Do you have dreams? Have you ever wondered why people create? Have you ever picked up a pencil or pen and begun sketching an image or idea in the middle of a non-related art class? Are you inspired by the sounds of Bach, Miles Davis and Buddhist throat singing and wondered what they have in common? Have you ever felt the urge to paint your face with makeup and recite the lines of Sophocles, Shakespeare, or Samuel Beckett? The Arts at Maryville College address these questions and more. Whether as a major, minor or as a participant in a play, a musical ensemble or an art project, students explore their creativity and their self-understanding. The faculty are here to guide and expose students to what is possible and how to dream dreams. So, what are in your dreams?
Introduction to Photography (ART 124) - Created to expose students to the use of the 35MM camera,darkroom practices, and the concept of art in photography, this course is taken by Art Majors and non-majors alike. Instructor Paula Campbell always has full classes and the darkroom echoes at all hours with the eclectic sounds of her students’ favorite music.
Ethnomusicology (MUS 311) - In this course, students learn about fieldwork, which is the direct study of musicians in their cultural context. Students make contacts with people who participate in the musical tradition under study, conduct interviews with them, then record audio and/or video of their music making activities. Students organize that information into a presentation for other members of the class and the campus community. Since the Appalachian tradition is at our doorstep, so to speak, there are numerous opportunities to learn about this folk tradition close by.
Fine Arts Film (FNA 140: Film) -Students flock each spring to Dr. Heather McMahon’s introduction to film class. Over-flow classes analyze the cinematography, editing, acting, directing and techniques behind some of the classics of film history. From Blade Runner to Singin' in the Rain, students eat popcorn, view, discuss and learn about film and themselves.
Interested in participating in a fine arts program at Maryville College? Please use our Contact Form to provide us with some information about yourself and one of our fine arts faculty will contact you to discuss your options.