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.

ENGLISH MAJOR (36 HOURS)

Area V Requirements
ENG 2211 (3) American Literature before 1875
ENG 2212 (3) American Literature after 1875
ENG 2244 (3) British Literature before 1785
ENG 2245 (3) British Literature after 1785
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
 
Major Requirements
ENG 3341 (3) Advanced Grammar
ENG 4495 (3) Senior Seminar
 
Select an additional 30 hours of upper division courses, at least nine of which are at the 4000 level or above.
 
Professional Writing Emphasis
Students at the Montgomery Campus may select the Professional Writing Emphasis. In addition to ENG 3341 and ENG 4495, the following courses are required:
 
ENG 2260 (3) Introduction to Technical & Professional Writing
ENG 3345 (3) Technical and Professional Editing
ENG 3365 (3) Advanced Technical and Professional Writing
ENG 3366 (3) Professional Document Design
ENG 4488 (3) Seminar in Professional Writing Portfolio Design
ENG 4490 (3) Professional Writing Internship
 
Select an additional four courses:
ENG 3320 (3) Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 3351 (3) Creative Writing I
ENG 3352 (3) Creative Writing II
ENG 4400 (3) Selected Topics
ENG 4405 (3) History of the English Language
ENG 4419 (3) Advanced Writing

ENGLISH MINOR (18 HOURS)
ENG 3341 (3) Advanced Grammar
 
Select one sequence:
ENG 2211 (3) American Literature before 1875
ENG 2212 (3) American Literature after 1875
  OR  
ENG 2244 (3) British Literature before 1785
ENG 2245 (3) British Literature after 1785
 
Select an additional nine hours of upper division English courses.

ENGLISH MINOR, CREATIVE WRITING (18 HOURS)
ENG 3351 (3) Introduction to Creative Writing
 
Select an additional 15 hours from the following:
THE 3360 (3) Playwriting
ENG 3352 (3) Advanced Creative Writing I
ENG 3353 (3) Advanced Creative Writing II
ENG 3354 (3) Advanced Nonfiction Writing
ENG 3355 (3) Verse Writing
ENG 3356 (3) Forms and Theory of Fiction
ENG 4420 (3) Selected Topics in Creative Writing
ENG 4427 (3) Contemporary American Literature
ENG 4489 (3) Internship


ENGLISH MINOR, PROFESSIONAL WRITING EMPHASIS (18 HOURS)
ENG 2260 (3) Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing
ENG 3345 (3) Technical and Professional Editing
ENG 3365 (3) Advanced Technical and Professional Writing
ENG 3366 (3) Professional Document Design
 
Select an additional six hours from the following:
ENG 3320 (3) Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 3351 (3) Creative Writing I
ENG 3352 (3) Creative Writing II
ENG 4400 (3) Selected Topics
ENG 4405 (3) History of the English Language
ENG 4419 (3) Advanced Writing
ENG 4488 (3) Seminar in Professional Writing Portfolio Design
ENG 4490 (3) Professional Writing Internship

ENGLISH—LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM (139 HOURS)
Students seeking Alabama teacher certification should complete the English major and the required courses for language arts, in addition to selecting education as a second major. Students should consult their advisers concerning all certification requirements.

Specialized General Studies Requirements
See the general studies section of this catalog for additional information.

Area II
COM 2241 (3) Fundamentals of Speech
THE 1130 (2) Introduction to Theatre
ENG 2205 (3) World Literature before 1660
ENG 2206 (3) World Literature after 1660
 
Select one of the following:
ART 1133 (2) Visual Arts
MUS 1131 (2) Music Appreciation
 
Area V Requirements
ENG 2211 (3) American Literature before 1875
ENG 2212 (3) American Literature after 1875
ENG 2244 (3) British Literature before 1785
ENG 2245 (3) British Literature after 1785
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Apps.
COM 1101 (3) Introduction to Communication
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
 
