Fine Art Division - Expectations

Expectations for Students in the Division of Fine Arts:

  • Attend all classes
  • Complete all assignments on time, and as directed
  • Follow through on commitments
  • Maintain focus on the task at hand
  • Give your best efforts to all you undertake

Academic Criteria for participation in productions and performance groups:

  • Maintain an overall GPA of no less than 2.0
  • Have a semester GPA of no less than 2.0
  • Provide proof of current and overall GPA at all auditions
  • Provide proof of class attendance and coursework at all auditions

**Productions include all mainstage and black box shows

**Performance groups include Show Choir, Repertory Dance Ensemble, Flatliners, and Instrumental audition groups.

Criteria for acceptance and continued enrollment in the BFA Theatre program:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in major courses
  • Maintain an active participation in the production season
  • Demonstrate skills and abilities that will help to gain and maintain a job in professional theatre or the entertainment industry
  • Demonstrate a continual growth with abilities and talents
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities that promote a high standard of professionalism
  • Display development and learning through a professional style portfolio presentation or audition each year

Criteria for acceptance and continued enrollment in the BFA Studio/Graphic Design program:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in major courses
  • Maintain an active participation in the larger art community.
  • Demonstrate skills and abilities that will help to gain and maintain a job in an artistic industry
  • Demonstrate a continual growth with abilities and talents
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities that promote a high standard of professionalism
  • Display development and learning through a professional style portfolio presentation or critique each year

Criteria for acceptance into and maintaining enrollment in teacher education:

  • Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher or 2.5 with an ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Grade of “C” or higher in ED 100
  • Qualifying scores of 235 or higher on every subtest area of the C-Base exam
  • Evidence of competency in written and oral communication to be judged through EN 160 (“C” or higher grade) and SP 100 (“C” or higher grade)
  • Praxis exam must be passed prior to student teaching.