Fine Arts

http://www.uwplatt.edu/finearts

Department Chair: G. Daniel Fairchild
Office: 180 Doudna Hall
Phone: 608-342-1143
E-mail: fairchig@uwplatt.edu

Major:

Art
Art Emphasis
Graphic Design Emphasis
Art Education (K-12) Emphasis
Music Education
Choral Emphasis (7-12)
General Emphasis (K-12)
Instrumental Emphasis (K-12)
Instrumental Music Emphasis
Vocal Music Emphasis
Piano Emphasis
Music and Business
Speech Communication
Speech Communication - 2nd Ed
Theatre
Theater Emphasis

Minor:

Art Minor
Speech Communication Minor
Theater Minors

About The Department & Major

The Department of Fine Arts offers degree programs in art, music, speech communication, and theatre. Art means two things:

  1. Creative works and the process of producing them.
  2. The whole body of work in the art forms that make up the entire human intellectual and cultural heritage.

When we study art, we involve ourselves in a particular set of processes, products, influences, and meanings. We recognize that art is expressed in various styles, reflects different historical circumstances, and draws on a multitude of social and cultural resources.

The terms arts, discipline, and art form refer to music, theatre, and the visual arts, and recognize that each of these encompasses a variety of forms and subdisciplines. When we speak of the arts, it means these arts disciplines taken together or, most inclusively, the totality of all the activities in the arts. At UW-Platteville, speech* is considered a performance-based art.

* National Standards for Arts Education, 1995 MENC.

Art

http://www.uwplatt.edu/finearts/artmain.htm

Contact: Steve Vance
Office: 180 Doudna Hall
Phone: 608-342-1899
E-mail: vances@uwplatt.edu
Professor:
Steve Vance
Weldon T. Wall
Associate Professors:
Kaye S. Winder
Senior Lecturer:
Linda James
Lecturers:
Richard Moninski
Gregory Nelson

About The Department & Major

Programs of study are offered in art, art education or graphic design each leading to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Education. Students seeking a K-12 certification in art education take the comprehensive art emphasis. Art education majors must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Education general requirements, the School of Education proficiency requirements, and the requirements of the basic art emphasis.

Each of the emphases within the art program has a particular goal. The emphasis in graphic design is intended to prepare students for careers in the commercial areas of art. The emphasis in art education prepares students to teach on the elementary, middle and high school levels. The art emphasis has a more general goal. It can be used as a preparation for graduate school or as a field of study for students interested in art in and of itself.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 120 credits
General Education 44-58 credits
Major Studies 48-60 credits

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students who wish to receive a bachelor of arts instead of a bachelor of science degree must:

  1. Declare their intention of doing so.
  2. Meet the requirements for a B.S.
  3. Demonstrate fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.

Note: There is no B.A. in art education.

Note: All art students (all emphases) must complete a sophomore year portfolio review. See advisor.

Art Major

Bachelor of Arts in Art (Non-Teaching)

Mission Statement

The art program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to high quality instruction in curricula emphasizing art theory, history and visual art creation. The Bachelor of Arts in Art curriculum is constructed to provide students with the fundamental background and specialized knowledge needed for analysis, understanding and creation of visual art. The program provides the broad knowledge in art needed to prepare students for graduate study.

Goals for Program Graduates

  1. Develop conceptual understanding of art theory and history, as these areas of art study form the basis for informed appreciation of existing works and the creation of new art.
  2. Develop competence in artistic creation.

Art Emphasis (48 credits)

Electives:

(Select 12 elective credits)

Graphic Design Emphasis (48 credits)

Students are strongly urged to enroll in:

Graphic Design Emphasis majors are required to have a Minor in Graphic Arts from the Department of Communication Technologies. Required: COMMNCTN 1230, COMMNCTN 1930 and COMMNCTN 3130.

Select 15 credits from COMMNCTN 3310, COMMNCTN 3330, COMMNCTN 3430, COMMNCTN 3620, COMMNCTN 3630, COMMNCTN 3720, COMMNCTN 4530 and COMMNCTN 4730.

Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Mission Statement

The art program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to high quality instruction in curricula emphasizing art theory, history and visual art creation. The Bachelor of Science in Art Education curriculum is constructed to provide students with the fundamental background and specialized knowledge needed to analyze, understand, create and teach visual arts. We seek to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be successful art educators.