Required Courses for Language Arts
COM 3342 (3) Argumentation and Debate
COM 4441 (2) Oral Interpretation
THE 2211 (1) Theatre for Youth
THE 2245 (1) Stagecraft Lab
THE 3301 (2) Acting I
THE 4451 (3) Directing I
ENG 3341 (3) Advanced Grammar
ENG 3371 (3) Literature for Young Adults
ENG 4405 (3) History of the English Language
ENG 4478 (3) Theory and Practice of Composition: Writing and Learning Across the Curriculum
JRN 3326 (3) Advising Student Publications
 
Select 12 hours of upper division English electives, six of which must be at the 4000 level, three of which may be upper-level creative writing

TESOL MINOR (18 HOURS)

ENG 3320 (3) Introduction to Linguistics
ENG 3341 (3) Advanced Grammar
  OR  
ENG 4405 (3) History of the English Language
ENG 4433 (3) Literary Criticism
ENG 4468/5568 (3) Methods and Approaches in Second Language Teaching
Electives (select at least 6 credit hours )
COM 2251 (2) Voice and Diction
COM 3328 (3) International/Intercultural Communication
ENG 4400 (3) Selected Topics in Literature and/or Professional Writing
ENG 4445 (3) Global Anglophone Literature
ENG 4455 (3) Multicultural Literature
ENG 4465 (3) African American Literature
ENG 4478 (3) Theory and Practice of Composition: Writing and Learning across the Curriculum


MULTIMEDIA 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
 
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 3320 (3) Interviewing and Information
JRN 2201 (3) Reporting
JRN 2211 (3) Editing
JRN 3312 (3) Advanced Editing
JRN 3315 (3) Advanced Reporting
JRN 4425 (3) Multimedia Law
JRN 4440 (3) Advanced Technologies in Journalism
JRN 4489 (5) Internship
JRN 4495 (1) Communication Seminar
Select nine hours of upper level advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, or Public Relations courses.
 
Accelerated Honors Requirements:
**COM 6605 (3) Strategic Communication Theories
**COM 6610 (3) Leadership and Media Strategies
**COM 6620 (3) Contemporary Issues in Strategic Communication
**Registration for the above courses is restricted to undergraduate seniors (with at least a 3.4 GPA) who have been admitted to Strategic Communication Accelerated Honors Option, have completed at least 90 credit hours, and 18 hours of Broadcast Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, and/or Communication Studies courses. Students must also meet the requirements for the graduate program.
ADVERTISING MEDIA MINOR (18 HOURS)
JRN 1102 (3) Writing for the Mass Media
  OR  
PRJ 3375 (3) Public Relations Writing
ADJ 2220 (3) Introduction to Advertising
ADJ 3350 (3) Advertising Sales
ADJ 3322 (3) Advertising Copywriting
ADJ 4451 (3) Advertising Media Planning
Select an additional 3 hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level course in Advertising, Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations.

CLASSICS MINOR (18 HOURS)

CLA 2260 (3) Classical Mythology
CLA 3311 (3) Civilization of Greece
CLA 3312 (3) Civilization of Rome
Note: If CLA 2260 is taken to fulfill general studies requirements, an additional course must be elected below.
 
Select nine or 12 hours of electives:
CLA 3330 (3) Classical Epic
CLA 3350 (3) Classical Drama
CLA 4400 (3) Special Topics in Classics
LAT (3) Approved Latin course(s)
GRK (3) Approved Greek course(s)

GRAPHIC DESIGN MINOR (18 HOURS)

ART 1145 (3) Foundations of Form and Space
ART 1150 (3) Foundations of Time and Space
ART 2230 (3) Color and Technology
ART 3308 (3) <<dti>> Principles of Digital Design
 
Select two courses from the following:
ART 3310 (3) <<dti>> Time/Sound
ART 3315 (3) <<dti>> Design for the Internet
ART 3324 (3) <<dti>> Paper/Screen
ART 4424 (3) <<dti>> Design Studio

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM, MINOR (18 HOURS)
Required Courses (6 Hours)
JRN 1102 (3) Writing for the Mass Media
JRN 2201 (3) Reporting
Select 12 hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level courses in Advertising, Communication, Journalism or Public Relations.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MINOR (18 HOURS)

COM 3341 (3) American Public Address
COM 3365 (3) Fundamentals of Speechwriting
COM 4460 (3) Crisis Communication
PRJ 2230 (3) Introduction to Public Relations
PRJ 3321 (3) Public Relations Cases and Strategies
Select at least 3 hours of additional 3000-4000 courses as approved by your faculty adviser: Advertising, Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations courses.

