutorial College.

The School of Film , located in Lindley Hall, does not offer an undergraduate degree program. You can, however, earn a minor in film.  Many undergraduate film courses are available, some of which may be used to fulfill specific degree requirements. A limited number of exceptional students may be approved to pursue work in film through the Honors Tutorial College.

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts , located in Lindley Hall, does not offer an undergraduate degree program. You can, however, earn a minor in interdisciplinary arts.  Many undergraduate interdisciplinary arts courses are available, some of which may be used to fulfill specific degree requirements.

The School of Music , located in Glidden Hall, offers degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) with majors in music composition, music history and literature, music education, music theory, music therapy, orchestral instruments, organ, piano, piano pedagogy, and voice. It also offers a liberal arts-based degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).  A limited number of exceptional students may be approved to pursue work in music through the Honors Tutorial College.

The School of Theater , located in Kantner Hall, offers degree programs leading to a B.F.A. with majors in production design and technology, management, playwriting, and theater performance (acting). It also offers a liberal arts-based degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). A limited number of exceptional students may be approved to pursue work in theater through the Honors Tutorial College.

Double Majors

You might wish to pursue two majors within the College of Fine Arts, either simultaneously or successively, earning a double major. You must be admitted to and complete all requirements for each of the majors. The College of Fine Arts awards a B.A., B.F.A. or B.Mus. only once, regardless of the number of majors completed with that degree designation (e.g., one B.F.A. degree for double majors in playwriting and acting). Consequently, only one diploma is issued per degree.

Second (Dual) Bachelor’s Degree

If you wish to pursue a second major, outside the College of Fine Arts, apply for admission to the college offering the second major. See “Earning a Second Degree ” in the Graduation Requirements - Universitywide  section of this catalog for specific requirements.

In the case of the dual degree comprising a B.F.A., B.Mus. or B.A. in the College of Fine Arts and a second degree earned in a different college, two degrees are conferred and two diplomas are awarded.

University policy requires the completion of a minimum of 208 quarter hours for the second or dual degree (i.e., an additional 16 hours beyond the 192 required for the first degree), including all specific requirements for both degree programs. For the guidelines to earning a second or dual bachelor’s degree, refer to the Graduation Requirements - University-wide section of this catalog.

Minors

Minors are available in art, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, music, and theater. The minors are designed for students majoring in other fields who wish, in the course of their formal education, to pursue study in the arts. Specific requirements for each minor can be found in the program information for that minor.

If you wish to declare a minor in the College of Fine Arts, consult with both your major adviser and an adviser within the minor program.

If you are a student with a major in the College of Fine Arts and wish to pursue a minor offered by another school or department within the University, consult that school or department’s section of the catalog. You cannot minor in the same area as your major (i.e., dance major/dance minor).

Admissions Requirements

High school applicants must be admitted to Ohio University prior to being admitted to a specific Fine Arts program. Guidelines for admission to each school within the College of Fine Arts are listed below.

School of Art

Students accepted to Ohio University are admitted as B.A. majors. A portfolio is required of incoming freshmen only for talent scholarship consideration and must be submitted online. Contact the School of Art  for portfolio submission dates.

Admission to a specific B.F.A. major (art history, ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture) requires a review of portfolio or application materials, which occurs at the end of the sophomore year.

Admission to the interior architecture major requires a review of a portfolio which occurs at the end of the freshman year.

School of Dance

An audition is required for entry into all dance degree programs and for talent scholarship consideration. Contact the School of Dance  for audition dates.

School of Music

An audition is required for entry into all music degree programs and for talent scholarship consideration. Contact the School of Music  for audition dates.

School of Theater

Students accepted to Ohio University are admitted as either general theater majors or B.A. students. An audition/interview is required of incoming freshmen only for talent scholarship consideration. Contact the School of Theater  for audition/interview dates.

Admission to a specific B.F.A. major (production design and technology, playwriting, performance (acting) and management) requires an audition/interview at the end of the freshman year.

Transfer Students

To transfer from another college or university, you are required to audition, submit a portfolio, or meet the requirements specified by each program in the College of Fine Arts in addition to gaining admission to Ohio University. Contact the particular school in which you are interested for detailed information.

Ohio University students requesting transfer to major programs in the College also are required to meet the above criteria and should consult the appropriate school before applying for transfer.

