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ART 210 (3.00)

Visual Concepts I

Visual Concepts I introduces the visual art major to two-dimensional basic design principles, various perception and notation techniques, expression and subtractive color theory. Other issues covered include symmetry and asymmetry, formal and informal organization, proportion, perspective, visualization, imagination, illusion, rhythm, typography, narrative (linear/nonlinear), collage and text/image relationships.
   Course ID: 052303
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 211 (3.00)

Visual Concepts II/Camera Vision

Visual Concepts II introduces the visual art major to creating still images via a camera. Formal and technical issues connected to camera operation, two-dimensional design, lighting, framing and introduction to the chemistry of photography will be covered. Through assignments, theoretical readings and historical examples, issues connected to the apparatus of the camera as a recording device also will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on developing a vocabulary for talking about images and on the ability to think critically about images. This course also will serve as an introduction to using the computer as a tool for manipulating images.
   Course ID: 052305
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 212 (3.00)

Visual Concepts III/Three Dimensional Form, Space and Interaction

Visual Concepts III introduces the visual art major to compositional issues as they relate to real, recorded and virtual space. Basic concepts of three-dimensional design, lighting and fabrication are covered, as are navigation and interaction design principles. The body in space is addressed in the context of installation, architecture and site-specific practices.
   Course ID: 052306
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have achieved admission through portfolio review process (VA Milestone) and completed ART 210 and 211 with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

ART 213 (3.00)

Visual Concepts IV/Time-Based Media

Visual Concepts IV introduces the visual art major to time-based media and will focus on the relationship of image and sound in time-based media production. Students will study how sequencing and juxtaposition work in relation to narrative and non-narrative animation, video and film.
   Course ID: 052307
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have achieved admission through portfolio review process (VA Milestone) and completed ART 210 and 211 with a grade of "C" or better to take this class.

ART 214 (3.00)

Drawing I/Beginning Drawing

Drawing I introduces the visual art major to the visual vocabulary of drawing. Through materials and processes, drawing will be explored as a means of visual thinking, a way to depict what we see and visualize what we think, and a method of communicating ideas. Technical skills will be applied to an exploration of representation and visual invention, including figurative imagery. Recommended Preparation: ART 210 either previously or concurrently.
   Course ID: 052309
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 215 (3.00)

Introduction to Art and Media Studies

Introduction to Art and Media Studies will introduce the visual art major to the conceptual and historical commonalities shared among photography, film, video,computer and other visual arts. Artists working in these interdisciplinary forms will be viewed and discussed.
   Course ID: 052310
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP)

ART 216 (3.00)

Studies in Visual Culture (Prehistory through the 1750s)

This course engages students in a focused study of six or seven specific, momentous periods in the history of world art dating from prehistory to the mid-eighteenth century. The selection of topics will be determined by the particular organizing principle adopted by the course instructor. For example, the organizing principle could be that of medium (architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts); of belief systems (religion, philosophy); of patronage; or of prevailing technological inventions and discoveries. By studying selected moments in the history of world art in some depth, students will gain an awareness of how art objects and visual culture both shape and represent societies and their histories.
   Course ID: 100294
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Masterworks of Visual Art and Narration, Ancient History through the Renaissance, Pre-history though the 1750s
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

ART 216H (3.00)

Studies in Visual Culture (Prehistory through the 1750s)

This course engages students in a focused study of six or seven specific, momentous periods in the history of world art dating from prehistory to the mid-eighteenth century. The selection of topics will be determined by the particular organizing principle adopted by the course instructor. For example, the organizing principle could be that of medium (architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts); of belief systems (religion, philosophy); of patronage; or of prevailing technological inventions and discoveries. By studying selected moments in the history of world art in some depth, students will gain an awareness of how art objects and visual culture both shape and represent societies and their histories.
   Course ID: 100613
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Masterworks of Visual Art and Narration
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must have been admitted to the Honors College to take this course.

