Music, Theatre, and Dance Courses

Code Course Name Description Credits
DANC 140 Fundamentals of Dance/Movement

Explores fundamental movement concepts including time, weight, space, flow. Focuses on units of action as the basis for application in creative movement and dance. 

3
DANC 141 Body Awareness

Explores the connection of the mind and body in dance.

3
DANC 142 Fundamentals of Improvisation/Choreography Presents principles that govern the establishment of patterns of movement as an expression of an idea or the interpretation of music. 3
DANC 143 A, B Dance Production Ensemble

Allows students to receive credit for substantial work on dance production.

variable 1-3
DANC 144 Special Dance Topic 2
DANC 145 A Dance Technique: Ballet 2
DANC 145 B Dance Technique: Jazz 2
DANC 145 C Dance Technique: Modern Dance 2
DANC 145 D Dance Technique: Tap 2
DANC 145 E Dance Technique: Musical Theatre 2
DANC 145 F Stage Combat


as needed

2
DANC 448 Special Topics in Dance Examines topics of current interest in dance; focus of the course changes each time offered, according to the evolving directions in various professional areas. 3
FA 100 Music, Art, and the Contemporary World

Gives students an understanding of music and art as they shape and are shaped by present-day society. (Interdisciplinary)

3
FA 101 Music and Theatre

Offers an introduction to music and theatre in a pervasive study of both art forms as they affect and enhance the quality of life for the student. (Interdisciplinary)

3
FA 102 Sound and Symbol in the Arts

Provides an interdisciplinary study in which artistic concepts are discussed and experienced, as they are heard and seen in representative works of music and art. (Interdisciplinary)

3
M TH 170 A,B Introduction to Music Therapy

Presents a comprehensive overview of the music therapy profession along with current professional issues. Investigates populations most frequently served and other important clinical groups. 

2,2
M TH 171 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

Pre-internship field experience with a variety of persons with disabilities to develop skills in assessment procedures, program planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. Includes comparative analysis, discussion of practicum components and oral presentations of pertinent topics.

A minimum of 20 hours is required.

0
M TH 271 A,B Pre-Internship Clinical Experience Pre-internship field experience with a variety of persons with disabilities to develop skills in assessment procedures, program planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. Includes comparative analysis, discussion of practicum components and oral presentations of pertinent topics. A minimum of 40 hours is required. 0
M TH 271 S Pre-Internship Seminar

To be taken concurrently with M TH 271.

.5, .5
M TH 371 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

Pre-internship field experience with a variety of persons with disabilities to develop skills in assessment procedures, program planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. Includes comparative analysis, discussion of practicum components and oral presentations of pertinent topics.

A minimum of 50 hours is required.

0
M TH 371 S Pre-Internship Seminar

To be taken concurrently with M TH 371.

.5, .5
M TH 372 Psychological Foundations of Music I


fall

Studies the introduction to musical acoustics, the human response to music in relation to physiological, cognitive and affective domains, musical preferences, and abilities.

Prerequisite: PSYC 211.

2
M TH 373 Psychological Foundations of Music II


spring

Designed to help the student understand, interpret, and apply historical, quantitative, and qualitative research methods of the behavioral sciences, and to apply findings to the music therapy clinical practice. Replication of one experimental research project is required. Prerequisite: M TH 372. 2
M TH 377 Piano Improvisation


fall

Involves creative and responsive freedom using various musical styles/idioms at the keyboard, guitar, percussion, voice, and other instruments. Case studies, clinical examples, and composed works help the student expand musical resources that will facilitate functional improvisational skills applicable in music therapy clinical practice.

2
M TH 471 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

Pre-internship field experience with a variety of persons with disabilities to develop skills in assessment procedures, program planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. Includes comparative analysis, discussion of practicum components and oral presentations of pertinent topics.

A minimum of 50 hours is required.

0
M TH 471 S Pre-Internship Seminar

To be taken concurrently with M TH 471.

