This course is designed to introduce students to the different components resulting in a finished work of art with an emphasis on experimentation with media and techniques used by professional artists during their progression from idea to finished product. Students will be given presentations in digital media that will serve as guidance for the class projects.
Through integrated reading, listening, discussion, musical participation, and concert attendance, students will identify, experience, and understand the elements of music and basic notation and will apply active listening skills to the study of global and Western music from the Middle Ages to the present day in this course. A class fee is required to cover the cost of concert attendance (as indicated in the Master Course Schedule).
An activity-oriented course designed to acquaint students with the ephemeral and experiential nature of the theatre, including play-going, play-making (i.e., scene work), rudimentary play analysis, discussion, and direct participation in on-campus production work.
In this course students will explore the developmental stages of art in children at different levels that will aid in curriculum development and give students the opportunity to experiment with various art activities to develop skills needed for the effective teaching of art in the elementary school. Prerequisite: Art 101 or consent of instructor.
Identifying, understanding and working with the music capabilities of children; approaches, activities and materials for teaching music to children; development of preschool through grade 8 general music curriculum. The two-credit option is available to multiple-subject teacher education candidates interested in incorporating music into the self-contained classroom as well as others interested in musical development of children. The three-credit option is required of music education majors and available to others interested in developing curricula and/or other special skills and projects. Prerequisite: Mus 101 or equivalent; music reading ability and musical experience recommended.
Emphasis upon personal dramatic experience and drama as process instead of theatrical product. Principles and procedures for utilizing creative dramatics activities in educational and other settings, as expressed through individual and group movement, sound and improvisation. Practicum lab hours required.