John Hajdu Heyer, Dean
Richard Haven, Associate Dean
Communication (Journalism and Speech)
Theatre and Dance
The College of Arts and Communication offers opportunities for expanding creative talents and aesthetic awareness, and for developing communication skills and understanding of the mass media in today's society. Students in the College acquire these skills and understandings through course work and participation in varied college activities.
Students are invited to attend plays, concerts, and exhibits, to audition for roles in the theatre productions, to participate in musical ensembles and to gain first-hand experience in areas of radio, television, film and print media. Many opportunities are available to volunteer and gain valuable experience. Involvement in the arts and communication fields will enrich the total college life.
If students choose to take courses in the arts and communication, they will be encouraged to discover and develop their talents. Their work with faculty will enable them to reach creative and analytical goals and to develop the perceptions, production skills and reflective dispositions which characterize professionals in their chosen discipline. Students in the College find a wide range of possibilities for participation in addition to opportunities to specialize in areas of particular interest. The production studios, rehearsal rooms, stages and media labs are busy and congenial places at all hours.
Students in Communication make use of a number of facilities and programs. Cable 6, the on-campus TV station, provides opportunities for experience in television production, direction and performance. Radio broadcasting facilities are available at WSUW, the campus radio station. The Journalism program offers opportunities to work on the Royal Purple, the student newspaper, as well as several computer labs, and a journalism reading room. Students in Art, Music, Theatre and Dance take advantage of the facilities in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, including carefully designed and fully equipped studios, computer labs, shops and rehearsal rooms for artists, dancers, musicians, actors and theatre technicians. The Crossman Gallery, the Barnett and Hicklin Studio Theatres, and the Light Recital Hall provide beautiful settings for students' exhibitions, theatre performances, dances, or music concerts. A number of interdisciplinary programs allow students in the college to interact and collaborate on professional projects. The adjacent new Young Auditorium is an acoustically excellent performance facility with 1300 seats.
PROGRAMS IN ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Students may prepare for a variety of careers through majoring or minoring in arts and communication, either preparing to be a practicing artist or communicator or in using those talents and skills in a variety of settings in business, education, non-profit organizations, the media, government, and other areas. Majors are available in: art (studio, graphics, art history), art education, journalism (print, broadcast and advertising), music, music education, speech communication (public relations, electronic media, organizational and public communication), and theatre, and theatre education. For students whose career preparation cannot be met in a single department in the college, an individually designed major or minor is available. Other minors are: advertising, art, art history, art studio, arts management, dance, journalism, music, public relations, speech communication, speech elementary, speech secondary, and theatre.
Students are encouraged to work closely with their adviser to make the best choices for their personal and career goals from the wide array of course possibilities available. Graduates from the college have an excellent placement rate, moving into employment opportunities that use their well-developed talents and skills.
DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
The departments of the College sponsor a wide variety of organizations and activities in which students participate.
The Student Art Association provides both professional and social activities for its members. Membership is open to all students enrolled in art or art education programs.
The Student Design Association, organized in 1992, accommodates the professional interests of students in the graphic design field. The organization sponsors opportunities to interact with professionals in graphic design and provides a forum for students to discuss techniques and skills involved in the design process.
UW-W's student chapter of the National Broadcasting Society (AERho) is dedicated to providing pre-professional experience and contact with broadcast and cable industry professionals.
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the student organization specifically for public relations students. The organization provides students with opportunities to use their writing and speaking skills, to build their leadership skills, to network with professionals, to attend workshops and conferences, to compete in case studies, and to make new friends.
The Royal Purple, an independent student newspaper, offers student journalists opportunities in writing, editing, sales, photography, layout, and management.
Advertising Society provides opportunities for advertising majors and minors to explore the advertising profession and interact with professionals in the field.
The Forensics team is open to all students and competes against other colleges and universities in regional and national contests.
The UW-W chapter of ASTA, the American String Teachers Association, is open to musicians who are interested in promoting excellence in string and orchestra teaching and playing.
The student chapter of NATS, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, encourages the highest standards of singing through excellence in teaching and the promotion of vocal education and research. Members participate in state and regional competitions, and professional development activities.
The campus chapter of the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC) is composed of music majors and minors interested in music education.
