Academics

Fine and Performing Arts

You will experience a creative, fulfilling and well-rounded academic adventure that allows you to pursue your artistic goals when you major in Fine & Performing Arts at Cumberland.

This program is designed for students who want to concentrate on fine arts specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing or sculpture. Students will get a solid foundation in drawing and design along with the time to specialize in a chosen art medium.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
AR 115  Painting I (4 cr)
CR 101  Ceramics I (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 107  Art History I (3 cr)
AR 113  Fundamentals of Drawing II (3 cr)
AR 120  Printmaking I (3 cr)
AR 200  2-D Design (4 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

AR 108  Art History II (3 cr)
AR 140  Sculpture I (3 cr)
AR 213  Life Drawing (3 cr)
CG 101  Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 202  Color Theory and Practice (3 cr)
AR 205  3-D Design (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective * (3 cr)

Total Credits  60

* Program Electives
AR 112  Watercolor Painting (3 cr)
AR 145  Sculpture II (3 cr)
AR 215  Painting II (3 cr)
CG 114  Digital Photography (3 cr)
CR 102  Ceramics II (3 cr)
 

This program is designed for students who are looking to gain experience in all areas of theatre production that will prepare them for transfer to a BFA degree program in theatre or to enter the field as a professional.

Year 1
Fall Semester

EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
TH 101  Theatre Appreciation (3 cr)
TH 111  Production and Performance I (1 cr)
TH 120  Acting I (3 cr)
TH 150  Stagecraft (3 cr)
TH 205  Movement for the Actor II (3 cr) or
TH 206 Theatre Dance (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
MU 146  Music of the Theatre (3 cr) or
TH 230  Readers Theatre (3 cr)
TH 201  Theatre History (3 cr)
TH 207  Stage Makeup (3 cr)
TH 212  Production and Performance II (1 cr)
TH 220  Acting II (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

EN 222  Drama (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
TH 123  Directing (3 cr) or
TH 128  Acting for Television (3 cr)
TH 213  Production and Performance III (1 cr)
TH 221  Acting III (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
TH 208  Children's Theatre (3 cr)
TH 222 Acting IV (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (MU 115  History of Jazz and Popular Music) (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  60

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is for students who want to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in art education, who want to learn to share their art expertise with children and help them develop artistic talent and critical thinking skills.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
ED 101  Historical Foundations of Education (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
MA 109  Principles of Math (3 cr) or
MA 115  Mathematical Structures & Algorithms (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 107  Art History I (3 cr)
CR 101  Ceramics I (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

PY 102  Child Psychology (3 cr)
PY 214  Human Exceptionality (3 cr) or
Program Elective (3 cr)**
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
PY 213  Educational Psychology (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  62

**Program Electives
AR 115 Painting I  (4 cr)
AR 140  Sculpture I  (3 cr)
CR 102  Ceramics II  (3 cr)
PY 204  Psychology of Adolexcence  (3 cr)

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is for students who want to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in art therapy to explore an individual’s problems and potential while using art to cultivate physical and emotional well-being. The curriculum includes an interaction between theoretical learning and artistic learning.

Year 1
Semester 1

AR 103  Introduction to Art Therapy and Methods (3 cr)
AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4  cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
MA 109  Principles of Math (3 cr) or
MA 205  Statistics (3 cr)

Semester 2
AR 200  2-D Design (4 cr)
CR 101  Ceramics I (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Year 2
Semester 3

AR 104  Art Therapy and Practice (3 cr)
PY 207  Human Growth and Development (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Semester 4
AR 107  Art History I (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  63

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program prepares the student for transfer into a four-year institution with a ceramic specialization within the art department or art school. The student will have a strong background in studio ceramics and technology.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
CR 101  Ceramics I (3 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
AR 205  3-D Design (3 cr)
CR 102  Ceramics II (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

AR 107  Art History I (3 cr)
CR 105  Sculptural Ceramics (3 cr) or
CR 106  Ceramic Technologies (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 108  Art History II (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  62

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program enables students to gain skills and build the portfolios they will need to pursue a degree at a four-year institution and a career in the visual arts. It offers a strong foundation for gaining insights and fluency of artistic expression. The curriculum lends itself to portfolio building and the exploration of various media within the artistic fields, including fine arts, fine crafts, art history or applied arts.