.5, .5
M TH 474 Music in Therapy


fall

Examines and experiences clinical music therapy methodologies and theories supported by research and anecdotal case studies. Explores the history of music therapy, levels of music therapy intervention, psychotherapeutic models with an emphasis on mental disorders, as classified in DSM-IV.

Prerequisite: M TH 170 A,B.

3
M TH 475 Influence of Music on Behavior


spring

Explores the affective capabilities of music through personal experience, historical data, experimental research, and physiological information. Emphasis is placed on the direct interconnection of mind and body (psyche-soma) principle while utilizing music in the treatment of the "whole" person.

Prerequisites: PSYC 211, M TH 372, 373.

3
M TH 480 Music Therapy Internship

The culminating, in-depth, supervised clinical training experience in music therapy completed at a national approved training site. A minimum of 1040 hours are required or hours until entry-level competence is achieved at an AMTA-approved clinical training site.

0
M TH 481 Music Therapy Internship

The continuance of in-depth, supervised clinical training experience in music therapy completed at a University-affiliated internship site. A minimum of 1040 hours are required or hours until entry-level competence is achieved at an AMTA-approved clinical training site. 

0
MUSC 100 A,B Chamber Singers Involves study and performance of choral literature written for a small select choir of mixed voices. Open by audition. .5, .5
MUSC 102 A,B Campus Choir

A choir of mixed voices open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community singers.

Voice classification to determine proper placement is required.

.5, .5
MUSC 104 A,B Woodwind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for various combinations of woodwind instruments. Required for Woodwind majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 105 A,B Piano Ensemble

Develops skills for vocal and instrumental accompanying, and playing two-piano and four-hand repertoire. Required for Piano majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 106 A,B Percussion Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for percussion instruments. Required for Percussion majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 107 A,B Wind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of standard wind band and symphonic band. Required for all Wind and Percussion majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians. 

.5, .5
MUSC 108 A,B Jazz Ensemble

Involves study and performance of traditional and contemporary Jazz band literature. Open by audition. 

Admission by audition only.

.5, .5
MUSC 110 A,B Orchestra

Involves study and performance of standard orchestral literature. Required for String majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians.

.5, .5
MUSC 111 A,B Written Theory I Presents basic principles of diatonic harmony in music of various styles, through written application. 2, 2
MUSC 112 A,B Aural Skills I Development of necessary aural skills for performance of melodies at-sight (sight-singing) and transcription (dictation) of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic musical excerpts from folk and classical styles. 1, 1
MUSC 114 A,B String Quartet and Chamber Music

Involves study and performance of string quartet and chamber music. Required for String majors. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 115 A,B Conducting I

Laboratory class covers principles of baton technique, with practical application using the class as an ensemble. Presents beginnings of score reading and score prepa­ration for conducting both choral and instrumental ensembles. 

1,1
MUSC 116 A,B Guitar Ensemble

Emphasizes development of ensemble discipline and sight reading. Includes study of guitar chamber music. Required for Guitar majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 117 A,B Brass Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for brass instruments. Required for Brass majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 118 Percussion Methods


spring

Laboratory class in the playing of percussion instruments. Covers materials and techniques for the teaching of percussion. Required for Music Education majors. 2
MUSC 118 C Percussion Class


spring

Laboratory class in the playing of percussion instruments. Covers techniques for the use of percussion by the music therapist. Required for Music Therapy majors. 2
MUSC 120 A,B Fundamentals of Vocal Techniques

Designed to study the basics of the anatomy of the vocal mechanism and its function, and to establish ideal guidelines for teaching voice to singers of all types and ages. Required for instrumental majors. 

