Fine Arts

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation is a general introduction to the visual arts.  It is designed to create a deeper appreciation of the creative process through weekly units consisting of a brief chronological history of art, implementing the use of different media and techniques, and critique.  A. Drawing-exploration of different drawing techniques using both pencil and charcoal.  B. Painting-exploration of painting techniques, including acrylic, watercolor and oil paints.  C. Sculpture-exploration of sculptural techniques, including paper mache and assemblage.  D. Printing/Fibers-exploration of printmaking techniques, including monoprints and etching, along with an introduction into the fibers arts, including weaving and felting.  E. Ceramics-exploration of clay techniques through creating vessels forms. 

(One semester course–0.5 credit)

Studio Art

Studio Art provides opportunities to examine, explore, and manipulate several different mediums in art.  Through creating original works of art, students will gain a better understanding of the process of art production and the practice of art criticism, while developing their own personal aesthetic.

(One semester course-0.5 credit)

Independent Art

Offered to those students interested in a fine art career (by approval of department head).

(One semester course-0.5 credit) [Studio Art required]


Basic music skills are taught emphasizing solo singing and harmonizing. Mass and contest preparation are highlighted as part of the curriculum.

(Full year course–0.25 credit)

Music Performance

This course is suitable for high school students who want to improve the musical skills they already possess.  The student will receive training in proper playing/singing techniques, music reading, music notation, music theory, sight-reading, and musicianship.  The emphasis shall be on performance. 

Summer Drumline 

The Summer Drumline program is brand new to Marquette as of 2022-23. We are implementing this program with the direct help of SIUE professors, who will be teaching the course. The goal of this course is to introduce students to drums, drumline, music theory, and performance. The course is spread out between June and July. The course is for beginners and advanced students. 


(One semester course-0.5 credit)