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2010-2011 General Catalog 
2010-2011 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog at https://catalog.usu.edu/]

Caine College of the Arts

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Dean: Craig D. Jessop
Location: To be determined
Phone: (435) 797-7985
FAX: (435)797-7941

The Caine College of the Arts is named in recognition and celebration of the generous contributions made by members of the Caine family to the arts at Utah State University and in northern Utah.

The college will be made up of the following units:

Department of Art
Department of Music
Department of Theatre Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
(participates in, along with colleges of Agriculture, Emma Eccles Jones Education and Human Services, Natural Resources, and Science; and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Interior Design Program
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Production Services

A listing of majors and degrees can be found under each department or program.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

Students accepted in good standing by the University are eligible for admission to the Caine College of the Arts. Because of limitations of faculty or space, some programs within the college limit enrollment in their professional programs. Please see the departmental sections in this catalog and the department head or director of the appropriate unit for information regarding these limitations and/or requirements in addition to the University admission and graduation requirements.

The Caine College of the Arts participates in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major, Bachelor of Arts  and Bachelor of Science , which offers flexibility for qualifying students who cannot find an existing degree that meets their needs.

Objectives of Units within Caine College of the Arts

Department of Art

The Department of Art’s primary goal is to prepare undergraduate students for careers in art history, art education, and studio art, as well as the applied and fine arts. Requirements in eight different emphasis areas address the specific needs of each career. The Department of Art also serves the University community by offering courses in the University Studies program and by offering training for students in related degree programs. For further information see Department of Art .

Department of Music

The Department of Music offers specific sequences of courses leading to professional preparation in music education, music therapy, and performance/pedagogy. The department also provides public musical service to the University and the community.

The specific objectives of the programs in music for the music major are fourfold: (1) to prepare licensed music teachers to serve effectively in elementary and secondary schools; (2) to prepare musically talented students for careers as professional performers and/or studio teachers; (3) to prepare board-certified music therapists to serve in educational and therapeutic settings; and (4) to prepare music students for graduate study in their areas of specialization.

For more informations see Department of Music 

Department of Theatre Arts

The Department of Theatre Arts offers a flexible program preparing students for professional work in performance, various types of theatre design, and technical practice with producing theatre organizations. The department also prepares students for graduate study and other advanced study and training in theatre or other disciplines. Some students prepare for careers as theatre instructors in secondary schools. Service courses supporting the language arts curriculum of the State of Utah for elementary education majors are provided by the department.

Public performances in which students can practice the art and craft of theatre and interpretive/narrative performance are sponsored by the department. These productions enhance the cultural life of the University community and region.

The Theatre Arts Department sponsors the following production groups and divisions: Utah State Theatre and Old Lyric Repertory Company (summer). Facilities used for performances by these groups include the 660-seat thrust stage Morgan Theatre in the Chase Fine Arts Center, the 370-seat proscenium Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan, and a flexible 90-seat Studio Stage. Facilities also include a costume shop, scenery shop, sound studio, design studio, dance and movement laboratory, and storage areas.

For additional information see Department of Theatre Arts .

Interior Design Program

The Interior Design Program prepares students for entry into the varied professions of interior design. Students identify, research, and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment. Students also gain an understanding of the legal and ethical issues that guide and direct the profession.

An interior designer renders professional services with respect to both commercial and residential spaces. These services include programming, design analysis, space planning, aesthetics, interior construction, drafting, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings, in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Additional details about requirements for degrees offered see Interior Design Program .

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Executive Director and Chief Curator: Victoria Rowe Berry, (435) 797-0163, victoria.berry@usu.edu
Business Officer: Rachel Hamm, (435) 797-1414, rachel.hamm@usu.edu
Curator of Programs and Exhibitions: Deborah Banerjee, (435) 797-8207, deborah.banerjee@usu.edu
Education Curator: Nadra Haffar, (435) 797-0165, nadra.haffar@usu.edu
Registrar/Education Assistant: Casey Allen, (435) 797-0166, casey.allen@usu.edu
ArtsBridge Program Director: Laurie Baefsky, (435) 797-8207 or (435) 760-4889, laurie.baefsky@usu.edu
Staff Assistant: Teri Guy, (435) 797-7239, teri.guy@usu.edu

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is the major center for the exhibition of the visual arts in northern Utah. Emphasizing the breadth of artistic expression and the history of art in the western United States, the Museum’s permanent collections include Twentieth Century American sculpture, ceramics, paintings, graphic arts, photographs, and American Indian arts. Selections from the collection are always on view and are rotated periodically to reflect the continuing growth and refinement of the collection. In addition to installations of its permanent holdings, the Museum organizes temporary and traveling exhibitions and serves as a venue for exhibitions of national and international stature. Artist talks, films, docent tours, and educational activities are additional dimensions of the Museum’s programs which are designed to interpret, present, and foster the development of the visual arts.

As a component of Utah State University, the Museum provides educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing professional careers in the museum field. Through on-the-job training, independent study, and internships, students participate in collections care and management, exhibition development, installation design, and educational programming. Research and publication are also integral parts of the Museum’s educational offerings, and students, along with faculty and other scholars, pursue projects which are relevant to the permanent collections and exhibitions.

Named for its benefactor, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art was made possible through an insightful and generous gift from the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Edward Larabee Barnes, the 20,000-square-foot structure includes offices, a workshop, library, storage facilities, and five exhibition galleries.

For more information, write or call: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, 4020 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-4020, (435) 797-0163, FAX (435) 797-3423.

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