Fine Arts – Course Descriptions



Fine Arts Division

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Art – ARTS 1301 – Art Appreciation. Three hours credit. A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts. Three lecture hours each week

 

Art – ARTS 1303 – Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century). Three hours credit. A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Art – ARTS 1304 – Art History II (14th Century to the Present). Three hours credit. A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Art – ARTS 1311 – Design I (2-Dimensional). Three hours credit. An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design. Two lecture hours and four lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 1316 – Drawing I. Three hours credit. A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive, and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 1320 – Interior Decoration. Three hours credit. Studio course in interior design. Includes instruction in professional techniques of designing the interiors of homes, offices, and industrial buildings. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Art – ARTS 2270 – Museum Practicum. Two hours credit. This course provides training in the professional and technical practices of a museum under the direction of the Museum Director. Students will work in the areas of exhibition, installation and registration, collections research, museum methods and general office procedures and children’s program activities. Three lab hours each week.

 

Art – ARTS 2316 – Painting I. Three hours credit. Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques. The relationship of the formal elements applied to painting in tempura, acrylic and oil with emphasis on originality of conception and execution. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 and 1316 or consent of instructor. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 2317 – Painting II. Three hours credit. A continuation of ARTS 2316. Two lecture and four lab hours each week.

 

Art – ARTS 2323 – Life Drawing. Three hours credit. Analytic and expressive drawing of the human figure, stressing study of movement and volume. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Prerequisite: ARTS 1316 or consent of instructor. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 2326 – Sculpture. Three hours credit. Fundamentals of sculpture in stone, metal, clay, wood and plaster with an emphasis in expression in three-dimensional form in space. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 2333 – Printmaking. Three hours credit. Various print processes, including color printing by means of linoleum block, wood block, silkscreen, etching, and engraving. Fine art prints. One lecture and five lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 2343 – Design in Three Dimensions. Three hours credit. A study of three-dimensional concepts involving the use of line, mass, space, texture and form as related to various materials. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 2346 – Ceramics. Three hours credit. Introduction to ceramic processes, basic materials and techniques. Hand building, use of bisque forms, glazing and firing procedures and introduction to the use of the potter’s wheel. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Lab fee.

Art – ARTS 2348 – Digital Arts I. Three hours credit. Studio course that explores the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 and ARTS 1311 or instructor approval. Lab fee.

 

Art – ARTS 2356 Photography I (Fine Arts emphasis). Three hours credit. Introduction to the basics of photography. Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. (Cross-listed, with journalism emphasis, as COMM 1318)

 

Art – ARTS 2366 – Watercolor Painting. Three hours credit. Exploration of ideas using water-based painting media and techniques. Conceptual development through transparent paint; work in transparent and non-transparent aqua-based media on paper surfaces. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Lab fee.

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Communication – COMM 1129 – News Publications. One hour credit. Application of principles of journalism to the production of student publications. Skills involved include news reporting and writing, newspaper make-up, photography, typography, editing and publication design. Three semester hours credit in COMM 1129 are required of all journalism majors. May be repeated for credit but not more than three semester hours may be applied toward graduation. Prerequisite: Completion of COMM 1318, COMM 2305 or COMM 2311. Two lab hours each week. Lab fee. Course will not be offered after Spring 2017.

 

Communication – COMM 1307 – Introduction to Mass Communication. Three hours credit. Survey of the mass media, including newspapers, radio, television, movies, magazines, books, advertising, etc. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Communication – COMM 1318 – Photography I (Journalism emphasis). Introduction to the basics of photography. Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. (Cross-listed, with fine arts emphasis, as ARTS 2356) Three lecture and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Communication – COMM 1335 – Survey of Electronic Media. Three hours credit. A study of the development, regulation, economics, social impact and industry practices in the electronic mass media. Explores business structures, sales and economics, radio and television programming, and electronic media distribution technologies. Prerequisite: COMM 1307 and sophomore standing. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Communication – COMM 2305 – Editing and Layout. Three hours credit. An introduction to the desktop publishing of visual communications. Students will learn Macintosh publishing technology in the areas of word processing, graphics, and page layout. The history of design along with the basic principles of design, typography, editing and layout will be taught. Students will produce various design projects on the Macintosh computers in the journalism lab. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding or typing skills. Three lecture hours and two lab hours each week.