Scholarships and Awards

A limited number of scholarships and awards of varying amounts are available to students with majors in the College of Fine Arts. Some awards are renewable; others are granted on a one-time basis, renewable at the discretion of the school involved. Awards are based primarily on talent demonstrated through audition, interview, and/or portfolio submission. In each case, academic performance is considered important. Contact the appropriate school before January 1 to arrange an audition or portfolio submission for talent-based awards.

Education Abroad

Ohio University provides a wide range of opportunities to earn college credit through education abroad programs. The College of Fine Arts sponsors a number of these programs with a focus on the arts in areas such as Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Mexico and Norway.  Information regarding a specific program can be obtained from the sponsoring school and/or the Education Abroad office.

For information about general Ohio University education abroad opportunities, refer to “Office of Education Abroad ” in the Academic Opportunities – Universitywide  section of this catalog.

Advising

The College of Fine Arts maintains a system of academic advising for its students, with assigned members of the faculty serving as advisers. Maintain ongoing contact with your adviser for assistance with concerns related to academic and career planning. Your adviser will assist you with an appropriate selection of courses each quarter as you prepare your schedule. It is especially important that you work closely with your adviser to maintain the proper sequence of courses in your major. Deviations from the normal course requirements, including waivers and/or substitutions, must be approved in writing by your adviser, school director, and the dean’s office.

Although your adviser will be helpful in assisting you with the preparation of your schedule, it is your responsibility to make certain that all graduation requirements are met.

Academic Probation

First-year students and first quarter transfer students who, at the time of review, do not have a 2.0 or higher GPA, will be placed on academic probation and will be required to complete an Academic Success Workshop coordinated by the Allen Student Help Center. This 90 minute workshop is mandatory each time a student is placed on academic probation and is intended to help students improve their academic performance and return to good academic standing as quickly as possible. Failure to attend a workshop will result in a registration hold, which will not be lifted until the workshop is complete. Information about the workshop will be sent to students’ permanent address, local address, and/or university email account. See the Allen Student Help Center website (www.ohio.edu/helpcenter) for workshop dates and times. Please contact the Allen Student Help Center with any questions or concerns: 419 Baker University Center, 740.566.8888, helpcenter@ohio.edu.

Degrees and Requirements

Degrees and Requirements

The B.A. degree is granted upon completion of programs in the School of Art, School of Dance, School of Music, and School of Theater.

The B.F.A. degree is granted upon completion of programs in the School of Art, School of Dance, and School of Theater.The B.Mus. degree is granted upon completion of programs in the School of Music.All programs of study within the College of Fine Arts are intended to provide students with a strong foundation in the arts and culture, as well as an opportunity for specialized professional training. Every effort is made through careful individual advising and a flexible curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student.If your qualifications are outstanding, certain courses may be waived from the proposed program of study. You may request a review of qualifications for course waivers through your adviser and school director. Waivers sanctioned at the school level are then submitted to the dean’s office for review.Candidates for degree programs in the College of Fine Arts must complete a minimum of 192 quarter hours with an accumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. The minimum number of quarter hours and the accumulative GPA for some degree programs are higher.

B.A. Degree and Requirements

Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

General requirements for a B.A. are (a) a minimum of 192 quarter hours, including (b) 90 hours of coursework above the 199 level; (c) the equivalent of two years of college-level foreign language; (d) at least 18 hours each of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences coursework; (e) General Education Requirements —Tiers I, II, III—and (f) all requirements stipulated by the school for the chosen major. Minors are optional.

Policy does not allow an accumulation of more than 72 hours in any one major for a B.A. without a penalty against the total hours to graduate. Any hours earned in excess of the stated maximum for the major will necessitate earning equivalent credit hours over 192.

B.A. Degree Language Options

The foreign language requirement for B.A. degree candidates is the successful completion of a two-year sequence of study of one language from level 111 through level 213.

Two years of high school language are considered the equivalent of one year of college language. According to your preference, however, your two years of college-level study may be a language other than the one studied in high school.

For the B.A.: Zero to one year of high school language must complete two years of one foreign language at the college level. Two to three years of one high school language must complete the intermediate level (i.e., second year) 211–213, of the same language or, if you prefer, two years (111–213) of a language different from the one studied in high school. Four or more years of one high school foreign language must complete level 213 or 341 or higher in the same language. Four years of high school Latin may complete LAT 351 , rather than LAT 213 . LAT 351  is recommended.

