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Arts: Visual and Performing Arts
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
  • Fisher family:1

Visual and Performing Arts

The minor in visual and performing arts enables you to explore your interest in the arts and the impact of the arts on society.

The interdisciplinary nature of the arts minor will encourage you to view creativity as a multidimensional human attribute and to explore a variety of arts-related fields. Lecturers in the program include those with expertise in the fields of art history, visual arts, arts and culture, theater, music, museum studies, and dance.

Beyond offering arts-related courses, the program affords you the opportunity to experience exhibitions and performances by artists from the greater Rochester area and surrounding region.

Program Overview

With a minor in visual and performing arts, you'll take classes in visual art and culture, music, and theater. You'll be exposed to many forms of artistic expression through courses such as:

  • Beginning Painting/Drawing
  • Film and Society
  • Acting for Beginners
  • Digital Art
  • Introduction to Dance
  • Basic Music Theory

By taking an introductory course in the visual and performing arts, you will discover which ones you would like to explore in greater depth through a choice of electives. The independent study or capstone course gives students the opportunity to create their own projects to be shared with the entire College community. You also have the option of participating in an internship off-campus.