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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

DEAN: Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
Office: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
ASSOCIATE DEAN: Anthony A. DeCuir, Ph.D.
Office: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
DEPARTMENTS: MUSIC, THEATRE ARTS and DANCE, VISUAL ARTS
WEB PAGE: mfa.loyno.edu

MISSION

The College of Music and Fine Arts serves as the preeminent center of fine and performing arts study among all Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the United States offering professional and liberal arts programs within a rigorous academic environment.  Students are prepared for fine and performing arts professions in a manner that reflects the Jesuit ideals of truth, service, and justice.  The College of Music and Fine Arts provides the campus, region, and nation with music, theatre, dance, and visual arts activities demonstrating the University’s commitment and service to the fine and performing arts.

ACCREDITATION

The College of Music and Fine Arts, founded in 1932, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The college also holds memberships in the Association of American Colleges, Jesuit Educational Association, National Catholic Educational Association, and the American Music Therapy Association. The music education curriculum, in consortium with Our Lady of Holy Cross College, is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for teacher certification in the State of Louisiana. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Click here to visit the College of Music admissions page.

Admission to the Music programs in the College of Music and Fine Arts requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance audition or music industry studies interview and portfolio submission, in addition to normal university admission. Candidates are required to complete the College of Music and Fine Arts audition application prior to scheduling their audition or interview.

Click here to visit the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance admissions page.

Admission to the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance and/or portfolio audition, in addition to normal university admission. This audition also serves as a basis of consideration for awarding theatre arts scholarships.

Click here to fill out the Visual Arts admission application.

In the Visual Arts, an entry portfolio is required of students who are seeking scholarships or advanced placement, and of transfer students who wish to have course credit from other institutions applied to their Loyola transcripts. Freshman scholarship applicants must submit all materials by February 15 of the year that they intend to enter the university.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Talent-based scholarships are awarded annually to music, theatre arts, and visual arts majors.  These awards vary according to the discipline of study.

Music scholarships depend on student’s potential for continued musical and academic progress, and the performance needs of the college. Retention of a music scholarship depends on satisfactory musical and academic progress and the student’s fulfillment of performance requirements as stipulated in the scholarship contract. Only students pursuing degrees in the following programs are eligible for music scholarship consideration: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts in Music.

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance administers talent-based scholarships annually for theatre arts majors. These awards vary according to the student’s theatrical skills, potential for continued development and academic progress, and the needs of the department. The theatre arts scholarship deadline is December 1.

The Department of Visual Arts offers freshmen scholarships, which are open only to incoming freshmen. The Visual Arts Portfolio and Scholarship Review Committee recommends outstanding incoming freshmen to each receive an annual award, in the form of tuition reduction, renewable for the subsequent undergraduate years. Those wishing to be considered for these freshmen scholarships must have completed all university applications and must have submitted a portfolio of art work by March 1, 2008.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND PROFICIENCIES

Individual degree programs and departments stipulate a variety of specific proficiencies. Students must consult their advisers concerning these requirements.

Music

All B.M., B.M.E., B.M.T., and B.A. students are required to pass a music reading proficiency examination which consists of singing at sight samples of music in compound and simple meters and modulations to closely related keys. Ordinarily this examination is an integral part of the second-semester sophomore theory course.

Every candidate for a music degree must display a minimum proficiency in piano. An examination to determine such proficiency is ordinarily given at the end of the sophomore year. Students not meeting requirements by this time must continue to study piano until the required standards are met.

A senior recital is required of all bachelor of music candidates except the B.M. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies and B.M. with Elective Studies. A junior recital is also required of all B.M. Performance candidates. Candidates for the degrees B.M.T., B.M. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies, and B.M. with Elective Studies are required to make at least one appearance in a recital during their period of study. This appearance must show on transcripts as Junior Recital. All students must stand jury examinations each semester that they are enrolled in applied study except for the terms in which they are subject to recital juries.

Additionally, students majoring in music education must earn the minimum grade of C in all music and education courses. Music therapy majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in all music therapy courses (MUTY).

Theatre Arts and Dance

All students are expected to be involved in at least one production each semester. Completion of at least one production crew is required by the fall term of the sophomore year. A student placed on academic probation must cease all production activity until good standing is restored. Majors and minors are expected to participate in departmental forums and the annual spring meeting.

Each senior develops a personalized project. Projects maybe the directing of a short play and the compiling of a production book; the writing of a research thesis; the design of a production. Those in theatre arts/business may propose a management project.

In order to graduate with a degree in theatre arts, a student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA as well as a 2.5 departmental GPA. All majors are expected to achieve a minimum of 2.0 in theatre arts courses.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

In addition to satisfying the university graduation requirement of a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average, departments within the College of Music and Fine Arts adhere to certain grade point and course requirements. To be eligible for graduation, students must complete their last 30 semester hours at Loyola.

 

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Music

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Music Therapy

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies

Minor Programs

Theatre Arts and Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Communications

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Business Administration

Minor Programs

Visual Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Minor Programs