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Fine Arts - Courses We Teach

Have a look at our curriculum!

Bear in mind, however, that Holmes Community College is constantly re-evaluating and re-considering what course offerings best serve our student needs, so some courses may not be actively offered at this point in time – be sure to check with your advisor and consult the schedule for your campus.

ART
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation
A course designed to provide an understanding and appreciate of the visual arts.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

ART 1313 — Drawing I.
Includes the study of the basic elements and principles of organization in two dimensions and the selection, manipulation, and synthesis of these components to create an organized visual expression. Students will ap- ply overlapping foreshortening and diminished scale. Black and white. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.


ART 1323 - Drawing II (Prerequisite: ART 1313).
Continuation of rendering skills introduced in Drawing I with emphasis on color, composition, and creative expression. Required for art majors. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.

ART 1433 - Design I.
To provide students with an understanding of the elements and principles of design to enable development of an informed, intuitive sense as well as a highly informed skills base/ methodology involving black and white design problems which apply principles and elements of visual de- sign. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.

ART 1443 - Design II.
To provide students with an understanding of color theory and applications of color so that there begins to be an informed as well as intuitive sense of seeing, mixing, and applying color and light to design problems. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.

ART 1453 — Three Dimensional Design.
To provide students with an understanding of spatial form in three dimensions through the use of applied design elements and principles to studio problems in mixed media. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.


ART 1913 - Art for Elementary Teachers.
Development of essential concepts of children’s art education in compliance with the National Standards for Arts Education. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ART 2513 - Painting I.
Techniques used in painting media in a variety of subject matter. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.

ART 2523 - Painting II.
Advanced problems in painting media. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.

ART 2613 - Ceramics I.
This course is directed toward an introduction to different aspects and materials of ceramic design. Instruction covers forming and shaping by hand and by mechanical means, various kiln operations, understanding the nature of clay and glazes and an appreciation of functional and non- functional forms. Six lab hours. Three hours credit.

ART 2713 - Art History I.
Survey course of historical background of art forms from Prehistoric to Renaissance. Emphasis is on painting, architecture, and sculpture as related to history. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ART 2723 - Art History II.
A survey of historical background of art forms from Renaissance to present with special emphasis on contemporary expressions. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MUSIC APPLIED
(Brass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Voice, and Woodwinds)
MUA 1141, 1151, 2141, 2151 - Elective Brass I, II, III, IV.
Brass instruction for non-brass/music education majors and non-music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing. One hour private instruction. Three hours practice. One hour credit.

MUA 1172, 1182, 2172, 2182 - Brass for Music Education Majors I, II, III, IV.
Brass instruction for music education majors and advanced non-music majors with an emphasis on brass instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing and strengthen the student’s playing ability.  One hour private instruction. Six hours practice. Two hours credit.

MUA 1241, 1251, 2241, 2251 – Elective Guitar I, II, III, IV.
Guitar instruction for non-music majors and music education majors who wish to take guitar as an elective.  Introduction to guitar technique, repertoire, and performance of standard literature. One hour private instruction. Three hours practice. One hour credit.

MUA 1272, 1282, 2272, 2282 - Guitar for Music Education Majors I, II, III, IV.
Guitar for music education majors with guitar as their area of emphasis.  Introduction to guitar technique, repertoire, and performance of standard literature. One hour private instruction. Six hours practice. Two hours credit.

MUA 1441, 1451, 2441, 2451 – Elective Percussion I, II, III, IV.
Percussion instruction for non-percussion/music education majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing. One hour private instruction. Three hours practice. One hour credit.

MUA 1472, 1482, 2472, 2482 - Percussion for Music Education Majors I, II, III, IV.
Percussion instruction for music majors, and advanced non-music majors with an emphasis on percussion instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature and develop the student’s interest in playing. One hour private instruction. Six hours practice. Two hours credit.

MUA 1511, 1521, 2511, 2521 - Class Piano for Music Majors I, II, III, IV.
Class piano instruction for music majors with no previous piano training.  This curriculum is designed to prepare students for their piano proficiency examination upon transfer to university. Lab-based instruction. One hour credit.

MUA 1541, 1551, 2541, 2551 - Piano for Non-Music Majors I, II, III, IV.
Individual piano instruction for non-music majors.  One lesson. Three hours practice. One hour credit.

MUA 1572, 1582, 2572, 2582 - Piano for Keyboard Majors (Music Education) I, II, III, IV.
Individual piano instruction including technique, appropriate repertoire, and memorization.  One hour private instruction.  Six hours practice.  Two hours credit.

MUA 1711, 1721 - Class Voice I, II.
Class voice is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore elementary to moderate levels of vocal literature and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability in a group setting. One lesson. Three hours practice. One hour credit.

