FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Department of Performing and Fine Arts at Fayetteville State University (FSU) has announced the creation of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts and the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. The two new degree programs will begin in the fall 2015 semester. Both programs will have a teaching and non-teaching concentration so students will still have the option to pursue a career in art or music education.

These two new programs replace the art education and music education degrees that FSU previously offered. The change in the programs will affect all incoming freshmen or any returning student that has been out of school for two consecutive semesters. All other students will continue to follow the curriculum for their respective degrees as posted in the 2014-2015 or earlier catalogs. The new degrees will give students more flexibility in choosing a curriculum that meets their career aspirations while being more efficient with resources.

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“We are pleased to be able to offer these options for students wishing to pursue a degree in art or music,” said Dr. Jon Young, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “These academic offerings in visual arts and music will benefit students who wish to work both inside and outside of the classroom or who wish to utilize their degree in other areas of the performing and fine arts.”

The creation of a new art program comes at an opportune time for The Department of Performing and Fine Arts. Last week, the department was notified that the Bachelor of Arts program had received accreditation from the National Association for Schools of Art and Design. The music program is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Music.

FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,000 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.

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