Foreign Language Requirement for Transfer Students

The College of Fine Arts requires that all candidates for a B.A. degree successfully complete two years of foreign language at the college level, or the equivalent. The table below explains how transfer credit for foreign language courses is evaluated.

SEMESTER HOURS:

  1. The B.A. degree requires 24 quarter hours (two years) of one foreign language.
  2. Students who have completed 16 semester hours of one foreign language, contingent upon the courses being equivalent in content (as determined by the College), will receive credit for 24 quarter hours (two years of instruction) and fulfill their foreign language requirement.
  3. Students who have completed eight semester hours of one foreign language, contingent upon the courses being equivalent in content (as determined by the College), will receive credit for 12 quarter hours and fulfill one year of their foreign language requirement.
  4. Students who have completed six semester hours of one foreign language, contingent upon the courses being equivalent in content (as determined by the College), will receive credit for nine quarter hours and need to make up three quarter hours to complete one year of foreign language as required by the degree program.

QUARTER HOURS:

  1. The B.A. degree requires 24 quarter hours (two years) of one foreign language.
  2. Transfer students who have completed 24 quarter hours of one foreign language, contingent upon the courses being equivalent in content (as determined by the College), will receive credit for two years of instruction and fulfill their foreign language requirement.
  3. Students who have completed 12 quarter hours of one foreign language, contingent upon the courses being equivalent in content (as determined by the College), will fulfill one year of their foreign language requirement.
  4. Students who have completed nine quarter hours of one foreign language, contingent upon the courses being equivalent in content (as determined by the College), would need to take an additional three quarter hours at Ohio University to fulfill one year of foreign language.
  5. FURTHER, if you are transferring nine quarter hours of language credits, you must complete your foreign language requirement by doing the following:
    1. Take the language placement test in Spanish, German, or French, offered by the Department of Modern Languages. For other languages, contact Modern Languages Department to arrange a placement test.
    2. If your placement score indicates an achievement level comparable to the 113 or 213 level of that language, you must complete either 113 or 213 at Ohio University.
    3. If your placement score is above 113 or 213 of that language, the College will waive the deficient three credit hours and accept nine credits as equivalent to 12 credits, to fulfill the first or second year series. (Transfer credits maintain their three hour credit value.)

Area Distribution Requirements

Humanities Area Requirement*

The humanities requirement may be met by selecting 12 quarter hours from at least 3 departments, excluding the major, from the following (if no courses are listed, all courses apply):

  1. African American Studies 106 , 110 , 150 , 210 , 211 , 250 , 310 , 317 , 350 , 352 , 353 , 355 , 356 , 357 
  2. College of Arts and Sciences 111 , 112 
  3. Art 110 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 211 
  4. Art History (not studio art majors)
  5. Classical Archaeology, except 211 , 212 , 213 
  6. Classics and World Religions, except 413 , 432 
  7. Classics in English
  8. Communication Studies 351 , 352 , 353 
  9. Dance 120A , 120B , 120C , 120D , 171 , 170 , 205 , 270 , 271 , 315A , 351 , 451 , 471 , 472 , 473 , 474 , 476 
  10. English, except 1X*, 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 153A , 153B , 451 , 452 
  11. Film 201 , 202 , 203 , 340 , 343 , 444 , 471 , 472 , 473 
  12. Fine Arts 150   
  13. Foreign language courses other than those used to complete the foreign language requirement and except FR 199 , 440 , SPAN 199 , JPN 341 , 369G, 369K, 369L, 469
  14. History 121 , (122 or 122A ), 123 , 295 , 314A 314B , 314C 314D , 314E , 314F , 314G , 328 , 328A , 329A , 329B , 329C , 330 , 331 , 339 , 340 , 350A , 351 , 352 , 353A , 353B , 353C , 354A , 354B , 354C , 356B , 356A , 356C , 356D , 357 , 360A , 360B , 360C , 365 , 370 , 389 390A , 390B , 392A 
  15. Humanities
  16. Interdisciplinary Arts
  17. Interior Architecture 185 , 288 , 350 , 351 , 352 , 480 ,481 , 482 
  18. International Literatures in English–International Literature: Linguistics and International Literature: Modern Languages
  19. Modern Languages 250, 321J , 370J 
  20. Music/Music Literature (120  or 125 ), 124 , 150 , 224 , 321 , 322 , 323 , 421A-G, 427 , 428 
  21. Philosophy, except 120 
  22. Theater 130 , 151 , 170 , 213 , 233 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 338 ,338B , 438A ,438B , 473   
  23. University Professor 150–152H, 450–452H (see Course Descriptions for more information)
  24. Women’s and Gender Studies, except 360 
  25. World Religions, except 413 