PUBLIC RELATIONS MINOR (18 HOURS)

ADJ 3322 (3) Advertising Copywriting
PRJ 2230 (3) Introduction to Public Relations
PRJ 3321 (3) Public Relations Cases and Strategies
PRJ 4419 (3) Advanced PR Tactics
PRJ 4423 (3) PR Campaigns
Select at least 3 hours of additional courses in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, or Public Relations. Non-journalism majors are required to take PRJ 3375

SPORTS INFORMATION MINOR (18 HOURS)

HSTM 2255 (3) Introduction to Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management
PRJ 2230 (3) Introduction to Public Relations
PRJ 3321 (3) Public Relations Cases and Strategies
JRN 3327 (3) Sports Broadcasting
JRN 4427 (3) Sports Reporting
JRN 4460 (3) Network Sports Production

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC - GENERAL MUSIC FOCUS
Specialized General Studies Requirements

Area II Requirements
MUS 2240 (3) World Music Cultures
MUS 2250 (3) Survey of Western Music History 1
MUS 2251 (3) Survey of Western Music History II
 
Area V Requirements
MUS 1102 (3) Music Theory I
MUS 1103 (3) Music Theory II
MUS 1105 (1) Class Piano I
MUS 1106 (1) Class Piano II
MUS 1107 (1) Aural Skills I
MUS 1108 (1) Aural Skills II
MUS 3305 (3) Music Technologies
MUS (8) Advisor Approved Ensembles
 
Music Content
MUS 2202 (3) Music Theory III
MUS 2203 (3) Music Theory IV
MUS 2207 (1) Aural Skills III
MUS 4499 (1) Senior Recital
MUS 2210-4428 (6) Private Instruction
Select 13 hours of upper division music elective courses (3000-4000 level).
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires that 12 hours of one foreign language (classical or modern) must be completed as part of the
departmental program(s) or as free electives.
All Bachelor of Arts in Music – General Music Focus majors must also select one 18-hour minor.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC - MUSIC INDUSTRY FOCUS
Specialized General Studies Requirements
     
Area II Requirements
MUS 2240 (3) World Music Cultures
MUS 2250 (3) Survey of Western Music History 1
MUS 2251 (3) Survey of Western Music History II
 
Area V Requirements
MUI 2230 (3) Survey of the Music Industry
MUI 3305 (3) Music Technologies
     
Select 14 hours of advisor-approved courses from the following:
MUI 1101 (1) American Popular Music Ensemble
MUI 2201 (1) Improvisation
MUI 3310 (3) Audio Principles and Techniques I
MUI 3315 (2) Song Writing
MUI 3325 (2) Recording Studio I
MUI 3326 (2) Recording Studio II
MUI 3340 (2) Live Sound Reinforcement
MUI 3345 (2) Audio for Producers
MUI 3346 (2) Studio Repair and Maintenance
MUI 3360 (2) Audio Principles and Techniques II
MUI 4410 (2) Arts Management and Concert Prod
MUI 4420 (2) Film Scoring
MUI 4430 (2) Marketing of Recorded Music
MUI 4435 (2) Music Merchandising
MUI 4448 (2) Audio Mixing and Mastering
MUI 4460 (3) Senior Practicum
MUS 4491/92 (1-3) Guided Independent Research
MUS 4493/94 (1-3) Guided Independent Study
     
Music Content
MUS 1102 (3) Music Theory I
MUS 1103 (3) Music Theory II
MUS 1105 (1) Class Piano I
MUS 1106 (1) Class Piano II
MUS 1107 (1) Aural Skills I
MUS 1108 (1) Aural Skills II
MUS 2202 (3) Music Theory III
MUS 2203 (3) Music Theory IV
MUS 2207 (1) Aural Skills III
MUS 3306 (3) Conducting
MUS 4461 (2) Orchestration and Arranging
MUS 4499 (1) Senior Recital
MUI 4499 (9) Music Industry Internship
MUS 2210-4428 (6) Private Instruction
     
Select 4 courses from the following for a total of four credits: (repeated and multiple ensembles permitted):
MUS 1150 (1) Guitar Ensemble
MUS 1181 (1) Band
MUS 1183 (1) Collegiate Singers
     
All Bachelor of Science in Music – Music Industry Focus majors must also select one 18-hour minor.
     
