The Fine Arts Department at Wake Technical Community College encompasses the areas of art, music, drama and communication. The department fosters both a theoretical understanding and practical performance application within these discipline areas. The Fine Arts Department’s primary focus is on the opportunity to improve students’ self-knowledge, communication skills and cultural understanding. In addition, we focus on artistic creativity and integrity, as well as the understanding and appreciation of the arts and their importance and impact on society. Our faculty is characterized by active professional participation in their discipline, both on and off campus. Learning opportunities are offered in the classroom, through public performance and by means of a Fine Arts Series, which brings visiting artists to the student body as a whole. [Read article...]
Music at Wake Tech provides students with a solid foundation in performance, theory, and literature. Through excellent teaching, quality course offerings, and transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities in North Carolina, music students have the opportunity to successfully transfer to a four-year music degree program. Music courses are also available to the campus-wide community, making music instruction available to all students. The cultural life of the community is enhanced with performances by visiting artists, faculty and students as part of Wake Tech’s Fine Arts Series and outreach performances off-campus.
Wake Tech’s Visual Art Program seeks to educate students on the purposes and value of art and design in contemporary society while developing strong artistic skills and abilities to take into further educational and professional circumstances. With the visual art curriculum students gain relevant critical thinking skills through classes that emphasize visual observation, artistic processes, personal expression, concept development, critical thinking and problem solving. These skills are required to prosper as a professional designer or artist. We are grounded in hands-on practices of drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking but remain connected to the rich opportunity of digital and emerging technology.
|Wake Tech offers theatre classes that include acting, stage makeup, and storytelling, with a focus on both theoretical understanding and practical application. There are ample opportunities for performance, including production classes resulting in public presentations of plays and musicals. All of our instructors hold MFA or PhD levels of education in their field, and maintain an active professional involvement in their discipline. Classes provide a venue for personal development and understanding, enhancing critical thinking, and exploration and knowledge of the art. We know that a love of theatre can provide enrichment for a lifetime, as well as practical possibilities for employment.|
|The Communication curriculum at Wake Tech has been designed and developed to provide students with a skill set that will assist them in being competent in their personal and professional lives. Through instruction and hands-on application, students are given the opportunity to learn and build the communication skills necessary to interact with others on various levels – one-on-one, in small groups and as a public presenter.|