Expressive Arts

The goal of this focal study is to develop the skills to create within the languages of poetry, music, movement, and/or visual design to convey ideas, knowledge, emotion and experiences clearly and imaginatively. Skills include the knowledge and application of the basic structures, form, composition, and interpretive parameters within each language but also relevant connections between them.

Instructions for Focal Study 16

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

Complete two courses from the first cluster and one course from the second cluster.

First Cluster (complete 2 courses)
ARTST 110
   OR
Any ARST 200-level
Basic Design
   OR
Any ARST 200-level course(s)
4 credits
   OR
2-4 credits
DANC 301 Choreography I 4 credits
MEDA 250 Elements of Production 4 credits
MUS 110
   OR
MUS 111
Music Notation and Songwriting
   OR
Music Theory I
4 credits
THEA 110
   OR
THEA 210
   OR
APTH 215/315
Acting I: Fundamentals
   OR
Acting II: Scene Study
   OR
Applied Theatre Workshop
2 credits
   OR
4 credits
   OR
4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
ARTHI 105 Foundations in Art 4 credits
ENGL 341 Studies in Poetry 4 credits
MUS 101 Introduction to Classical Music 4 credits
MUS 102 History of Jazz and Rock 4 credits
MUS 324 Music History: The 20th Century 4 credits
THEA 101 Theatre Appreciation 2 credits