Course Credit Opportunities | College of the Arts | Kent State University
Looking to engage in an arts related experience for credit at Kent State University?
Ask your academic advisor about these opportunities during registration.

Electives

The School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance offers electives for students of all majors. Talk to your academic advisor for more information and specific scheduling information.

School of Music Electives
Piano Class for Non-Music Majors (MUS 17011)
Survey of Rock Music History (MUS 22131)
History of Jazz (MUS 42161)
Popular World Music (MUS 42181)

School of Theatre & Dance Electives
Studio Modern Dance (DAN 17001)
Studio Jazz (DAN 17004)
Studio Tap (DAN 17007)
Studio Ballet (DAN 17010)
Studio Swing (DAN 17016)
Studio Hip Hop (DAN 17019)

Kent Core Classes

As a full time undergraduate student, 36 hours must be taken from the Kent Core to meet your liberal arts learning requirement. Expand your horizons through your Humanities and Fine Arts requirement by taking one of these courses:

Art as a World Phenomenon (ARTH 12001)
Art History: Ancient and Medieval Art (ARTH 22006)
Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (ARTH 22007)
Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (ARTH 22020)
Dance as an Art Form (DAN 27076)
The Understanding of Music (MUS 22111)
Music as a World Phenomenon (MUS 22121)
The Art of the Theatre (THEA 11000)

Marching Band, Chorus & Ensembles

Did you participate in marching band, chorus or an ensemble in high school? One of the best things about Kent State University is that you can still be involved in those activities as a student. Any student can register, but you must contact the instructor before class starts. Some courses require permission to enroll, while other courses require an audition. Contact your academic advisor for more information. 

Click on the link if you’re interested in our Marching Golden Flashes, and get more information here on Kent State University Bands. Information on chorale and our campus choirs can be found here. Popular course options are:

Advisor Permit Required
Kent Chorus (MUS 45121)
KSU Gospel Choir (MUS 45151)
Marching Band (MUS 45222)
including instrumental, percussion, twirlers, and color guard

Audition Required
Concert Band (MUS 45221)
Men’s Chorus (MUS 45142)
Women’s Chorus (MUS 45143)
KSU Chorale (MUS 45141)
Orchestra (MUS 45212)

Contact Professor Robert Selvaggio (rselvagg@kent.edu) for Registration
Jazz Ensemble (MUS 45231)

Electives for Non-Majors

No Permit Required
Music, Theatre, and Dance Electives Open for Non-Majors

Course Number Course Name (hrs) Days/Times CRN
DAN 17001  Studio Modern I (1hr)     MW 1:10-2:00 pm 12755
DAN 17001  Studio Modern I (1hr)     MW 2:15-3:05 pm 12756
DAN 17004 Studio Jazz I (1hr) MW 9:55-10:45 am 12757
DAN 17004 Studio Jazz I (1hr) TR 9:55-10:45 am 12758
DAN 17007  Studio Tap I (1hr) MW 11:00-11:50 am 12762
DAN 17010 Studio Ballet I (1hr)          TR 11:00-11:50 am 12763
DAN 17010 Studio Ballet I (1hr)          TR 12:05-12:55 pm 12764
DAN 17010 Studio Ballet I (1hr)          TR 3:20-4:10 pm 12765
DAN 17016 Studio Swing (1hr) MW 12:05-12:55 pm         12770
DAN 17019 Studio Hip Hop (1hr) MW 5:30-6:20 pm 21124
DAN 17019 Studio Hip Hop (1hr) MW 4:25-5:15 pm 21125
DAN 17019 Studio Hip Hop (1hr) TR 3:20-4:10 pm 21126
MUS 17011 Piano Class Non-Music Majors (2hrs) MWF 9:55-10:54 am 15980
MUS 17011 Piano Class Non-Music Majors (2hrs) MWF 12:05-12:55 pm 15981
MUS 17011 Piano Class Non-Music Majors (2hrs) MWF 1:10-2:00 pm 15982
MUS 17011 Piano Class Non-Music Majors (2hrs) MWF 2:15-3:05 pm 15983
MUS 22131 Survey of Rock Music History (3hrs) TR 3:45-5:00 pm  16056
MUS 22131 Survey of Rock Music History (3hrs) 100% online, full term 16057
MUS 22131 Survey of Rock Music History (3hrs) 100% online, partial term           19806
MUS 22131 Survey of Rock Music History (3hrs) 100% online, partial term           20389
MUS 42161 History of Jazz (3hrs)       MWF 12:05-12:55 pm 16177
MUS 42161 History of Jazz (3hrs)       100% online, partial term           19808 
MUS 42161 History of Jazz (3hrs)       100% online, partial term           20390
MUS 42181  Popular World Music (3hrs)  TR 2:15-3:30 pm 16179
MUS 42181  Popular World Music (3hrs)  100% online, full term 16180
MUS 42181  Popular World Music (3hrs) 100% online, partial term           19809
MUS 42181  Popular World Music (3hrs)  100% online, partial term           20391

Advisor Permit Required
Any DKS student can register, but student must contact instructor before class starts for voice placement appointment, Marching Band students should visit http://www.kent.edu/MGF and expect an email from instructor prior to course start.

Course Number Course Name (hrs) Days/Times CRN
MUS 45121  Kent Chorus (1hr) T 7:15-9:45 pm    16189
MUS 45151 KSU Gospel Choir (1hr)   M 5:30-7:30 pm 16197
MUS 45222 Marching Band (1hr)        MWF 3:20-5:15pm 16200
MUS 45222 Marching Band (1hr)-twirlers MWF 3:20-5:15pm 21051
MUS 45222 Marching Band (1hr)-percussion                MWF 3:20-5:15pm 21052
MUS 45222 Marching Band (1hr)-color guard MWF 3:20-5:15pm 21053