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION
Students seeking Alabama teacher certification in choral or instrumental music should select the following courses AND the courses listed under either the choral or instrumental emphasis track below. Additionally, music education students should select education as a second major. Students should consult with their advisors concerning all certification requirements.*
Specialized General Studies Requirements
     
Area II Requirements
MUS 2240 (3) World Music Cultures
MUS 2250 (3) Survey of Western Music History 1
MUS 2251 (3) Survey of Western Music History II
     
Area V Requirements
MUS 1102 (3) Music Theory I
MUS 1103 (3) Music Theory II
MUS 1107 (1) Aural Skills I
MUS 1108 (1) Aural Skills II
MUS 1105 (1) Class Piano I
MUS 1106 (1) Class Piano II
     
Professional Studies
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
MUS 3305 (3) Music Technologies
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum & Instructional Delivery
MUS 3346 (3) Educational Psychology & Classroom Assessment in Fine Arts
MUS 4403 (3) Classroom Management for the Music Educator
MUS 4460 (3) Music for the Exceptional Learner
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Area
MUS 4481 (3) Methods & Materials for the Secondary Music Teacher
IED 4454 (3) Internship Seminar for Interdisciplinary Education - Must be taken with Internship
MUS 4472 (9) Internship in Music Education
     
Teaching Field
MUS 2202 (3) Music Theory III
MUS 2203 (3) Music Theory IV
MUS 2207 (1) Aural Skills III
MUS 3306 (3) Conducting
MUS 4461 (2) Orchestration & Arranging
MUS 4471 (3) Music for ECE and Elementary School
MUS 4499 (1) Senior Recital
MUS 2210-4428 (6) Private Instruction
     
Select 2 courses from the following for a total of two credits:
MUS 3385 (1) Symphony Band
MUS 3386 (1) Jazz Ensemble
MUS 3387 (1) Concert Chorale
MUS 4436 (1) Vocal Jazz Ensemble
     
*Choral Emphasis Track
MUS 1183 (1) Collegiate Singers – repeat for a total of seven credits
MUS 3340 (1) Diction for Singers
MUS 3341 (1) Vocal Pedagogy
MUS 3360 (1) Wind & Percussion Methods
MUS 3354 (1) Class Strings
MUS 2214/2216 (1) Private Piano or Voice
MUS 3382 (3) Choral Techniques
     
*Instrumental Emphasis Track
MUS 1181 (1) Band – repeat for a total of seven credits
MUS 3351 (1) Class Brass
MUS 3352 (1) Class Woodwinds
MUS 3353 (1) Class Percussion
MUS 3354 (1) Class Strings
MUS 3356 (1) Class Voice
MUS 3384 (3) Band Techniques
     
MUSIC MINOR (18 HOURS)
MUS 1102 (3) Music Theory I
MUS 1103 (3) Music Theory II
MUS 1107 (1) Aural Skills I
MUS 1108 (1) Aural Skills II
 
Select three hours from Private Instruction MUS 1110-1128.
 
Select seven hours from the following courses:
MUS 1105 (1) Class Piano I
MUS 1106 (1) Class Piano II
MUS 2202 (3) Music Theory III
MUS 2203 (3) Music Theory IV
MUS 2207 (1) Aural Skills III
MUS 3306 (3) Conducting
MUS 2250 (3) Survey of Western Music History I
MUS 2251 (3) Survey of Western Music History II
MUS 3306 (3) Conducting
NOTE: Two hours of the above selection may be from the following ensemble courses: MUS 1181, 1182, 1183, 1191, 1192, 3385, 3386.

