Music, Theatre, and Dance Courses

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

Explores fundamental movement concepts including time, weight, space, and 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 1
DANC 145 A Dance Technique: Ballet 1
DANC 145 B Dance Technique: Jazz 1
DANC 145 C Dance Technique: Modern Dance 1
DANC 145 D Dance Technique: Tap 1
DANC 145 E Dance Technique: Musical Theatre 1
DANC 145 F Stage Combat 1
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 twentieth century society. (Interdisciplinary)

3
FA 101 Music and Theatre

Studies music and theatre and their effects on the quality of life. (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 170A,B Introduction to Music Therapy

Presents a comprehensive overview of music and health in society and reviews the historical and current practices in music therapy in the United States and globally. Students will develop clinical observation and improvisation skills as a basis for the therapeutic application of music with vulnerable populations.

2,2
M TH 171 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

Students will develop basic documentation skills in assessment procedures, treatment planning, progress charting, and evaluation. This fieldwork experience includes all discursive and experiential components of the practicum placement.

 A minimum of 20 hours working with a vulnerable population in the field is required.

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M TH 271 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

This fieldwork experience introduces the student to working one-on-one or in small groups individually, and in co-leadership roles. Students are assigned to a specific population under the supervision of a qualified music therapist.

 A minimum of 40 hours is required in the field..

1,1
M TH 271 S Pre-Internship Seminar

Students will continue to develop documentation skills in assessment procedures, program planning, implementation, progress charting and different methods of evaluation. This seminar includes discussion and problem-solving of practicum issues and oral presentations of relevant clinical topics. 

To be taken concurrently with M TH 271.

1,1
M TH 371 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

This pre-internship experience introduces the student to more advanced clinical interventions and requires a minimum of 50 hours direct client contact. Students will be assigned to a different client population and will also be assigned to an individual client in the campus clinic by the clinical supervisor.

1,1
M TH 371 S Pre-Internship Seminar

To be taken concurrently with M TH 371.

1,1
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.

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.

Replication of one experimental research project is required. Prerequisite: M TH 372.

2
M TH 377 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.

A minimum of 50 hours is required.

1,1
M TH 471 S Pre-Internship Seminar

To be taken concurrently with M TH 471.

1,1
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-TR. Prerequisite: M TH 170A,B.

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.

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.

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.

MUSC 100- through 400- levels Applied Music

Music lessons are offered on 100-, 200-, 300-, and 400-levels according to year of study. Music majors and minors must take applied music according to academic program requirements. Other University students may take applied music lessons according to individual interest and skill. To ensure instructor availability, approval of department chairperson is required.

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MUSC 100A,B; 200A,B; 300A,B; 400A,B Chamber Singers

The study and performance of choral literature for a small select choir of mixed voices.

Open to all University students by audition.

.5,.5
MUSC 102A,B; 202A,B; 302A,B; 402A,B Campus Choir

The study and performance of both accompanied and a cappella literature for a large choir of mixed voices. 

Required of all music majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community members. Voice classification to determine proper placement is required.

.5, .5
MUSC 105A,B; 205A,B; 305A,B; 405A,B Wind Ensemble

The study and performance of traditional and contemporary wind band literature. Open to all University students currently enrolled in Wind Symphony.

0 or .5
MUSC 106A,B; 206A,B; 306A,B; 406A,B Percussion Ensemble

The study and performance of literature for percussion instruments.

Required of all percussion majors. Open to others by audition.

0,0
MUSC 107A,B; 207A,B; 307A,B; 407A,B Wind Symphony

The study and performance of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

Required of all wind and percussion majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community members

.5, .5
MUSC 108A,B; 208A,B; 308A,B; 408A,B Jazz Ensemble

The study and performance of traditional and contemporary jazz band literature.

Open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community members by audition.

.5, .5
MUSC 108C,D; 208C,D; 308C,D; 408C,D Jazz Combo

The study and performance of jazz repertoire from the big band era. 

Placement will be made at the discretion of the jazz program director

.5,.5
MUSC 110A,B; 210A,B; 310A,B; 410A,B Orchestra

The study and performance of a comprehensive selection of orchestral literature.

Required of all string majors; open to all University students, faculty, staff, and community members.

.5, .5
MUSC 111A,B Written Theory I

Presents basic principles of diatonic harmony in music of various styles through written application.