ART 220 (3.00)

Art History I

A survey of the major movements of Western painting, sculpture and architecture through the end of the Middle Ages. Slide lectures will explore the development of artistic traditions through an analysis of style and cultural contexts.
   Course ID: 052311
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 221 (3.00)

Art History II

A survey that traces the key movements in Western painting, sculpture and architecture from the beginning of the Renaissance to the 20th century. Slide lectures will explore how various historical, social, religious and intellectual currents are reflected in the style and content of works of art.
   Course ID: 052312
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 305 (3.00)

Moving Images I

A digital cinema production course exploring the three main genres of film history: documentary, narrative and experimental. Students will be introduced to production and postproduction issues as they arise in each of these modes of filmmaking. Students will work with digital camcorders and complete short projects in each genre. Topics will include preproduction planning, cinematography, lighting, sound recording and sound design.
   Course ID: 052327
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 314 (3.00)

Drawing II

This is an intermediate drawing course that will continue the study of the visual vocabulary of drawing through its materials and processes. Technical skills will be applied to an exploration of representation and visual invention. Issues addressed will include color and figurative imagery and conceptual approaches to drawing.
   Course ID: 052329
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 210 and 214 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 315 (3.00)

Moving Images II

An exploration of video systems as vehicles for creative personal expression. A hands-on production course in which students complete exercises and a final project utilizing video as an art medium. Recommended Preparation: ART 213.
   Course ID: 052330
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 320 (3.00)

Introduction to Printmaking

An introduction to a variety of printmaking processes, this course will investigate traditions of printmaking as well as contemporary applications of the medium. The process will be used as a vehicle for exploration of the student's creative work. ART 214 strongly recommended.
   Course ID: 052331
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $80.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 210 with a grade of "C" or better and have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 321 (3.00)

From the Enlightenment to the Birth of Modernism (1750-1880)

A study of the visual arts from the Enlightenment era (1750) to the advent of modernism (1880), with an emphasis on the changing social and aesthetic conditions that influenced later art forms. From the Enlightenment to the French Revolution to the impact of photography, the period gave rise to revolution and innovation. Art reflected and responded to these conditions with its own radical shifts in style and content from neo-classicism and romanticism to realism and impressionism. This course will explore how the developments of the 18th and19th centuries laid the foundation for modernism.
   Course ID: 052332
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 323 (3.00)

Modernism (1880-1960)

A survey of turning points in the development of modernism in the visual arts beginning with European movements in the late nineteenth century (e.g. impressionism and post impressionism) and continuing to artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century (e.g. cubism, German expressionism, Italian futurism, Russian constructivism, dada and surrealism). The course closes with key developments in American modernism (e.g. the Armory show, the Harlem renaissance, social realism, abstract expressionism) including a brief glimpse at pop art. All art historical developments will be considered in their specific sociopolitical and economic contexts. Note: This course is designated as a gateway course for students concentrating in art history and museum studies and must be passed with a grade of "B" or better.
   Course ID: 052333
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 324 (3.00)

History of Film: Origins to 1965

A survey of the motion picture from its "optical toy" origins to 1965. Political, economic, artistic and technical factors in film production will be considered. Topics covered include the development of film language, German expressionism, poetic realism, the Hollywood studio system, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, avant-garde and documentary film.
   Course ID: 052334
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete one 200-level Arts and Humanities course with a minimum grade of C.

ART 325 (3.00)

History of Film and Video: 1965 to Present

A survey of motion pictures and video art from 1965 to the present. Political, economic, artistic and technical factors influencing film and video production will be considered. Topics include: new German cinema, documentary, American independent cinema, political and Third World Cinema, video art, installation, performance, interactive forms and the evolving fusion of production and display technologies in the digital era.
   Course ID: 052335
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete one 200-level Arts and Humanities course with a minimum grade of C.

