College of Communication and Fine Arts


The College of Communication and Fine Arts is comprised of six units: the Hall School of Journalism and Communication, the John M. Long School of Music, the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Theatre and Dance, the Department of English and the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. The mission of the college is to provide excellence in instruction in selected communication and fine arts disciplines along with practical experiences in communication and journalism, theatre, dance, music, visual arts, graphic design, English and foreign languages.

The college assumes that the richest experiences of human beings arise from their abilities to analyze and interpret intelligently and imaginatively works of art and performances as well as the rhetoric and actions of past and present leaders; to communicate effectively within a variety of contexts using the multiple languages and tools of the communication and fine arts disciplines; to make intelligent decisions in an increasingly complex and diverse, media-driven society; and to work together harmoniously in groups to accomplish established goals.

The mission of the college includes the creation of a climate within and beyond its institutional boundaries that encourages responsible, ethical, and informed expression within the disciplines of which it is composed. Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts is a primary provider of cultural events benefiting the citizens of Troy, Pike County, the region, and the state. Accordingly, the college offers such fine arts events as art exhibits; symphony band, jazz band, and choral concerts; and theatrical performances.

In addition, the college offers a variety of lectures, workshops, master classes, ensemble opportunities and camps for middle school, high school and college students throughout the state in art, theatre, dance, music and journalism. CCFA maintains strong community partnerships with the City of Troy, Johnson Cultural Arts Center, Troy Arts Council and the Wiregrass Museum of Art.

GRAPHIC DESIGN (41 HOURS)

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses in their major. Under no condition may a student enroll in a 4000-level course in their major without the satisfactory completion of the lower-level courses.

Area V Requirements:
TROY 1101 (3) Troy Orientation
ART 2208 (3) Digital Tools
ART 1145 (3) Foundations of Form and Space
ART 1150 (3) Foundations of Time and Space
ART 2201 (3) Introductory Drawing
  OR  
ART 2210 (3) e Drawing (required for <<dti>> majors)
ART 2250 (3) Survey of Art History I
ART 2251 (3) Survey of Art History II
 
Core Courses (30 Hours)
ART 2230 (3) Color and Technology
ART 3308 (3) <<dti>> Principles of Digital Design
ART 3310 (3) <<dti>> Time/Sound
ART 3315 (3) <<dti>> Design for the Internet
ART 3324 (3) <<dti>> Paper/Screen
ART 3325 (3) <<dti>> Typography
ART 3350 (3) Research and Criticism
ART 3355 (3) Graphic Design History
ART 4450 (3) <<dti>> Design for the Internet II
ART 4424 (3) <<dti>> Design Studio*
 
Select eight credit hours from the following courses or select other art electives recommended by your advisor.
ART 3326 (3) <<dti>> Digital Illustration
ART 3340 (1) Portfolio Design
ART 3342 (1) The Business of Art/Design
ART 3360 (1) Exhibition Techniques
ART 3375 (3) Special Topics*
ART 3390 (1) Seminar in Art/Design
ART 4424 (3) <<dti>> Design Studio*
ART 4435 (3) Collaborative Studio*
ART 4496 (3) Internship*
ART 4499 (3) Thesis Exhibition
All students in the <dti>> program must take Senior Exhibition course either during the last semester or the semester before graduating. Senior Exhibition is not offered during the summer sessions.
 

Select a Minor or an Interdisciplinary contract offering for Graphic Design program (18 hours)

Select a Contractual Plan from one of the following areas:

Advertising Writing
Multimedia Design**
Journalism
Literature/Writing
Mass Communications
Photography
2D Studio
Illustration
Other areas (see advisor for options to customize contracts)

**This specialized concentration involves the designing of educational and entertainment software interfaces. This contractual plan of study requires a one-semester at Halmstad University, Sweden. For more information about contracts and options available, contact the Department of Art and Design.

*Any course with asterisk(*) can be repeated up to 9 credit hours.

ART EDUCATION
NOTE: Students seeking Alabama teacher certification in art should select education as a second major. Students should consult with their advisers concerning all certification requirements. See Interdisciplinary Education (P-12). There are specialized General Studies requirements under the College of Education.

