Fine Arts

Fine Arts: F A

Lower-Division Courses

F A 103. Introduction to Teaching Fine Arts.

Explores concepts in teaching art, dance, music, or theatre in Texas public schools. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Students enrolled in UTeach Fine Arts may not count this course towards their degree. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: For non-College of Fine Arts students, consent of department.

F A 308. Arts Integrations for Multidisciplinary Connections.

Through readings, videos, in-class activities, discussion, field trips, micro-teaching, and written reflection, designed to develop a practical understanding of the techniques and skills associated with integrating the arts into various contexts. Provides experience in each art content area (dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts) to develop an introductory understanding of each of these disciplines. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

F A 110, 210, 310. Topics in the Fine Arts.

Interdisciplinary studies within the fine arts or including the fine arts and other areas. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

F A 312. Aesthetics of Game Design.

Introduction to the design and aesthetics of games. Explores the meaning of playing games, the aesthetics of play and games, and the role of game design as both the creation of designed artifacts and sociocultural texts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Fine Arts 310 (Topic: Aesthetics of Game Design) and 312 may not both be counted.

F A 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619. International Learning Seminars.

Restricted to students participating in a Maymester Abroad course. Discussion of various issues related to the academic, cultural, and personal aspects of completing work in international locations. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Fine Arts 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619 and Undergraduate Studies 119 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

F A 119Q, 219Q, 319Q, 419Q, 519Q, 619Q, 719Q, 819Q, 919Q. Topics in Fine Arts.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the College of Fine Arts. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

F A 320. Exploring the Fine Arts.

Open to all University students except those in the College of Fine Arts. An interdisciplinary introduction to the fine arts: their basic concepts, meaning, aesthetics, and role in society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with field trips as required. May not be counted toward a degree in the College of Fine Arts. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

F A 129, 229, 329, 429, 529, 629. International Learning Seminars.

Restricted to students participating in a Maymester Abroad course. Discussion of various issues related to the academic, cultural, and personal aspects of completing work in international locations. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Fine Arts 129, 229, 339, 429, 529, 629 and Undergraduate Studies 119 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

F A 129Q, 229Q, 329Q, 429Q, 529Q, 629Q, 729Q, 829Q, 929Q. Topics in Fine Arts.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the College of Fine Arts. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

F A 140, 240, 340. Fine Arts Internship.

Restricted to fine arts students. Designed to establish the academic foundations of an internship course in the fine arts. Students integrate knowledge derived from their academic studies with the experiences gained in an internship setting. Requires completion of a minimum of fifty hours of satisfactory on-site work per credit hour earned. Requires completion of a minimum of fifty hours of satisfactory on-site work per credit hour earned. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, and consent of instructor.

F A 150, 250, 350. Special Topics in the Fine Arts.

Special interdisciplinary studies within the fine arts or including the fine arts and other areas. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Managing Performing Arts Organizations. Restricted to students in the College of Fine Arts; other students may contact the department for permission to register for this class. Focuses on the business aspect of performing arts and, in particular, nonprofit, mission-based arts organizations with an emphasis on organizational structure; budget development and management; strategic planning; trustee development; trustee/staff relations; fundraising; marketing and publicity; audience development, development of outreach programming; box-office management; operations and human resources; and collective bargaining agreements/labor relations, and contract negotiation. Fine Arts 150, 250, 350 (Topic: Managing Performing Arts Organizations) and 150, 250, 350 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

F A 160, 260, 360. Advanced Topics in the Fine Arts.

Advanced interdisciplinary studies within the fine arts or including the fine arts and other areas. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

F A 362. Foundations of Arts Management.

Overview of issues in the management of contemporary arts organizations in both internal functions and relations with external constituencies. Explores organizational creation, leadership, mission development, funding, audience development, evaluation, community relations, and the policy environment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

F A 363. Arts Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation.

Introduction to arts entrepreneurship with particular attention to the creation of new ventures. Focus on the process of generating and refining ideas for creating new enterprises, and key components and formulation of a business plan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.

F A 364. Developing and Reaching Audiences.

Focus on central issues faced by arts and organizations with respect to audience development and engagement. Explores different models and techniques adopted by organizations with respect to audience and community engagement, and fundamentals of marketing for arts organizations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.

F A 365. Fundraising in the Arts.

Survey of strategies involved in generating contributed income for arts organizations from private individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and government agencies, and focus on how the process is related to marketing tickets to the same patrons. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.

F A 366. Managing Arts Organizations.

Focuses on the business aspect of performing arts, particularly non-profit, mission-based, arts organizations. Explores organizational structure, budget development and management, strategic planning, trustee development, trustee/staff relations, fundraising, marketing and publicity, audience development, development of outreach programming, box-office management, operations, human resources, collective bargaining agreements/labor relations, and contract negotiation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, or consent of instructor

F A 367. Philanthropy and Arts Organizations.

Examines sources, characteristics, and consequences of cultural philanthropy in the United States. Explores practical implications of how private philanthropy works for those engaged in seeking and awarding support. Focus on select exercises and cases to translate broad themes to practical issues related to formulating and implementing strategies for seeking resources and supporting arts and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.

F A 368. Cultural Policy and Participation.

Examines governmental and private policies, and structures that impact cultural production and participation. Considers rationales for and against public support for culture, how policies have both promoted and impeded cultural producers and consumers, advocacy efforts by organizations in the cultural sector, and relations between governmental policy and private initiative. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.

F A 369. The Entrepreneurial Artist.

Same as Arts and Entertainment Technologies 367. Exploration of new modes of online and social arts marketing and self promotion. Use of established models to create materials and prototype marketing resources. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Arts and Entertainment Technologies 367, Fine Arts 360 (Topic: The Entrepreneurial Artist), Fine Arts 369.

F A 370. Longhorn Startup Seminar.

Focus on skill development and mentoring in start-up formation, technology development, market validation, marketing, sales, operations, human resources, program management, and finance. Includes discussion of intellectual property, social issues in design, as well as ethical and safety considerations. Emphasis on written and oral presentation of start-up activities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

F A 175, 375, 675. Independent Studies: Art, Drama, or Music.

Independent study or research within the fine arts or between the fine arts and other disciplines. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a grade point average of at least 3.00, consent of instructor, and consent of the dean of the College of Fine Arts.