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Visual Arts & Music Appreciation

Visual Arts

HUMA1203 Drawing I is an entry-level course designed to improve students' drawing skills. Students will develop drawing skills using pencil, ink and charcoal to master shading, contour, gesture and perspective techniques. Class 3.

HUMA1603 Painting I explores painting with oil and/or acrylics. Class 3.

HUMA1213 Drawing II features advanced drawing with dry media, creating original works with charcoal, graphite, pastel or colored pencils.  Class 3.

LeTourneau's School of Literature and Language Arts also offers the following visual media courses. While they're a required part of the Communication-Integrated Media Management major, these courses may be taken as electives by any interested student.

  • GDES2323 Visual Media I is a hands-on course in the use of current industry-standard communication tools to develop visual messages. Students use Adobe Photoshop to create and edit images and Adobe InDesign to produce page layouts.
  • GDES2333 Visual Media II builds upon skills mastered in Visual Media I. Students use Adobe Illustrator to produce vector-based illustrations and Adobe Dreamweaver to design, lay out and manage websites.

Please stay tuned for further offerings in the field of Graphic Arts.


Music & Art Appreciation

Music Appreciation MUSC1303 (view syllabus) is a 3-hour elective course that will fill your gaps in your knowledge of music. How did our music evolve to what it is today? What were Mozart and Beethoven really like? What was the music of the early church, and when was the piano invented? What is the difference between a concerto and a symphony? The course will end with a survey of the history of blues and jazz, musical theater, and rock 'n' roll.

In addition to broadening the student's experience of music, this survey course will strengthen one's grasp of the major periods of art, literature, philosophy, etc., which builds a framework for placing events in history. Music Appreciation is enthusiastically taught by Dr. Taylor on MWF from 1:55-2:50 in Heath-Hardwick 105.

Introduction to Fine Arts HUMA1153 is a three-hour course taught by Dr. Lesley-Anne Williams. Students will encounter the finest examples of the arts through the ages and examine the significance of art and its relationship to life, the Church, the Christian, and to the Christian's vocation.