Visual and Performing Arts and Education, Double Major

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Students who double major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education will take a three-part system of courses that include: foundation courses across the department's three disciplines of art, music, and theatre; courses in the interdisciplinary core of the department; and courses on pedagogy and elective courses in a student’s chosen emphasis in the arts. 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Art for Students who double major in Visual and Performing Arts and Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Foundation Courses(12 credits)
Choose 4 courses, 2 from 1 discipline and 1 from each remaining discipline for a total of 12 credits:12
Global Art History
Design Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills
History of Music
Script Analysis
Acting I
Core Courses(12 credits)
VP-155First Year Practicum1
VP-200Critical Thinking in the Arts3
VP-255Second Year Practicum1
VP-355Third Year Practicum1
VP-364Interdisciplinary Arts Theory3
or VP-365 Interdisciplinary Arts Practice
VP-455Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis3
Emphasis in Art for Students who double major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education(12 credits)
Art Pedagogy
AR-260Visual Arts in the Schools3
Electives in Art
Art electives9
Total Credits36

Requirements for an Emphasis in Music for Students who double major in Visual and Performing Arts and Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Foundation Courses(12 credits)
Choose 4 courses, 2 from 1 discipline, 1 from each remaining discipline for a total of 12 credits:12
Global Art History
Design Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills
History of Music
Script Analysis
Acting I
Core Courses(12 credits)
VP-155First Year Practicum1
VP-200Critical Thinking in the Arts3
VP-255Second Year Practicum1
VP-355Third Year Practicum1
VP-364Interdisciplinary Arts Theory3
or VP-365 Interdisciplinary Arts Practice
VP-455Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis3
Emphasis in Music for Students who double major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education(12 credits)
Music Pedagogy
MU-237Music in the Elementary School3
Electives in Music
Music Electives9
Total Credits36

Requirements for an Emphasis in Theatre for Students who double major in Visual and Performing Arts and Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Foundation Courses(12 credits)
Choose 4 courses, 2 from 1 discipline, 1 from each remaining discipline for a total of 12 credits:12
Global Art History
Design Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills
History of Music
Script Analysis
Acting I
Core Courses(12 credits)
VP-155First Year Practicum1
VP-200Critical Thinking in the Arts3
VP-255Second Year Practicum1
VP-355Third Year Practicum1
VP-364Interdisciplinary Arts Theory3
or VP-365 Interdisciplinary Arts Practice
VP-455Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis3
Emphasis in Theatre for Students who double major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education(12 credits)
Theatre Pedagogy
TH-290Theatre for Young Audiences3
or TH-292 Applied Theatre and Community Engagement
Electives in Theatre
Theatre Electives9
Total Credits36

Requirements for an Emphasis in Visual and Performing Arts for Students who double major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Foundation Courses(12 credits)
Choose 4 courses, 2 from 1 discipline, 1 from each remaining discipline for a total of 12 credits:12
Global Art History
Design Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills
History of Music
Script Analysis
Acting I
Core Courses(12 credits)
VP-155First Year Practicum1
VP-200Critical Thinking in the Arts3
VP-255Second Year Practicum1
VP-355Third Year Practicum1
VP-364Interdisciplinary Arts Theory3
or VP-365 Interdisciplinary Arts Practice
VP-455Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis3
Emphasis in Visual and Performing Arts for Students who double major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education(12 credits)
Pedagogy
Choose 2 courses from separate disciplines.6
Visual Arts in the Schools
Music in the Elementary School
Theatre for Young Audiences
Applied Theatre and Community Engagement
Electives in Art, Music, Theatre, and Visual and Performing Arts
Art, Music, Theatre, and VPA Electives6
Total Credits36