FNA 124 - Private Piano 1 credit; Offered fall and spring; Private music lesson fee; Course may be repeated for credit
This course introduces the student to the techniques of piano playing. Students will develop proficiency in reading treble and bass clefs, recognize basic rhythmic patterns, major scales, key signatures and learn to play piano pieces according to their ability.
Students with prior experience will work at their current level. Class meets once weekly for 30 minutes.
FNA 128 - Voice 1 credit; Offered fall and spring; Private music lesson fee; Course may be repeated for credit
Discover your voice! Private vocal study will prove to be tailormade made for you. Enjoy the process of getting to know your voice at your own pace.
For students with prior experience, the lessons are structured around each person’s current level.
FNA 132 - Classical Ballet 1 credit
In a class setting, students are introduced to beginning ballet technique, barré work, and center floor exercises. Basic positions, movements, and terms associated with classical ballet technique are taught.
FNA 134 - Modern Dance 1 credit
This class is designed for students who have some previous dance experience but is open to anyone interested in dance. The class will be a full workout including floor exercises for flexibility. Center floor work incorporates traditional modern dance techniques such as swings, slides and momentum, simple jumps, leg extensions, and full-body movement across the floor. A number of these elements will be incorporated into dance combinations and routines.
FNA 141 - Guitar 1 credit; Offered fall and spring; Private music lesson fee; Course may be repeated for credit
Students receive private instruction on the guitar. All levels, beginner through advanced, are welcome. Lessons are structured around each student’s experience level. The course covers many styles, including Rock, Pop, Jazz, and R&B, while focusing on modem guitar technique.
Material covered includes chordal technique (rhythm) as well as improvisation (lead), reading music (standard musical notation), and theory.
FNA 201 - Art History I: Prehistoric Through Middle Ages 3 credits; Offered fall
Students examine painting, sculpture, and architecture as developed from the Old Stone Age to the end of the Middle Ages.
FNA 202 - Survey of Music 3 credits; Offered fall and spring
This course surveys music from the Middle Ages to modern time with emphasis on music from the late baroque to the early 20th century. Focused listening is stressed to increase understanding and enjoyment of music.
FNA 203 - Art History II: Renaissance Through Twentieth Century 3 credits; Offered spring
Students examine painting, sculpture and architecture as developed from the Renaissance to the Modern World.
FNA 206 - American Music 3 credits
This course encourages an appreciation of American musical life from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is on the multi-faceted aspects of America’s music: art, folk, jazz, popular song, Broadway musical, and film. Lecture is supplemented with recordings, tapes, videos, and live performances.
FNA 207 - Art History: The Renaissance 3 credits
This course is a detailed study of painting and sculpture of the Italian Renaissance.
FNA 208 - Jazz and Its Heritage 3 credits
This course surveys jazz, tracing its development from African European musical traditions to its fusion into American culture. Landmark recordings of major jazz artists are heard. Materials presented include ragtime to rock.
FNA 209 - Art of Philadelphia 3 credits
This course concentrates on the painting, furniture and architecture of Philadelphia from the time of William Penn to the early 20th century.
FNA 211 - Introduction to Drawing and Painting 3 credits
This course provides an introductory experience in drawing and painting for prospective studio art minors, as well as for students in other majors who wish to fulfill their Aesthetic requirement by taking a studio art course. Experiences will include exposure to the work of famous artists, as well as the use of a variety of drawing and painting materials and techniques.
FNA 212 - Interpretation of the Opera 3 credits
This course addresses selected operas of contrasting style and character. Lecture is supplemented with audio, video, and live performance.
FNA 213 - Painting I 3 credits; Prerequisite: FNA 215 or permission of instructor
This course teaches students ways of seeing and painting with accuracy and expression. Students will learn how to produce cohesive compositions and understand the principles of pictorial organization through employment of basic techniques. The focus will be on seeing rather than looking.
