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Fine and Performing Arts Liberal Arts Emphasis

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 AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Fine or Performing Arts:

  • Art Consultant
  • Teacher
  • Events Planner
  • Program Coordinator
  • Advertising
  • Art Therapy

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor 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 or transfer to your future major.

Note: Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Fine Arts Courses
ART101 Art Appreciation 3 $533.25
ART133 Drawing 3 $558.25
ART134 Drawing II 3 $558.25
ART143 Painting 3 $558.25
ART144 Painting II 3 $558.25
ART173 Ceramics 3 $563.25
ART184 Photography 3 $533.25
ART203 Art History I 3 $533.25
ART204 Art History II 3 $533.25
DRA107 Theatrical Arts and Society 3 $533.25
DRA110 Introduction to Film 3 $533.25
MUA120 Applied Piano 1 $557.75
MUA319 Applied Voice II 1 $557.75
MUS100 Music Appreciation 3 $533.25
MUS154 Chorus 1 $197.75
SPC140 Oral Interpretation 3 $533.25

Course Cost Calculation

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

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. 

Liberal Arts Academic Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
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Faculty Mentor

Kim Behm
Black Hawk Hall 254A
319-296-2329 ext.1632
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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Department Secretary

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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