1,1
MUSC 124 A,B Voice
MUSC 126 A,B Piano
MUSC 126 C,D Applied Jazz Piano
MUSC 127 A,B Class Piano for Piano Minors Designed to develop piano proficiency for the non-keyboard music major through basic knowledge, repertoire, and functional skills. 2,2
MUSC 128 A,B Organ
MUSC 130 A,B Violin
MUSC 132 A,B Viola
MUSC 134 A,B Cello
MUSC 136 A,B String Bass
MUSC 138 A,B Harp
MUSC 140 A,B Flute
MUSC 141 A,B Flute Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for flute choir, from the Baroque period to the present time. Required for Flute majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 142 A,B Clarinet
MUSC 144 A,B Oboe
MUSC 146 A,B Bassoon
MUSC 148 A,B Trumpet
MUSC 150 A,B French Horn
MUSC 151 A,B Baritone
MUSC 152 A,B Trombone
MUSC 154 A,B Accordion
MUSC 156 A,B Percussion
MUSC 158 A,B Saxophone
MUSC 160 A,B Tuba
MUSC 162 A,B Classical/Jazz Guitar
MUSC 162 T,U Electric Bass Guitar
MUSC 163 G Guitar Class Guitar class open to students with little or no experience in playing guitar. Acquisition of functional skills: read chords/tablature, play simple songs, and accompany others as soloist or ensemble member. 1
MUSC 164 A,B Harpsichord
MUSC 200 A,B Chamber Singers Involves study and performance of choral literature written for a small select choir of mixed voices. Open by audition. .5, .5
MUSC 202 A,B Campus Choir

A choir of mixed voices open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community singers.

Voice classification to determine proper placement is required.

.5, .5
MUSC 203 Arts Management Designed to integrate business management concepts with the performing arts. Theoretical and practical techniques. 3
MUSC 204 A,B Woodwind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for various combinations of woodwind instruments. Required for Woodwind majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 205 A,B Piano Ensemble

Develops skills for vocal and instrumental accompanying, and playing two-piano and four-hand repertoire. Required for Piano majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 206 A,B Percussion Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for percussion instruments. Required for Percussion majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 207 A,B Wind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of standard wind band and symphonic band. Required for all Wind and Percussion majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians. 

.5, .5
MUSC 208 A,B Jazz Ensemble

Involves study and performance of traditional and contemporary Jazz band literature. Open by audition. 

Admission by audition only.

.5, .5
MUSC 210 A,B Orchestra

Involves study and performance of standard orchestral literature. Required for String majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians.

.5, .5
MUSC 211 A, B Written Theory II

Emphasis in chromatic harmony in music from all periods.

Prerequisite: MUSC 111A,B.

1, 1
MUSC 212 A,B Aural Skills II

Emphasis on singing and transcribing more complex melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic excerpts and musical works in a variety of meters and styles, modes, atonal melodies, simple duets, trios, and Bach chorales.

Prerequisite: MUSC 112 A, B. 

1,1
MUSC 213 A, B Keyboard Harmony

Develop skills for playing basic chord progressions and scales, using appropriate accompaniments, transposing and improvising in a variety of styles and meters. 

Prerequisite: MUSC 127 A, B. 

1, 1
MUSC 214 A,B String Quartet and Chamber Music

Involves study and performance of string quartet and chamber music. Required for String majors. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 215 A Violin Methods


fall

Laboratory class in the playing of violin and viola; materials and principles of teaching beginning classes. Required for Music Education majors. 2
MUSC 215 B Cello and Bass Methods


fall

Laboratory class in the playing of cello and bass, materials and principles of teaching beginning classes. Required for Music Education majors. 2
MUSC 216 A,B Guitar Ensemble

Emphasizes development of ensemble discipline and sight reading. Includes study of guitar chamber music. Required for Guitar majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 217 A,B Brass Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for brass instruments. Required for Brass majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 241 A,B Flute Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for flute choir, from the Baroque period to the present time. Required for Flute majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 263 G Guitar Class Guitar class open to students with little or no experience in playing guitar. Acquisition of functional skills: read chords/tablature, play simple songs, and accompany others as soloist or ensemble member. 1
MUSC 300 A,B Chamber Singers Involves study and performance of choral literature written for a small select choir of mixed voices. Open by audition. .5, .5
MUSC 302 A,B Campus Choir

A choir of mixed voices open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community singers.