Area V Requirements
TROY 1101 (1) Troy Orientation
ART 1145 (3) Foundations of Form and Space
ART 1150 (3) Foundations of Time and Space
ART 2208 (3) Digital Tools
ART 2201 (3) Introductory Drawing
ART 2250 (3) Survey of Art History I
ART 2251 (3) Survey of Art History II
 
Teaching Field (36 Hours):
ART 2202 (3) 2D Studio I
ART 2204 (3) 3D Studio I
ART 2205 (3) 3D Studio II
ART 2206 (3) 2D Studio II
ART 2230 (3) Color and Technology
ART 3301 (3) Life Drawing
ART 3308 (3) <<dti>>Prin of Digital Design
ART 3361 (3) Integrating Art into the Curriculum
Select six hours of upper level course from two of the following concentrations (for a total of 12 hours): 2D Studio, 3D Studio, Photo Studio, Digital Studio.
     

ART MAJOR (36 HOURS)
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses in their major. Under no condition may a student enroll in a 4000-level course in their major without the satisfactory completion of the lower-level courses.

Area V Requirements
TROY 1101 (1) Troy Orientation
ART 1145 (3) Foundations of Form and Space
ART 1150 (3) Foundations of Time and Space
ART 2208 (3) Digital Tools
ART 2201 (3) Introductory Drawing
ART 2250 (3) Survey of Art History I
ART 2251 (3) Survey of Art History II
 
Core Courses: (9 hours)
ART 3301 (3) Life Drawing*
  OR  
ART 3318 (3) Conceptual Drawing*
ART 3323 (3) Modern and Contemporary Art History
ART 4435 (3) Collaborative Studio*
(This course must be taken by all Art Majors after completing the 12-hour hour concentration.)

Concentration (12 Hours):
Select 12 hours of courses from one of these concentration areas: 2D Studio, 3D Studio, or Photo Studio.

Select six semester hours from the following:

ART 2230 (3) Color and Technology
ART 3308 (3) <<dti>> Prin of Digital Design
ART 3326 (3) <<dti>> Digital Illustration
ART 3350 (3) Research and Criticism
ART 3375 (3) Special Topics*
ART 3380 (3) Travel Study in Art/Photography
ART 4496 (3) Internship*
 
Select three (1) credit hours from the following course offerings:
ART 3340 (1) Portfolio Design
ART 3342 (1) The Business of Art/Design
ART 3360 (1) Exhibition/Installation Design
ART 3390 (1) Seminar in Art/Design
 
Select an additional six hours of art electives.
 

*Any course with asterisk(*) can be repeated up to 9 credit hours.

ART MINOR (18 HOURS)
Select 18 hours of adviser-approved art and art history courses.


ART, BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO (59 HOURS)
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses in their major. Under no condition may a student enroll in a 4000-level course in their major without the satisfactory completion of the lower-level courses.
Area V Requirements
TROY 1101 (1) Troy Orientation
ART 2208 (3) Digital Tools
ART 1145 (3) Foundations of Form and Space
ART 1150 (3) Foundation of Time and Space
ART 2201 (3) Introductory Drawing
ART 2250 (3) Survey of Art History I
ART 2251 (3) Survey of Art History II
 
Before completion of the core courses students must submit a portfolio for review and be accepted into the BFA program.
Core Courses (33 hours)
ART 2202 (3) 2D Studio I
ART 2204 (3) 3D Studio I
ART 2205 (3) 3D Studio II
ART 2206 (3) 2D Studio II
ART 2228 (3) Photo Studio I
ART 2230 (3) Color and Technology
ART 3308 (3) <<dti.troy>> Prin of Digital Design
ART 3301 (3) Life Drawing
ART 3318 (3) Conceptual Drawing
ART 3323 (3) Modern and Contemporary Art History
ART 3350 (3) Research and Criticism
 
Select one of the following concentration options:
2D Studio Concentration (15 hours)
ART 3330 (3) 2D Studio III
ART 4430 (3) 2D Studio IV
ART 4435 (3) Collaborative Studio*
ART 4496 (3) Internship*
Select additional three credit hours in an upper level art history.
 
