The Department of Music, Theater and Arts offers instruction in music, art, and
drama, as well as performing organizations to students who major or minor in music or
theater and for those majoring in other fields. At Jacksonville College the student may
(1) prepare to enter a senior institution in the field of music, (2) prepare for to enter a
senior institution in the field of theater, (3) study music or theater or art as a cultural enhancement.
The music program is divided into three areas: (1) music courses, (2) applied
music, and (3) performing ensembles. Students may earn credit in any of these areas, and
music majors must earn credit from all three. Applied music is offered in piano,and voice.
The credit received is determined by the number of lessons and hours of practice each week. One thirty-minute lesson and six hours practice per week will merit one semester hour, and two thirty-minute lessons and twelve hours practice will merit two semester hours credit. Each student in applied music must participate in recitals and chapel services on campus and perform for examination at the close of each semester. Practice rooms are available for students to use and are scheduled by the instructor. Applied music students are required to attend all recitals.
An appliction and audition are required before choir and/or vocal ensemble awards may be granted. All music majors and students with music awards are required to enroll
for choir, vocal ensemblers or wind ensemble each semester. Any student, upon audtion and approval of the director, may enroll in choir regardless of major.
should consult a catalog of the senior college of their choice to assist them in fulfilling
music requirements while at Jacksonville College.
The theater program is divided into three areas: (1) drama courses, (2) acting,
and (3) technical theater. Students may earn credit in any of these areas, and theater
majors must earn credit from all three.
All theater majors and minors with awards are required to enroll in at least one theater class each semester and be involved in all productions of the theater program.
Any student,upon audtion and/or approval of the director, may be involved in the performance and technical aspects productions, regardless of major. An application and audition must be presented to the department staff before scholarships may be granted. All students should consult a catalog of the senior college of their choice to assist them in fulfilling theater requirements while at Jacksonville College.
* ARTS 1301-Art Appreciation
Survey of the visual arts in western and nonwestern cultures with emphasis
on understanding creative history through various categories, media, principles of art,
content, and cultural context.
* ARTS 1313-Introduction to Art
An introduction and study of the essential elements of creative art theory,
principles, content, materials, and techniques.
* ARTS 2316/2317-Painting I/II
Basic course for those wishing to develop skills in painting. Through a series
of projects beginning with a simple thumbnail and enlargement, students will consider
composition, the ordering of space, the illusion of depth, and the interaction of color
through value balance and color mixing. Projects Include acrylic paintings, pastel
paintings, murals and refined drawings.
* DRAM 1120/1121/2120/2121-Theater Performance
Emphasis on techniques and procedures in mounting productions. In this theater course, all phases of theater through actual participation culminating in a production will be covered. Required for all theater majors and all students receiving theater scholarships.
* DRAM 1310-Theater Appreciation
An introduction to theater arts including an overview of playwriting, dramatic
criticism, dramatic structure, performance, and techniques of theater.
* DRAM 1320/1321-Theater Practicum I/II
Emphasizes techniques and procedures in mounting productions. Students will
become acquainted with all areas of production including acting, costuming, set design
and construction, make-up, lighting, sound design, direction and stage management.
Participation in this class will culminate in an actual production. Prerequisite: DRAM1310
* DRAM 1351-Acting I
Covers theory and practice of acting with students gaining practical experience
in development of vocal techniques and physical techniques. Prerequisite: DRAM 1310
* DRAM 1352-Acting II
A continuation in the theory and practice of acting and practical experience in
problems of creating characterization with emphasis on developing vocal and physical
skills. Prerequisite: DRAM 1351
* DRAM 2361-Theater History I
A survey of the history of theater from its beginnings into the 18th century.
Greek, Roman and European drama in the Middle Ages and Renaissance will be covered
as well as theater in Shakespearian England, early Spain, and France.
* DRAM 2362-Theater History II
A survey of the history of theater from 1700 through contemporary times.
Developments in English, Italian, French, Eastern European, American, Asian, and
African theater into the modern era will be covered.
* MUSI 1181/1182-Piano Skills I and II
Designed for the student who has limited or no previous piano/keyboard
experience. Emphasis is placed on basic techniques of piano playing, music reading,
harmonization, and sight-reading, using a variety of repertoire. Advancement from one
level of piano skills to the next requires successful completion of the previous level with
a grade of “C” or better.
* MUSI 2181/2182-Piano Skills III and IV
Emphasizes advanced harmonization, accompaniment, sight-reading, score
reading, improvisation, and technical skills. Advancement from one level of piano skills
to the next requires successful completion of the previous level with a grade of “C” or
MUSI 1270-Church Music
This course is designed church music directors and includes a study of hymns,
tempos, worship styles, selection of music, seasons of music, children’s graded choir
program, choral conducting, and possible internship. May not transfer to some colleges.
* MUSI 1301-Fundamentals of Music
A study of the elements of music notation, construction of major and minor
scales, rhythmical and melodic notion and simple dictation.
* MUSI 1306-Music Appreciation
This course provides a basic survey of Western art music from the Gregorian
chant to the contemporary age. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology,
forms, styles, and the lives and works of prominent composers within a historical
* MUSI 1311/1312-Music Theory and Ear Training I/II
Skills in reading and writing basic music notation are developed. Fourpart
harmony, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords and modulation are studied
and correlated with ear training, keyboard harmony and sight-singing. Concurrent
enrollment in MUSI 1116/1117 is required. Prerequisite for MUSI 1312: MUSI 1311
with a grade of “C” or better.
* MUSI 1116/1117-Music Theory and Ear Training I/II Laboratory
MUSI 1116 is the required laboratory for MUSI 1311; MUSI 1117 is the
required laboratory for MUSI 1312.
* MUSI 2311/2312-Advanced Music Theory and Ear Training I/II
Part-writing and score analysis are emphasized in studying modulation,
altered tones and instrumental writing. Also includes contemporary harmony. Areas of
study are correlated with ear training, keyboard harmony and sight-singing. Concurrent
enrollment in MUSI 2116/2117 is required. Prerequisite for MUSI 2311: MUSI 1312
with a grade of “C” or better; for MUSI 2312: MUSI 2311 with a grade of “C” or better.
* MUSI 2116/2117-Advanced Music Theory Ear Training I/II Laboratory
MUSI 2116 is the required laboratory for MUSI 2311; MUSI 2117 is the
required laboratory for MUSI 2312.
MUAP 1169, 1170, 2169, 2170, 1269, 1270, 2269, 2270-Piano
MUAP 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182, 1281, 1282, 2281, 2282-Voice
Other applied music courses are available for various instruments.
MUEN 1141/1142/2141/2142-Choir I/II/III/IV
The choir makes many public appearances, conducts an extensive tour each semester, and serves the college as an excellent recruitment group. Students are admitted into this organization on the basis of musical ability. May be repeated for credit. Annual choir uniform fee required.
MUEN 1124/1125/2124/2125-Wind Ensemble I/II/III/IV
The wind ensemble consists of band instrumentalists who have qualified by auditions. This organization accompanies the choir and vocal ensembles, as well as performing separately. May be repeated for credit.
MUEN 1126, 1127, 2126, 2127- Jaguar Band I/II/III/IV
This instrumental ensemble plays for basketball games, pep rallies, and other events. It is open to all students with experience or proficiency with band instruments.
Audition is required. May be repeated for credit.
MUEN 1154/1155/2154/2155-Vocal Ensemble I/II/III/IV
Vocal ensembles are selected from strict auditions. Concerts are given as well as performances with the choir. The select vocal ensembles consist of Quartet, Trio and
the Jacksonville College Singers. May be repeated for credit.