 

Communication – COMM 2311 – Media Writing. Three hours credit. Fundamentals of writing for the mass media. Basic instruction in professional methods and techniques for gathering, processing, and delivering content. Emphasis is placed on development of news gathering and writing skills in a variety of news forms, including basic news stories, opinion writing, feather writing and editorials. A comprehensive study is made of editing for print media. The students will also be exposed to headline writing and writing cutlines/captions for photographs as well as writing for broadcast and the Web. Three lecture hours and two per week. Lab fee.

 

Communication – COMM 2330 – Introduction to Public Relations. Three hours credit. An exploration of the history and development of public relations and a presentation of the theory and process of public relations, including the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public relations campaigns. Three lecture hours each week. Lab fee.
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Drama – DRAM 1120, 1121, 2120, 2121 – Theatre Practicum I, II, III, IV. One hour credit. Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. Three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 1310 – Introduction to Theatre. Three hours credit. Survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms. Participation in productions may be required. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Drama – DRAM 1330 – Stagecraft I. Three hours credit. Study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production which may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management. Two lecture hours and three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 1341 – Make-Up. Three hours credit. Design and execution of makeup for the purpose of developing characters. Includes basic makeup principles and practical experience of makeup application. Students will be required to purchase personal makeup kits. Three lecture hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 1342 – Introduction to Costume. Three hours credit. Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. Students will study various costume construction methods, fabrics, costume history, drawing and rendering techniques. Qualifies as a drama elective for theatre majors and as a general elective for all non-majors. Two lecture hours and three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 1351 – Acting I. Three hours credit. An introduction to the fundamental principles and tools of acting as used in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. This may include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This exploration will emphasize the development of the actor’s instrument: voice, body, and imagination. Two lecture hours and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 1352 – Acting II. Three hours credit. Exploration and further training within the basic principles and tools of acting, including an emphasis on critical analysis of oneself and others. The tools include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This will continue the exploration of the development of the actor’s instrument: voice, body, and imagination. Two lecture and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 2331 – Stagecraft II. Three hours credit. Continued study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production which may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management. Two lecture and three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 2336 – Voice for the Theatre. Three hours credit. Application of the performer’s use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective communication. Encourages an awareness of the need for vocal proficiency and employs techniques designed to improve the performer’s speaking abilities. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Drama – DRAM 2351 – Acting III. Three hours credit. Scene work from selected plays and play analysis as it applies to the actor. Practical experience in college productions is required for one semester. Prerequisite: DRAM 1352. Two lecture hours and two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Drama – DRAM 2352 – Acting IV. Three hours credit. Minimal production of long scene and one-act plays. Practical experience in college productions is required for one semester. Prerequisite: DRAM 2351. Two lecture hours and two lab hours each week. Lab fee. Course will not be offered after Spring 2017.

 

Drama – DRAM 2361 – History of Theater I. Three hours credit. Study of the history of the theater from primitive times through the Renaissance. Three lecture hours each week.
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Film Production – FLMC 1304 – Lighting for Film or Video. Three hours credit. Fundamentals of lighting techniques for film or video production employing filters, in-camera effects, and mood setting techniques. Two lecture hours and three lab hours each week.

 

Film Production – FLMC 1392 – On-camera Experience. Four hours credit. An introductory study of on-camera presentation techniques. Two lecture hours and four lab hours each week.

 

Film Production – FLMC 2433 – Cinematography. Three hours credit. Employ concepts and theory; discuss marketing and technology trends; analyze scene and property set camera for correct light exposure; explain differences in lighting; evaluate camera lenses; and produce a short video or film. Two lecture hours and four lab hours each week. Pre-requisite: FLMC 1304

 

Film Production MUSC 1327 – Introduction to Audio Engineering I. Three hours credit. An overview of live sound reinforcement techniques and equipment. Overview of the recording studio, including basic studio electronics and acoustic principles, wave form properties, microphone concepts and placement techniques, studio set up and signal flow, console theory, signal processing concepts, multi-track principles and operation and an overview of mixing and editing. Includes principles and concepts of live sound technology from set up, to mix, signal flow, and basics of live recording. Two lecture hours and one lab hour each week.

 

Film Production RTVB 1329 Script Writing. Four hours credit. Writing scripts for film and electronic media. Emphasizes format and style for commercials, public service announcements, promos, news, and documentaries. Three lecture hours each week. Pre-requisite: ENGL 1301.

 

Film Production – RTVB 1421 – TV Field Production. Four hours credit. Pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in field television production. Topics include field camera setup and operation, field audio, television directing, and in-camera or basic continuity editing with an emphasis on underlying principles of video technology. Two lecture hours and four lab hours each week.

