William T. Clow, Dean
Davis Hall, Station 6663
telephone: (205) 665-6663
fax: (205) 665-6658
The mission of the College of Fine Arts is to prepare students as visual artists, performers, musicians, arts educators, and communication specialists. The College provides instruction and the cultural events necessary and fundamental to the liberal education of Montevallo students and as aesthetic enrichment for the citizens of central Alabama.
The College of Fine Arts offers curricula in art, music, communication studies, theatre, and mass communication leading to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), and Bachelor of Music (B.M.). These curricula offer a wide choice of emphasis, from broad general education and limited major-area study to specialized and concentrated study in the major area.
All students seeking an undergraduate degree at UM must complete a core General Education curriculum that includes courses in English, history, mathematics, the natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, oral and written communication, computer applications, and health and kinesiology.
The minimum requirements can be found in the General Education Credit Hour Requirements section of the Academic Programs and Policies page.
Digital Media Arts Minor
This 18-hour minor, sponsored jointly by the Departments of Art, Communication Arts, and Music, is available to all University of Montevallo students with an interest in digital media and a desire to develop a set of skills in this area. Course choices range broadly across the fields of computer graphics, digital video, web design, digital audio, and music technology.
The Digital Media Arts minor is open to any student at the University of Montevallo. Students pursuing the minor may enroll in most digital media courses without completing the usual prerequisite foundation courses.
Completion of the minor requires 18 credit hours in digital media arts courses, as approved by an adviser. Coursework must include a minimum of 6 credit hours in at least two departments.
For a fine arts major, no more than 6 credit hours may count toward completion of both the major and the Digital Media Arts minor.
The chairs of the Departments of Art, Communication Arts, and Music serve as advisers to students in the minor program. Students may be advised by any or all of these or their designees but would be best served by working with the chair of the department where they expect to complete most of their coursework.
Students are advised to consult each department for the list of courses offered and the course rotation calendar and to plan their minor accordingly.