ART 326 (3.00)

History of Photography I

A historical overview of the medium of photography from its origins in the early 19th century to the mid-20th century.
   Course ID: 052336
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 327 (3.00)

Contemporary Directions in Photography

A historical overview of the medium of photography from mid-20th century to the present. Studying images in their historical context, the class will examine social backdrops, public and critical responses, and theoretical texts that have informed or emerged from ideas and practices in photography in a post-modern world. Recommended Preparation: None
   Course ID: 052337
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ART 328 (3.00)

Postmodernism (1960 - present)

The period from the 1960s onwards witnessed the almost simultaneous challenge to Modernism in a host of movements in the USA, Europe and, increasingly, around the world. This new phase in art, that some art historians termed Postmodernism, opened up the boundaries of the art world as never before to new practitioners, new media and new centers of contemporary art practice, while the term itself became the subject of great debate. The course will end with a survey of current developments in art of the twenty-first century. All art historical developments will be considered in their specific sociopolitical and economic contexts.
   Course ID: 100295
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 329 (3.00)

Topics in Art History and Visual Culture

The topic of this course will be concerned with major currents and stylistic directions in the history of art and media in the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. In some instances the course content will focus on a specific art historical period or movement; others will trace a prominent theme through several periods. The topic of the course will change depending on the expertise of the instructor teaching the course. Note: Repeatable for a total of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 052338
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Flms/Revolutn & Soc Chng, Contemp Vis Arts of the Non-Western World, Themes in Black, Queer and Feminist Film, Comm Aesth: Theo/Prac in Varts, Cultures of Display, The History and Theory of the Underground, Arts of Japan, Art and Politics: A Critical Introduction, The History of Art and Technology, Space and Place in Public Art and Urbanism
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 216 or ART 221 with a grade of C or better.

ART 331 (3.00)

Graphic Design I: Image, Sign and Symbol

An introduction to methods for creating images, signs and symbols with a priority placed on the use of the grid as a structural device for creating systems. Emphasis is placed on research, analysis, design process, translation and reflection. Note: This course is designated as a gateway course for design majors and must be passed with a grade of B or better to continue in the graphic design sequence. Recommended Corequisites: ART 331 & Art 332.
   Course ID: 052340
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART210 and ART211 with a C or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 332 (3.00)

Design and Technology I: Print

Introduction to Macintosh-based computing and software programs developed for print-based communication including discussion of workflow methods necessary for professional practice. The management and application of type and fonts are addressed. Tools, processes and techniques for print reproduction will be surveyed. Recommended Co-requisites: Art 331, 332.
   Course ID: 052341
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART210 and ART211 with a C or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 333 (3.00)

Typography I

An introductory course in the history and exploration of basic principles of typography. Emphasis is on interrelationships of letter, word, line, page and the logical evolution of the grid as a structural device. The course will emphasize techniques and ideas that influence meaning through the visual design of letterforms and words. The structure of type will be explored through projects in two- and three-dimensional media.
   Course ID: 052342
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 331 and 332 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 334 (3.00)

Graphic Design IV: Word and Image

This course provides combined reinforcement of design research and methodologies. Students apply their knowledge of typographic and visual forms to projects that encourage the introduction of word and image with visual hierarchies. The development of multiple solutions is encouraged. Visual organizations and project management are stressed. Projects are both two- and three dimensional.
   Course ID: 052343
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212, 213, and 333 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 335 (3.00)

Origins and Issues in Design

This course is a survey of the history of graphic design from the Industrial Revolution through contemporary practice. Lectures illustrate major movements as the role of graphic design in society is explored including its relationship to industrial and architectural design. Both technological and societal changes and their impacts on design in past and present eras are addressed.
   Course ID: 052344
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must take ART 210, 211 and 214 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 336 (3.00)

Design and Technology II: Screen

Introduction to Macintosh-based computing using software programs developed for screen-based communication including discussion of the conceptual and technical issues involved in the design and production of interactive documents and environments. Discussion will focus on authoring, user interface, navigation, content development, user experience and visual application.
   Course ID: 100094
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212 and 213 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 337 (3.00)