FNA 214 - Music/Culture of South and Southeast Asia 3 credits; Offered fall and spring
This course focuses in depth on several representative cultures from south and southeast Asia. The traditional music of Malaysia, Indonesia and India is examined as a human activity in diverse historical, social, and cultural contexts. Films, videos, slides, sound recordings, and live performances are used to bring the student as close as possible to the culture being studied. Previous knowledge of music is not required.
FNA 215 - Drawing I 3 credits; Open to Graphic Design majors/minors and Studio Art minors only
The Drawing I course is designed to teach students the technical aspects of drawing, which is needed for continued study in both Graphic Design and Studio Art. The focus of this course will be on the language of line, proportion, structure, and the use of perspective in developing a drawing. Students will learn how to draw what is seen through direct observation and communicate through employment of basic techniques.
FNA 220 - College/Community Chorus 1.5 credits; Offered fall and spring; Course may be repeated for credit or taken as non-credit
This course involves the study and performance of music of diverse styles. No audition is required. Group performs public concert each semester.
FNA 221 - Two-Dimensional Design 3 credits; Prerequisite: FNA 215
This course centers on the principles of two-dimensional design in black-and-white. Line, shape, space, and value are explored as elements of a visual language. Problem-solving begins in the studio and continues through outside assignments. Analysis through individual and group critiques allows students to develop an analytical attitude and clearer vision of design concepts.
FNA 300 - Experiencing the Arts 3 credits
Students develop an awareness and enthusiasm for exploring the arts around them. Various art forms are introduced (spatial, temporal, and composite). Attendance at professional performances and exhibitions is required.
FNA 301 - Art History: Romanticism, French Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism3 credits; Offered fall
This course studies major movements in 19th-century art and the inﬂuences leading up to and following these styles. Lecture is supplemented with slides.
FNA 303 - Twentieth-Century Art 3 credits
This course reviews contemporary trends in painting, sculpture, and architecture with emphasis on developments in Europe and America. Fauvism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art, and photo realism are discussed. Lecture is supplemented with slides.
FNA 305 - American Art History 3 credits
This course examines the arts of the United States from the colonial period through the end of the 20th century. Students will study the impact of European influences and regional contributions on the development of American architecture, sculpture, and painting. Lectures will be illustrated with slides, as well as online materials.
FNA 306 - Masterpieces of Orchestral Music 3 credits; Offered as needed
This course focuses on major orchestral works. Topics include symphonies, concertos, suites, overtures, and tone poems. Lecture is supplemented with recordings, tapes, and live performances.
FNA 310 - Performing Arts in America 3 credits; Offered as needed; Course may be repeated for credit
This course offers an introduction to selected performing media in America today. Particular emphasis is on Broadway musical theater, opera and dance. Reading, lecture, television performances, and analyses of critical reviews are included.
FNA 313 - Painting II 3 credits; Prerequisite: FNA 213 or permission of instructor
This course builds upon the foundation of painting with the added emphasis on color, mixed media, and on finding the student’s own style and signature.
FNA 315 - Drawing II 3 credits; Graphic Design majors/minors and Studio Art minors only Prerequisite: FNA 215
In the Drawing II course, students refine their technical skills and are introduced to both value and color through a variety of media. Perceptual skills will be honed as students work from both observation and other sources. The process of drawing is stressed as well as the product.
FNA 321 - Color Theory 3 credits
This course centers on color theory and its relationship to design. Problems in color mixing and color grouping are studied and solved through studio and outside assignments. Individual and group critiques continue as a means of refining analytical thinking and of developing a vocabulary to express design concepts. Scientific, emotive, and symbolic qualities of color will be explored.
FNA 335 - Special Topics 3 credits
The course focuses on a timely subject of special interest.
FNA 413 - Painting III 3 credits; Prerequisite: FNA 313
This course stresses individual growth and a culmination of techniques and methods used in previous painting courses.
FNA 415 - Drawing III 3 credits; Prerequisite: FNA 315
This course stresses individual growth and a culmination of techniques and media used in previous drawing courses.
FNA 499 - Independent Study Credit to be arranged; Fee; Offered fall and spring Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, department chair, and Dean for Academic Affairs
Students are able to work in special areas of interest under faculty direction.