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Any study of intellectual culture must embrace the arts. Students broaden their exposure to and understanding of these essential subjects with courses in art, music, and theatre. Programs survey the elements, structures, literatures, styles, and cultural histories of the arts, promoting literacy through study and participation. For the serious arts student, professional courses in performance and technique are provided. Arts-oriented business students can choose to combine their interests through programs such as arts administration and the management of musical enterprises.

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Programs and Careers:

General Information

Students interested in a career in the arts and arts-related fields have a wide array of program options at Baruch. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) offers the

  • Music Major
    (with the option of a specialization in Management of Musical Enterprises)
  • Business Communication Major/Graphic Communication Specialization

plus

Arts and Sciences Ad Hoc Majors in

  • Art History
  • Arts Administration
  • Theatre

Additionally, minors are offered in art, music, and theatre.

Students interested in careers in advertising, publishing, or graphic design should consider the graphic communication specialization of the business communication major. Students seeking a traditional program in music can major in music. Those interested in a career in music management should review the management of musical enterprises specialization. Students interested in a career involving the management of the arts should review the arts administration ad hoc major. The Weissman Schools flexible arts and sciences ad hoc major makes possible the creation of student-specific courses of study in art history and theatre.

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The Majors

Music

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers a music major and a management of musical enterprises specialization. Students following the prescribed curriculum with a major in music will learn about the broad historical and cultural context in which the art is developed as well as study music literature, history, theory, and musicianship. Such study is intended to provide a base from which subsequent advanced training may be undertaken. The department expects that all students majoring in music will participate each semester in a performing group sponsored by the Music Program. The arts and sciences major in music is as follows:

Required Courses                12 credits

Harmony I

3 credits

Harmony II

3 credits

History of Music from Antiquity through the Baroque (c. 1750)

3 credits

History of Music from Classicism (c. 1750) to Modern Times

3 credits

Electives                   18 credits

Western Concert Music Literature             9 credits

Music of the Baroque Period

3 credits

Music of the Classic Period

3 credits

Music of the Romantic Period

3 credits

The Opera

3 credits

Music of the Twentieth Century

3 credits

Comparative and Cultural Studies             9 credits

World Music

3 credits

The American Musical Theatre

3 credits

Popular Song in America

3 credits

Jazz: From Its Origins to the Present

3 credits

Music in the Light Theatre

3 credits

Music in Films

3 credits

Commercial Music and the Media

3 credits

Music and Society

3 credits

Credits Required for the Major:          30 credits

 

Specialization in the Management of Musical Enterprises

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers the management of musical enterprises specialization. Students follow the prescribed curriculum with a major in music and learn about the broad historical and cultural context in which the art is developed as well as study music literature, history, theory, and musicianship. The department encourages all students majoring in music to participate in a performance sponsored by the Music Program. Students interested in the specialization should contact Professor Andrew Tomasello at andrew.tomasello@baruch.cuny.edu.

For the BA Student

  1. Follow the BA base curriculum
  2. Complete the major in music (minimum of 30 credits) as described below; and
  3. Take 12 credits in business chosen from such areas as economics and finance, management, marketing, law, statistics, and accountancy selected under advisement.

Required Courses                      21 credits

Introduction to Arts Administration

3 credits

Harmony I

3 credits

Harmony II

3 credits

History of Music from Antiquity through the Baroque (c. 1750)

3 credits

History of Music from Classicism (c. 1750) to Modern Times

3 credits

Music and Society

3 credits

Internship in Music Management (FPA 5070)

3 credits

Electives                                     9 credits
Choose two courses from Group 1 and one course from Group 2

Group 1: Western Concert Music Literature      6 credits

Music of the Baroque Period

3 credits

Music of the Classic Period

3 credits

Music of the Romantic Period

3 credits

The Opera

3 credits

Music of the Twentieth Century

3 credits

Group 2: Comparative and Cultural Studies       3 credits

World Music

3 credits

The American Musical Theatre

3 credits

Popular Song in America

3 credits

Jazz: From Its Origins to the Present

3 credits

Music in the Light Theatre

3 credits

Music in Films

3 credits

Commercial Music and the Media

3 credits

Minimum Music and FPA credits required in the Major:    30
It is also possible for the BBA student to add the music sequence in the following way:

For The BBA Student Majoring in a Business Subject

  1. Follow the BBA base curriculum
  2. Complete a BBA major in the Zicklin School of Business and
  3. Take 30 credits from the sequence in music (described above) to be used as elective credit toward fulfillment of the 62 required arts and sciences credits.

