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Overview

This guide provides a list of resources for the Visual & Performing Arts and Music disciplines. Resources included in this guide are: print books that are housed in the James B. Duke Memorial Library and books available through Worldcat by OCLC, ebooks available through the library’s databases and open source ebook collections, course reserves, databases, academic journals and magazines housed in the library, interlibrary Loan (ILL) process and request form, the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium and the Duke Endowment Library of 4 (TDEL-4) Agreement, along with associations, organizations, and programs for the visual and performing arts and music disciplines.

JCSU Arts Factory

The JCSU Arts Factory was completed in 2010 as part of an initiative to transform the university and engage the community. The 14,000-square-foot building is located on West Trade Street and serves as a teaching facility for the visual and performing arts and Music programs. 

​(Courtesy of JCSU News)

Visual & Performing Arts Major at Johnson C. Smith University

Music Major at Johnson C. Smith University

University Catalog

Student Handbook

The Department of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts

The Department provides programs for earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University in the following areas:

Communication Arts

Dance

Music, with a Concentration in Music Performance

Visual and Performing Arts, with a Concentration in Dance

Visual and Performing Arts, with a Concentration in Film

Visual and Performing Arts, with a Concentration in Graphic Art

Visual and Performing Arts, with a Concentration in Sound Art

Visual and Performing Arts, with a Concentration in Studio Art

Visual and Performing Arts, with a Concentration in Theatre

 

The Department also offers Minors in:

Animation

Fine Arts

Communication Arts

Dance

Music

Theatre

 

Degrees with Honors

The Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts Department seeks to recognize outstanding students, challenge their abilities, expose them to research problems, and prepare them to excel in graduate studies or other rewarding professional careers by allowing highly qualified and highly talented students to earn Honors Degrees in their majors. As a part of this program, students will be able to make academic choices and develop skills beyond the typical curriculum.

 

Eligibility

Overall GPA of 3.5

Letter or recommendation from a professor in the discipline

Grade or better in all Major courses at the time of application or better in all Major courses at the time of application or better in all Major courses at the time of application

 

Requirements

The Honors Degree Proposal 

To apply to graduate with Honors, the student must submit a proposal outlining her or his interest in completing a substantial project or research Honors thesis and three graduate school admission applications or three professional job applications (to remain on file until graduation). Proposals must be completed and approved by the College of Arts and Letters Honors Review Committee in the Fall Semester before the Spring Semester of the project completion.

The Honors Advisor 

Applicants invite an advisor in the discipline to guide the project from application through defense.

Presentations 

Students must present, exhibit, or perform at least twice at an off-campus event, professional meeting, or conference.

Defense 

In addition to and separate from the normal Senior Paper requirement, the Honors candidate will present and defend the project or research thesis as proposed and approved by the College of Arts and Letters Honors Review Committee during the student’s final semester. The student will make a public presentation and defense. The Committee, the student’s academic advisor, the student’s project/thesis advisor, and the Department Chair will determine if the presentation and defense are sufficient to be awarded the Degree with Honors. Their decision is final.

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