Year 1
Fall Semester

AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (Literature Recommended) (3 cr)
General Education Math Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
AR 113 Fundamentals of Drawing II (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

AR 107  Art History I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (Literature Recommended) (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 200 2-D Design (4 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (Foreign Elective) (3 cr)

Total Credits  60

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is designed for students to gain valuable experience participating in the Chorus, Wind Symphony and other ensembles. Students can take individual lessons from professional musicians while getting a strong background in liberal arts that will prepare them to transfer to a four-year college or music school.

Year 1
Fall Semester I

Applied Music I (1 cr)
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
MU 103  Music Theory I (2 cr)
General Education Humanities (Literature Recommended) Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
Applied Music II (1 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
MU 104  Music Theory II (2 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr) *

Year 2
Fall Semester

Ensemble I / Chorus I (1 cr)
MU 112  Ear Training and Sight Singing I (2 cr)
MU 105  World Music (3 cr) or
MU 114  History of Music (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
Ensemble II / Chorus II (1 cr)
MU 113  Ear Training and Sight Singing II (2 cr)
MU 105  World Music (3 cr) or
MU 115  History of Jazz and Popular Music (3 cr)
MU 214  MIDI & Audio Recording (3 cr)
General Education Humanities (Literature or Foreign Language) Elective (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  61

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is for students who want to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in Theatre Education where students will learn to share their theatre expertise with children and help them develop artistic talent and critical thinking skills.

Year 1
Fall Semester

ED 101  Historical Foundations of Education (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
MA 109  Principles of Math (3 cr) or
MA  115  Mathematical Structures & Algorithms (3 cr)
TH 101  Theatre Appreciation (3 cr)
TH 120  Acting I (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
PY 101  General Psychology (3 cr)
TH 150  Stagecraft (3 cr)
TH 220  Acting II (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
MU 105  World Music (3 cr) or
MU 115  History of Jazz and Popular Music (3 cr)
PY 213  Educational Psychology (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Spring Semester
PY 102  Child Psychology (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Math or Science Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  61

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is for students who are interested in taking ceramics courses with a career in mind or for personal enrichment. Clay College’s credit and continuing education ceramics courses are popular among elementary aged as well as mature students who take the courses during the day, in the evening and on weekends.

Gainful Employment Info

Year 1
Fall Semester

AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
CR 101  Ceramics I (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 205  3-D Design (3 cr)
CR 102  Ceramics II (3 cr)
CR 105  Sculptural Ceramics (3 cr)
CR 106  Ceramic Technologies (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

CR 103  Ceramics III (3 cr)
CR 107  Clay Co-Op Experience - Gallery (3 cr) or
CR 108  Clay Co-Op Experience - Studio (3 cr)
CR 109  Craft Business Practice (3 cr)

Total Credits  34

This program is designed for entry-level jobs as design layout artists, producton assistants, junior graphic designersand web/motion grahic artists.  
You may work for advertising and marketing firms, television post production studios, printers and print companies, non-profit and corporate 
in-house departments.

Year 1
Fall Semester
AR 110  Fundamentals of Drawing I (4 cr)
CG 101  Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 cr)
CG 105  Introduction to Desktop Publishing (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)

MA 109  Principles of Mathematics (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 108  Art History II (3 cr)
AR 200  2-D Design (4 cr)
CG 102  Computer Illustration (3 cr)
CG 112  Introduction to Motion Graphics (3 cr)
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr) or

EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)

 

Year 2
Fall Semester
CG 110  Digital Imaging Techniques (3 cr)
CG 113  Graphic Web Design (3 cr)
CG 201  Fundamentals of Graphic Design (3 cr)

PY 101  General Pyschology  (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)

Spring Semester
AR 202  Color Theory and Practice (3 cr)
CG 203  Communication Design (3 cr)
CG 204  Graphic Design Internship (3 cr)
CG 205  Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)

 

Total Credits  62