Visual and Performing Arts

Requirement

The Visual and Performing Arts GEP category is part of the Additional Breadth Requirement

  • A total of three credit hours in the Additional Breadth category must be selected from the university approved GEP course lists grouped as “Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts” or the “Mathematics/Natural Sciences/Engineering”.

Double-counting

  • A course taken to satisfy this requirement may also satisfy the Global Knowledge or U.S. Diversity co-requisite if the course also exists on either university approved GEP co-requisite course list.
  • A course required in the Major or taken to fulfill another GEP category cannot be double-counted to fulfill the Additional Breadth requirement even if the course appears on more than one GEP course list. An additional course must be taken.

Rationale

The Visual and Performing Arts constitute a separate, unique, and independent mode of inquiry distinct from both the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines.  Being conversant in the symbolic languages of the Arts is as important as familiarity with other modes of inquiry. Many of the most profound expressions of meaning and value are embodied in the arts, and developing sensitivity and responsiveness to these through visual and performing arts courses encourages students’ aesthetic sensitivities, critical judgment, and creativity. Courses in the arts also provide students with an understanding of the cultural and historical dimensions of artistic expression.

Category Objectives

Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category will provide instruction and guidance that helps students to:

  1. deepen their understanding of aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of artistic traditions; and
  2. strengthen their ability to interpret and make critical judgments about the arts through the analysis of structure, form, and style of specific works; and
  3. strengthen their ability to create, recreate, or evaluate art based upon techniques and standards appropriate to the genre.

