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Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Visual and Performing Arts' most commonly asked questions.

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Are there any additional fees for Visual and Performing Arts classes?

Many studio classes have a lab fee that is charged in addition to the per-credit fee.

Are there any degree programs in Visual and Performing Arts?

An Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Arts is available with emphases in art history, Visual Arts, Music and Theater. An Associate of Applied Science Degree is available with an emphasis in Graphic Communications. A Certificate of Achievement may be earned in Music or in Theater, or in Graphic Communications with emphasis in Computer Graphics, Digital Media or Imaging Technologies.

Are there prerequisites for Visual and Performing Arts?

There are no prerequisites for entry-level classes. For coursework that extends over several semesters such as Art, Graphic Communications, Music and Theater a logical sequence of classes is recommended.

Do Visual and Performing Arts classes fulfill UNR's diversity requirement?

Currently, there are three approved diversity classes:

  • ART 263 Survey of African, Oceanic and Native American Art
  • ART 270 Women in Art
  • THTR 210 Theater: A Cultural Context

How many credits are Visual and Performing Arts classes?

Most classes are offered for three credits. However, some art and theater classes are four to six credits, and some Dance, Graphic Communications and Music classes are one or two credits. Please see the college course catalog as some classes are variable credit and/or repeatable for credit.

What are the Visual and Performing Arts?

In the Visual and Performing Arts we look at cultures and the artistic expressions of the people of the world. We create works of art and perform dance, music and plays.

What do Visual and Performing Arts classes cost?

The current TMCC tuition and fees schedule is online.

What is the process for wait lists for GRC?

The Visual and Performing Arts department does not offer wait lists. Please try everyday to get into the class of your choice using MyTMCC.

What Visual and Performing Arts classes are being offered?

TMCC's Visual and Performing Arts department offers classes at the freshman and sophomore levels in Art Appreciation and studio classes, Dance, Graphic Communications, Music classes, ensembles and applied lessons and Theater.

See also: TMCC Course Descriptions

Where can I get more information about Visual and Performing Arts?

The visual arts include the disciplines art and graphic communications located in the Red Mountain Building, room 334 U on Dandini Campus. For more information please contact the department chair.

The performing arts include the disciplines dance, music and theater located in the Nell J. Redfield Performing Arts Center at 505 Keystone Avenue. For more information please contact the department chair.

Which Visual and Performing Arts classes fulfill the Fine Arts requirement?

Transfer students can choose one of the following classes to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement: ART 100, 160, 260*, 261*, 263, 264, 265, 270, 295, 296, 297*, DAN 138, 139, MUS 101, 121, 225, 226, THTR 100, 105, 180, 200, 205, 206, 207, 209, 210, 231, 235 or 258.

General Studies degree seeking students can choose one of the following classes to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement: ART (any course 100-level or above), DAN 138, 139, MUS 101, 121, 225, 226, THTR 100, 105, 200, 205, 206, 209, 210, 224, 235, 245, 252, 253, 255 or 258.

If you have questions about classes meeting certain degree requirements, please seek Academic Advising

Who takes Visual and Performing Arts classes?

Most students take the classes to fulfill General Education requirements. Depending on the specific class, the arts fulfill general humanities requirements for associate degrees. The Arts, Graphic Communications, Music and Theater classes may meet the requirements for specific degree programs. Other students take these classes for personal development or to pursue an interest in the creative or performing arts.