Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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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)
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.
TESOL (TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES) MINOR (18 HOURS)
MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM MAJOR (36 HOURS)
CLASSICS MINOR (18 HOURS)
GRAPHIC DESIGN MINOR (18 HOURS)
PUBLIC INFORMATION MINOR (18 HOURS)
PUBLIC RELATIONS MINOR (18 HOURS)
SPORTS INFORMATION MINOR (18 HOURS)
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC - GENERAL MUSIC FOCUS
Specialized General Studies Requirements
MUSIC INDUSTRY 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)
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.
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:
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.