MUSIC INDUSTRY MINOR (18 HOURS)

All MUI Minors will successfully complete the following courses before enrolling in any electives:
MUI 2230 (3) Survey of the Music Industry
MUI 3305 (3) Music Technologies
 
Select 12 hours from the following courses with the approval of the Coordinator:
MUI 1101 (1) American Popular Music Ensemble
MUI 2201 (1) Improvisation
MUI 3310 (3) Audio Principles and Techniques I
MUI 3315 (2) Songwriting
MUI 3325 (2) Recording Studio I
MUI 3326 (2) Recording Studio II
MUI 3340 (2) Live Sound Reinforcement
MUI 3345 (2) Audio for Producers
MUI 3346 (2) Studio Repair and Maintenance
MUI 3360 (2) Audio Principles and Techniques II
MUI 4410 (2) Art Management and Concert Production
MUI 4420 (2) Film Scoring
MUI 4430 (2) Marketing of Recorded Music
MUI 4435 (2) Music Merchandising
MUI 4448 (2) Audio Mixing and Mastering
MUS 4491/92 (1-3) Guided Independent Research
MUS 4493/94 (1-3) Guided Independent Study
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS MINOR (18 HOURS)

Select 18 hours of adviser approved courses from the following disciplines: Art, Dance, Music and Theatre. Approval of the Chair of the discipline and the Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts is required.

MUSIC, CHORAL EDUCATION
See Choral Emphasis Track under the Music Major.

MUSIC, INSTRUMENTAL EDUCATION
See Instrumental Emphasis Track under the Music Major.

SPANISH MAJOR (36 HOURS)

SPN 2241 (3) Intermediate Spanish I
SPN 2242 (3) Intermediate Spanish II
SPN 3332 (3) Advanced Spanish I
SPN 3333 (3) Advanced Spanish II
SPN 3350 (3) Spanish Culture on Location I
SPN 4448 (3) Spanish Literature I
SPN 4449 (3) Spanish Literature II
SPN 4451 (3) Spanish Culture and Civilization I
SPN 4452 (3) Spanish Culture and Civilization II
Select three upper-level Spanish courses
All Spanish Majors are required to take during the senior year a departmental exit exam and the Oral Proficiency Interview of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

SPANISH MINOR (18 HOURS)
Select 18 hours of approved courses in Spanish.

THEATRE EDUCATION
NOTE: Students seeking Alabama teacher certification in theatre should select the Bachelor of Science in Education – Theatre as a major. Students should consult with their advisors concerning all certification requirements.

Specialized general studies requirements for Theatre Education:

Area II
THE 1130 (3) Introduction to Theatre
ENG 2205 (3) World Literature before 1660
ENG 2206 (3) World Literature after 1660
     
Area V Requirements (For students seeking P-12 Theatre Education degree)
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 & Portfolio Techniques
THE 2211 (1) Theatre For Youth
THE 2291 (3) Dramatic Literature I
Choose an additional eight (8) hours of electives
     
Required Courses – Teaching Field (For students seeking P-12 Theatre Education degree):
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
EDU 4400 (3) Classroom Management
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum & Instruction Delivery
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
SPE 3340 (3) Diverse Learners
RED 4401 (3) Reading in Content Areas
THE 4481 (3) Methods & Materials
THE 3346 (3) Educational Psychology & Classroom Assessment in Fine Arts
THE 4472 (9) Internship in Grades P-12
IED 4454 (3) Internship Seminar
     

 

THEATRE MINOR (18 HOURS)
COM 4441 (2) Oral Interpretation
THE 2221 (2) Technical Theatre
THE 2245 (1) Stagecraft Lab (repeat for a total of four hours)
THE 3301 (2) Acting I
 

NOTE: A four-semester rotation of THE 2245 is required of all minors with one semester in each of the four shops: scenery, lighting and sound, costume, marketing/business.

Select eight hours from approved speech communication or dramatic arts courses. Select an additional 12-15 hours of free electives.

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