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Business Communication Major with a Specialization in Graphic Communication

The business communication major is designed for students who are interested in careers in business journalism, corporate communication, or graphic communication. Because the business communication field is essentially interdisciplinary in nature, the program integrates courses from several departments in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the Zicklin School of Business.

The graphic communication specialization provides training in graphics as well as basic training in the broader aspects of business communication. It prepares the graphic artist to enter a business environment. Interested students should contact Professor Terry Berkowitz in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 646-312-4052.

The major also offers specializations in business writing (see the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions listing) and corporate communication (see the Department of Communication Studies listing).

Program Prerequisites                      12 credits

Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies

(Students must complete BUS 1000 as a course prerequisite)

3 credits

Marketing Foundations

3 credits

Fundamentals of Management

3 credits

Business Statistics I

3 credits


or

Statistics for Social Science

3 credits


or

 

Micro-Economics

3 credits


or

Macro-Economics

3 credits


or

 

Current Economic Problems

3 credits

Credits Required for the Major:                            30 credits

Interdisciplinary Core                                  12 credits

Business Communication                               3 credits

Business Communication
(for business writing and graphic communication students only)

3 credits

Marketing/Advertising                                   3 credits

Choose one course:

Advertising and Marketing Communications

3 credits

Marketing Research

(Students must complete  STA 2000 as a course prerequisite)

3 credits

Consumer Behavior

3 credits

Management                                 3 credits

Choose one course:

Management: A Behavioral Approach

3 credits

Management and Society

3 credits

Business or Arts and Sciences Elective      3 credits
One business or arts and sciences elective (at the 2000 level or above) to be selected upon consultation with the program advisor and with the advisors approval.

Specialization Requirements            18 credits

Required Courses                              12 credits

Basic Graphic Communication: Design and Advertising Layout

3 credits

Intermediate Graphic Communication: Publication Design

3 credits

Graphic Communication: Print Production and History

3 credits

Graphic Communication Internship

3 credits

Electives                                          6 credits

Choose two courses:

Basic Photography

3 credits

Special Topics in Art (Studio)

3 credits

Branding Design: Strategies and Practice

3 credits

Typography: History and Application

3 credits

Principles of Internet Design

3 credits

Animation and Motion Graphics ( NMA 3059)

3 credits

Introduction to Digital Photography

3 credits

Art of the Twentieth Century
(prerequisite: ART 1011 or ART 1012, which may be applied to the base curriculum)

3 credits

History of Modern Design
(prerequisite: ART 1011 or ART 1012, which may be applied to the base curriculum)

3 credits

Design for Non-Profit Organizations

3 credits

Independent Study

3 credits

Graphic Communication Internship

3 credits

 

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Arts and Sciences Ad Hoc Major in Arts Administration

Bachelor of Arts students interested in a career in the field of management and administration in the arts may consider the interdisciplinary arts administration specialization. In the visual arts or theatre, students complete an appropriate ad hoc major; an internship in an arts organization; and arts administration courses. For additional information and recommended courses, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 646-312-4052.

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences ad hoc major requires 30--33 credits.

Note for Bachelor of Business Administration students: Arts administration is an interdisciplinary specialization that can also provide BBA students with the arts and sciences background to prepare for entry into fields like management in the creative arts. For information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

Two specializations are commonly pursued by those students with an arts and sciences ad hoc major in arts administration: visual arts and theatre.

Visual Arts Specialization

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts recommends that the visual arts administration specialization consist of the following:

Prerequisites                                 6 credits

May be completed as part of the BA base curriculum:

Art History Survey I

3 credits

Art History Survey II

3 credits

Required Courses                           9 credits

The Art Market

3 credits

The Arts in New York City (1900 - Present)

3 credits

Arts Administration Internship 

3 credits

Elective Courses                              21 - 22 credits
One global art history course selected from:

Islamic Art

3 credits

Native Art of the Americas

3 credits

Asian Art

3 credits

African Art

3 credits

One pre-modern art history course selected from:

Greek and Roman Art

3 credits

Medieval Art

3 credits

Renaissance Art

3 credits

Baroque and Rococo Art

3 credits

Two modern art history courses selected from:

Special Topics in Art (History)

