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The Fine Arts Foundation

To fulfill the Fine Arts Requirement, students must take one three-credit course chosen from core-designated courses, ordinarily in the fine arts.

​Why the Fine Arts?

The fine arts requirement reflects the importance of creative and artistic expression within the Dominican tradition and the Catholic faith. The Mission of Providence College requires that students are educated as moral, spiritual, and intellectual beings. To accomplish this goal, students must be provided with opportunities to engage directly with artistic activities as well as develop the aesthetic dimension of their minds and spirits. The fine arts core seeks to foster students’ understanding and appreciation of the arts and of the aesthetic in the human and natural world. It encourages students to reflect on aesthetics as a way of integrating the multifaceted dimensions of human experience. Through such reflection, students can develop a richer understanding of the meaning of life and of the moral and spiritual values that sustain it. It is also hoped that students are encouraged to develop life-long practices of arts appreciation and of considering the role of the aesthetic in broader human and social questions.

The fine arts requirement can be fulfilled through courses that emphasize the historical development of different forms of art, as well as those that emphasize hands-on student involvement in the creation of works of art, music, theatre, dance, or film. Regardless of emphasis, fine arts core courses should encourage the development of students’ critical appreciation of the arts, including an understanding of how historical changes have shaped the creative process and notions of the aesthetic. Where possible and relevant, core courses in the fine arts should seek to enrich students’ aesthetic experience by exposing them to the resources of the Rhode Island cultural community.

