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 Associate of Arts 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.

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 Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
ART-133 Drawing 3 General education course $586.00
ART-134 Drawing II 3 General education course $586.00
ART-143 Painting 3 General education course $586.00
ART-144 Painting II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $586.00
ART-173 Ceramics 3 General education course $591.00
ART-184 Photography 3 General education course $561.00
ART-203 Art History I Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
ART-204 Art History II Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
DRA-107 Theatrical Arts and Society Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
DRA-110 Introduction to Film Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MUA-120 Applied Piano 1 General education course $567.00
MUA-319 Applied Voice II 1 General education course $567.00
MUS-100 Music Appreciation Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MUS-154 Chorus 1 General education course $207.00
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation 3 General education course $561.00

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.

Faculty Mentor

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

Christen Everett
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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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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