Goals for Program Graduates

  1. Develop conceptual understanding of art theory and history, which are the foundation for all areas of art study.
  2. Develop competence in the area of artistic creation.
  3. Demonstrate potential to effectively communicate knowledge about art. And the creation of art to elementary, middle level and secondary school students.
  4. Learn how to make informed decisions about appropriate curricula for elementary, middle level and secondary students.

Art Education Emphasis (57-60 credits)

Electives:

Students who plan to teach art only at the elementary or secondary level should enroll in the College of Liberal Arts and Education and choose the art emphasis which requires completion of a minor in another field. They should also take:

Art Minor (24 credits)

Required:

Electives:

(Select 12 credits)

Art Core Programs

Suggested FIRST YEAR core for art emphasis, art education emphasis and graphic design emphasis:

Year 1 - 1st Semester:

Year 1 - 2nd Semester:

Suggested SECOND YEAR core for art emphasis and art education emphasis:

Year 2 - 1st Semester:

Year 2 - 2nd Semester:

Suggested SECOND YEAR core for graphic design emphasis:

Year 2 - 1st Semester:

Year 2 - 2nd Semester:

Music

http://www.uwplatt.edu/music

Department Chair: G. Daniel Fairchild
Office: 180 Doudna Hall
Phone: 608-342-1143
E-mail: fairchig@uwplatt.edu
Professors:
Barry L. Ellis
G. Daniel Fairchild
Michael E. Lewis
Robert K. Demaree
Assistant Professor:
Joseph Caploe
Lecturers:
Gregory Dennis
Matthew Gregg
Sharon Jensen
Gary Leopold
Benjamin Shapira
Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk

About The Department & Major

At the time this catalog went to press, the music program was undergoing an extensive revision of its curriculum. Therefore, much of the information herein may not apply if you are a new student in the program. Please see your music advisor to make certain you are following the updated program requirements.

The Department of Fine Arts Music program is designed to promote performance of music, the study of musical structure and form, and knowledge of the history of music as well as the teaching of music. As one of the principal fine arts, music is the art that most deals with emotion and the one that directly communicates to the listener. Performance opportunities exist that help provide a rich cultural life for the campus, the community, and the region.

Programs of music study leading to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree with and without music education certification are offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Education. Students who plan to teach at the elementary level, middle school level or secondary level may choose instrumental, choral, general music, or combined certification programs (see advisors in the music unit of the Department of Fine Arts). Other degree emphases are available in instrumental music, vocal music, and music and business.

Music education majors complete the College of Liberal Arts and Education general requirements, the School of Education proficiency requirements, the basic core curriculum for music majors and depth courses in music.

All students intending to become licensed teachers must satisfy the requirements outlined in the section, "Teacher Licensure," listed under School of Education.

The Department of Fine Arts/Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

A degree in music may lead to a career in traditional areas such as teaching, performing, composing, and arranging, or to a career involving business, computers, and recording technology.

The music unit at UW-Platteville is designed to provide many musical experiences and training. Close contact with faculty and modern facilities such as acoustically designed concert rehearsal and concert halls in the Center for the Arts are important features at UW-Platteville.

The music unit of the Department of Fine Arts serves the student body and the region as a cultural resource by providing general courses for all students, and specialized courses leading to those occupations requiring musical expertise. Recognizing that culturally aesthetic enrichment is a vital part of university life, a goal of the music unit is to provide high quality instructional experiences through performances by guest and faculty artists and student performing organizations.

Students of all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate in a music organization.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 120 credits
General Education 44-58 credits
Music Courses 45-61 creduts
Professional education courses (music majors only) 32 credits

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students who wish to receive a bachelor of arts instead of a bachelor of science must:

  1. Declare their intention of doing so.
  2. Meet the requirements for a B.S.
  3. Demonstrate fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.

Note: There is no B.A. in music education.

Mission Statement

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

The music program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to high quality instruction in curricula emphasizing music theory, history and performance. The Bachelor of Science in Music Education curriculum is constructed to provide students with the fundamental background and specialized knowledge needed for analysis, understanding, performance and teaching of music. We seek to assist in preparing students with the knowledge and skills to be successful music educators.

Goals for Program Graduates

  1. Develop conceptual understanding of music theory and music history, as these areas of music study form the basis for listening, composing, and performing.
  2. Develop competence in music performance.
  3. Demonstrate potential to effectively communicate knowledge about music and music making to elementary, middle level and secondary school students.
  4. Learn how to make informed decisions about appropriate curricula for elementary, middle level and secondary school students.

Music Education Majors

Students must take the core courses listed below, and an area of emphasis.

