Fine Arts

Our Fine Arts instructors offer both Music and Art Appreciation courses to satisfy the needs of the Fine Arts and Humanities requirements of many programs and certificates. These are offered in both traditional and online settings. Additionally, there are many Visual and Performing arts classes. The CVCC Choir, Band, and Visual Arts are prolific on campus and also offer the opportunity for scholarships. For more information please visit: Music Scholarships.

ART 100. Art Appreciation (3-0-3)
Core, Area II
Prerequisite: Completion of developmental English and reading coursework if needed. (ENG 093 and RDG 085)

This course is designed to help the student find personal meaning in works of art and develop a better understanding of the nature and validity of art. Emphasis is on the diversity of form and content in original art work. Upon completion, students should understand the fundamentals of art and the materials used and have a basic overview of the history of art. Code A

ART 113. Drawing I (0-3-3)
This course provides the opportunity to develop perceptional and technical skills in a variety of media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimenting with composition, subject matter and technique. Upon completion, students should demonstrate and apply the fundamentals of art to various creative drawing projects. Code B

ART 114. Drawing II (0-3-3)
Prerequisite: ART 113

This course advances the students drawing skills in various art media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimentation, composition, technique and personal expression. Upon completion, students should demonstrate creative drawing skills, the application of the fundamentals of art and the communication of personal thoughts and feelings. Code B

ART 121. Two-Dimensional Composition I (0-3-3)

This course introduces the basic of concepts of two-dimensional design. Topics include: the elements and principles of design with emphasis on the arrangements and relationships among them. Upon completion, students should demonstrate an effective use of these elements and principles of design in creating two-dimensional compositions. Code B (Offered intermittently.)

ART 203. Art History I (3-0-3)
Core, Area II
Prerequisite: Completion of developmental English and reading coursework if needed. (ENG 093 and RDG 085)

This course covers the chronological development of different forms of art, such as sculpture, painting and architecture. Emphasis is placed on history from the ancient period through the Renaissance. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate a knowledge of time period and chronological sequence including a knowledge of themes, styles and of the impact
of society on the arts. Code A

 

ART 233. Painting I (0-3-3)
Prerequisite: ART 113, ART 121 or consent of instructor

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental painting processes and materials. Topics include: art fundamentals, color theory and composition. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of art and discuss various approaches to the media and the creative processes associated with painting. Code B (Offered intermittently.)

ART 234. Painting II (0-3-3)

This course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge of the materials and procedures of painting beyond the introductory level. Emphasis is placed on the creative and technical problems associated with communicating through composition and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the application of the fundamentals of painting and the creative process to the communication of ideas. Code C (Offered intermittently.)

MUS 100. Convocation (1-0-1)

This course is designed to expose students to a variety of repertory styles and gives students an opportunity to practice individual performance skills. Emphasis is placed on exposure to performances and lectures by guest artists, faculty or students. Code C

MUS 101. Music Appreciation (3-0-3)
Core, Area II

This course is designed for non-music majors and requires no previous musical experience. It is a survey course that incorporates several modes of instruction including lecture, guided listening and similar experiences involving music. The course will cover a minimum of three (3) stylistic periods, provide a multi-cultural perspective and will include both vocal and instrumental genres. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of music fundamentals, the aesthetic/stylistic characteristics of historical periods and an aural perception of style and structure in music. Code A

MUS 111. Music Theory I (3-0-3) or (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

This course introduces the student to the diatonic harmonic practices in the Common Practice Period. Topics include: fundamental musical material (rhythm, pitch, scales, intervals, diatonic harmonies) and an introduction to the principles of voice leading and harmonic progression. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic competency using diatonic harmony through analysis, writing, sight singing, dictation and keyboard skills. Code B

MUS 112. Music Theory II (3-0-3) or (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: MUS 111

This course completes the study of diatonic harmonic practices in the Common Practice Period and introduces simple musical forms. Topics include: principles of voice leading used in three and four-part triadic harmony and diatonic seventh chords, non-chord tones, cadences, phrases and periods. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence using
diatonic harmony through analysis, writing, sight singing, dictation and keyboard skills. Code B 

MUS 113. Music Theory Lab I (0-2-1)
Prerequisite: MUS 110 or suitable placement score or consent of instructor;
(Co-requisite: MUS 111, if ear-training lab is a separate course)

This course provides the practical application of basic musical materials through sight singing; melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation and keyboard harmony. Topics include: intervals, simple triads, diatonic stepwise melodies, basic rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meter and four-part triadic progressions in root position. Upon completion, students should be
able to write, sing and play intervals, scales, basic rhythmic patterns, diatonic stepwise melodies, simple triads and short four-part progressions in root position. Code B

MUS 114. Music Theory Lab II (0-2-1)
Prerequisite: MUL 113 (Co-requisite: MUS 112, if ear training lab is a separate course)

This course continues the practical application of diatonic musical materials through sight singing; melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation and keyboard harmony. Topics include: intervals, scales, diatonic melodies with triadic arpeggiations, more complex rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meter and four-part triadic progressions in all inversions. Upon completion, students should be able to write, sing and play all intervals, rhythmic patterns, employing syncopation and beat divisions, diatonic melodies and four-part diatonic progressions. Code B

(MUL) Music Ensembles (0-2-1)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

These courses provide opportunities for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble. Code B

MUL 180-81; 280-81 Concert Choir I, II, III, IV
MUL 184-85; 284-85 Show Choir I, II, III, IV
MUL 196-97; 296-97 Show Band I, II, III, IV

(MUL) Class Performance Instruction (0-2-1)
Group instruction is available in voice and piano for students with little or no previous training. Emphasis is placed on the rudiments of music, basic performance technique and general musicianship skills. Upon completion of one or a sequence of courses, students should be able to demonstrate a basic proficiency in singing or playing and acknowledgment of music
fundamentals. Code C

MUL101-02; 201-02 Class Piano I, II, III, IV
MUL111-12; 211-12 Class Voice I, II, III, IV