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Graphics – ARTC 1402 – Digital Imaging I. Four hours credit. Digital imaging using raster image editing and/or image creation software: scanning, resolution, file formats, output devices, color systems, and image-acquisitions. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Prerequisite: COMM 1318. Lab fee. Note: A grade of B or better is required in this class to enroll in IMED 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience).

 

Graphics – ARTC 1413 – Digital Publishing I. Four hours credit. The fundamentals of using digital layout as a primary publishing tool and the basic concepts and terminology associated with typography and page layout. Student will apply fundamentals of page layout; comprehend typographic terminology and specifications; import text and graphics into page layout programs; and discuss file formats and file management. Prerequisite: COMM 2305. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Lab fee. Note: A grade of B or better is required in this class to enroll in IMED 2266 Field Experience.

 

Graphics – ARTC 2405 – Digital Imaging II. Four hours credit. Principles of digital image processing and electronic painting. Emphasis is on bitmapped or raster-based image making and the creative aspects of electronic illustration for commercial and fine art applications. The student will be able to identify and explain the advance concepts and concerns associated with image resolution and file size; demonstrate digital editing and use of printing/ web tools; creating, editing and painting digital images; color correction and manipulation of photographic images; saving and outputting images on various output devices. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Prerequisite: ARTC 1402. Lab fee. Note: A grade of B or better is required in this class to enroll in IMED 2266 Field Experience.

 

Graphics – ARTC 2413 – Digital Publishing II. Four hours credit. Layout procedures from thumbnails and roughs to final comprehensive and printing; emphasis on design principles for the creation of advertising and publishing materials, and techniques for efficient planning and documenting projects. Student will use industry standard page layout software to create printable advertising and business materials; coordinate color and use the principles and elements of design; demonstrate individual and/or team communication through conceptual action planning; choose substrate and output options. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. Prerequisite: ARTC 1413. Lab fee. Note: A grade of B or better is required in this class to enroll in IMED 2266 Field Experience.

 

Graphics – ARTV 1351 – Digital Video. Four hours credit. Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or Web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. Two lecture and four lab hours per week. Prerequisite: ARTS 2373 or instructor approval. Lab fee.

 

Graphics – GRPH 1459 – Vector Graphics for Production (Previously called Object Oriented Computer Graphics). Four hours credit. A study and use of vector graphics for production. Mastery of the use of basic elements of good layout and design principles and use of the capabilities specific to vector (object oriented) drawing software to manipulate both text and graphics with emphasis on the use of Bezier curves. Acquisition of images via scanning and the creative use of clip art are included. Lab fee. Two lecture and four lab hours each week.

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Instructional Media – IMED 1416 – Web Page Design. Four hours credit. Instruction in Web design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, websites, and browsers. Two lecture and four lab hours per week. Lab fee.

 

Instructional Media – IMED 2266 – Practicum (or Field Experience) – Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. This is work-based instruction that provides basic career exploration and helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience. Indirect supervision is provided by the employer. A practicum may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. Six external hours each week. This course should be taken during the final semester prior to graduation. Prerequisite: To enroll in IMED 2266, students must have a B or better in the following four courses, ARTC 1402 Digital Imaging I, ARTC 2405 Digital Imaging II, ARTC 1413 Digital Publishing, ARTC 2413 Digital Publishing II.

 

Instructional Media – IMED 2309 – Internet Commerce. Three hours credit. An overview of the Internet as a marketing and sales tool with emphasis on developing a prototype for electronic commerce. Three lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Instructional Media – IMED 2315 – Web Page Design II. Three hours credit. A study of mark-up language and advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites, according to accessibility standards, cultural appearance, and legal issues. Three lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Prerequisite: IMED 1416. Lab fee.

 

Instructional Media – IMED 2411 – Portfolio Development. Four hours credit. Emphasis is on preparation and enhancement of portfolio to meet professional standards, and study of professional organizations, presentation skills, and job-seeking techniques. Two lecture and four lab hours each week. This course should be taken during the final semester prior to graduation. Lab fee.

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Music, Applied. All music majors should enroll in private lessons for two hours credit in their principal area (one hour lesson each week) and one hour credit in a secondary area (Piano class or one-half hour lesson each week). If the principal area is not piano, then the secondary area of study should be piano. Non-music majors may take applied lessons as an elective by audition and consent of instructor. All applied students will be required to perform in juries at semester’s end. All applied students must have the required prerequisite and be advised by the appropriate instructor before enrolling.