Music Education Core Courses (45 credits)

*Pianists must add 4 credits of voice or secondary instrument determined by the certification desired.

Choral Music Education Emphasis (7-12) (58 credits)

Music Education Core Courses (45 credits)

General Music Education Emphasis (K-12) (61 credits)

Music Education Core Courses (45 credits)

Instrumental Music Education Emphasis (K-12) (59 credits)

Music Education Core Courses 45 credits

Pianists must substitute MUSIC 3410: Accompanying (2 credits) in the performing group requirements.

Music Nonteaching Majors

Students must take the core courses listed below, and an area of emphasis.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Mission Statement

The music program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to high quality instruction in curricula emphasizing music theory, history and performance. The Bachelor of Arts in Music (Non teaching) curriculum is constructed to provide students with the fundamental background and specialized knowledge needed for analysis, understanding, performance and teaching of music. The program provides the broad knowledge in music to prepare students for graduate study in music.

Goals for Program Graduates

  1. Develop conceptual understanding of music theory and music history, as these areas of music study form the basis for listening, composing, and performing.
  2. Develop competence in music performance.

Nonteaching Core Courses (35 credits)

Instrumental Music Emphasis (54 credits)

Nonteaching core courses (35 credits)

Electives chosen from: (5 credits)

Vocal Music Emphasis (54 credits)

Nonteaching core courses (35 credits)

Electives chosen from: (5 credits)

Piano Emphasis (56 credits)

Nonteaching core courses (35 credits)

Electives chosen from: (5 credits)

Music and Business Major (72 credits)

Required Music Courses (48 credits)

Electives chosen from: (6 credits)

Required Business Course (24 credits)

Music Minor (24 credits)

Departmental Policies

A grade of "C" or better is required for music majors to receive credit in all music courses. The performing organization requirements may be fulfilled only through Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Orchestra, Marching Band, University Singers, and Chamber Choir.

Instrumental music education majors must participate in Marching Band for a minimum of four credits. Any student receiving applied instruction must also be enrolled in an ensemble listed above using the same instrument or voice as their private instruction.

Courses Offered Applied Music

Private instruction in voice, piano, and orchestra and band instruments. Must be concurrently enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Orchestra, Marching Pioneers, University Singers or Chamber Choir. One half-hour lesson per week per credit. There are no applied music fees above the regular tuition charge, but special course fees (i.e. purchase of music) may apply. Lesson times and instructors to be arranged.

Speech Communication

http://www.uwplatt.edu/finearts/speechmain.htm

Department Chair: G. Daniel Fairchild
Office: 180 Doudna Hall
Phone: 608-342-1143
E-mail: fairchig@uwplatt.edu
Professors:
Mittie J. Nimocks
George Smith
Associate Professor:
Karen Bennett Allen
Assistant Professor:
Daniel Dahlquist
Lecturer:
Tiffany Boeke
Martin Chislom
Tom Jonas

About The Department & Major

The speech communication program offered by the Department of Fine Arts is the study of human communication - people speaking and listening to one another. Speaking and listening are the most basic communication activities of our waking hours. The speech major emphasizes communication as the foundation for all successful human activity.

The objective of the speech major is to equip you, the graduate, with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude in order for you to speak with and listen to others effectively, whether one-on-one, in a group, or part of a team.

Graduates with a major or co-major in speech find work in many fields, including public relations, sales, marketing, law, industry, management, human resources, law enforcement, government, education, and politics - to mention a few. Speech is an excellent major to prepare you for any of the 19 pre-professional programs offered at the university.

Improving your oral communication skills through the study of speech will make you a much more valuable and effective professional asset to your employer, community, and nation.

The Department of Fine Arts offers studies leading to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts in speech. Speech majors must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Education general education requirements and the requirements of the major. All students intending to become licensed teachers must satisfy the requirements outlined in the section, "Teacher Licensure," listed under School of Education.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 120 credits
General Education 44-58 credits
Major Studies 36 credits

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students who wish to receive a bachelor of arts instead of a bachelor of science must:

  1. Declare their intention of doing so.
  2. Meet the requirements for a B.S.
  3. Demonstrate fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 within the major studies for graduation.

Mission Statement

Bachelor of Arts in Speech

The speech program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to high quality instruction in curricula emphasizing speech communication. The Bachelor of Arts in Speech curriculum is constructed to provide students with the fundamental background and specialized knowledge needed to communicate well in society, and prepare students for continued study at the graduate level.

