Norma J. Humphreys
The College of Fine Arts includes the Schools of Art, Dance, Film, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music, and Theater. The college offers a broad cultural education in the fine arts, as well as specialized training in a wide range of career fields.
The School of Dance, located in Putnam Hall, offers a single preprofessional degree program in dance. A limited number of exceptional students may be approved to pursue work in dance through the Honors Tutorial College.
The School of Film, located in Lindley Hall, does not offer an undergraduate degree program. You may, however, earn a minor in film, and many undergraduate film courses are available, some of which may be used to fulfill specific degree requirements. A limited number of exceptional students may be approved to pursue work in film through the Honors Tutorial College.
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts, located in Lindley Hall, does not offer an undergraduate degree program. You may, however, earn a minor in interdisciplinary arts, and many undergraduate interdisciplinary arts courses are available, some of which may be used to fulfill specific degree requirements.
The School of Music, located in the Music Building, offers degree programs in music composition, music history and literature, music education, music theory, music therapy, orchestral instruments, organ, piano, piano pedagogy, and voice.
The School of Theater, located in Kantner Hall, offers degree programs in production design and technology, theater arts and drama (management and playwriting), and theater performance (acting).
You may wish to pursue two majors within the College of Fine Arts simultaneously, earning a dual major degree. You must be admitted to and complete all requirements for each of the majors.
If you wish to declare a minor in the College of Fine Arts, consult with both your major advisor and an advisor within the minor program.
If you are a major in the College of Fine Arts and wish to pursue a minor offered by another school or department within the University, consult that school or department's section of the catalog.
To transfer from another college or university, you are required to audition, submit a portfolio, or meet the requirements specified by each program in the College of Fine Arts in addition to gaining admission to Ohio University. Write to the director of the particular program in which you are interested for detailed information.
Ohio University students requesting transfer to major programs in the college also are required to meet the above criteria and should consult the appropriate director before applying for transfer.
Although your advisor will be helpful in assisting you with the preparation of your schedule, it is your responsibility to make certain that all graduation requirements are met.
All programs of study within the College of Fine Arts are intended to provide students with a strong foundation in the arts and culture, as well as an opportunity for specializied professional training. Every effort is made through careful individual advising and a flexible curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student.
If your qualifications are outstanding, certain courses can be waived from the proposed program of study. You may request of your advisor a review of qualifications for course waiver. In some cases, additional approval by a faculty committee is required.
Candidates for degree programs in the College of Fine Artrs must complete a minium of 192 quarter hours with an accumulative grade-point average (g.p.a.) of at least 2.0 (C). The minium number of quarter hours and accumulative g.p.a. for some degree programs is higher.