2, 2
MUSC 112A,B Aural Skills I

Development of aural skills necessary for performance of melodies at sight (sightsinging), along with transcription (dictation) of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic musical excerpts.

1, 1
MUSC 114A,B; 214A,B; 314A,B; 414A,B String Quartet and Chamber Music

The study and performance of string quartet and chamber music.

Required of all string majors. 

$conC.credits
MUSC 115A,B Conducting I

Laboratory class covers principles of choral (115A) and instrumental (115B) conducting, by using the class as an ensemble. Introduces score reading and score preparation techniques.

1,1
MUSC 116A,B; 216A,B; 316A,B; 416A,B Guitar Ensemble

Emphasizes development of ensemble discipline and sight reading. Includes study of guitar chamber music.

Required of all guitar majors; open to others by audition.

0,0
MUSC 117A,B; 217A,B; 317A,B; 417A,B Brass Ensemble

The study and performance of literature for brass instruments. Required of all brass majors; opera to others by audition. Credit included in Applied Music.

$conC.credits
MUSC 118 Percussion Methods


spring

Introduces pedagogical and performance techniques related to the teaching of percussion. .

Required for Music Education majors.

2
MUSC 118C Percussion Techniques for Therapists


spring

Percussion techniques involved in the practice of music therapy. 

Required for Music Therapy majors.

2
MUSC 120 B Vocal Methods

Studies basic anatomy and function of the vocal mechanism as it relates to teaching vocal and choral music. Required of all instrumental music majors.

1
MUSC 123A,B; 223A,B; 323A,B; 423A,B Vocal Coaching

(intended for vocal performance majors)

MUSC 123C,D; 223C,D Jazz Vocal Coaching
MUSC 124A,B; 224A,B; 324A,B; 424A,B Voice
MUSC 124R; 224R; 324R; 424R Voice Repertoire

A performance forum for vocal music majors with opportunities for feedback from peers and instructors. Strongly recommended for vocal music majors.

0,0
MUSC 126A,B; 226A,B; 326A,B; 426A,B Piano
MUSC 126C,D; 226C,D; 326C,D; 426C,D Jazz Piano
MUSC 127A,B Class Piano

Designed to develop piano proficiency for the non-keyboard music major through basic knowledge, repertoire, and functional skills.

2,2
MUSC 128A,B; 228A,B; 328A,B; 428A,B Organ
MUSC 130A,B; 230A,B; 330A,B; 430A,B Violin
MUSC 132A,B; 232A,B; 332A,B; 432A,B Viola
MUSC 134A,B; 234A,B; 334A,B; 434A,B Cello
MUSC 136A,B; 236A,B; 336A,B; 436A,B String Bass
MUSC 138A,B; 238 A,B; 338A,B; 438A,B Harp
MUSC 140A,B; 240A,B; 340A,B; 440A,B Flute
MUSC 141A,B; 241A,B; 341A,B; 441A,B Flute Ensemble

The study and performance of literature for flute choir. Required of all flute majors.

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MUSC 142A,B; 242A,B; 342A,B; 442A,B Clarinet
MUSC 144A,B; 244A,B; 344A,B; 444A,B Oboe
MUSC 146A,B; 246A,B; 346A,B; 446A,B Bassoon
MUSC 148A,B; 248A,B; 348A,B; 448A,B Trumpet
MUSC 148C,D; 248C,D; 348C,D; 448C,D Jazz Trumpet
MUSC 150A,B; 250A,B; 350A,B; 450A,B French Horn
MUSC 151A,B; 251A,B; 351A,B; 451A,B Baritone
MUSC 152A,B; 252A,B; 352A,B; 452A,B Trombone
MUSC 152C,D; 252C,D; 352C,D; 452C,D Jazz Trombone
MUSC 154A,B; 254A,B; 354A,B; 454A,B Accordion
MUSC 156A,B; 256A,B; 356A,B; 456A,B Percussion
MUSC 156C,D; 256C,D; 356C,D; 456C,D Jazz Percussion
MUSC 158A,B; 258A,B; 358A,B; 458A,B Saxophone
MUSC 158C,D; 258C,D; 358C,D; 458C,D Jazz Saxophone
MUSC 160A,B; 260A,B; 360A,B; 460A,B Tuba
MUSC 162A,B; 262A,B; 362A,B; 462A,B Classical/Jazz Guitar
MUSC 162C,D; 262C,D; 362C,D; 462C,D Electric Bass Guitar
MUSC 163C,D; 263C,D; 363C,D; 463C,D Guitar Class

Guitar class open to students with little or no playing experience. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of functional skills.

