Aug 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Performing and Visual Arts


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The University of Southern Mississippi is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Requirements are in accordance with the published regulations of these associations.  The school offers majors in general art; art with an emphasis in drawing & painting, graphic design, or sculpture; dance performance & choreography; dance education; general theatre; and theatre with an emphasis in acting or design & technology.  The school also offers minors in art, art history, dance, and theatre.

The student seeking general study in the field of art should choose the broadly oriented BA degree. The student seeking to pursue a career as a practicing artist/designer should choose a plan of study in one of the three professionally oriented emphasis areas of the visual arts, which lead to the professionally oriented BFA degree in art.

The School of Performing and Visual Arts offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in dance in two emphasis areas: Performance & Choreography and Dance Licensure, K-12.  The BFA degree ensures a comprehensive study of dance with an emphasis on studio work.

The School of Performing and Visual Arts also houses the USM Repertory Dance Company, which produces at least four concerts per year.

Programs

Art BA  

Art (Drawing and Painting) BFA  

Art (Graphic Design) BFA  

Art (Sculpture) BFA  

Dance (Dance Education Licensure) BFA  

Dance (Performance and Choreography) BFA  

Theatre BA  

Theatre (Acting) BFA  

Theatre (Design and Technology) BFA  

Minors

Art History Minor  

Art Minor  

Dance Minor  

Graphic Design Minor  

Theatre Minor  

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