Voice classification to determine proper placement is required.

.5, .5
MUSC 303 Arts Administration Practicum Offers students opportunity to supplement classroom instruction with on-the-job experience. Field hours are arranged with the cooperation of local professional organizations. 2
MUSC 303 A Woodwind Methods I


fall

Laboratory class in playing single-reeds (flute, clarinet, saxophone); materials and principles of teaching beginning woodwinds classes. Required for Music Education Majors. 

1
MUSC 303 B Woodwind Methods II


spring

Laboratory class in playing double-reeds (oboe, bassoon); materials and principles of teaching beginning woodwinds classes. Required for Music Education Majors. 

1
MUSC 304 A,B Woodwind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for various combinations of woodwind instruments. Required for Woodwind majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 305 A,B Piano Ensemble

Develops skills for vocal and instrumental accompanying, and playing two-piano and four-hand repertoire. Required for Piano majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 306 A,B Percussion Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for percussion instruments. Required for Percussion majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 307 A,B Wind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of standard wind band and symphonic band. Required for all Wind and Percussion majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians. 

.5, .5
MUSC 308 A,B Jazz Ensemble

Involves study and performance of traditional and contemporary Jazz band literature. Open by audition. 

Admission by audition only.

.5, .5
MUSC 309 Form and Analysis

Course covers melodic and harmonic analysis of music works from simple AB song form to multi-movement works. 

3
MUSC 310 A,B Orchestra

Involves study and performance of standard orchestral literature. Required for String majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians.

.5, .5
MUSC 311 B Music Education in the Elementary School


fall

For Music Education majors. Discusses the teaching and supervision of general music in the elementary K-6 school. 2
MUSC 312 Music Education in the Secondary School


spring

For Music Education majors. Discusses the teaching of general music in junior/ senior 7-12 high school. Prerequisite: MUSC 311B. 2
MUSC 313 String Literature


as needed

Analyzes and surveys solo violin, string combinations, and chamber music from the Baroque period to contemporary works. Required for String Performance majors. 2
MUSC 314 A,B String Quartet and Chamber Music

Involves study and performance of string quartet and chamber music. Required for String majors. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 315 C Instrumental Lab

Laboratory class taken with instrumental band methods classes (MUSC 118; 303A,B; and 315D,E). Covers conducting, rehearsing, arranging, and playing on secondary instruments. Required for music education majors. 

0
MUSC 315 D High Brass Methods


fall

Laboratory class in playing trumpet and French Horn; materials and principles of teaching beginning classes. Required for Music Education majors. 

1
MUSC 315 E Low Brass Methods


spring

Laboratory class in playing trombone, euphonium, and tuba; materials and principles of teaching beginning classes. Required for Music Education majors. 

1
MUSC 316 A,B Guitar Ensemble

Emphasizes development of ensemble discipline and sight reading. Includes study of guitar chamber music. Required for Guitar majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 317 A,B Brass Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for brass instruments. Required for Brass majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 318 A Italian Vocal Diction and Literature

Designed to give voice students facility in Italian pronunciation and help in learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Includes a survey of representative Italian songs, learned and performed by students in the course. Required for Voice majors. 

1
MUSC 318 B German Vocal Diction and Literature

Similar to MUSC 318A, but with emphasis on German repertoire.

1
MUSC 318 C French Vocal Diction and Literature

Similar to MUSC 318A, but with emphasis on French repertoire.

1
MUSC 320 Piano Literature


as needed

In-depth analysis of piano literature, from seventeenth century to present. Required of Piano Performance majors.Required for Piano Performance majors.