 

Applied Guitar. Fundamentals of classic guitar playing with emphasis on development of right-hand and left-hand technique. The instructor will select repertoire from composers such as Sor, Tarrega, Giuliani, Carcassi and others to meet the individual needs of the student. Prerequisite: MUSI 1303 or by audition and consent of instructor. Lab fee.

Applied Piano. The development of essential skills of piano playing. Materials will be selected from composers represented in various time periods to meet the needs of the individual student. Prerequisite: MUSI 2182 or by audition and consent of instructor. Lab fee.

 

Applied Voice. Fundamentals of voice, with added instruction in correct posture, breathing, tone production, and placement. Fundamentals of English, Italian, German, and French diction through repertoire selected by the instructor to meet the needs of the individual student. Prerequisite: MUSI 1183 or by audition and consent of instructor. Lab fee.

 

Applied Band Instruments. Individual instruction on trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, baritone, saxophone, clarinet and flute. Repertoire to be determined by instructor to meet the individual needs of the student. Prerequisite: previous orchestra or band experiences or by audition and consent of the instructor. Lab fee.

 

Principal Instrument/Elective. Two hours credit.

MUAP 1261, 1262, 2261, 2262 Guitar

MUAP 1213, 1214, 2213, 2214 Bass Guitar

MUAP 1269, 1270, 2269, 2270 Piano

MUAP 1281, 1282, 2281, 2282 Voice

MUAP 1237, 1238, 2237, 2238 Trumpet

MUAP 1245, 1246, 2245, 2246 Trombone

MUAP 1241, 1242, 2241, 2242 Horn

MUAP 1249, 1250, 2249, 2250 Euphonium/Baritone

MUAP 1253, 1254, 2253, 2254 Tuba

MUAP 1233, 1234, 2233, 2234 Saxophone

MUAP 1229, 1230, 2229, 2230 Clarinet

MUAP 1217, 1218, 2217, 2218 Flute

MUAP 1257, 1258, 2257, 2258 Percussion

MUAP 1201, 1202, 2101, 2102 Strings

 

Secondary Instrument/Elective.

MUAP 1161, 1162, 2161, 2162 Guitar

MUAP 1113, 1114, 2113, 2114 Bass Guitar

MUAP 1169, 1170, 2169, 2170 Piano

MUAP 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182 Voice

MUAP 1137, 1138, 2137, 2138 Trumpet

MUAP 1145, 1146, 2145, 2146 Trombone

MUAP 1141, 1142, 2141, 2142 Horn

MUAP 1149, 1150, 2149, 2150 Euphonium/Baritone

MUAP 1153, 1154, 2153, 2154 Tuba

MUAP 1133, 1134, 2133, 2134 Saxophone

MUAP 1129, 1130, 2129, 2130 Clarinet

MUAP 1117, 1118, 2117, 2118 Flute

MUAP 1157, 1158, 2157, 2158 Percussion

MUAP 1167, 1168, 2167, 2168 Organ

MUAP 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102 Strings

 


Music – MUEN 1121-1122, 2121-2122 – Jazz Band. One hour credit. The Swinging Roadrunner is an ensemble group open to all college instrumentalists by audition, regardless of their major field. Repertoire consists of music selected from all stylistic periods of jazz. Includes a study of basic improvisation and general jazz history. Students participate in concerts at Angelina College and in the surrounding community. Three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUEN 1123-1124, 2123-2124 – Concert Band. One hour credit. An ensemble course open to the general student with high school or other previous band experience. The group performs a variety of band literature including marches, overtures, and arrangements of contemporary music. Three laboratory hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUEN 1131-1132, 2131-2132 – Guitar Ensemble. One hour credit. May be taken four successive semesters for credit. The study of duo, trio, and quartet literature as applied in performance settings. Students will participate in recitals at Angelina College and in the surrounding community. Three lab hours each week. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSI 1303 or consent of instructor through audition. Concurrent enrollment: Applied Guitar class. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUEN 1141-1142, 2141-2142 – Chorale. One hour credit. Open to all students. An ensemble course designed to acquaint members with the best in classical and modern choral music. The general development of choral music is surveyed through the study of some major choral works. Choral techniques and group vocal problems are discussed. In order to obtain credit, the student is required to attend all called rehearsals and all public performances. Three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUEN 1151-1152, 2151-2152 – A.C. Singers. One hour credit. An ensemble course designed for students interested in popular, swing and jazz styles. Three lab hours each week. Open to students by audition. Concurrent Enrollment: PHED 2104 and MUSI 1141. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSB 1305 – Survey of the Music Business. Three hours credit. An overview of the music industry including songwriting, live performance, the record industry, music merchandising, contracts and licenses, and career opportunities. Includes the role of the producer in session planning, communication, budgeting, business aspects, technical considerations, and music markets. Topics to be covered include publishing, copyright laws, licensing, record company operation, management as well as marketing and publicity. Three lecture hours each week. Prerequisite: MUSC 2347 or consent of instructor.

