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Special Options with CVPA


The College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) offers two combined degrees.


Arts and Sciences / Art: The Special Options Program in Arts and Sciences/Art is designed for students who wish to include studio arts in conjunction with studies in the humanities and/or sciences. This special options program allows for the combination of studio arts with any major in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program permits any major in the College of Arts and Sciences to pursue a concentrated course of study in studio arts. A portfolio is required for admission into the program. Under no circumstances will students be admitted into the program after the end of the first semester of their sophmore year. At least 96 credits must be completed in The College of Arts and Sciences (including the Arts and Sciences Core, usually 60 credits). Students also complete an Arts and Sciences major (usually 30 credits) and 6 credits of upper-division art history. The program, then, entails at least 126 credits. The 30-credit School of Art and Design requirements consist of 15 credits of introductory design, drawing, and painting, followed by 15 elective credits in painting, drawing, fiber arts, ceramics, and/or sculpture. The degree awarded at the completion of undergraduate study is a B.A. in the Arts and Sciences major with the supplementary designation "and Art." The degree is singly awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences.


 Arts and Sciences / Music: This special option degree program provides an opportunity to combine any degree in The College of Arts and Sciences with advanced studies in music performance, music industry, or music composition - studies that will be undertaken primarily in the Setnor School of Music. To be admitted to the special options degree program, students in The College of Arts and Sciences apply through the Department of Art & Music Histories before the beginning of the sophomore year. Prospective students for the music performance, music industry, and music composition degree options must meet admission requirements administered by the Setnor School of Music. The degree awarded after completing undergraduate studies is a B.A. in the Arts and Sciences major with the supplementary designation "with advanced studies in music performance/industry/composition" (depending on the particular degree option). The degree is singly awarded by The College of Arts and Sciences. Completion of the major does not result in any professional or artistic certification by the Setnor School of Music or the College of Visual and Performing Arts.