2
MUSC 322 History of Music I A chronological approach to the study of the history and literature of Western music from the Antiquity and the Middle Ages through the end of the Baroque era (c. 1750). Includes score analysis, form, and performance practices of representative works. 3
MUSC 323 History of Music II A chronological approach to the study of the history and literature of Western music from the Classic era to the present. Includes score analysis, form, and performance practices of representative works. 3
MUSC 341 A,B Flute Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for flute choir, from the Baroque period to the present time. Required for Flute majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 363 Guitar Pedagogy


as needed

Studies guitar teaching techniques, methods and materials, and appropriate solo and ensemble literature. Required for Guitar Performance majors. 

2
MUSC 363 G Guitar Class Guitar class open to students with little or no experience in playing guitar. Acquisition of functional skills: read chords/tablature, play simple songs, and accompany others as soloist or ensemble member. 1
MUSC 364 Flute Literature and Pedagogy


as needed

Studies flute literature from the Baroque period to the present. Covers flute teaching techniques, methods and materials, and appropriate solo and ensemble literature. Required for Flute Performance majors. 

2
MUSC 376 Recreational Music


spring

Covers techniques and performance skills that build on musical experiences, repertoire, and materials including arranging compositions for small vocal and non-symphonic instrumental ensembles, and activities for music therapy intervention. Required for Music Therapy majors. 2
MUSC 400 A,B Chamber Singers Involves study and performance of choral literature written for a small select choir of mixed voices. Open by audition. .5, .5
MUSC 402 A,B Campus Choir

A choir of mixed voices open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community singers.

Voice classification to determine proper placement is required.

.5, .5
MUSC 403 Internship Involves a supervised experience under the direction of an arts administrator. Professional placement enables students to pursue their special interests and develop skills necessary in managing the affairs of the performing arts. 3
MUSC 404 A,B Woodwind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for various combinations of woodwind instruments. Required for Woodwind majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 405 A,B Piano Ensemble

Develops skills for vocal and instrumental accompanying, and playing two-piano and four-hand repertoire. Required for Piano majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 406 A,B Percussion Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for percussion instruments. Required for Percussion majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 407 A,B Wind Ensemble

Involves study and performance of standard wind band and symphonic band. Required for all Wind and Percussion majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians. 

.5, .5
MUSC 408 A,B Jazz Ensemble

Involves study and performance of traditional and contemporary Jazz band literature. Open by audition. 

Admission by audition only.

.5, .5
MUSC 409 Percussion Pedagogy


as needed

A study of percussion teaching techniques, method books, music for solo and ensemble performance, instrument and mallet construction, and instrument maintenance. Required for Percussion Performance majors. 1
MUSC 410 A,B Orchestra

Involves study and performance of standard orchestral literature. Required for String majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community musicians.

.5, .5
MUSC 411 Modal Counterpoint


fall

Polyphonic style of the sixteenth century; two- and three-part counterpoint using modes and species; introduces imitation.

Prerequisites: MUSC 211A,B and 212A,B. 

3
MUSC 412 Orchestration


spring

A study of the abilities of string, woodwind, brass, percussion instruments, and voices. Includes arranging techniques for small ensembles, orchestra, band, and chorus.

Prerequisites: MUSC 211A,B and 212A,B. 

2
MUSC 413 Tonal Counterpoint


spring

Polyphonic procedures in the style of Bach and his contemporaries with practical application.

Prerequisites: MUSC 211A,B and 212A,B. 

3
MUSC 414 A,B String Quartet and Chamber Music

Involves study and performance of string quartet and chamber music. Required for String majors. Credit included in Applied Music.

MUSC 415 Composition


fall

Composition of works in the small forms for voices and various instrumental media. Required for Performance majors; open to other music majors.