3D Studio Concentration (15 hours)
ART 3331 (3) 3D Studio III
ART 4431 (3) 3D Studio IV
ART 4435 (3) Collaborative Studio*
ART 4496 (3) Internship*
Select additional three credit hours in an upper level art history.
 
Photo Studio Concentration (18 hours)
ART 3328 (3) Photo Studio II
ART 3348 (3) Photo Studio III
ART 4428 (3) Photo Studio IV
ART 4435 (3) Collaborative Studio*
ART 4496 (3) Internship*
Select an additional three (3) credit hours in an upper level art history.
 
Digital Studio Concentration (18 hours)
ART 3310 (3) <<dti.troy>> Time/Sound
ART 3324 (3) <<dti.troy>> Paper/Screen
ART 3325 (3) <<dti.troy>> Typography
ART 3355 (3) History of Graphic Design
ART 4424 (3) Digital Studio*
ART 4496 (3) Internship*
 
If you are concentrating in 2D or 3D you must select six credit hours of upper level ART courses (3000-4000). If you are concentrating in Photo Studio or Digital Studio you must select three credit hours of upper level ART courses (3000-4000).
Select two (1) credit hour courses from the following:
ART 3340 (1) Portfolio Design
ART 3342 (1) The Business of Art/Design
ART 3360 (1) Exhibition Techniques
ART 3390 (1) Seminar in Art/Design
ART 4499 (3) Thesis Exhibition
(All students in the BFA program must take Thesis Exhibition course either during the last semester or the semester before graduating. Senior Exhibition is not offered during the summer sessions.)
 
Any course with asterisk (*) can be repeated up to 9 credit hours.
 

BROADCAST JOURNALISM MAJOR (36 HOURS)
Contact the Hall School of Journalism and Communication for information regarding contract programs in public relations, sports information and advertising.

Area II Requirements
COM 2241 (3) Fundamentals of Speech
Select 3 hours of upper-level ADJ, COM, JRN, or PRJ courses
Area V Requirements
COM 1101 (3) Introduction to Communication
JRN 1100 (3) Technology in Journalism
JRN 1102 (3) Writing for the Mass Media
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
 
Requirements for the major
COM 2241 (3) Fundamentals of Speech
COM 3320 (3) Interviewing and Information
JRN 1103 (3) Introduction to Radio and TV
JRN 2201 (3) Reporting
JRN 3360 (3) Broadcast News Writing
JRN 3365 (3) TV Studio Techniques and Producing
JRN 4425 (3) Multimedia Law
JRN 4440 (3) Advanced Technologies in Journalism
JRN 4489 (5) Internship
JRN 4495 (1) Communication Seminar
 
Select one:
JRN 4403 (3) Radio News Practicum
JRN 4413 (3) TV News Practicum
Select three hours of upper level ADJ, COM, JRN or PRJ.
 

COMMUNICATION ARTS MAJOR (36 HOURS)
Contact the Hall School of Journalism and Communication for information regarding the contract program in performance (speech/broadcast journalism.)

Tracks: Communication Studies and Theatre
Communication Studies Track
Area II Requirements:
 
Area V Requirements:
COM 1101 (3) Introduction to Communication
COM 2241 (3) Fundamentals of Speech
JRN 1100 (3) Technology in Journalism
PRJ 2230 (3) Introduction to Public Relations
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
 
Required Courses:
COM 2231 (3) Interpersonal Communication
COM 3326 (3) Conflict Management
COM 3328 (3) International/Intercultural Communication
  OR  
COM 3380 (3) Travel Study in Journalism and Communication
COM 3345 (3) Group Discussion and Leadership
COM 3360 (3) Communication Research
COM 4420 (3) Propaganda and Persuasion
COM 4424 (3) Rhetorical and Communication Theory
JRN 4440 (3) Advanced Technologies in Journalism
JRN 4495 (1) Communication Seminar
 
Select 11 hours including COM 2251 or from the following: ADJ, COM, JRN, or PRJ courses. Or other approved upper level course electives in journalism, theatre, music industry, art and design, or foreign languages.
 