The International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) promotes the appreciation of jazz and its artistic performance, helps organize jazz curricula in schools, and fosters the application of jazz principles at all levels of education. Membership is open to any student interested in jazz.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia: This music fraternity for men was established on this campus in December 1966. Its purpose is to promote musical performance and wide participation in all types of worthwhile musical activity. It is open to all men on the campus who show an active interest in music.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble plays challenging band literature and is open by audition to all qualified students. This group annually tours in the spring and makes several appearances on campus.
The Concert Band is another large ensemble within the department that plays a variety of band literature. Open to all students with previous band experience by audition.
The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra performs several concerts each year from the standard symphonic repertoire. The orchestra sponsors a Concerto competition and performs a major work with the Choir each year. The group is open to all students and community members by audition.
The UW-W Jazz Band is open by audition to all UW-Whitewater students. The UW-W jazz Symposium is the premiere jazz group at UW-W. Directed by Steve Wiest, the Jazz Symposium performs student arrangements and original compositions of a professional level of difficulty. The Jazz Ensemble performs a wide array of standard and contemporary styles for a big band. The Jazz Lab Band also performs a variety of literature as well as serving as a "lab" environment for developing basic jazz skills. All groups are involved in many concerts and events throughout the year.
The Marching Band is open to any student who plays an instrument and has had some marching experience. The band provides entertainment for all home football games and one away game each year. They occasionally play for professional football or baseball games in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Chicago.
The Instrumental Ensembles: There are numerous small ensembles, which perform in concerts and recitals throughout the year. In addition, several larger groups perform concerts during the Spring Term. These are all open by audition and include Brass Choir, Clarinet Choir, Early Music Ensemble, Flute Choir, Horn Choir, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, String Ensemble, Trombone Choir and Trumpet Ensemble.
The Concert Choir is a select, mixed group of about 60 singers who perform music of all styles in campus concerts and on occasional tours.
The Chamber Singers are a highly selective ensemble of 32 singers specializing in madrigals, chanson and part-songs of all periods. They perform on campus and on annual tours.
The Class Act is a select group of 12-16 mixed voices that perform jazz and show tunes in concerts on and off campus. Openings are available for piano, bass and drums.
The Women's Chorale is a select ensemble of women's voices who perform a wide variety of works from the rich tradition of compositions for treble voices.
The Gospel Choir is a mixed chorus open to all UW-Whitewater students. Repertoire is selected from traditional spiritual to contemporary gospel, taught through the oral tradition "by ear".
The Opera Workshop is singers selected by audition; the Opera Workshop performs a recital of opera scenes in a staged, costumed scene recital once annually (Fall Term). For the more advanced singers, but auditions are open to all university students.
THEATRE AND DANCE
The Department of Theatre/Dance presents an extensive program of one-act and full-length plays directed by students in addition to the four mainstage productions directed by the faculty during the academic year. All University students are eligible for participation in acting, makeup, costuming, lighting, sound, stagecraft, and theatre management. Students are urged to note announcements for tryouts.
The University Players offer extracurricular experience in theatre and fellowship for all students interested in theatre production. Members direct student productions and studio performances.
Summer Theatre: The Department of Theatre/Dance produces three plays in June, and July "in the round" in the Center of the Arts. All students and interested persons in the community are invited to tryout for roles or to participate in other aspects of production. Participants may earn from 1 to 6 units by enrolling in the appropriate practicum course.
Children's Theatre/Touring Theatre: A play designed for children and family audiences is toured annually to elementary schools and public theatres in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Contemporary Dance: The annual dance concert is open to all students who demonstrate proficiency in dance. Men and women are invited to audition. It is presented each spring, featuring student performers and choreography by both faculty and students.
Delta Omicron: A professional fraternity for women and a charter member of the Professional Panhellenic Association, Delta Omicron's membership is made up of music majors interested in service to the musical community. Members usher for all activities sponsored by the Music Department and present at least one recital each year. Pledges are accepted in the spring and the fall, with scholarship and musicianship as the main requirements.
Phi Theta Psi: A professional fine arts society.
Pi Kappa Delta is a forensics honorary fraternity that recognizes qualified students who compete in inter-collegiate debate and forensics.