3
MUSC 416 A,B Guitar Ensemble

Emphasizes development of ensemble discipline and sight reading. Includes study of guitar chamber music. Required for Guitar majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 417 A,B Brass Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for brass instruments. Required for Brass majors; for others, open by audition. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 418 A Brass Pedagogy


as needed

A study of brass teaching, techniques, methods books, music for solo and ensemble performance. Required for Brass Performance majors. 2
MUSC 419 Conducting II

Focuses on score study, rehearsal procedures, and conducting techniques of instrumental literature for band. Class members are conductors of the Instrumental Lab (MUSC 315C) band.

Prerequisite: MUSC 115A,B.

1
MUSC 420 Piano Pedagogy


as needed

A study of piano teaching techniques, method books, and appropriate music for solo performance from beginner to advanced learners. Required for Piano Performance majors; open to other piano majors. 

1
MUSC 421 Introduction to World Music Survey of various musical traditions of selected non-Western societies. Course includes broader historical, sociological, and aesthetic perspectives for music practices. 1
MUSC 441 A,B Flute Ensemble

Involves study and performance of literature for flute choir, from the Baroque period to the present time. Required for Flute majors. Credit included in Applied Music. 

MUSC 463 Guitar Literature


as needed

A survey of literature for guitar, lute, and vihuela from the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasis will be on transcription from tablature and performance practice. Required for Guitar Performance majors. 2
MUSC 463 G Guitar Class Guitar class open to students with little or no experience in playing guitar. Acquisition of functional skills: read chords/tablature, play simple songs, and accompany others as soloist or ensemble member. 1
MUSC 464 Ensemble Participation - Fifth Year Fulfills ensemble participation required of full time students restricted to students who have completed their "for credit" requirements. 0
MUSC H466 Advanced Analysis

Honors course introducing advanced and experimental analytical techniques in music. Introduction to Schenkerian analysis.

Prerequisites: MUSC 211A,B; and upper-level theory (Counterpoint or Form & Analysis). Permission of honors program director. 

3
MUSC 467 Computer Technology


spring

Learning to use the most recent computer-based software available for various music applications. 1
MUSC 468 Jazz History


as needed

A study of influential musicians and their stylistic contributions to the development of jazz. 1
MUSC 469 Choral Methods

Laboratory class covers strategies for teaching in elementary and secondary choral programs (appropriate literature, warm-ups and rehearsal techniques, score prepara­tion, conducting and reading open score, piano skills for choral setting). 

2
MUSC 490 Marching Band Techniques Designed to give a foundation in current styles of show design, marching, arranging and organizational techniques for marching band. 1
MUSC 498 R Violin Pedagogy

A Study of violin teaching techniques, method books, music for solo and ensemble performance from beginning to advanced learners. Required for Violin Performance majors. 

