Jordan College of the Arts
Arts Administration Program

Jordan College of the Arts - Event Attendance Requirements 

As an essential component of arts education, all undergraduate JCA majors (including primary, secondary and double majors and music minors) are required to attend events in their discipline and related areas.   Double majors within JCA are required to complete their total amount of arts attendance requirements for primary major and one half the amount of arts requirements for their secondary major.  Each department or program establishes minimum attendance expectations for its students.  Attendance records will be maintained in the JCA office; see Janice Thornburgh if you have any questions.

New/Effective Fall 2012: During their 4 years at Butler, students must attend 8 events (2 in each discipline) outside the Butler community selected from the Metro Indianapolis Specified Event List.  The student brings back the ticket stub(s) and program(s) or other written verification of attendance to the department head or advisor; the student obtains the department head or advisor's signature on an Event Attendance card and returns it to the JCA receptionist.

Notes:

  • All JCA student, faculty, and guest recitals/productions/exhibitions/lectures, along with all Clowes Hall arts events, will satisfy attendance requirements.
  • Additionally, students must attend events outside the Butler community selected from the attached Metro Indianapolis Specified Event List.  The student brings back the ticket stub(s) and program(s) or other written verification of attendance to the department head or advisor; and the student obtains the department head's or advisor's signature on an Event Attendance card and returns it to the JCA receptionist.
  • Outside events are limited to those that are closely related in nature to on-campus productions.
  • Attendance at repeat performances of the same program will not count.
  • Students will not receive credit for performances or exhibitions in which they participate.
  • To receive credit for on-campus events, obtain an Event Attendance Card from a faculty member or Clowes Hall staff prior to the start of the performance.  Complete the card and return it to the person in charge at the conclusion of the performance.

Distribution of events for Arts Admin  General, Music and Theatre:

Arts Administration students must register for JC100 05/JC200 05/JC300 05/JC400 05 each spring term of full-time enrollment.

Arts Administration majors must attend 12 performances/events annually in the following areas:     

Art Dance
1 campus exhibit annually (i.e. Art Now) 1 campus performance annually

1 Metro Indianapolis Specified Event annually

 

1 Metro Indianapolis Specified Event annually

 

Music Theatre
1 campus performance annually 1 campus performance annually

1 Metro Indianapolis Specified Event annually

 

1 Metro Indianapolis Specified Event annually

 

Misc.
4 from any area including exhibitions at off-campus museums/galleries or arts related lectures annually

 

Distribution of events for Dance Arts Admin:

Dance students must register for the appropriate sections of DA190/290/390/490 each spring term.

Dance majors are required to complete 10 arts credits for DA 190, 8 arts credits for DA 290, 6 arts credits for DA 390 and 6 arts credits for DA 490. 

These Pass/Fail, non-credit courses require attendance at dance, music, theatre, art, and arts-related lecture events as prescribed by each course.

DA 190 - 10 events with the following distribution
Music Art
1 campus performance 1 campus exhibit

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

Theatre Dance
1 campus performance 1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

Misc.
3 Arts related events, from any discipline, including arts-based lectures

 

DA 290 - 8 events with the following distribution

Music Art
1 campus performance 1 campus exhibit

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

Theatre Dance
1 campus performance 1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

Misc.
1 Arts related event, from any discipline, including arts-based lectures

 

DA 390 & DA 490 - 6 events with the following distribution

Music

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

Theatre

1 External Specified Event

Art

1 Metro Indianapolis External Specified Event

Misc
3 Arts related events, from any discipline, including arts-based lectures