College of Communication and Fine Arts

College of Communication and Fine Arts

For a comprehensive program list of all majors visit cfa.lmu.edu.

  • Art History
    • Foundations of Western Art
    • Art and Society: Early Christian to Early Modern
    • Modernism
    • one lower division Studio Arts course
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
    • Orientation to Dance
    • Principles of Movement
    • Fundamentals of Dance Composition I: The Choreographic Process
    • Fundamentals of Dance Composition II: Dance Improvisation
    • Stagecraft for Dancers
    • Laban Movement Analysis
    • Dance Styles and Forms
    • History of Dance Theatre
    • Modern Dance and Ballet each semester
    • Jazz Dance Technique each semester
    • World Dance: 2 semesters
  • Music
    • An audition in an applied emphasis (guitar, drum set, piano, strings, voice) is required before admission to the major or minor. Audition requirements appropriate to each emphasis (instrumental or voice) are available on-line and from the administrative office (Burns 103) of the Department of Music.
    • Studio Class
    • Music Theory and Form I
    • Aural Skills I
    • Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Winds, Voice
    • Ensemble
    • Music Theory and Form II
    • Aural Skills II
    • Music Theory and Form III
    • Instrumentation
    • Music Theory and Form IV
    • Music History: Antiquity to 1600
    • One semester of foreign language in Italian, German, or French
  • Studio Arts
    • Drawing I
    • Two-Dimensional Design
    • Freshman Workshop in Studio Arts
    • Field Experience in Art
    • Painting I
    • Three-Dimensional Design
    • Foundations of Western Art
    • Art and Society: Early Christian to Early Modern
    • Drawing II: Figure Drawing or
    • Ceramics I or
    • Photography I or
    • Introduction to Printmaking
    • Computer Graphics I
    • Portfolio Workshop in Studio Arts
    • Intermediate Studio Arts
  • Theater Arts
    • Introduction to Theatre Performance
    • Two courses with their labs from the following (total 6 semester hours):
      • Stagecraft and
      • Stagecraft Lab
      • Costume Craft and
      • Costume Craft Lab
      • Lighting and Sound Craft and
      • Lighting and Sound Craft Lab
    • Western Theatre History and Literature I
    • Western Theatre History and Literature II
    • One course from the following (3 s. hours):
      • Voice and Speech
      • Scene Study and Presentation
    • Script Analysis