Goals for Program Graduates

  1. Develop conceptual understanding speech.
  2. Develop competence in speech in a variety of settings.
  3. Develop skills, knowledge and competencies needed for teaching speech. (For students seeking DPI certifcation)

Speech Communication Major (36 credits)

Choose 1 of the following research courses:

* Requires prerequisite(s) that can be counted toward general education requirements.

DPI (Department of Public Instruction) certification for teaching also requires:

Speech Communication Minor (24 credits)

DPI (Department of Public Instruction) certification for teaching also requires:

Theater

http://www.uwplatt.edu/finearts/theatremain.htm

Contact: John McCaslin-Doyle
Office: 180 Doudna Hall
Phone: 608-342-1143
E-mail: mccaslij@uwplatt.edu
Assistant Professors:
John McCaslin-Doyle
Lecturer:
Michael S. O’Brien

About The Department & Major

Theatre is an ancient art form that has been included in academic study for thousands of years. Theatre provides an opportunity for the synthesis of multiple academic disciples including dance, music, art, literature, psychology, history, philosophy, engineering, various technologies, among others.

The Department of Fine Arts-Theater degree is designed to serve students who will be pursuing a career in theatre performance, technical theatre, theatre education, or continuing further study in the field at the graduate level.

The theatre program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is unique in that it offers numerous hands-on learning opportunities for students in all aspects of the discipline, essential for the academic tradition of laboratory experimentation and resume building. Students will have the opportunity to act, direct, design, manage, and construct theatrical productions several times each year. Current season offerings include a musical, several one act plays, and two full-length plays. In addition, the UW-P Theater Program supports the Traveling Theater Troupe, which provides an opportunity for students to tour the region performing a production in a variety of venues.

Balancing traditional coursework and practical training, the theatre students at UW-P enjoy individualized attention and smaller class sizes not usually offered in larger programs.

Occupations in theatre can include, but are not limited to, accountants, actors, arts administrators, agents, artistic directors, board operators, booking associates, box office managers, business managers, buyers, casting directors, company managers, costume designers, costume builders, creative drama instructors, critics, development directors, directors, drama therapists, dramaturgs, electricians, film/cinema professionals, fine arts facilitators, garment cutters, house managers, librettists, lighting designers, lighting technicians, literary management, lyricists, makeup specialists, managing directors, marketing directors, master electricians, milliners, music directors, painters, print makers, personal managers, playwrights, puppetry artists, producers, production managers, properties designers/managers, publicists, radio and television professionals, rental managers, riggers, scenic artists, set designers, stage combat instructors, stagehands, stage managers, stage movement specialists, stitchers, teachers, technical directors, tour managers, voice and diction specialists, and wig designers.

All students intending to become licensed teachers must satisfy the requirements outlined in the section, "Teacher Licensure," listed under School of Education.

Programs of study lead to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 120 credits
General Education 44-58 credits
Major Studies 36 credits

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students who wish to receive a Bachelor of Arts instead of a Bachelor of Science must:

  1. Declare their intention of doing so.
  2. Meet the requirements for a B.S.
  3. Demonstrate fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.

Note: There is no B.A. in theater education.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 within the major studies for graduation.

Mission Statement

Bachelor Of Arts In Theater

The theatre program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to high quality instruction in curricula emphasizing theatre history, stagecraft, literature, directing and acting. The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre curriculum is constructed to provide students with the fundamental background and specialized knowledge needed for analysis and understanding of theatre, stage performance, and theatrical direction. The theatre degree is designed to serve students who will be pursuing a career in theatre performance, technical theatre, or continued study in the ?eld at the graduate level. Theatre majors may also seek Wisconsin Department of Education certifcation in Theatre.

Goals For Program Graduates

  1. Develop conceptual understanding of theatre history and literature as these subjects form the foundation for all areas of theatre study.
  2. Develop competence in artistic performance and direction.
  3. Develop skills, knowledge and competencies needed for teaching theatre. (For students seeking DPI certifcation)

Theater Emphasis (36 credits)

General:

Production:

History:

Dramatic Literature (select 6 credits from):

Practicum:

Electives:

DPI (Department of Public Instruction) certification for teaching also requires:

Theater Minors

Theater Minor

Production:

History:

Dramatic Literature (select 6 credits from):

Practicum:

Electives:

DPI (Department of Public Instruction) certification for teaching also requires:

Students needing certification are encouraged to complete:

Music Theater Minor (24 credits)

*Course approved by department and students to fulfill requirements.

Performance Minor (24 credits)

Technical Theater Minor (25-26 credits)

*Course approved by department and students to fulfill requirements.