The Fine Arts Department provides educational services by offering courses that cultivate expression, emotion and creativity. Exposure to, and immersion in the creative arts will enhance and enrich academic studies, therefore, the department encourages students to engage and participate in all forms of the creative arts, which include the musical, the visual, and the theatrical arts. In addition, the department offers courses that allow students to study and appreciate the historical, the social, and the cultural aspects of music, art, and theatre. The department offers a course in the art of public speaking to enhance communication skills. This course fulfills the communication domain of the General Education Requirement. The Fine Arts Department also offers degrees in the areas of music and visual arts. These degree programs prepare students for a career in the creative arts or for transfer to a four-year college or university. The Fine Arts Department is committed to educate and inspire students while broadening their life experiences through diversity in learning.