3 credits

Nineteenth-Century European Art

3 credits

Twentieth-Century Art

3 credits

History of Modern Design

3 credits

The Influence of Visual Arts on Film

3 credits

Art of the United States

3 credits

Architecture and the City

3 credits

History of the Modern Architecture

3 credits

History of Photography

3 credits

Museum and Gallery Studies

3 credits

Three interdisciplinary courses selected from Photography, Graphics, New Media Studies, FPA ( FPA 2000Introduction to Arts Administration,  FPA 5000 Independent Study,  FPA 5071 Arts Administration Internship), PHI 3240 Philosophy of Art,  IDC 4050H (Feit Seminar - only with prior approval of major faculty advisor).

For information and advisement, contact Leonard Sussman, Deputy Chair for Art, at 646-312-4058; e-mail: Leonard.Sussman@baruch.cuny.edu.

Theatre Specialization

Prerequisites                                 6 credits 

Introduction to the Theatre Arts

3 credits

Writing I 

3 credits

Required Courses                      15 credits

Introduction to Arts Administration

3 credits

FPA 4900

The Arts in New York City (1900 - Present)

3 credits

Arts Administration Internship

3 credits

History of Theatre

3 credits

Play Production

3 credits

Elective Courses                              18 credits
Two 3000-level theatre courses selected from:

Theatre of Color in the United States ( BLS 3043)

3 credits

Advanced Acting

3 credits

Introduction to Directing

3 credits

Workshop in Playwriting ( JRN 3630)

3 credits

Stage Design: Principles and Practice

3 credits

THE 3060Immigration on Stage and Screen ( JWS 3060)3 credits

One art or music course (may be at the 1000 level)

3 credits

One course in drama/media selected from:

Video Communication and Production

3 credits

American Television Programming

3 credits

The Art of the Film

3 credits

Masters of the Drama

3 credits

Contemporary Drama

3 credits

Shakespeare

3 credits

One 4000- or 5000-level theatre course

3 credits

Elective Business Courses                  9 credits


Four business courses, including courses in marketing and management

For information and advisement, contact Eric Krebs, Deputy Chair for Theatre, at 646-312-4067;
e-mail: eric.krebs@baruch.cuny.edu.

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Arts and Sciences Ad Hoc Majors in Art and Theatre

When a student's educational objectives cannot be fully attained solely by study within an existing department, program, or school, he or she is given the option of devising an ad hoc pattern of courses in an area of concentration of his or her own choosing. A student may embark upon an ad hoc major following preparation and acceptance of a proposal outlining the area of study, the desired outcomes, and the educational values of the program. The program must be approved by the Office of the Associate Dean, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.

Students interested in including art history courses or theatre courses as part of an arts and sciences ad hoc major should contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 646-312-4052. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students may design an ad hoc major in art history or theatre as preparation for graduate study or arts management. Students interested in arts administration should consider the arts administration ad hoc major previously described in this section.

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences ad hoc major requires 30--33 credits.

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The Minors

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts features minor concentrations in art, music, and theatre.

Art Minors and Courses

Art History

Required

The Arts in New York City (1900 - present)

3 credits

Electives        (choose two)

Special Topics in Art (History)

3 credits

Greek and Roman Art

3 credits

Islamic Art

3 credits

Renaissance Art

3 credits

Baroque and Rococo Art

3 credits

Nineteenth-Century European Art

3 credits

Twentieth-Century Art

3 credits

History of Modern Design

3 credits

The Influence of Visual Art on Film

3 credits

Art of the United States

3 credits

Native Art of the Americas

3 credits

Architecture and the City

3 credits

Asian Art

3 credits

History of Photography

3 credits

African Art

3 credits

The Art Market

3 credits

Graphics

Required

Design and Photography in Theory and Practice

3 credits

Electives        (choose two)

Special Topics in Art (Studio)

3 credits

Intermediate Graphic Communication: Publication Design

3 credits

Branding Design: Strategies and Practice

3 credits

Typography: History and Application

3 credits

Principles of Internet Design

3 credits

Graphic Communication: Print Production and History

3 credits

Animation and Motion Graphics ( NMA 3059)

3 credits

History of Modern Design

3 credits

Design for Non-Profit Organizations

3 credits

Photography

Required

Design and Photography in Theory and Practice

3 credits

Electives        (choose two)

Intermediate Photography

3 credits

Introduction to Digital Photography

3 credits

Photojournalism ( JRN 3064)