Tau Phi Lambda: Membership in this organization is open to all students interested in music, regardless of their major. Members engage in various service projects and social functions.
Theta Alpha Phi: Wisconsin Delta chapter of this national honorary dramatic fraternity was installed at Whitewater in May 1950. Membership is earned through participation in all phases of theatrical production and evidence of a continuing interest in theatre.
Zeta Phi Eta: A national professional fraternity in Communication Arts and Sciences.
COLLEGE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA)
BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)
Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts and Communication. Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) units in the following areas is required:
College Degree Requirements
All new freshmen entering the Summer of 1994 or later and all transfer students entering the Summer of 1996 forward must complete the following degree requirements in addition to Proficiency, General Education, Diversity, and Writing:
BA Degree All students must complete at least 2 Arts (GA) units outside their major department in the college in addition to the 3-unit World of the Arts course (GENED 110). It is advisable to first take The World of the Arts course. They must also complete a minimum of 6 Humanities (GH) units in addition to U.S. in a World Context (GENED 120) and World of Ideas (GENED 390).
BFA and BM Degrees All students must complete at least 2 Arts (GA) units outside their department in the college in addition to the 3-unit World of the Arts course (GENED 110). It is advisable to first take The World of the Arts core course.
BS Degree Students must complete at least 6 units in Natural Sciences/Mathematics (GL/M) in addition to the Laboratory Science course and general education elective 3 unit science or math.
Major 34-75 units:
The number of units required for a major varies with the different departments and the particular major desired. Consult the following sections of this catalog devoted to departmental major offerings.
Minor 22-24 units:
Requirements for a minor vary with the different departments and with the minor desired. The College of Arts and Communication accepts most University minors including the Professional Minor in Business Studies. A minor is not required with a major of 54 or more units. Consult the following departmental sections for these offerings.
Writing Proficiency in Major: This requirement is determined by each department.
For the remainder of the 120 units, students will be free to plan with their adviser a program best suited to their needs and interests. If they meet the prerequisites stated by the respective departments, they are free to choose elective courses from any college in the university.
To be eligible to graduate as an Art, Music, or Theatre major, students must have a minimum grade point of 2.5 in the upper level courses within their major.
To be eligible to graduate as a Theatre BFA major, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major and a 2.50 overall GPA.
A 2.00 cumulative GPA is required to declare the Speech major. A minimum 2.25 GPA is required in the major for graduation. The major GPA is based upon both the grades for courses completed at UW-W and those for courses accepted in transfer. Transfer students need a transfer 2.00 GPA to declare the major. To be eligible to graduate as a Journalism major, students must have a grade point of 2.00.
ARTS MANAGEMENT MINOR
The Arts Management minor is not meant to be completely comprehensive, but rather a complement to other arts coursework that provides enough exposure at an early state to assist students in choosing a career in arts administration.
MINOR - 24 UNITS
1. ACINDP 363 and ACINDP 364
2. ACCOUNT 244 and MARKETNG 311
3. SELECT 8 UNITS FROM 1 OF THESE 2 GROUPS:
a. ACINDP 361 AND ACINDP 362 AND 4 UNITS FROM
ACINDP 200 AND ACINDP 493
b. MANGEMNT 387 AND 5 UNITS FROM
ACINDP 200 AND ACINDP 493
4. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM COURSES
ACINDP 361, ARTSTDIO 180, JOURNLSM 220, JOURNLSM 320, JOURNLSM 321, SPEECH 202, SPEECH 203, SPEECH 204, SPEECH 242, BSEDCNA 353, BSEDCNA 363, BSEDCNA 364, ECON 245, MANGEMNT 211, MANGEMNT 301, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 385, MANGEMNT 486, MARKETNG 321, MARKETNG 337, MARKETNG 350, MARKETNG 432 OR OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY THE MINOR ADVISER ASSIGNED BY THE COLLEGE DEAN
INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MAJOR
This major is designed to permit students to focus their study on a topic or problem area which falls outside the limits of a conventional major. Since each major is individualized, what is deemed appropriate for one student may be deemed inappropriate for another. The purpose of the major is to accommodate an integration of the courses and programs not offered by the University; it is not a means of forming special majors or degrees which the University is not authorized to offer. The Individually Designed Major, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, must consist of a coherent pattern of approved courses taken in more than one department.
INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MAJOR WITH A MINOR (BA)
A grade point average of 2.5 is needed for admission to the program. A grade point average of 3.0 in the major is required for graduation.
MAJOR - 36 UNITS
1. SELECT 36 UNITS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR
ADVISER. INCLUDE NO MORE THAN 24 UNITS
FROM ANY ONE DEPARTMENT.
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
MAJOR - 54 UNITS
1. SELECT 54 UNITS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR
ADVISER. INCLUDE NO MORE THAN 24 UNITS
FROM ANY ONE DEPARTMENT.
NO MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
Writing Proficiency Requirement: Consult adviser (ENGLISH 370 recommended)
Electives bring the total to a minimum of 120 units. In either Option I or II of the Individually Designed Major students will choose as an adviser a faculty member whose competence is in the area of their interest. Together with the adviser they will plan the major and submit in writing to the College Individualized Major/Minor Committee for its approval a proposed list of courses, a schedule plan and a statement of the rationale and goals of the major program. The major should be approved, with the possibility of subsequent amendment, no later than the end of the sophomore year. Any later approval may result in additional terms of study. The program must be planned and approved in advance of admission to the major. Any changes in the major at a later date will require written permission from the Individualized Major/Minor Committee.
Under either Option I or II students may count at most 24 units from any one department for fulfillment of total degree requirements. The Individualized Major/Minor Committee will carefully review student proposed courses to assure a reasonable depth of study beyond the general survey level. One-half of the units earned for the major must be taken within the College of Arts and Communication. A concentration of course work within the College of Arts and Communication will meet the needs of students interested in interdisciplinary fine arts studies and those wishing to combine fine arts courses with a combination of any other college's courses. Primary supervision of the major rests with the Individualized Major/Minor Committee.
If students have definite educational goals which cannot be met by any of the existing minors, they may design an individualized minor consisting of at least 24 units in areas related to their clearly stated goals, and the courses included in the minor should be related to those goals. However, these courses do not have to be in areas related to the major. Each minor is approached on an individual student basis. Students may complete at most one individualized minor.
MINOR - 24 UNITS
1. SELECT 24 UNITS IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR ADVISER. COURSES MUST BE OUTSIDE YOUR MAJOR AREA.
A statement of the content, nature and rationale of the proposed individualized minor must be approved by the major department. If fifteen or more units of the minor are to be taken in any one department of the College of Arts and Communication, the proposed minor shall be approved by that department as well as the major department. Further, the proposed minor shall be sent to the Office of the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Communication for the Dean's referral to the College Individualized Major/Minor Committee for its approval.
The minor should be prepared early in the students' college career, preferably before the junior year. At least 12 units of the courses proposed for the minor must be earned after the plan is approved. Any subsequent changes in the minor must be approved by the Individualized Major/Minor Committee.
The responsibility for certifying that students have met the requirements of their minor rests with the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Communication.
AUDIO STUDIES MODULE
An opportunity for students with an interest in audio technology to develop a strong base in audio theory while also garnering experience in sound reinforcement, broadcast production, multi-media and two- and multi-track music recording. Using an interdisciplinary focus, courses are taken from the communication, music and physics departments. Audio practica are scheduled at WSUS-FM, at the Young Auditorium, the Music and Theatre/Dance Departments and the University Center.
REQUIREMENTS - 9-12 UNITS
STUDENTS MUST SELECT A SEQUENCE THAT CONTAINS COURSES FROM OUTSIDE THEIR MAJORS. COURSES FOR THE MODULE CANNOT BE COUNTED FOR THE MAJOR WITH EXCEPTION OF THE AUDIO PRACTICUM.
1. AUDIO PRACTICUM (3 UNITS)
THEATRE 203 OR THEATRE 308 OR SPEECH 230
2. COGNATE AREAS (6-9 UNITS)
SELECT ONE SEQUENCE
1. PHYSCS 160, PHYSCS 161, PHYSCS 240 OR MUSC 452
2. MUSC 150, MUSC 452, PHYSCS 240 OR
MUSC 151 OR SPEECH 239
3. SPEECH 239, SPEECH 320, PHYSCS 240
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