Fine Arts Courses

FINA 104 Out of the Blues and Into Rock 3 credits
This course focuses on the development of the African American genre of music known as blues and its impact on popular music as it developed in North America and Britain during the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. The student is expected to acquire a comfortable familiarity with the course content. Activities include lectures, readings, watching DVDs, listening to CDs, live in-class performances, and writing. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 104.)

FINA 105 College Choir 1 credit
The Bethany College Choir performs c in a broad range of styles. Concerts are on campus and off campus on weekdays and weekends and sometimes during tours. Members attend two weekly rehearsals and performances and extra rehearsals as scheduled. Members are assessed the cost of purchasing appropriate formal concert attire. This course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 105.)

FINA 106 College Wind Ensemble 1 credit
The College Wind Ensemble performs music in a broad range of styles. Members attend weekly rehearsals plus performances and extra rehearsals as scheduled. Concerts are on and off campus. Active student leadership is strongly encouraged. This course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 106.) Prerequisite: an audition is required.

FINA 107 Rock Ensemble 1 credit
The Rock Ensemble composes, records, performs, and promotes original music in popular idioms. Members attend frequent rehearsals and recording sessions. The group presents live performances on and off campus and produces audio recordings (CDs) for distribution. In addition to composers and musicians, students interested in the technical and promotional aspects of the project are also encouraged to enroll. Active student leadership is strongly encouraged. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 107.) Prerequisite: An audition and/or interview is  required.

FINA 109 Guitar Ensemble 1 credit
This course prepares and performs music appropriate to the instrument. Members attend weekly rehearsals, plus performances and extra rehearsals as needed. Active student leadership is strongly encouraged. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 109.)

FINA 111-112, 211-212, 311-312, 411-412 Applied Lessons, Individual 1 credit each

This series of courses provides individualized instruction in applied music technique and repertoire focusing on the student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. An additional fee is required for this course. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 111-112, 211-212, 311-312, 411-412.) Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

SEC 01 Voice

SEC 02 Piano/Organ

SEC 03 Guitar/Bass/Folk Strings

SEC 04 Winds/Brass/Percussion

SEC 05 Orchestral Strings

FINA 125 Integrated Methods for the Elementary School: Art and Music 3 credits

This course is a study of the aims, values, and implementation of fine arts in the elementary school. Emphasis is on fostering creative growth and development in young learners through art and music. The course includes application and exploration of various techniques and media. Enrollment is limited with preference to those preparing to teach in elementary and middle school. An additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: EDUC 242 or concurrent registration in EDUC 242.

FINA 133 Dance for Beginners 1 credit

Students will use this course as a kinesthetic art forms that satisfies the human need to respond to life experiences through movement of the physical being. The students will acquire the knowledge and skilled needed to know and use the elements of energy, force, space, and time. This class will cover the basic movements of jumping, running, chasing, walking, and hopping. The students will learn to recognize, use, and demonstrate a variety of arts elements and principles to move, create, and choreograph. There is a performance required at the end of the semester.

FINA 134 Intermediate/Advance Jazz 1 credit

The class will cover jazz movements that will be created and performed in small groups, the outcome should produce a dance with coherence and aesthetic unity. This course exists to teach students how to demonstrate a consistency and reliability in performing dance skills maintaining clarity, and stylistic nuance by assessing and fine tuning jazz technique and performance

FINA 135 Ballet 1 credit

Student will use this course as a consistence and reliable way to perform and maintain clarity and stylistic nuance by assessing and fine tuning ballet technique and through performances. The student will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to know and use the elements of energy/force, space, and time. The students will learn ballet techniques with use of a proper barre, center, allegro, and adagio work.

FINA 136 Ballet (Barre Only) 1 credit

This ballet class is designed for dancers to work at a ballet barre. Proper body placement and alignment will be taught as well as terminology. The dancers will work in all 5 positions as well as second, devant, and derriere.

FINA 137 Choreography 1 credit

Students will research and analyze the style of a choreographer then create a dance in that style. The class will critique the dance performance to assess coherence and aesthetic unity. The students learn to analyze a dance style, create a piece of choreography, and teach the piece for performance. There is a performance required at the end of the semester.

FINA 138 Tap 1 credit

Tap for beginner/intermediate dancers will use sound and movement to create choreography. This course will explore simple one sound steps through complex sound steps. Time-steps and turns will be covered. (Tap shoes are required for participation in the course.)

 
FINA 230 Conducting I 3 credits
This course is a study of basic conducting technique and ensemble repertoire. Students work with and without a baton in exploring the art of communication by gesture. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 230.) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

FINA 245 Special Topics in Music History and Literature 2 credits
This series of courses examines a specific era of composition or musical genre. Sections alternate each semester. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 245.)
SEC 01 Baroque Composers This course emphasizes such major Baroque composers as Monteverdi, Schutz, Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Rameau, Purcell, Handel, and J.S. Bach.
SEC 02 Classical Composers This course emphasizes such Classical composers as Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Cherubini, and early Beethoven.
SEC 03 Romantic Composers This course emphasizes such Romantic composers as Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Bruckner, Franck, and Brahms.
SEC 04 Modern and Non-Western Composers This course emphasizes modern and non-Western composers such as Debussy, Satie, Vaughan Williams, Schoenberg, Ives, Bartok, Stravinsky, Barber, Schuman, Menotti, Britten, Penderecki, Stockhausen, Glass, Reich, and others.
SEC 05 Opera This course is a study of the development of opera since 1600. It emphasizes the examination of operas in the standard repertory, the achievements of major composers of opera, the characteristics of the various operatic genres, and the specialized language of opera.

FINA 330 Conducting II 3 credits
This advanced course of study builds on the techniques and repertoire introduced in FINA 230. Emphasis is placed on rehearsal technique and performance practice as well as on the gesture. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 330.) Prerequisite: FINA 230.

FINA 477 Senior Seminar 2 credits
This course is a review of material covered throughout the Fine Arts curriculum with particular concern for the student’s area of concentration. Academic and professional career opportunities are explored. Guidance on Senior Project and preparation for Senior Comprehensive Examination are also provided.

FINA 487-488 Independent Study