Theatre Track
Specialized general studies requirements for the theatre track:
Area II    
THE 1130 (2) Introduction to Theatre
ENG 2205 (3) World Literature before 1660
ENG 2206 (3) World Literature after 1660
 
Area V Requirements (For non-teaching degrees)
ART 2208 (3) Digital Tools
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
THE 1115 (1) Performance and Production Practicum I
THE 1150 (1) Creative Habit
THE 1160 (1) Audition and Portfolio Techniques
THE 2291 (3) Dramatic Literature I
Choose an additional nine hours of electives
 
Area V Requirements (For students seeking P-12 Theatre Education degree)
ART 3361 (3) Integrating Art into the Curriculum
THE 2211 (1) Theatre for Youth
THE 2221 (2) Technical Theatre
THE 2245 (4) Stagecraft Lab (1) Must be taken four times for a total of four hours.
THE 2251 (2) Voice and Diction
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
MUS 3361 (3) Integrating Music into the Curriculum
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
 
Required Courses (For non-teaching degrees):
THE 2215 (1) Performance and Production Practicum II
THE 2216 (1) Performance and Production Practicum III
THE 2271 (3) Fundamentals of Scenery and Lighting
THE 2272 (3) Fundamentals of Costumes and Makeup
THE 3365 (3) Fundamentals of Design for Theatre
THE 3300/3301 (3) Fundamentals of Acting/Acting I
THE 3315 (1) Performance and Production Practicum IV
THE 3350 (3) Script Analysis
THE 3370 (3) The Theatre Professional
THE 4415 (1) Performance and Production Practicum V
THE 4416 (1) Performance and Production Practicum VI
THE 4443 (3) Theatre History I
THE 4444 (3) Theatre History II
THE 4451 (3) Directing I
THE 4454 (2) Creative Project (non-teaching majors)
THE 4455 (1) Senior Theatre Capstone (non-teaching majors)
Select the remaining seven (7) hours of advisor-approved electives. Theatre majors are strongly encouraged to select THE elective courses to complete the 120 hour degree expectation.
 

Required Courses (For students seeking P-12 Theatre Education degree)

THE 3300/3301 (2) Fundamentals of Acting/Acting I
THE 3302 (2) Costume Techniques
THE 3303 (1) Makeup Techniques
THE 3304 (1) Lighting Techniques
THE 3313 (2) Creative Drama
THE 3345 (1) Advanced Stagecraft Lab
THE 3350 (2) Script Analysis
THE 4441 (2) Oral Interpretation
THE 4443 (3) Theatre History I
THE 4444 (3) Theatre History II
THE 4451 (3) Directing I
THE 4452 (2) Directing II
THE 4456 (2) Developing an Educational Theatre Program
 
Select one of the following design courses:
THE 3331 (3) Costume Design
THE 3321 (3) Scene Design
THE 3344 (3) Lighting Design
 
Select one course from the following:
ART 2201 (3) Drawing I
CLA 3350 (3) Classical Drama
ENG 3315 (3) Modern Drama
ENG 4430 (3) Shakespeare I: The Tragedies
ENG 4431 (3) Shakespeare II: The Comedies
ENG 4432 (3) Shakespeare III: The Histories
JRN 1102 (3) Writing for Mass Media
MUS 4455 (3) Survey of the Broadway Musical

Select one (1) hour of THE Elective.

 
COMMUNICATION STUDIES MINOR (18 HOURS)
Select 18 hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level communication studies courses. COM 2241 or 2243 may not be counted toward the minor.

DANCE, BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM (64 HOURS)

Students accepted into the BFA dance program must be able to execute a physical understanding of dance vocabulary and positions. To remain in the program following the first year, a student must demonstrate the capability to move to level II in either ballet or contemporary. Students will be placed into the appropriate techniques level each semester.