Social Sciences Area Requirement*

The social sciences requirement may be met by a selection of 12 quarter hours from two or more departments, excluding the major, with at least eight hours in one area, from the following:

  1. African American Studies 101 , 190 , 202 , 220 , 225 , 254 , 340 , 341 , 345 , 346 , 360 , 368 , 440 , 482 
  2. Anthropology, except 201 , 346 , 355 , 447 , 448 , 492 , 496 , and those listed as natural sciences below
  3. Business Law 255 , 442 , 475 
  4. Classical Archaeology 211 , 212 , 213   
  5. College of Arts and Sciences 113 
  6. Economics
  7. Geography, except those listed under Natural Sciences (see below)
  8. History, except those listed under Humanities (see above)
  9. International Studies 103 , 113 , 118 , 121 
  10. Japanese 341 
  11. Linguistics
  12. Political Science
  13. Psychology, except 120 , 221 , 312 , 314 , 321 
  14. Social Work
  15. Sociology
  16. University Professor 150–152S, 450–452S (see Course Desciptions for more information)
  17. Women’s and Gender Studies 360 

Natural Sciences Area Requirement*

The natural sciences requirement may be met by selecting 12 quarter hours from two or more departments, excluding the major, with at least eight hours in one area from the following:

  1. Anthropology 201 , 346 ,355 , 447 , 448 , 492 , 496   
  2. Astronomy
  3. Biological Sciences, except 217
  4. Chemistry, except 115 
  5. Computer Science 416 
  6. Environmental and Plant Biology, except 217 
  7. Geography 101 , 202 , 303 , 304 , 302 , 305 , 315 , 316 , 358 406 , 407 , 411 , 417 , 418 , 466 , 467 , 476   
  8. Geological Sciences
  9. Mathematics, except 101 , 102 , 109 , 113 , 115 , 117 , 118 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 320L 
  10. Physical Science
  11. Psychology 221 , 312 , 314 , 321 
  12. Physics
  13. University Professor 150–152N, 450–452N (see Course Descriptions for more information)

Note: Methods courses are not applicable to area requirements.

*These listings must be used as the official guide for the completion of the three area distributions requirement. Exceptions to the 18-hour area distributions will be made only under the most unusual of circumstances and by petition only.Some courses from these categories may also be applied to the University Tier II requirements. However, the three area distributions differ in scope from the six Tier II groupings (Applied Science and Mathematics, Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Fine Arts, Humanities and Literature, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences). If you wish to select a course that will apply to both the area distributions and Tier II requirements, take care to choose a course that has been approved for the desired category in both the College and the University listings. (The list of courses approved for Tier II categories appears in the Graduation Requirements - Universitywide  section of the catalog.) Courses that can fulfill Tier I quantitative skills, the freshman composition requirements and the Tier III requirement do not apply to the three area distribution requirements, except for MATH 163A ,

 , and PSY 221 .

Level-of-Study Requirement

Hours at the 200 level or above: Within the total hours applied to the degree, at least 90 quarter hours of courses must be above the freshman level (numbered above 199). These courses are listed earlier in this section under humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and include foreign languages, courses from the department major, and courses taught by faculty in the College of Fine Arts or Arts and Sciences intended to meet the junior composition or Tier III requirement.

Single Application of Credit and Exceptions

Excluding the exceptions listed below, no course may satisfy more than one of the three area distribution requirements in foreign language, humanities, social sciences, or the major requirement. For example, a theater major may not apply any courses in theater toward the humanities area distribution requirement. Courses that fulfill freshman General Education Tier I requirements or Tier III will not apply to the three area distribution requirements. Tier III-equivalent courses may fulfill both major and Tier III requirements.

Exceptions are:

  • MATH MATH 163A ,  , and PSY 221  (will fulfill the Tier I quantitative requirement, as well as the natural science area distribution).
  • Courses required for a major, but outside the major department (extradepartmental) will be counted toward the area distribution requirement.
  • Courses required for a minor will be counted toward the area distribution requirement.
  • Junior-level advanced composition courses offered by departments within the College of Fine Arts or the College of Arts and Sciences  apply to the area distribution requirement except when they are required for the major.

Courses required for a second major may be used for the area distribution requirement.