MUA 1741, 1751, 2741, 2751 - Voice for Non-Vocal Majors I, II, III, IV.
Voice for non-vocal majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore moderate levels of vocal literature and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability.  One hour private instruction. Three hours practice. One hour credit.

MUA 1772, 1782, 2772, 2782 - Voice for Vocal Music Education Majors I, II, III, IV.
Voice for vocal music majors is designed to teach the fundamental principles of singing, explore varied vocal literature, and develop and improve the student’s vocal ability. One lesson. Six hours practice.  Two hours credit.

MUA 1841, 1851, 2841, 2851 – Elective Woodwinds I, II, III, IV.
Woodwind instruction for non-woodwind/music education majors. De- signed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate levels of literature, and develop the students interest in playing. One hour private instruction. Three hours practice. One hour credit.

MUA 1872, 1882, 2872, 2882 - Woodwinds for Music Education
Majors I, II, III, IV.
Woodwind instruction for music education majors and advanced non-music majors with an emphasis on woodwind instrumental playing. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore moderate to advanced levels of literature, develop the student’s interest in playing, and strengthen the student’s playing ability. One hour private instruction. Six hours practice. Two hours credit.

MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS
(Band, Small Band Groups, Jazz Band, Choir, Handbells, Small Singing Groups)
MUO 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 - Band I, II, III, IV.
Performance and rehearsal instruction for music majors. Designed to teach the fundamental principles of playing, explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance techniques. Four practice sessions. One hour credit.

MUO 1151, 1161, 2151, 2161 - Small Mixed Ensemble I, II, III, IV.
Designed to explore varied levels of literature and develop the student’s knowledge of performance technique in small ensembles and auxiliary groups. Two practice sessions. One hour credit.

MUO 1171, 1181, 2171, 2181 – Large Jazz Ensemble I, II, III, IV.
A course designed to give students the opportunity to perform jazz and a variety of music styles in a “big band” setting or similar instrumentation.  Instructor permission required.  Two practice session. One hour credit.

MUO 121(1-2), 122(1-2), 221(1-2), 222(1-2) - Choir I, II, III, IV.
A course for music majors and non-majors focused on performing choral music from a variety of style periods.  Three or five hours practice. One or two hours credit.

MUO 1241, 1251, 2241, 2251 - Small Voice Ensemble I, II, III, IV.
A course for select singers focused on performing from one or more genres of music. One practice session. One hour credit.

MUSIC FOUNDATIONS
MUS 1113 - Music Appreciation.
A course designed to give the student, through listening and written work, the ability to understand, appreciate, and evaluate music of Western Culture. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MUS 1123 - Music Survey (Majors)
Advanced listening course, designed to acquaint the music major with a broad overview of musical style and repertoire from antiquity to the present. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MUS 1133 - Fundamentals of Music (Prerequisite: Music Placement
Test II. A score of 0-49 will require students to enroll in both MUS
1133 - Fundamentals of Music and MUS 1214 - Music Theory I. A score of 50 or above will allow students to enroll in MUS 1214 - Music Theory I without Fundamentals of Music).
Provides the student with basic knowledge of notations, scales, keys, rhythm, intervals, triads, and their inversions. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MUS 1214, 1224, 2214, 2224 - Music Theory I, II, III, IV (Prerequisite: Music PlacementTest II. A score of 0-49 will require students to enroll in both MUS1133 - Fundamentals of Music and MUS 1214 - Music Theory I. A score of 50 or above will allow students to enroll in MUS 1214 - Music Theory I without Fundamentals of Music).  A minimum grade of “C” in each level of Theory is required to progress to the next level.  Music Theory sequence must progress simultaneously with Piano I, II, III, & IV as well as with the applied lesson.
Study of functional harmony through analysis, part writing, sight-singing, ear training.  This course includes lab instruction in sight-singing, ear training,  and dictation. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

MUS 1413 Basic Computer Skills for Musicians.
This course is designed to introduce students to iLife and the Macintosh Operating System.  Topics include the creation of podcasts, photo educting, editing of audio and video, and music composition (through MIDE, sequencing, sampling, software instruments and audio editing).  Students will also be introduced to basic recording techniques through GarageBand and Logic.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

MUS 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921 - Recital Class I II, III, IV.
Required performance of solo and ensemble literature by students majoring in music.  Attendance at a prescribed minimum number of departmentally approved musical performances per semester also required. One hour credit.

MUS 2443 Audio Engineering I.
Introduction to basic principles of sound theory, audio electronics, microphone characteristics and applications, mixers, signal routing and processing.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

MUS 2513 - Music for Elementary Teachers.
Designed for the needs of the elementary education student. Essentials of public school music, study of the fundamentals of music. Reading music notations and terminology.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.