Current VPA GEP Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Review Date *Co-Req/Sub Cat Credit Hours
ADN 111 Two Dimensional Design for Non-Design Majors Jul-09 3
ADN 112 Three Dimensional Design for Non-Design Majors Jul-09 3
ADN 272 Introduction to Printing and Surface Design Jul-09 3
ADN 275 Survey of Fibers in Arts and Design Jan-15 5.2014 GK 3
ADN 311 Basic Visual Laboratories Jul-09 3
AFS/MUS 230 Introduction to African-American Music Jul-09 9.2014 USD 3
AFS/MUS 260 History of Jazz Jul-09 9.2014 USD 3
ARC 140 Experiencing Architecture Jul-09 3
ARC 241 Introduction to World Architecture Jul-09 3
ARS 251 The Arts of a World Capital: London Apr-14 1.2014 GK 3
ARS 252 Vienna in 1900 Apr-14 1.2014 GK 3
ARS 259 The Arts and Politics Apr-14 1.2014 3
ARS/MUS 306 Music Composition with Computers Jul-09 3
ARS 351 Arts, Ideas and Values Apr-14 1.2014 3
ARS 353 Arts and Cross Cultural Contacts Apr-14 1.2014 GK 3
ARS 354 The Arts and the Sacred Feb-12 1.2012 GK 3
COM 110 Public Speaking Jul-09 3
COM/ENG 364 History of Film to 1940 Jul-09 1.2015 GK 3
COM/ENG 374 History of Film From 1940 Jul-09 GK 3
D 231 Design History for Engineers and Scientists Jul-09 3
DAN 272 Dance Composition Mar-14 4.2017 1
DS 101 History of Design I, From Before the Apple to Xia Gui Jul-09 3
ENG 282 Introduction to Film Jul-09 3
ENG 292 Writing About Film Jul-09 3
ENG/COM 364 History of Film to 1940 Jul-09 3.2015 GK 3
ENG/COM 374 History of Film From 1940 Jul-09 GK 3
ENG/FLM 378 Women & Film Sep-09 8.2009 GK 3
ENG 382 Film and Literature Jul-09  2.2016 3
ENG 384 Introduction to Film Theory Jul-09 3
FL 216 Art and Society in France Mar-14 1.2014 GK 3
FLF 318 The Heritage of French Cinema Jan-16 4.2016 GK 3
FLG 318 New German Cinema Jul-09  5.2016 GK 3
FLM/ENG 378 Women & Film Sep-09 8.2009 3
FLS 360 Hispanic Cinema Jul-09  2.2016 GK 3
FTM 400 Major Fashion Designers Jul-09 3
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics Jul-09 3
GD 303 Graphic Design Theory & Practice Jul-09 3
GD 203 History of Graphic Design Jul-09 3
HA 201 History of Art From Ancient Greece Through the Renaissance Jul-09 3
HA 202 History of Art From the Renaissance Through the 20th Century Jul-09 3
HA 203 History of American Art Jul-09 3
HA 410 History of Art and Photography Feb-14 1.2014 3
HA 401 l9th Century European Art from Revolution to Post-Impressionism Jul-09 3
HA 404 Italian Renaissance Art and Material Culture Jul-09 3
HESD 265 Ballet II Aug-16 9.2014 HES 1
HESD 280 Jazz Dance II Jan-16 9.2014 1
HESM 322 Dance and Society Aug-16 9.2014 GK 3
HESM 324 Concert Dance History Aug-16 9.2015 USD 3
HESM 326 Current Trends in Dance Jan-16 10.2015 3
HESM 328 Dance Composition II Aug-16 9.2015 3
HON 299 Special Topics – Visual and Performing Arts  Jul-09 3
HON 390 Music and the Celtic World Aug-17 4.2017 IP, GK 3
HON 391 Music and Social Life Jul-09 3
HS 242 Introduction to Small Scale Landscape Design Feb-15 1.2015 3
LAR 444 History of Landscape Architecture Jul-09 3
MUS 103 Music Theory I Jul-09 1.2009 3
 MUS 120 Rudiments of Music Apr-16 4.2016 3
MUS 180 Introduction to Musical Experiences  Jul-09  10.2015 3
MUS 181 Exploring Music Theory  Feb-09 1.2009 3
MUS 200 Understanding Music: Global Perspectives Jul-09  4.2017 GK
IP
3
MUS 201 Introduction to Music Literature I Jul-09  10.2015 GK 3
MUS 202 Introduction to Music Literature II Jul-09  10.2016 GK 3
MUS 205 Introduction to Music in Western Society Jul-09  9.2016  GK 3
MUS 206 America’s Music Jul-09  9.2016 USD 3
MUS 210 History of Rock I: 1950s-1970s Jan-17 3.2017 USD 3
MUS 211 History of Rock II: 1980s- Present Jan-17 3.2017 USD 3
MUS/AFS 230 Introduction to African-American Music Jul-09 9.2014 USD 3
MUS 240 Introduction to the Music Industry Aug-16 4.2016 3
MUS/AFS 260 History of Jazz Jul-09 9.2014 USD 3
MUS 270 Songwriting Using Digital Audio Workstations Aug-16 4.2016 3
MUS 305 Music Composition Jan-16 4.2016 3
MUS/ARS 306 Music Composition with Computers Apr-16 4.2016 3
MUS 310 Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries Apr-16 4.2016 GK 3
MUS 315 Music of the 19th Century Jul-09  1.2016 GK 3
MUS 320 Music of the 20th Century Jul-09  4.2017 GK 3
MUS 330 Music Drama Jul-09 8.2014 GK 3
MUS 350 Music of Asia Jul-09 8.2014 GK 3
MUS/WGS 360 Women in Music Jul-09 9.2014 USD 3
TDE 351 The Art and Craft of Clay Jul-09 1.2014 3
THE 103 Introduction to the Theatre Mar-14 1.2014 3
THE 203 Theory and Practice of Acting Feb-14 1.2014 3
WGS/MUS 360 Women in Music Jul-09 9.2014 USD 3

 

Courses Dropped from VPA Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Eff Date Drop Date *Co-Req/Sub Cat Credit Hours
ARS 253 Arts of NC State Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2014 3
COM 203 Theory and Practice of Acting Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
DS 102 History of Design II, From Xia Gui to Newton’s Cenotaph Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
DS 244 Material Culture and Industrial Design Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
HA 320 American Decorative Arts Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
HON 201 Inquiry, Discovery, and the Arts  Jul-09 Removed effective 8.2013 3
MUS 335 Choral Literature Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3