1,1
MUSC 164A,B; 264A,B; 364A,B; 464A,B Banjo
MUSC 165A,B; 265A,B; 365A,B; 465A,B Harpsichord
MUSC 201 Jazz and Contemporary Piano Theory


fall

Presents jazz and contemporary piano voicings and theory, and examines performance challenges of jazz. Required for students enrolled in jazz minor.

3
MUSC 203 Arts Management


spring

Designed to integrate business management concepts with the performing arts.

3
MUSC 209 Jazz Improvisation


spring

Establishes the foundations of jazz theory and applies these building blocks to solo performance situations

3
MUSC 211A,B Written Theory II

Emphasis on chromatic harmony in music from all periods.

Prerequisites: MUSC 111A,B.

1, 1
MUSC 212A,B Aural Skills II

Emphasis on singing and transcribing complex melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic excerpts.

Prerequisites: MUSC 112 A, B. 

1,1
MUSC 213A,B Keyboard Harmony

Develops skills for playing basic chord progressions and scales, accompaniments, transpositions, and improvisations.

Prerequisites: MUSC 127 A, B. 

1, 1
MUSC 215A Violin Methods


fall

Methods and materials for teaching beginning violin and viola. Utilizes a laboratory setting, and is required of all Music Education majors.

2
MUSC 215B Cello and Bass Methods


spring

Methods and materials for teaching beginning cello and bass. Utilizes a laboratory setting, and is required of all Music Education majors.

2
MUSC 219 Jazz History and Discography


online

Jazz History and Discography will take students through a variety of styles from the early 20th and 21st centuries. Through readings, audio/video examples, and correspondence with the teacher, students will achieve a knowledge of instruments, repertoire, and historical matters congruent with the American “jazz” style.

Fulfills University liberal arts core curriculum Fine Arts requirement.

3
MUSC 220A,B Vocal Pedagogy

Studies the anatomy and function of the vocal mechanism and establishes guidelines for teaching voice to singers of all types and ages. Required of all vocal music majors.

1,1
MUSC 283 Jazz Improvisation

Presents a detailed approach to improvising in jazz groups of various sizes and types; continued use of prior knowledge from jazz and contemporary piano theory.

3
MUSC 303 Arts Administration Practicum

Offers students an opportunity to supplement classroom instruction with on-the-job experience. Field hours are arranged with the cooperation of local professional organizations.

2
MUSC 303A Woodwind Methods I


fall

Methods and materials for teaching beginning woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophone). Utilizes a laboratory setting, and is required of all Music Education majors.

1
MUSC 303B Woodwind Methods II


spring

Methods and materials for teaching beginning woodwinds (oboe and bassoon). Utilizes a laboratory setting, and is required of all Music Education majors.

1
MUSC 309 Form and Analysis


fall

Melodic and harmonic musical analysis of works ranging from songs to largescale forms.

3
MUSC 311 Music Education in the Elementary School


fall

Covers teaching and supervision of general music in grades K-6. Required of all Music Education majors.

2
MUSC 312 Music Education in the Secondary School


spring

Covers teaching and supervision of general music in grades 7-12. 

Prerequisite: MUSC 311A.

2
MUSC 313 String Literature

Analyzes and surveys solo works and chamber music from Baroque to Modern. 

Required of all string performance majors.

2
MUSC 315A High Brass Methods


fall

Methods and materials for teaching high brass (trumpet and horn). Utilizes a laboratory setting, and is required of all Music Education majors.

1
MUSC 315B Low Brass Methods


spring

Methods and materials for teaching low brass (trombone, euphonium, and tuba). Utilizes a laboratory setting, and is required of all Music Education majors.

1
MUSC 315C Instrumental Lab

Laboratory class taken with wind and percussion methods classes (MUSC 118; 303A,B; and 315A,B). Covers conducting, rehearsing, arranging, and playing secondary instruments. Required of all Music Education majors.

0
MUSC 318A Italian Vocal Diction and Literature


spring

Instruction in Italian pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Includes a survey of representative Italian songs performed by students in the course.

Required of all vocal majors.

1
MUSC 318B German Vocal Diction and Literature


fall

Instruction in German pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Includes a survey of representative German songs performed by students in the course. 

