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Fine and Performing Arts Liberal Arts Area of Interest

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or Performing Arts you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Fine and Performing Arts explores art in its various forms. Students interested in Performing Arts will foster creativity through analysis and performance of texts ranging from music, drama, poetry, and film. Students interested in Fine Arts will investigate the creative possibilities of a variety of media and process in personal expression ranging from drawing, painting, photography, and design, as well as a contextual perspective of world art and its concepts.

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Fine or Performing in non-profit, radio/television, museum/gallery, performing arts, education and business sectors:

  • Director/Producer
  • Musician/Artist
  • Advertising Professional
  • Curator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Broadcaster
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Teacher

Involvement Opportunities

  • Performing Arts Club is for students desiring a performance experience in theater or music.

  • Hawkeye Reads is a campus-wide program that seeks to support the College’s Institutional Outcomes and increase literacy.

  • Student Ambassadors are a group of students who assist the Admissions office with the recruitment of new students and who represent and promote Hawkeye.

  • Student Leadership Council represents and promotes the common interests and general welfare of the student body.

  • Multicultural Student Organization is a student-led group created to be a platform for students to focus on diversity issues that shape our world.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Fine Arts Courses
ART-101 Art Appreciation O 3 $603.00
ART-120 2-D Design -AND- 3 $653.00
ART-123 3-D Design 3 $678.00
ART-133 Drawing -AND- 3 $668.00
ART-134 Drawing II 3 $648.00
ART-143 Painting -OR- 3 $668.00
ART-173 Ceramics 3 $683.00
ART-203 Art History I -AND- O 3 $603.00
ART-204 Art History II O 3 $603.00
DRA-107 Theatrical Arts and Society E 3 $603.00
DRA-110 Introduction to Film O E 3 $603.00
DRA-130 Acting I E 3 $603.00
MUA-120 Applied Piano -OR- 1 $581.00
MUA-180 Applied Percussion 1 $581.00
MUS-100 Music Appreciation O E 3 $603.00
MUS-102 Music Fundamentals 3 $603.00
MUS-154 Chorus 1 $221.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Spotlight

Kim Behm

Kim Behm graduated from Des Moines Tech with vocational training in graphic design and photography. He completed degrees at the University of New Mexico in printmaking, painting, and art history. In addition to teaching at Hawkeye, he has taught at the University of New Mexico and the University of Northern Iowa. His career as a professional artist has spanned more than 40 years, primarily as an illustrator. Behm continues to work as a freelance artist and painter.

Academic Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
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Faculty Mentor

Kim Behm
Black Hawk Hall 254A
319-296-2329 ext.1632
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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Arts and Sciences

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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