1
MUSC 499 Independent Study Students with a 3.00 QPA may be granted permission to do independent study in a music area that is not offered in any departmental course offerings. variable credit
MUSC 501 Computers and Technology for the Musician Hands-on approach to computer-based technology in the general music classroom and rehearsal setting. 3
MUSC 506 Psychology of Music A study of the nature of musical behaviors related to learning in the K-12 setting. Topics include an introduction to developmental learning theories, testing and authentic assessment issues, and research studies applied to music teaching. 3
MUSC 507 Music in the Middle Ages Course covers Western European monophonic and polyphonic music from the ninth through fourteenth century. 3
MUSC 511 Analytical Techniques Musical analysis of various genres and major works from the Middle Ages through Modernity. 3
MUSC 512 Music in the Renaissance Course covers sacred and secular music from the fifteenth through seventeenth century. 3
MUSC 513 Music in the Baroque Era Course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music from the seventeenth through mid-eighteenth century. 3
MUSC 515 Improvisation and Transposition Various styles, idioms, and performance practices specific to improvisation and transposition. 3
MUSC 516 Music in the Classic Era Course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music from the mid-eighteenth through early nineteenth century 3
MUSC 517 Music in the Modern Era Course covers major developments and concepts in music from twentieth century to present-day. 3
MUSC 518 Music in the Romantic Era Course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music of the nineteenth century. 3
MUSC 519 Seminar in World Music This seminar investigates both classical and popular musical traditions of selected non-Western societies, examining performance venues, relationships to other traditions, and the unique meanings of music within different cultures. 3
MUSC 520 Instrumental Literature and Conducting Introduction to instrumental literature as well as rehearsal and conducting techniques for orchestra, band, and stage band. 3
MUSC 521 Seminar in Elementary Education This seminar examines current research practices in music education and curricular design for elementary general music K-6. 3
MUSC 522 Seminar in Secondary Education This seminar examines current research practices in music education, interdisciplinary arts and curricular design for secondary general music 7-12. 3
MUSC 525 Administration and Supervision of Music Education Course covers pedagogical and administrative issues affecting music K-12 programs today; including arts advocacy, scheduling, mentoring novice teachers in the field. 3
MUSC 526 Care and Repair of Instruments Practical course in proper care of band and orchestral instruments and procedures for minor repairs. 3
MUSC 527 History and Philosophy of Music Education This course addresses the changes and issues that have radically shaped American music education from the 1950s to the present. 3
MUSC 528 Seminar in Working with Special Needs Students This seminar focuses on trends in music education for exceptional children identified by Public Law 94-142 and current policies on inclusion in the general music classroom. 3
MUSC 530 Choral Arranging Arranging for vocal ensembles of treble and mixed voices. 3
MUSC 531 Choral Literature and Conducting A survey of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Advanced rehearsal and conducting techniques; includes a lab component. 3
MUSC 536 Instrumental Arranging Review of orchestration fundamentals and the writing of practical arrangements for various instrumental ensembles. 3
MUSC 537 A Ensemble Participation: Wind Ensemble no credit
MUSC 537 B Ensemble Participation: Orchestra no credit
MUSC 537 C Ensemble Participation: Campus Choir no credit
MUSC 537 D Ensemble Participation: Jazz Ensemble no credit
MUSC 537 E Ensemble Participation: String Quartet /Chamber Music no credit
MUSC 541 Composition Composition of works in small and large form for vocal and/or instrumental ensemble. 3
MUSC 543 Introduction to Music Bibliography and Research A seminar designed as an introduction to basic research methodology appropriate to music study. 3
MUSC 545 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy I Vocal seminars emphasize physiology of the voice, and application of proper vocal technique for training and conducting choirs; includes International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and Alexander Technique. MUSC 545 is prerequisite for MUSC 546. 3
MUSC 546 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy II Vocal seminars emphasize physiology of the voice, and application of proper vocal technique for training and conducting choirs; includes International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and Alexander Technique. MUSC 545 is prerequisite for MUSC 546. 3
MUSC 550 Applied Music-Voice variable credit
MUSC 551 Applied Music-Piano variable credit
MUSC 552 Applied Music-Organ variable credit
MUSC 553 Applied Music-Strings variable credit
MUSC 554 Applied Music-Woodwinds variable credit
MUSC 555 Professional Contribution no credit
MUSC 555 R Professional Contribution: Recital no credit
MUSC 555 T Professional Contribution: Thesis 3
MUSC 558 Applied Music-Brass variable credit
MUSC 599 Independent Study A project or course designed for the individual student's interest and needs through self-directed learning. Prior approval of the department chair and dean is required. variable credit
THEA 113 Introduction to Theatre Introduction to Theatre establishes a foundation for the study of theatre. A survey of topics include concepts and vocabulary used by theatre actors, directors, designers, technicians, and administrators. The work of Constantin Stanislavski is emphasized as a means of creative exploration and as a source of the working vocabulary for all theatre artists. Because of its fundamental nature, the course is open to all students interested in the art of theatre. 3
THEA 130 A, B Theatre Lab

Under the supervision of department faculty and staff, involves students in the application of theory through practical experience in various aspects of theatre production.

Requires 100 activity hours for academic.

1,1
THEA 230 A, B Theatre Lab

Under the supervision of department faculty and staff, involves students in the application of theory through practical experience in various aspects of theatre production.