Required of all vocal majors.

1
MUSC 318C French Vocal Diction and Literature


spring

Instruction in French pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Includes a survey of representative French songs performed by students in the course. 

Required of all vocal majors.

1
MUSC 319 Art Song Literature

Art Song Literature is a course designed for vocal majors to study art song genres including English art song, German Lieder, and French Chanson.

1
MUSC 319B Musical Theatre Repertoire

Studies various styles and periods of musical theatre repertoire, and guides the students in performing this music.

3
MUSC 320 Piano Literature

Analyzes and surveys solo works and chamber music from Baroque to Modern. Required of all piano performance majors.

2
MUSC 322 History of Music I


fall

A study of the history and literature of Western music from Antiquity through the end of the Baroque era (c. 1750).

3
MUSC 323 History of Music II


spring

A study of the history and literature of Western music from the Classical Era (c. 1750) to the present.

3
MUSC 363 Guitar Pedagogy

Studies guitar teaching techniques, methods, and materials, as well as solo and ensemble literature. Required of all guitar performance majors.

2
MUSC 364 Flute Literature and Pedagogy

Studies flute literature from the Baroque era to the present. Covers flute teaching techniques, methods, and materials, as well as solo and ensemble literature. Required of all flute performance majors.

2
MUSC 403 Internship

Professional placement under the supervision of an arts administrator. The course enables students to pursue their special interests and develop skills in performing arts management.

3
MUSC 409 Percussion Pedagogy

Studies percussion teaching techniques, methods, and materials, as well as solo and ensemble literature. 

Required of all percussion performance majors.

1
MUSC 411 Counterpoint

Addresses concepts related to modal and tonal counterpoint, using examples from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. 

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

3
MUSC 412 Orchestration

Covers arranging techniques for small ensembles, orchestra, band, and chorus. Addresses the capabilities and limitations of instruments and voices. 

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

2
MUSC 415 Composition

Explores techniques of composing for various combinations of voices and instruments, focusing on smaller forms. Required of all music performance majors. Prerequisites: MUSC 211A,B and 212A,B.

3
MUSC 418 Brass Pedagogy

Studies brass teaching techniques, methods, and materials, as well as solo and ensemble literature. 

Required of all brass performance majors.

2
MUSC 419 Conducting II

Focuses on expressive movement, and rehearsal procedures. Emphasis is placed on band literature. 

Prerequisite: MUSC 115A,B.

1
MUSC 420 Piano Pedagogy

Studies piano teaching techniques, methods, and materials, as well as solo and ensemble literature. Required of all piano performance majors.

1
MUSC 421 Introduction to World Music

Survey of various musical traditions of selected non-Western societies. Course includes historical, sociological, and aesthetic perspectives.

1
MUSC 423A Opera Workshop

Students prepare a program of fully-staged opera scenes from the Baroque era to the 21st Century. Course also surveys compositional and performance history of opera. Audition required.

2
MUSC 463 Guitar Literature

Analyzes and surveys literature for guitar, lute, and vihuela from the 16th Century to the present. Includes performance practice and transcription from tablature. 

Required of all guitar performance majors.

2
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 467 Computer Technology

Instruction in computer software for various music applications.

1
MUSC 468 Jazz History

A study of influential musicians and their stylistic contributions to the development of jazz.

1
MUSC 483 Jazz Composition and Arranging

Presents a variety of compositional and arranging techniques applicable to a wide range of jazz styles.

3
MUSC 498 Violin Pedagogy

Studies violin teaching techniques, methods, and materials, as well as solo and ensemble literature. Required of all violin performance majors.

1
MUSC 499 Independent Study

Individual study in a music area outside departmental offerings. Students must have a QPA of at least 3.00 for consideration.

credit varies
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 502N Music Educator/Therapist and Special Learner

Examines legislative updates, terminology, inclusion, and how these impact current practices in situations that involve children with disabilities. The course explores learning styles, designing Individual Educational Profiles (IEP), experiencing leadership in hands-on adaptation of materials and methods, and classroom techniques.

3
MUSC 506 Psychology of Music

This course addresses 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

This course covers Western European monophonic and polyphonic music from the ninth through fourteenth centuries.

3
MUSC 511 Analytical Techniques

This course analyzes music of various genres from the Middle Ages through Modernity.

3
MUSC 512 Music in the Renaissance

This course covers sacred and secular music from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.

