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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 308 - Art in American Culture (Cr: 3)
ART 315 - Women and the Arts (Cr: 3)
ART 319 - Art of the Mediterranean Basin: Egypt, Greece, and Italy in Antiquity (Cr: 3)
ART 320 - Native American Art: Beyond Tradition (Cr: 3)

Arts Administration Minor

Program Requirements

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

Required Courses

 

Additional Course

Students select one from the following courses:

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)
ART 201 - Painting I (Cr: 3)
ART 209 - Methods and Materials in Arts and Expressive Therapy (Cr: 3)
PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
PSY 310 - Abnormal Psychology (Cr: 3)

Alternative Courses

Students who have completed one or more of the required courses for their majors, must select alternative courses from the list below:

ART 311 - Integrating Theory and Practice (Cr: 3)
ART 225 - Jung and Art Therapy (Cr: 3)
ART 229 - Specific Populations: Arts and Expressive Therapy (Cr: 3)
ART 310 - Cross Cultural Practices of Art Therapy (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 from the following electives (nine credits with no fewer than six credits in DAN):

Any DAN, DRA, or MUS one credit course (two semesters)
Any DAN, DRA, or MUS three credit course

ART 330 - Dance Movement and Creative Arts Therapy (Cr: 3)
DAN 100 - Introduction to Dance (Cr: 1)
DAN 103 - Modern Dance Techniques (Cr: 1)
DAN 105 - Repertory Dance Ensemble (Cr: 1)
DAN 106 - Private Dance Instruction (Cr: 1)
DAN 120 - Ballet Techniques (Cr: 1)
DAN 220 - Ballet Techniques II (Cr: 1)
DAN 230 - Contemporary Jazz Techniques (Cr: 1)
DAN 240 - World Dance Cultures (Cr: 3)
DAN 300 - Dance Composition II (Cr: 3)
DAN 305 - Dance Teaching Methods (Cr: 3)
DAN 325 - Dance History II: Dance in Society (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 111 - History of Western Music (Cr: 3)
MUS 160 - Performance Workshop (Cr: 3)
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 one from the following courses:

MUS 110 - Fundamentals of Music (Cr: 3)
MUS 120 - Guitar I (Cr: 3)
MUS 180 - Improvisation (Cr: 3)
MUS 184 - Composing With Software (Cr: 3)
MUS 202 - Music Theory II (Cr: 3)
MUS 210 - Music Composition (Cr: 3)
MUS 216 - Songwriting (Cr: 3)
MUS 220 - Studio Audio Production I (Cr: )
MUS 221 - Studio Audio Production II (Cr: 3)
MUS 230 - Foundations of Jazz (Cr: 3)
MUS 240 - The Rise of Rock and Roll (Cr: 3)
MUS 244 - Music Rebels (Cr: 3)
MUS 250 - Ideologies of Music, Art, and Literature (Cr: 3)

Theater Minor

Program Requirements

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

Required Courses:

 

DRA 100 - Introduction to Theater (Cr: 3)
DRA 200 - Acting Techniques I (Cr: 3)
DRA 205 - Acting Techniques II (Cr: 3)
DRA 220 - Introduction to Technical Theater (Cr: 3)
Three semesters of MUS 106 - Private Music Instruction (Cr: 1)
(one credit per semester)

Additional Course

 Students must choose one from the following courses:

DRA 310 - Directing (Cr: 3)
ENG 212 - Drama Survey (Cr: 3)
ENG 340 - Playwriting and Screenwriting (Cr: 3)

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 123 - Foundation Seminar (Cr: 3)
ART 404 - Imagination and Creativity (Cr: 3)

Additional Courses

Select three from the  following courses:

ART 121 - Ceramics I (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 241 - Figure Drawing: Anatomy for Artists (Cr: 3)
ART 250 - Printmaking (Cr: 3)

Graphic Design Minor

Program Requirements

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

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

Additional Courses

Students select two from the following courses:

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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