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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 emphasis area courses explore 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.

Hawkeye's Performing Arts Club is for students desiring a performance experience in theater or music.

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

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 and Performing 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:

Academic/College Success Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
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Faculty Mentors

Art Emphasis

Jennifer Bates
Black Hawk Hall 254A
319-296-2329 ext.1211
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Music Emphasis

Kayla Krejchi
Black Hawk Hall 258C
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Theater Emphasis

Ryan Courtney
Black Hawk Hall 156
319-296-2329 ext.1061
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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