3
MUSC 513 Music in the Baroque Era

This course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music from the seventeenth through mid-eighteenth centuries.

3
MUSC 515 Improvisation and Transposition

This course covers various styles, idioms, and performance practices specific to improvisation and transposition.

3
MUSC 516 Music in the Classical Era

This course covers various genres of vocal and instrumental music from the mid-eighteenth through early nineteenth centuies.

3
MUSC 517 Music in the Modern Era

This course covers major developments and concepts from the twentieth century through the present.

3
MUSC 518 Music in the Romantic Era

This course covers various genres of nineteenth-century vocal and instrumental music.

3
MUSC 519 Seminar in World Music

This seminar investigates both classical and popular musical traditions of selected non-Western societies It examines performance venues, relationships to other traditions, and the unique meanings of music within different cultures.

3
MUSC 520 Instrumental Literature and Conducting

This course is an advanced study of instrumental literature. It includes conducting techniques for orchestra, winds, and percussion.

3
MUSC 521 Seminar in Elementary Education

This course examines current research practices in music education and curricular design for elementary general music PK-6.

3
MUSC 522 Seminar in Secondary Education

This course 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

This course studies contemporary pedagogical and administrative issues affecting music PK-12 programs, including arts advocacy, scheduling, and mentoring novice teachers in the field.

3
MUSC 526 Care and Repair of Instruments

This course addresses practical solutions in the area of instrumental care and 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 530 Choral Arranging

This course offers techniques in arranging for vocal ensembles of various configurations.

3
MUSC 531 Choral Literature and Conducting

This course is a survey of choral literature from the Renaissance to the  present. It includes advanced rehearsal and conducting techniques.

3
MUSC 536 Instrumental Arranging

This course offers techniques in arranging for instrumental ensembles of various configurations.

3
MUSC 537 A Ensemble Participation: Wind Symphony 0
MUSC 537 B Ensemble Participation: Orchestra 0
MUSC 537 C Ensemble Participation: Concert Choir 0
MUSC 537 D Ensemble Participation: Jazz Ensemble 0
MUSC 537 E Ensemble Participation: String Quartet /Chamber Music 0
MUSC 541 Composition

This course offers compositional techniques for vocal and instrumental works in small and large forms.

3
MUSC 543 Introduction to Music Bibliography and Research

This course is an introduction to basic research methodology appropriate to music studies.

3
MUSC 545, 546 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy I, II

These vocal seminars emphasize physiology of the voice and application of proper vocal technique for training and conducting choirs. It includes sessions on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and Alexander Technique.

MUSC 545 is a prerequisite for MUSC 546.

3, 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 0
MUSC 555 R Professional Contribution: Recital 0
MUSC 555 T Professional Contribution: Thesis 3
MUSC 558 Applied Music-Brass variable credit
MUSC 599 Independent Study

This is a project or course designed for individual student interests and needs through self-directed learning. Prior approval of department co-chairs and dean is required.

variable credit
MUSC HH466 Advanced Analysis

Honors course introducing advanced analytical techniques, including Schenkerian analysis. Prerequisites: MUSC 211A,B and upper-level theory (Counterpoint or Form & Analysis). Permission of honors program director.

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

3
MUSC HH466 Advanced Analysis

Honors course introducing advanced analytical techniques, including Schenkerian analysis. 

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

3
MUSC HH477A Honors Research Internship

Students gain hands-on experience while learning research techniques by working directly with a faculty member on a research project. Permission of the Director of the Honors Program required.

1
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. 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 60 activity hours for academic credit.

Requires 60 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 60 activity hours for academic credit.

Requires 60 activity hours for academic.

1,1
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting

Introduces the vocabulary and concepts of acting that provide a foundation for discussion, and the skills necessary to approach characterization: voice work, body work, and 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.

Prerequisite: THEA 241.

3
THEA 243 Stage Movement

A study of 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.

.5, .5, .5, .5
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.

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 330 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 60 activity hours for academic credit.

Requires 60 activity hours for academic credit.

1,1
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 a 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. 

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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.

Prerequisite: THEA 347.

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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.

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THEA 430A,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 60 activity hours for academic credit.

Requires 60 activity hours for academic credit.

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THEA 442 Current Trends In Theatre

Studies the present practices and future directions of theatre in its several aspects, including artistic, economic, and technical.

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THEA 444 Playwriting

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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