2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Fine and Performing Arts Department

Chairperson: Kathryn Strickland

Faculty: Katheryn Bilbo, Karen Britt, Debra Brown, Rebecca Dunnell, Patrick Immel, Miranda Myles Jackson, Stephanie Jorandby, Joe Kreizinger, Thomas LaPann, Feixhue Mei, Armin Mühsam, Anthony Olson, Caleb Pickering, Robert Pippin, William Richardson, Theo Ross, Pamela Shannon, Sarah Sipling, Joseph Tomasso, Stephen Town, Veronica Watkins, Adam Zrust

Statement of Mission

The Northwest Missouri State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts provides an engaging and immersive environment for the preparation of professional artists, educators, scholars, and entrepreneurs who become leaders in art, music and theatre for a dynamic and diverse world culture.  As an essential member of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts is at the core of the institution, providing hands-on, closely-mentored, profession-based experiences in a collaborative community of excellence.  

Degree Programs

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers twelve majors, six minors, and one area of endorsement.

Preamble

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is comprised of the disciplines of Art, Music and Theatre. While these disciplines share many common objectives and values, the programs of study require different policies for study in the various majors. For that reason the policies, descriptions, requirements, and offerings are presented by discipline so that all materials related to Art are together, followed by all materials related to Music, followed by all materials related to Theatre.