Arts Courses Open to (not quite all) Majors
Published on October 16, 2013
Hello. Curricular permeability is a hot button issue right now, and we hear many of you loud and clear when you say that you want access to courses in other departments. Dean Lindholm polled Chairs and Directors to get a clear view of what courses are out there that you can take as non majors. I’m sharing that list that she compiled below. I hope this is helpful to some of you, and reduces the frustrating task of clicking on every course and reading the ‘eligibility’ criteria on each one.
If you have questions, please contact the department directly, you can find each department’s contact information on the VCUarts website here.
Courses open to all (some) VCUarts students
ARTS391 and 491 Cross Disciplinary courses
ART FOUNDATION121 and 122 (all VCU students)
ART EDUCATION407 Photo and 494 International Field experience.
CINEMACINE 495 Cinema as Art
COARNone formally, but many overrides, please contact department directly
CRAFTAll 200 level classes, if there is room (ARTF required, request an override)
DANCEDANC 105-901 Improvisation DANC 133 Intro to Ballet I DANC 134 Intro to Ballet II DANC 141-142 Ballroom Dance DANC 183 Intro to Modern Dance I DANC 184 Intro to Modern Dance II DANC 255-256 Hip Hop Dance DANC 126-127 African Dance DANC 313 Dance in World Cultures DANC 320 Video Choreography
FASHIONFASH 240 Survey of the Fashion FASH 319 Contemporary Fashion FASH 290 Textiles
MUSICAPPL 200 Applied Lessons APPM 355 Orchestra APPM 356 Symphonic Winds APPM 357 University Band APPM 358 Commonwealth Singers APPM 359 Choral Arts Society APPM 360 Jazz Orchestra APPM 361 Small Jazz Ensemble APPM 378 Women’s Chorus MHIS 110 Elements of Music MHIS 243 Music Appreciation MHIS 244 Experiencing Music MHIS 250 Introduction to African-American Music MHIS 291 Topics in Music
MUSIC with permission:APPM 363 Flute Choir APPM 364 Guitar Ensemble APPM 367 Piano Ensemble APPM 368 Woodwind Ensemble APPM 369 Percussion Ensemble APPM 371 String Chamber Music APPM 372 Brass Ensemble MHIS 120 Introduction to World Musical Styles MHIS 145 Theory and Aural Skills I MHIS 146 Theory and Aural Skills II MHIS 321 Music History I MHIS 322 Music History II MHIS 324 Jazz History MHIS 350 Studies in the Music of the African Continent and Diaspora MHIS 380 Survey of Music Industry MHIS 420 Chamber Music Literature Through 1800 MHIS 421 Chamber Music Literature Since 1800 MHIS 422 The History of the Symphony MHIS 423 Tone Poems and Concert Overtures MHIS 424 The History of American Musical Theatre MHIS 425 Opera History
PAPRPainting and Drawing Basic
SCPTAll to AFO completers except Soph and Sr seminar