3 credits

History of Photography

3 credits

Visual Arts Administration
Required |

Art Market

3 credits

The Arts in New York City (1900--present)

3 credits

Arts Administration Internship

3 credits

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Music


History of Music

History of Music from Antiquity through the Baroque (1750)

3 credits

History of Music from Classicism (c. 1750) to Modern Times

3 credits

Music and Society

3 credits

Western Concert Music Literature

Required

Music and Society

3 credits

Elective        (choose two)

Music of the Baroque Period

3 credits

Music of the Classic Period

3 credits

Music of the Romantic Period

3 credits

The Opera

3 credits

Music of the Twentieth Century

3 credits

History of Music and Western Concert Music Literature

Required

Music and Society

3 credits

Elective        (choose one)

History of Music from Antiquity through the Baroque (1750)

3 credits

History of Music from Classicism (c. 1750) to Modern Times

3 credits

Elective        (choose one)

Music of the Baroque Period

3 credits

Music of the Classic Period

3 credits

Music of the Romantic Period

3 credits

The Opera

3 credits

Music of the Twentieth Century

3 credits

Comparative and Cultural Studies in Music

Required

Music and Society

3 credits

Elective        (choose two)

World Music

3 credits

The American Musical Theatre

3 credits

Popular Song in America

3 credits

Jazz: From Its Origins to the Present

3 credits

Music in the Light Theatre

3 credits

Music in Films

3 credits

Commercial Music and the Medias

3 credits

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New Media Arts

Program Prerequisite:

Introduction to New Media Arts

3 credits

Required: 

New Media Arts in Theory and Practice

3 credits

Elective   (choose two)

Video I

3 credits

NMA 3012Digital Interactivity3 credits 
NMA 3021Performing with New Media ( THE 3050)3 credits 
NMA 3041

Special Topics in New Media and Interdisciplinary Art

3 credits

Principles of Internet Design

3 credits

Animation and Motion Graphics ( NMA 3059)

3 credits

Introduction to Digital Photography

3 credits

Electronic Music

3 credits

Advanced Acting

3 credits

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Theatre

Required

The Arts in New York City (1900 – present)

3 credits

 Elective        (choose two)

History of Theatre

3 credits

Theatre of Color in the United States ( BLS 3043)

3 credits

Advanced Acting

3 credits

Principles of Directing

3 credits

Play Production

3 credits

THE 3050Performing with New Media ( NMA 3021)3 credits 

Workshop in Playwriting ( JRN 3630)

3 credits

THE 3056 

Theatre Organization and Management

3 credits

THE 3060Immigration on Stage and Screen ( JWS 3060)3 credits 

 Courses 

Fine and Performing Arts (FPA)

Introduction to Arts Administration

3 hours; 3 credits

The Arts in New York City (1900- Present) (Formerly 3000)

3 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study I

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study II

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study III

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study IV

Hours and credits to be arranged

Arts Administration Internship

Minimum of 10 field hours per week; 3 credits each course

Arts Administration Internship II

Minimum of 10 field hours per week; 3 credits each course

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Art (ART)

Introduction to Design and Visual Communication

3 hours; 3 credits

Art History Survey I

3 hours; 3 credits

Art History Survey II

3 hours; 3 credits

Basic Graphic Communication: Design and Advertising Layout

4 hours; 3 credits

Computer-Based Graphic Design

3 hours; 3 credits

Graphic Communication: Computer Based Image Making

3 hours; 3 credits

Graphic Communication: Illustration Techniques and Applications

3 hours; 3 credits

Basic Photography

4 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Art (History)

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Art (Studio)

4 hours; 3 credits

Intermediate Graphic Communication: Publication Design

4 hours; 3 credits

Branding Design: Strategies and Practice

4 hours; 3 credits

Typography: History and Application

3 hours; 3 credits

Principles of Internet Design

3 hours; 3 credits

Graphic Communication: Print Production and History

4 hours; 3 credits

Animation and Motion Graphics ( NMA 3059)

3 hours; 3 credits

Intermediate Photography

4 hours; 3 credits

Digital Photography

3 hours; 3 credits

Photojournalism ( JRN 3064)