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Core Foundation & Profiency

Department

AMS 120 (Early Hollywood) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
American Studies
AMS 121 (History of Film: Classic Hollywood & Beyond) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
American Studies
AMS 206 (American Musical Theatre) [Effective Fall 2014] Fine Arts Core Requirement
American Studies
AMS 207 (American Art) [Effective Spring 2018] Fine Arts Core Requirement
American Studies
AMS 220 (Catholic Imagination & Hollywood Filmmakers) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
American Studies
AMS 227 (History of Jazz) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
American Studies
AMS 301 (Development of North American Architecture) [Effective Fall 2013 for Fine Arts, Effective Spring 2016 for Civic Engagement] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Civic Engagement Proficiency
American Studies
ARH 103 (Tribal and Village Art) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 104 (Asian Art) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 106 (Art History Survey) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 200 (Art of the Ancient Classical World) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 204 (Medieval Art and Architecture) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 205 (Italian Renaissance Art) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 207 (American Art) [Effective Spring 2018] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 209 (Modern Art) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 279 (Asian Art Through VR Games) [Effective Spring 2019 when taught by Dr. Bing Huang] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 279 (Special Topics: Chinese Art) Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 301 (Development of North American Architecture) [Effective Fall 2012 for Fine Arts, Effective Spring 2016 for Civic Engagement] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Art History
ARH 302 (19th century Art) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 304 (American and European Art Since 1945) Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 306 (Baroque Art) [Effective Summer 2017] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 307 (Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Middle East) [Effective Spring 2020] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 320 (Women in the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts since 1960) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Diversity Proficiency
Art History
ARH 444 (Sacred Space in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Diversity Proficiency
Art History
ARH 470 (Special Topics: Women and Mass Media) [Effective Spring 2015 semester] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 470 (The Medici as Patrons of Art in Renaissance Italy) [Effective Fall 2016] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH 470 (The Rise of Greek Civilization) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ARH470 (Special Topics: Silk Road Studies) [Effective Spring 2016] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
ART 101 (Visual Design I) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 102 (Visual Design II) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 108 (Digital Imaging: Desktop Publishing) [Effective Fall 2014] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 111 (Drawing I) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 121 (Sculpture I) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 131 (Painting I) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 141 (Monotype) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 151 (Ceramics I) [Effective Spring 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 170 (Special Topics: Ceramics and Sculpture) [Effective Spring 2016] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 171 (Photography I) [Effective Summer 2014] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 242 (Digital Imaging: Etching) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 243 (Digital Imaging: Screenprinting) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 248 (Digital Imaging Web Animation) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 270 (Special Topics: Bauhaus Interactive) [***Please Note: As a special topics course, ART 270 is only approved for Spring 2013 and the Fall 2014.] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 273 (Introduction to Digital Photography) [Effective Spring 2020] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 279 (Special Topics: Introduction to Digital Photography) [Effective Spring 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 289 (Bauhaus Design) [Effective Spring 2019] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 301 (Development of North American Architecture) [Effective Fall 2012 for Fine Arts, Effective Spring 2016 for Civic Engagement] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Studio Art
ART 333 (Community Lens) [Effective Spring 2018] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Studio Art
ART 370 (3D Drawing: Game Characters) [Effective Fall 2016] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 479 (US & Cold War in Eastern Europe) [Effective Maymester 2019] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Studio Art
ART 481 (Japan and the US from 1853 to the Present) [Effective Fall 2014] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
AST 104 (Asian Art) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Asian Studies
AST 218 (Asian Art Through VR Games) [Effective Spring 2019 when taught by Dr. Bing Huang] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Asian Studies
BLS 227 (History of Jazz) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Black Studies
ENG 375 (From Page to Screen) [When offered by Dr. Shargel only] Fine Arts Core Requirement
English
ENG 380 (Creative Writing in Fiction) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
English
ENG 381 (Creative Writing in Poetry) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
English
FRN 212 (French Civilization) [Fine Arts effective Fall 2012] [Oral Communication effective Fall 2015] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
FRN370 (French Guiana & New Caledonia: The History & Culture of Two Former Penal Colonies) [Effective Spring 2016] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Diversity Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
GST 333 (Community Lens) [Effective Spring 2018] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Global Studies
HIS 481 (Japan and the US from 1853 to the Present) Fine Arts Core Requirement
History
HON 220 (The Dimensions of Art) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Honors
HUM 250 (Humanities Practicum: Gregorian Chant) [Effective Spring 2019] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Humanities
ITA 212 (Italian Civilization) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Foreign Language Studies
ITA 405 (Italian Cinema) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Foreign Language Studies
MSC 101 (Basic Concepts of Music) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 206 (Piano Class I) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 207 (Voice Class) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 210 (Music Appreciation) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 215 (Music of the Baroque Era) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 216 (Music of the Classical Era) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 217 (Music of the Romantic Era) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 218 (Twentieth-Century Music) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 220 (Beethoven: Life and Music) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 224 (Women and Music) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 225 (Music and Society) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 226 (Music in the United States) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 227 (History of Jazz) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 229 (Survey of Popular Music) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 240 (Orchestra) [To receive 3 credits, students must participate in a core-approved ensemble for 6 semesters, Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 242 (Symphonic Winds) [To receive 3 credits, students must participate in a core-approved ensemble for 6 semesters, Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 310 (Music History and Literature I) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 320 (Music in World Cultures) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 321 (History of Church Music) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 322 (Keyboard History and Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 328 (Jazz Studies) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 342 (Jazz Band) [To receive 3 credits, students must participate in a core-approved ensemble for 6 semesters, Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 347 (Concert Chorale) [To receive 3 credits, students must participate in a core-approved ensemble for 6 semesters, Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
MSC 447 (I Cantori) [To receive 3 credits, students must participate in a core-approved ensemble for 6 semesters, Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Music
PSP 333 (Community Lens) [Effective Spring 2018] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Public and Community Service Studies
SPN 212 (Hispanic Civilization) [Effective Fall 2016] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
TDF 101 (Theatre Appreciation) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 103 (Introduction to Theatrical Design) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 106 (Introduction to Theatre, Dance, and Film) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 107 (Oral Interpretation: The Performance of Literature) [Fine Arts effective Fall 2012, Oral Communication effective Spring 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 109 (Introduction to Acting) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 111 (Introduction to Dance) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
TDF 120 (Early Hollywood) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 121 (History of Film: Classic Hollywood & Beyond) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 202 (The History of Theater) [Effective Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 202 (The History of Theatre) [Approved Fall 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Art History
TDF 206 (American Musical Theatre) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 210 (Intro to Theatrical Design) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 212 (Modern Dance) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
TDF 214 (Ballet) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
TDF 216 (Jazz Dance) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
TDF 220 (The Catholic Imagination and Hollywood Filmmakers) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 221 (History of Documentary and Alternative Film) [Effective Spring 2020] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 225 (American Film Genres) [Effective Fall 2018] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 226 (Analyzing Film) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 313 (Intermediate Modern Dance) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
TDF 314 (Intermediate Ballet) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
TDF 316 ( Intermediate Jazz Dance) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
TDF 319 (History of Dance) [Effective Fall 2014] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Dance
TDF 320 (Women in the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts since 1960) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Diversity Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 322 (Film Theory) [Effective Fall 2014] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 323 (Women in Film) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 328 (Film/Video Production) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Film/Video
TDF 407 (Children�s Theatre and Creative Drama) [Effective Spring 2015] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Theatre
TDF 410 (Children's Dance) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Dance
WGS 224 (Women in Music) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Women's Studies
WGS 320 (Women in the Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts since 1960) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Diversity Proficiency
Women's Studies
WGS 323 (Women in Film) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Women's Studies