Department of Fine Arts Degree Programs

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Fine Arts Degree Programs

Music Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A) degree provides a thorough grounding in music while allowing students to also pursue coursework in a secondary subject area such as social work, psychology, business, or many other areas.
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree prepares students to be performers, studio teachers, church musicians, and for music-related industry or graduate school. This degree does not lead to public school teaching certification.  
  • Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree in Vocal or Instrumental studies, prepares future educators for a career as a PK-12 teacher in Oklahoma and throughout the country.  Although a music education major may select either a vocal or an instrumental option, the music faculty encourages all students to have experience in both vocal and instrumental music, and strongly suggests achieving state certification in both areas to increase marketability after graduation.  

Speech & Theatre Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theatre (B.A) degree prepares students for careers in judicial law, human resources, public relations, business, the media, the entertainment industry, professional theatre, community theatre, religious theatre and/or for graduate school. 

Fine Arts Minors:  Minors can accompany and enhance any bachelors degree at NWOSU. 

  • Music Minor is a 21-credit minor that encourages musical involvement and offers flexibility with upper-level course offerings, so students can explore areas of their interest.
  • Musical Theatre Minor is a 21-credit minor that balances music and theatre classes while offering experience in both.
  • Theatre Minor is a 22-credit minor that allows students to explore theatre production, acting, scene design, makeup design, and lighting.
  • Visual Arts Minor is a 21-credit minor that engages students in the visual arts while pursing their major course of study. A minor in Visual Arts prepares students for advanced study in art and for entry into professional artistic employment.