Haines (Chair), Arnold, Badgerow, Behrens, Bomberger, Friedly, M. Fritz, Gross, P. Ricci, Shorner-Johnson, Spence, Swanson, Wolf-Spencer
For more information, please visit the Department’s website or check your course syllabi, which are available through the course instructor or at the High Library.
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts prepares students to be engaged, life-long participants in the arts as a vocation or an avocation. Each discipline balances breadth of aesthetic knowledge with depth of professional preparation. The Department encourages students to use their knowledge and skills to benefit others.
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts includes programs in Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre. In addition to courses in each of these areas, it offers courses in Dance and has a Preparatory Music Division that offers instruction to pre-college students, adults, and college students who desire to take instruction without credit. Instruction is available from the Department’s faculty and other qualified teachers. Interested persons should contact Prof. Grant Moore, Director of the Preparatory Division.
The Department offers three majors that lead to degrees in music: the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (PK-12), Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy , and Bachelor of Arts in Music . A minor is offered in Music .
The Fine Arts Major leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Art History, or PK-12 Art Education Certification . The Fine Arts minor is offered in Studio Art and History of Art , the Department participates in the interdisciplinary Graphic Design Minor and the Architectural Studies Minor .
Also offered are a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a minor in Theatre , and Theatre Endorsement Program .
Honors in the Discipline
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts participates in the College Honors in the Discipline Program. For guidelines, students should consult the Department Chair.
Fine Arts Program
The Fine Arts program prepares students for careers as professional artists, art educators, and art historians. The curriculum fosters the development of the individual’s creative potential in a range of media and introduces students to the variety of world art throughout history. Annual exhibitions on campus, the opportunity to study abroad, and internships at galleries and museums expand students’ experience of the contemporary art scene. Art Education majors share their knowledge of the visual arts through teaching and fulfill the college mission “Educate for Service.”
Fine Arts Majors
The Fine and Performing Arts Department offers a Fine Arts Major with tracks in Studio Art, Art History or PK-12 Art Education Certification , and a major in Graphic Design . Students who want to become professional artists should follow the Studio Arts track. Students interested in working in museums and galleries or pursuing graduate study in art history should follow the Art History track. Students interested in pursuing education certification should follow the Art Education track. The Graphic Design major prepares students for careers in the field of graphic design.
Fine Arts Minors
The Fine and Performing Arts Department offers minor tracks in Studio Art and Art History . The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary Graphic Design Minor and the Architectural Studies Minor .
The music unit prepares students to engage meaningfully and successfully in a music-filled world. The Bachelor of Arts degree in music offers the flexibility to design an individualized emphasis, while Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and music therapy reflect our support of the College’s motto of “Educate for Service.” Music major curricula stress development of the knowledge, skills, and experience for students to become well-equipped professionals. Music majors are chosen through an audition/interview process in which their performance and listening skills as well as their aptitudes for their prospective majors are evaluated. Curricular and co-curricular opportunities are provided for students to study and experience music at all levels.
Elizabethtown College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Department has adopted requirements for upper-level standing for Music majors. A copy of these requirements is available in the Department office.
The Department offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Education , Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy , and Bachelor of Arts in Music .
The Music provides students with opportunities to acquire and develop skills in music theory, music performance, music history, and literature. A student electing to minor in Music must consult with the Department Chair, who assigns a music faculty member to assess the student’s readiness for admission to the program.
Special Notes Regarding Applied Music Lessons and Ensembles
Students who register for applied music for credit must meet minimum standards established by the Department and should contact the Department office for a list of standards for each applied area. Students who have not attained the level necessary for credit may study through the Preparatory Division. Students in applied music advance as rapidly as their abilities permit. They must study technical exercises and literature from various musical periods and styles.
Students may register with or without credit for the established music ensembles and for other ensembles organized under faculty supervision; ensemble registration for credit may be repeated. All students must meet the standards for attendance at rehearsals and public performances established by the faculty Directors.
Applied music lessons and certain music ensembles may be counted for the Creative Expression requirement of the Core Program if taken as letter-graded for four semesters. An additional fee is charged for applied music lessons. Fees are printed on the master course schedule.
Special Notes Regarding Transfer Credit for Aural Skills and Functional Keyboard Skills
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts reserves the right to administer a diagnostic exam to verify a student’s skill level PRIOR to awarding academic transfer credit for Aural Skills and Functional Keyboard Skills. This policy was established to ensure academic success at the appropriate level. ALL students accepted into a music program should contact the Fine and Performing Arts Department for more information on assessment of transfer credits.
The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre . The Theatre curriculum is based on a liberal arts foundation, requiring a series of Theatre Core courses followed by a concentration in either Performance or Theatre Technology. Students have multiple opportunities to enhance classroom training with practical experiences.
The Department also offers a minor in Theatre , with either a Performance track or a Technical track.
Theatre Endorsement Program
The Department offers a Theatre Endorsement Program , which is currently open to currently enrolled-degree seeking education majors. The Pennsylvania Department of Education, PDE, defines an endorsement as a certificate program documenting areas of education where formal certification does not currently exist. Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to assist in production, direction, and administrative tasks associated with theatre.
As advocates of the arts the education and theatre department envision the addition of this 12-credit theatre endorsement as an excellent means to enhance the quality of theatre instruction in PK-12 schools. Please note: students seeking a theatre major or minor are not eligible to participate in the theatre endorsement program.
Special Note Regarding Performance and Production Practicums
Students may register with or without credit for the established theatre practicums organized under faculty supervision; registration for credit may be repeated. All students must meet the standards for attendance at rehearsals and public performances established by the faculty directors.