 

MusicMUSC 1327 – Introduction to Audio Engineering I. Three hours credit. An overview of live sound reinforcement techniques and equipment. Overview of the recording studio, including basic studio electronics and acoustic principles, waveform properties, microphone concepts and placement techniques, studio set up and signal flow, console theory, signal processing concepts, multi-track principles and operation and an overview of mixing and editing. Includes principles and concepts of live sound technology from set up, to mix, signal flow, and basics of live recording. Lab fee.

 

MusicMUSC 2427 – Audio Engineering II (Replaces MUSC 1427).Four hours credit. A continuation of MUSC 1327. Implementation of the recording process, microphones, audio console, multi-track recorder, and signal processing devices. Three lecture hours and two lab hours each week. Prerequisite: MUSC 1327. Lab fee.

 

MusicMUSC 2347 – Audio Engineering III. Three hours credit. Advanced practice of procedures and techniques in recording and manipulating audio. Includes digital audio editing using Pro Tools, advanced recording techniques and basic editing; and demonstrate engineering concepts to complete an advanced recording project. Three lecture hours and one lab hour each week. Prerequisite: MUSC 1427. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSC 2101 – Audio Engineering Practices. One hour credit. Application of the concepts and techniques presented in Audio Engineering I and II. A companion lab class to be taken concurrently with MUSC 2427. Two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSC 2286 – Internship – Recording Arts Technology/Technician. Two hours credit. A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in MUSB 1305. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 1116 – Sight Singing and Ear Training I. One hour credit. Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs, including aural study and dictation of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Required of all music majors in the first semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: MUSI 1311. Two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 1117 – Sight Singing and Ear Training II. One hour credit. Continued study of tonality through sight singing, ear training, keyboard drill and writing. Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs, including aural study and dictation of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Required of all music majors in the second semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite: MUSI 1116 with a grade of C or better and concurrent or previous enrollment in MUSI 1312. Two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 1160 –Italian Diction. One hour credit. Study of phonetic sounds of the Italian language to promote the ability to sing in this language. One credit hour. One lecture hour and one lab hour each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 1181 – Piano Class I. One hour credit. This course is designed for the student who has little or no previous experience with music reading and the keyboard. Emphasis is placed on basic technique and sight-reading. Open to all students but will not count toward a major in Piano. Group instruction format. Three lab hours each week. Lab fee. For Music Majors or by permission of instructor.

 

Music – MUSI 1182 – Piano Class II. One hour credit. A continuation of MUSI 1181. Emphasis is placed on technical skills and more elaborate sight-reading examples. Prerequisite: consent of instructor by audition or MUSI 1181 with a grade of C or better. Three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 


Music – MUSI 1183 – Voice Class. One hour credit. Fundamentals of vocal techniques. Correct posture, breathing, vowel purity, tone production and placement. Diction is emphasized (Italian, German, French and English). The anatomy of vocal production, selection and coordination of teaching materials are emphasized. The course will fulfill a need for those beginning voice students who are not prepared for private instructions. Three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 1163 – Jazz Improvisation I. One hour credit. Materials and practices for the exploration of the creative process involved in improvising within the jazz idiom. For music majors, music minors, and the general student. Prerequisite: MUSI 1301 or 1303 with a minimum grade of C, high school band experience, or by audition and consent of the instructor. Three lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 1164 – Jazz Improvisation II. One hour credit. A continuation of MUSI 1163. Prerequisite: MUSI 1163 or by audition and consent of the instructor.