4 hours; 3 credits

Greek and Roman Art

3 hours; 3 credits

Medieval Art

3 hours; 3 credits

Islamic Art

3 hours; 3 credits

Renaissance Art

3 hours; 3 credits

Baroque and Rococo Art

3 hours; 3 credits

Nineteenth-Century European Art

3 hours; 3 credits

Twentieth-Century Art

3 hours; 3 credits

History of Modern Design

3 hours; 3 credits

The Influence of Visual Arts on Film

4 hours; 3 credits

Art of the United States

3 hours; 3 credits

Native Art of the Americas

3 hours; 3 credits

Architecture and the City

3 hours; 3 credits

History of Modern Architecture

3 hours; 3 credits

Asian Art

3 hours; 3 credits

History of Photography

3 hours; 3 credits

African Art

3 hours; 3 credits

The Art Market

3 hours; 3 credits

Museums and Gallery Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Corporate Design II: Design for Non-Profit Organizations

3 hours; 3 credits

Design and Photography in Theory and Practice

4 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study I

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study II

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study III

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study IV

Hours and credits to be arranged

Graphic Communication Internship

8-14 hours; 3 credits

Graphic Communication Internship

8-14 hours; 3 credits

Art Honors I

3 hours; 3 credits

Art Honors II

3 hours; 3 credits

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Music (MSC) 

Music in Civilization

3 hours; 3 credits

Principles of Music

3 hours; 3 credits

Chorus I

2 hours; 1 credit

Chorus II

2 hours; 1 credit

Chorus III

2 hours; 1 credit

Chorus IV

2 hours; 1 credit

Fundamentals of Music I

3 hours; 3 credits

Music of the Baroque Period

3 hours; 3 credits

Music of the Classic Period

3 hours; 3 credits

Music of the Romantic Period

3 hours; 3 credits

World Music

3 hours; 3 credits

The Opera

3 hours; 3 credits

Music of the Twentieth Century

3 hours; 3 credits

The American Musical Theatre

3 hours; 3 credits

Popular Song in America

3 hours; 3 credits

Music and Religion

3 hours; 3 credits

Jazz: From Its Origins to the Present

3 hours; 3 credits

Music in the Light Theatre

3 hours; 3 credits

Harmony I

3 hours; 3 credits

Harmony II

3 hours; 3 credits

Electronic Music

3 hours; 3 credits

Music in Films

3 hours; 3 credits

Commercial Music and the Media

3 hours; 3 credits

The History of Music from Antiquity Through the Baroque (1750)

3 hours; 3 credits

The History of Music from Classicism (c. 1750) to Modern Times

3 hours; 3 credits

Music and Society

3 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study I

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study II

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study III

Hours and credits to be arranged

Ind Stud Msc IV

Hours and credits to be arranged

Internship in Music Management

Minimum of 10 field hours per week; 3 credits each course

Internship in Music Management

Minimum of 10 field hours per week; 3 credits each course

Music Honors I

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

Music Honors II

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

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 New Media (NMA)

NMA 2050Introduction to New Media Arts 4 hours; 3 credits 
NMA 3010Video I4 hours; 3 credits

NMA 3012 

Digital Interactivity

4 hours; 3 credits

NMA 3041Special Topics in New Media and Interdisciplinary Art4 hours; 3 credits 
NMA 3021Performing with New Media ( THE 30503 hours; 3 credits 
NMA 3059

Animation and Motion Graphics ( ART 3059)

 

3 hours; 3 credits
NMA 4900New Media Arts in Theory and Practice4 hours; 3 credits

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Theatre (THE)

Intro Theatre Arts

3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to Acting

3 hours; 3 credits

Workshop in Children's Theatre

3 hours; 3 credits

History of Theatre

3 hours; 3 credits

Theatre of Color in the United States ( BLS 3043)

3 hours; 3 credits

Advanced Acting

3 hours; 3 credits

Principles of Directing

3 hours; 3 credits

Play Production

3 hours; 3 credits

THE 3050Performing with New Media ( NMA 3021)3 hours; 3 credits 

Workshop Playwriting ( JRN 3630)

3 hours; 3 credits

Stage Design: Principles and Practice

3 hours; 3 credits

Theatre Organization and Management

3 hours; 3 credits

THE 3060Immigration on Stage and Screen ( JWS 3060)3 hours; 3 credits 

Playwriting II

3 hours; 3 credits

 

THE 4101 

Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Selected Topics

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Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Selected Topics

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Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Selected Topics

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study I

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study II

Hours and credits to be arranged

Honors Theatre I

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

Honors Theatre II

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

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