The Creative Process

These classes center around the inter-influential relationships between art, music, theatre and literature as well as other artistic disciplines. Emphasis will be placed on what influenced a composer, a writer and/or a playwright to create a body of work, and furthermore, how these ideas and concepts affect and influence one another from one discipline to the next. Parallels will be drawn as to why, who and how significant artists' works came to be what they are.

Additionally, the topics will concentrate on understanding what came before the artist and/or writer and their work, what happened during their time of creative work to instigate the initial interest in subject matter by a composer/writer/playwright, and how they contributed to the overall body of work and evolutionary progress in each of these disciplines.

Instructions for Focal Study 26

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

First Cluster (complete 3 courses)
ARTHI 270
   OR
ARTHI 271
   OR
ARTHI 352
   OR
ARTHI 362
Western Art I: Paleolithic-Gothic
   OR
Western Art II: Renaissance-Present
   OR
19th Centry Art
   OR
Modern Art: 1900-1960
4 credits
DANC 261 Dance History and Appreciation I 4 credits
ENGL 227 Introduction to World Literature 4 credits
MEDA 250
   OR
MEDA 265
Elements of Video Production
   OR
Elements of Multimedia Development
4 credits
MUS 101
   OR
MUS 110
Introduction to Classical Music
   OR
Music Notation & Songwriting
4 credits
PHIL 304 Philosophy of Art 4 credits
THEA 101
   OR
THEA 350
   OR
THEA 360
   OR
APTH 215/315
   OR
APTH 272
   OR
APTH 372
   OR
FREN 304
Theatre Appreciation
   OR
Theatre History & Dramitic Lit I
   OR
Theatre History & Dramatic Lit II
   OR
Applied Theatre Workshop
   OR
Performance as Witness
   OR
Performance as Witness II
   OR
French and Francophone Theater
2 credits
   OR
4 credits
   OR
4 credits
   OR
4 credits
   OR
2 credits
   OR
2 credits
   OR
4 credits