 

Music – MUSI 1301 – Fundamentals of Music. Three hours credit. The basics of musical notation, reading music with comprehension, scale building, key signatures, the study of intervals, the presentation of time and rhythmic patterns, and general information on which to build a good working knowledge of music. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 1303 Fundamentals of Guitar. Three hours credit. Group instruction in the fundamentals of guitar playing, with emphasis on reading notation, technique, styles, and study of music fundamentals including scales, key signature, and rhythm. For the beginning student with no previous experience. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 1306 – Music Appreciation. Three hours credit. Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. (Does not apply to a music major degree.) Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 1307 – Introduction to Music Literature. Three hours credit. Survey of the principal musical forms and cultural periods as illustrated in the literature of major composers. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 1310 – American Jazz Music. Three hours credit. A general survey of Jazz as an American art form including topics on origin, a discussion of styles, and the major components comprising the genre. For the general student as a Fine Arts elective. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 1311 – Theory of Music I. Three hours credit. Analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony up to and including chords. Analysis and four part writing of small compositional forms. Correlated study at the keyboard. Required of all music majors in the first semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: MUSI 1116. Prerequisite: MUSI 1301 or equivalent preparation as demonstrated by a placement exam. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 1312 – Theory of Music II. Three hours credit. A continuation of MUSI 1311 and more advanced analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony up to and including chords. Analysis and four part writing of small compositional forms. Correlated study at the keyboard. Required of all music majors in the second semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: MUSI 1117. Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent preparation as demonstrated by a placement exam. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 2116 – Sight Singing and Ear Training III. One hour credit. More advanced sight singing including modal, ethnic, and 20th century materials. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation with keyboard drill and the application of studies as outlined in MUSI 2311. Prerequisite: MUSI 1117 with a minimum grade of C and concurrent or previous enrollment in MUSI 2311. Two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 2117 – Sight Singing and Ear Training IV. One hour credit. More advanced sight singing including modal, ethnic, and 20th century materials. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation with keyboard drill and the application of studies as outlined in MUSI 2312. Prerequisite: MUSI 2116 with a minimum grade of C and concurrent or previous enrollment in MUSI 2312. Two lab hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 2181 – Piano Class III. One hour credit. A continuation of MUSI 1182. Course covers functional keyboard skills including harmonization, accompaniment styles, sight reading, score reading, improvisation, technical exercises and ensemble repertoire suitable for the intermediate student. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor by audition or MUSI 1182 with a grade of at least a “C”. Three laboratory hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 2182 – Piano Class IV. One hour credit. A continuation of MUSI 2181. Course emphasizes advanced harmonization, technical skills and sight reading. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor by audition or MUSI 2181 with a grade of at least a “C”. Three laboratory hours each week. Lab fee.

 

Music – MUSI 2311 Theory of Music III. Three hours credit. Advanced harmony part writing and keyboard analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism, modulation, and extended tertian structures. Introduction to 20th century compositional procedures. Required of all music majors in the first semester of the sophomore year. Prerequisite: MUSI 1312 with a minimum grade of C and concurrent or previous enrollment in MUSI 2116. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Music – MUSI 2312 – Theory of Music IV. Three hours credit. Advanced harmony part writing and keyboard analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism, modulation, and extended tertian structures. Introduction to 20th century compositional procedures. Required of all music majors in the second semester of the sophomore year. Prerequisite: MUSI 2311 with a minimum grade of C and concurrent or previous enrollment in MUSI 2117. Three lecture hours each week.

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Speech – SPCH 1144 – Speech Practicum. One hour credit. Supervised individualized performance instruction for students in public speaking, oral interpretation and debate. May be repeated a maximum of four total hours credit. Two lab hours each week. Prerequisite: SPCH 1315 or consent of instructor. Lab fee.

 

Speech – SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking. Three hours credit. This course includes research, composition, organization, analysis, and delivery of speeches for various purposes and occasions. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Speech – SPCH 1318 – Interpersonal Communication. Three hours credit. A course that deals with theory and practice of communication in life situations. Study of self-concept, perception, emotions, non-verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and conflict. Activities are one-on-one and small group. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Speech – SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Speaking. Three hours credit. Theories and practices of speech communication as applied in business and professional situations. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Speech – SPCH 1342 – Voice and Articulation for the actor. Three hours credit. Individual attention to proper use of the voice in acting, specifically articulation for the stage. Individual problems will be considered. Required of theatre and speech majors. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Speech – SPCH 2335 – Debate. Three hours credit. Principles of argumentation and debate and practice in preparing and presenting written and spoken argument. Prerequisite: SPCH 1315 or consent of the instructor. Three lecture hours each week.

 

Speech – SPCH 2341 – Oral Interpretation. Three hours credit. Introduction to oral interpretation of literature; preparation and reading of poetry and prose, storytelling, choral speaking; practice in phrasing, vocal quality, time, force, pitch and bodily responses. Prerequisite: SPCH 1315 or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours each week.
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