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Curriculum Outline By Program

     The Department of Music and Performing Arts offers six degrees: the Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance Emphasis); the Bachelor of Science in Music (Music Recording Technology); the Bachelor of Arts in Music (Pre-Certification); the Bachelor of Science in Music (Audio Production Emphasis); the Bachelor of Art in Theatre Performance; and the Bachelor of Art in Theatre Technical.

The music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC (B.A.)

PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS

Description

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Music program receive experiences with music performance in a liberal arts setting.  Lessons on a primary instrument are offered, and a variety of complementary activities in music theory, music history, jazz improvisation, and performance ensembles are provided.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.)

MUSIC RECORDING TECHNOLOGY [MRT]

 Description

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Music (Recording Technology Emphasis) program prepare for a career in audio engineering, music recording, sound reinforcement, broadcasting, audio sales, or studio maintenance.  This four year, including an internship, degree program combines music performance audio recording technology. Unique to this program is the strong music background which produces strong musicians and performers while becoming exceptional in their knowledge of recording technology.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC (PRE-CERTIFICATION)

(B.A.)

Description

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Music РPre-Certification program receive a degree that leads to certification in teaching music on the K-12 level.  The degree has been designed to conform to the accreditation standards of the Virginia State Department of Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music. Upon completion, student can seek admission to the graduate college and pursue the Master in Teaching Degree (MT).

The licensure requirements for the Master’s in Teaching (MT) include: completing the required courses, earning the state‚Äôs passing score on the Praxis II Examination in Music Content Knowledge, earning the state‚Äôs passing score on the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA), and completing an internship, which is a twelve-week student teaching experience.

Praxis Examinations for Bachelor of Arts in Music (Pre-Certification) Majors

     All Bachelor of Arts in Music (Pre-Certification) Majors must pass Praxis I during the sophomore year and Praxis II during the senior year.  The Praxis tests are required for teacher certification and for admission in the School of Education (Praxis I) and student teaching (Praxis II).  The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is also a Graduate School admission requirement.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC (B.S.)

AUDIO PRODUCTION [AUP]

Description

     The Bachelor of Science in Music degree (Audio Production emphasis) is designed for students who wish to participate in audio production and related sound capture experiences (live recording, studio recording, digital and analog recording, etc.) This music based program does not require students to study a major instrument; however, the program will enhance the proficiency of its major by exposing them to essential music courses as well as courses in recording technology. In addition, students are required to have at least one internship experience.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts (Technical)

Description

     Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a Performance emphasis are provided with the best available preparation for pursuing the craft of theatre. Enrollment in the Theatre Arts Performance area is designed to give students experience and training in various performance techniques, as well as theatre management, production, and organization to grow their understanding of the entire field, making them more versatile. Those students with interests and abilities in acting will find opportunities for expression and growth.

     The Theatre program offers students an opportunity for extensive and individualized instruction. Students obtain personalized instruction on the only rotating stage in the Hampton roads area. In the department’s production organization, the Hampton Players and Company, produce three to four plays or musicals each season. The faculty and students in the Theatre program hold memberships in and attend meetings at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the National Association for Dramatics and Speech Arts, the Virginia Theatre Association, the American Theatre in Higher Education, and the United States Institute for Technical Theatre.

theatre tech B.A. РTheatre Arts (Technical) curriculum outline

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts (Performance)

Description

     Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a Technical Theatre emphasis are provided with the best available preparation for pursuing the craft of theatre. Enrollment in the Theatre Arts Technical area is designed to give students experience and training in theatre management, production, and organization. Those students with interests and abilities in directing, designing, construction, management, and playwriting will find opportunities for expression and growth.

     The Theatre program offers students an opportunity for extensive and individualized instruction. Students obtain personalized instruction on state-of-the-art equipment in our fully-equipped Costume Shop, Scene Shop, and the rotating Little Theatre stage. In the department’s production organization, the Hampton Players and Company, students gain experience in every aspect of theatre, from box office operations to set construction. The faculty and students in the Theatre program hold memberships in and attend meetings at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the National Association for Dramatics and Speech Arts, the Virginia Theatre Association, the American Theatre in Higher Education, and the United States Institute for Technical Theatre.

theatre pref B.A. РTheatre Arts (Performance) curriculum outline