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Visual and Performing Arts Minors

The School of Visual and Performing Arts promotes and supports creativity for all students, not just art and design majors. Undertaking one of the nine minors offered by the School provides students with historical and aesthetic knowledge and artistic skills. Most importantly, engaging in the arts stimulates, illuminates, and illustrates our lives; and it is fun!

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Recently, the nine arts minors offered by the School of Visual and Performing Arts have been revised for greater flexibility and students’ accessibility. The minors include; Art History, Arts Administration, Creative Arts Therapy, Dance, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Studio Art, and Theater.

For further information and / or to receive the revised curriculum please contact the Dean at mtowner@endicott.edu or 978-2342-2216.

Art History Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

 

ART 101 - Visual Art and Cultural Values I: Prehistory to c. 1310 (Cr: 3)
ART 102 - Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present (Cr: 3)
ART 402 - Theories and Methods of Art History (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Students select  three from the following courses:

ART 217 - History of Architecture and Interior Design I (Cr: 3)
ART 237 - History of Graphic Design (Cr: 3)
ART 238 - Modern and Postmodern Art: from the 1870s through the 1970s (Cr: 3)
ART 266 - Writing in the Arts Seminar (Cr: 3)
ART 315 - Women and the Arts (Cr: 3)
ART 317 - History of Photography (Cr: 3)
ART 320 - Native American Art: Beyond Tradition (Cr: 3)
ART 322 - Contemporary Art in a Global Context (Cr: 3)

Arts Administration Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

 

ART 265 - Arts Administration I (Cr: 3)
ART 365 - Arts Administration II (Cr: 3)
BUS 200 - Marketing (Cr: 3)
CMM 203 - Public Relations (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Students select two from the following courses:

ACC 205 - Financial Accounting and Analysis (Cr: 3)
ART 402 - Theories and Methods of Art History (Cr: 3)
HST 201 - Contemporary Approaches to History (Cr: 3)
HTM 318 - Events Management (Cr: 3)
ART 266 - Writing in the Arts Seminar (Cr: 3)
HST 235 - Public History (Cr: 3)

Creative Arts Therapy Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

 

ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I (Cr: 3)
ART 110 - Foundations of Creative Therapies (Cr: 3)
PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)

Additional Required Course

Select one of the following:

ART 255 - Creative Bookmaking (Cr: 3)
DAN 235 - Mind and Body Awareness (Cr: 3)
MUS 160 - Performance Workshop (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Select two from the following courses:

ART 225 - Jung and Art Therapy (Cr: 3)
ART 226 - Therapeutic Writing (Cr: 3)
ART 229 - Specific Populations: Arts and Expressive Therapy (Cr: 3)
ART 310 - Cross Cultural Practices of Art Therapy (Cr: 3)
ART 311 - Integrating Theory and Practice (Cr: 3)
ART 312 - Drama Therapy and Psychodrama (Cr: 3)
ART 324 - Music and Creative Arts Therapy (Cr: 3)
ART 330 - Dance Movement and Creative Arts Therapy (Cr: 3)

Dance Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

 

DAN 200 - Dance Composition (Choreography) (Cr: 3)
DAN 225 - Dance History (Cr: 3)
DAN 235 - Mind and Body Awareness (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Students select nine credits from the following courses (no fewer than 6 credits in DAN):

  • DAN XXX (3 credits, or 1 credit taken 3 times)                                
  • DAN XXX (3 credits, or 1 credit taken 3 times)                    
  • DAN XXX (3 credits, or 1 credit taken 3 times)
ART 265 - Arts Administration I (Cr: 3)
ART 330 - Dance Movement and Creative Arts Therapy (Cr: 3)

Music Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

Three semesters of MUS 106 Instruments and Voice (private lessons, one credit per semester) Note: May be repeated for up to 8 semesters for credit. Accumulation of three credits satisfies the Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement; these courses may require additional instructional fees.

MUS 201 - Music Theory I (Cr: 3)

Three semesters participating in one or more of the following musical ensembles:

 Note: May be repeated up to eight semesters for credit.  Accumulation of three credits satisfies the Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement.

MUS 105 - Endicott College Chorus (Cr: 1)
MUS 113 - Jazz Band (Cr: 1)
MUS 114 - Chamber Ensemble (Cr: 1)
MUS 115 - Modern Band Project (Cr: 1)
MUS 116 - Pep Band (Cr: 1)

Additional Courses

Students select nine credits from courses with a MUS designation. (3 credits, or 1 credit taken 3 times)

Theater Minor

Studio Art Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I (Cr: 3)
ART 115 - Two Dimensional Design (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Select four from the  following courses:

ART 121 - Ceramics I (Cr: 3)
ART 125 - Beginning Block Printmaking (Cr: 3)
ART 201 - Painting I (Cr: 3)
ART 202 - Painting II (Cr: 3)
ART 207 - Color Theory and Light (Cr: 3)
ART 212 - Sculpture (Cr: 3)
ART 215 - Advanced Drawing (Cr: 3)
ART 222 - Ceramics II (Cr: 3)
ART 224 - Alternative Processes in Clay (Cr: 3)
ART 241 - Figure Drawing: Anatomy for Artists (Cr: 3)
ART 250 - Printmaking (Cr: 3)
ART 255 - Creative Bookmaking (Cr: 3)
ART 270 - Illustration: Character Development (Cr: 3)
ART 323 - Media and Metaphor: Nature (Cr: 3)
ART 404 - Imagination and Creativity (Cr: 3)

Graphic Design Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses:

ART 115 - Two Dimensional Design (Cr: 3)
GD 105 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (Cr: 3)
GD 115 - Principles of Graphic Design (Cr: 3)
GD 200 - Sophomore Design Studio (Cr: 3)
GD 225 - Typography 1 (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Students select one from the following courses:

GD 230 - Web Design (Cr: 3)
GD 302 - Computer Animation (Cr: 3)
GD 310 - Interactive Design (Cr: 3)
GD 325 - Typography II (Cr: 3)
GD 345 - Motion Graphics (Cr: 3)
PHT 260 - Digital Imaging and Manipulation (Cr: 3)

Photography Minor

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

PHT 116 - Introduction to Photographic Imaging (Cr: 3)
PHT 202 - Studio Photography I (Cr: 3)
PHT 216 - Photographic Imaging II (Cr: 3)
PHT 218 - Documentary Photography (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Students select two from the following courses:

ART 317 - History of Photography (Cr: 3)
PHT 217 - Sports Photography (Cr: 3)
PHT 260 - Digital Imaging and Manipulation (Cr: 3)
PHT 302 - Studio Photography II (Cr: 3)
PHT 306 - Experimental and Alternative Media Photography (Cr: 3)
PHT 312 - Advanced Photographic Methods (Cr: 3)
PHT 325 - Advanced Photography Seminar (Cr: 3)
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