Fine Arts (FA)

Although there is no graduate degree in general fine arts, the following courses are available for graduate credit.

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

FA 590.  Special Topics in the Fine Arts   1-4 credit hours

For group instruction. May be repeated for credit. Involves interdisciplinary upper-division/graduate-level topics with the fine arts (music, art, dance and theatre). Prerequisite: senior undergraduate or graduate standing or instructor's consent.

FA 710.  Seminar in Creativity and Innovation   1-3 credit hours

As one of four core courses in the Master of Innovation Design, the purpose of this seminar is to help the student better understand and appreciate the subject of creativity. To that end, this course focuses on developing new ways of thinking which are different from those typically learned in single discipline design programs. The seminar provides many opportunities to apply these new ways of thinking through class exercises, possible course projects, and conversations with a wide array of guests who have prospered through the incorporation of creativity/innovation into what they do professionally. Students learn techniques for improving the flexibility and originality of their thinking and explore approaches used by others to create and sustain high levels of innovation. Topics include: personal thinking preferences, everyday creativity and eliminating mental blocks, creative thinking techniques, idea selection approaches, teaming techniques for creativity, conditions that promote creativity, design for interaction, disruptive technologies, and intellectual property. Seminar uses fun and hands-on activities to stimulate innovation. Repeatable for credit.

FA 750.  Workshop   1-4 credit hours

Intensive study of topics related to fine arts. Differing topics are denoted by a letter following the course number (i.e., 750C, 750U, etc.).