To complete the degree, students should enroll in techniques courses each semester, completing a total of 32 hours (4 hours at the General Studies Area V level, and 28 hours in the major program below). Students must demonstrate proficiency in the level enrolled order to move to the next level and achieve the 3000 level with a minimum of 2 semesters in both contemporary and ballet. Techniques courses may be repeated.

Techniques courses:
DAN 1112 (2) Contemporary Technique I
DAN 1115 (2) Ballet Technique I
DAN 2212 (2) Contemporary Technique II
DAN 2215 (2) Ballet Technique II
DAN 3312 (2) Contemporary Technique III
DAN 3315 (2) Ballet Technique III
DAN 4412 (2) Contemporary IV
DAN 4415 (2) Ballet Technique IV
 
Complete the following advanced dance courses:
DAN 3300 (2) Composition and Choreography I
DAN 3353 (3) Anatomy and Alignment
DAN 3354 (2) Improvisation
DAN 3389 (2) Practicum II
DAN 4410 (3) Dance History I
DAN 4411 (3) Dance History II
DAN 4440 (3) Composition and Choreography II
DAN 4480 (3) Pedagogy
DAN 4489 (2) Practicum III
 
Complete the following theatre courses:
THE 3301 (2) Acting I
THE 3352 (2) Sound Techniques
THE 3344 (3) Lighting Design
 
Select 6 hours from the following courses:
DAN 1130 (1) Social Dance for 21st Century
DAN 1134 (1) Ballroom Dance
DAN 1137 (1) Tap I
DAN 2214 (2) Pointe Ballet Technique I
DAN 2232 (2) Jazz II
DAN 2237 (1) Tap II
DAN 3000 (2) Musical Theatre Dance I
DAN 3314 (2) Pointe Ballet II
THE 3316 (2) Acting II
DAN 3330 (1-3) Special Topics in Dance
DAN 3336 (2) Jazz III
DAN 3350 (2) Conditioning
DAN 3351 (2) Men’s Ballet Technique I
DAN 3352 (2) Pas de deux
DAN 3355 (2) Commercial Dance I
DAN 3356 (2) Commercial Dance II
DAN 3360 (2) Musical Theatre Dance II
DAN 4400 (1) Repertory Dance Ensemble*
Repertory Dance Ensemble may count only twice toward the completion of the major.

DANCE MINOR (18 HOURS)

Required:
DAN 1112 (2) Contemporary Technique or placement
DAN 1115 (2) Ballet Technique I or placement
DAN 1115 (2) Ballet Technique I or placement
DAN 4410 (3) Dance History I
 
Dance minors will be placed by audition into the appropriate level in ballet and contemporary.
 
Select 9 hours from the following:
DAN 1130 (1) Social Dance in the 21st Century
DAN 1134 (1) Ballroom Dance
DAN 1137 (1) Tap I
DAN 2212 (2) Contemp Technique II or Placement
DAN 2214 (2) Pointe Ballet Technique I
DAN 2215 (2) Ballet Technique-placement
DAN 2232 (2) Jazz II
DAN 2237 (1) Tap II
DAN 2250 (2) Music Fund for Theatre and Dance
DAN 2289 (1) Practicum I
DAN 3000 (2) Musical Theatre Dance I
DAN 3314 (2) Pointe Ballet II
DAN 3330 (1-3) Special Topics in Dance
DAN 3336 (2) Jazz III
DAN 3340 (2) Dance Composition and Choreography I
DAN 3350 (2) Conditioning
DAN 3351 (2) Men’s Ballet Technique
DAN 3352 (2) Pas de deux
DAN 3354 (2) Improvisation
DAN 3355 (2) Commercial Dance I
DAN 3356 (2) Commercial Dance II
DAN 3360 (2) Musical Theatre Dance II
DAN 4400 (1) Repertory Ensemble *
DAN 4440 (3) Composition and Choreography II
DAN 4411 (3) Dance History II
DAN 4480 (3) Pedagogy
DAN 4400 (1) Repertory Ensemble may only count twice towards the completion of the minor.
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