Requires 100 activity hours for academic.

1,1
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting

Introduces the vocabulary of the Stanislavski Method and focuses on fundamentals skills necessary to approach characterization: voice work, body work, tools for play analysis.

3
THEA 242 Advanced Acting Uses workshop approach to apply fundamentals of acting in the development of a character. Prerequisite: THEA 241. 3
THEA 243 Stage Movement

Deals with improvisation, with accent on the physicality of the actor.

3
THEA 244 A, B, C, D Audition Workshop

Focuses on preparing and applying skills in performance for stage auditions. 

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THEA 247 A Stage Management

Focuses on skills and competencies necessary to stage manage a theatre production.

2
THEA 247 B Scenic Design

Focuses on the principles that govern the visualization of a piece of dramatic literature in terms of scenery, properties, and set decoration. Includes practical application of principles in the development of scenic elements for a main-stage production.

2
THEA 247 C Lighting/Sound Design

Focuses on principles that govern the interpretation of dramatic literature in terms of lighting and sound. Includes training and practical application on lighting and sound equipment.

Prerequisite: THEA 247B.

2
THEA 247 D Costuming and Make-Up

Focuses primarily on principles that govern the design of a total "look" for characters in a play. Involves hands-on costume construction and make-up application.

2
THEA 341 Theatre History Examines the evolution of theatre arts from ancient Greece to the present. The study includes the development of the technical, performance, administrative, and literary elements of the theatre. 2
THEA 342 A Tragedy in Dramatic Literature

Examines concepts of tragedy in dramatic literature and criticism in an historical perspective, from ancient Greece to the present.

2
THEA 342 B Comedy in Dramatic Literature

Studies approaches to comedy in dramatic literature and criticism in an historical dimension encompassing the major periods of world culture, from classical to modern.

2
THEA 343 Theatre Management Introduces the student to the economic and managerial aspects of the American theatre as they apply to professional, non-professional, and educational theatre organizations; review of operational policies and practices, including an examination of the legal implications of performance contracts, copyright and royalties, insurance and union requirements. 2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Stage Directing

Introduces students to principles of developing a production concept and articulating it to all members of a production ensemble. Includes fundamental techniques of scenes/play selection, auditioning, staging, and rehearsing scenes or a ten-minute play. 

3
THEA 348 Advanced Stage Directing

Uses workshop approach to apply fundamentals of play directing in the development of a complete short play for presentation to an audience.

Prerequisite: THEA 347.

3
THEA 404 Theatre as a Business

Examines the nature of a theatre career from an economic, political, and psychological point of view; notes distinctions between the creative and business aspects of theatre; explores job opportunities in radio, television, motion pictures, and theatre.

2
THEA 442 Current Trends In Theatre Studies the present practices and future directions of theatre in its several aspects, including artistic, economic, and technical. 3
THEA 444 Playwriting

Uses workshop approach to the creation of drama for the theatre stage.

3
THEA 448 Special Topics in Theatre Examines topics of current interest in theatre; focus of the course changes each time offered, according to the evolving directions in various professional areas. 3
THEA 450 Internship

Involves practical experience under the direction of qualified professionals at cooperating organizations and institutions in the field of theatre. Requires 45 training hours per academic credit. Open to students in all theatre degree programs.

Prerequisites: minimum QPA of 2.50 in theatre courses and 2.00 in all other university work; approval of department chair.

3-6
THEA 451 Capstone Project Final project that synthesizes elements of the theatre curriculum; varies according to area of concentration: theatre arts and theatre education students produce and direct a theatre production; musical theatre majors present a showcase; arts administration students present a major theatre development proposal. 3
THEA 499 Independent Study Involves options not available in regular courses, permitting maximum freedom to enhance a student's personal interests in academic pursuits, under the direction of department faculty. Requires approval of the faculty member directing the student's program as well as the department chairperson; minimum QPA of 3.0 in theatre courses. 3