Typography II

An intermediate exploration of typography and image making as an expressive and functional communication vehicle. Students apply their knowledge of the grid, typographic and visual forms to create projects that require the use of both word and image. The processes and mediums for combining word and image and the limits of visual literacy are explored in experimental and practical projects while addressing the reader's needs and the communicator's intent.
   Course ID: 100095
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212, 213, and 333 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 338 (3.00)

Motion Design

ART 338 Motion Design applies the principles of 2-dimensional design and typography practice to timebased media. Students will view and discuss historic and contemporary examples of projected and screen-based work and learn discipline-specific vocabulary as industry standard software is used to explore how effective communication can be created utilizing motion.
   Course ID: 100548
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 333 with a C or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 341 (3.00)

Introduction to Animation

An introductory course in the creation of animated works. In addition to screenings and analysis of animated films, students will explore the expressive potential of classic and nontraditional animation techniques: stop motion, cut-paper, direct-on-film and drawing techniques will be explored via various media. Students will work individually on projects and learn the skills of effective group collaboration.
   Course ID: 052346
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 342 (3.00)

Film/Video Theory and Criticism

An exploration of media theory and film/video criticism. An investigation of the central issues of the cinematic experience through the ways theorists have explained cinema, television, video and their expanded forms from inception to the present. Through reading how authors have framed media and their makers, students will consider how to create meaning with time-based media.
   Course ID: 052347
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete either ART 324 or ART 325 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 343 (3.00)

History of Animation

This is a survey course studying the international development of animation. The course will emphasize two major aspects in this evolution: the rise and decline of American studio production and the independent artist/animator.
   Course ID: 052348
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ART 368
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 215 with a grade of C or better.

ART 345 (3.00)

16mm Filmmaking

A project-based introduction to 16mm filmmaking covering 16mm cameras, film stocks, sound recording and the film lab. Students will shoot sync sound 16mm film for in-class projects and their own projects using a variety of 16mm production cameras. Film will be processed at an outside commercial lab and all post-production work will be in digital video.
   Course ID: 052349
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 305 and ART 315 both with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before you can take this class.

ART 346 (3.00)

Moving Images III: HD Cinema

Advanced production course for exploration of high-definition video through creation of individual projects. A workshop environment introduces students to high-end HD camcorders, workflow options and the HD postproduction environment. Technical instruction, pertinent cinematic examples and conceptual discussions, provide key experiences toward developing production strategies and discovering the inherent aesthetic potential of HD imaging. ART 346 is designated the "gateway"-"B or better" course for continued advancement in Cinematic Arts.
   Course ID: 052350
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 305 and ART 315 both with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before you can take this class.

ART 347 (3.00)

Writing for Media Arts

An introduction to a range of methodologies for developing ideas, scripts and structural tactics for short films and videos. Emphasis will be placed on traditional storytelling strategies, as well as experimental scripting and alternative notational techniques.
   Course ID: 052351
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART305, 315 or 341 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 348 (3.00)

Film III: Synchronized Sound

   Course ID: 052352
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 360 (3.00)

Mixed Media Book Arts

In this studio course, students investigate the book art form as an artistic statement. All elements of this medium: images, text and structure , are integral to the theme of book arts. The multiple dimensions of the artist's book are analyzed, including its status as a document; its identity as a piece of sculpture; its portability and its function in the contexts of time, space and performance.
   Course ID: 052362
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete either ART 305, 315, 320, 331, 341, 362 OR 382 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 361 (3.00)

Digital Darkroom

This course builds on the foundation of ART 211 (Camera Vision), providing an in-depth introduction to digital tools and techniques in photographic practice. Students will learn principles of digital input and output, with an emphasis on the production of high quality images for printing, through assignments, demonstration, readings, writings, and critiques. Issues related to truth in photography will be examined and discussed in relation to the possibilities offered by digital manipulation. Contemporary and historical images will be studied in conjunction with each assignment.
   Course ID: 052363
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 211 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 362 (3.00)

Black and White Photography

This course, in conjunction with ART 361 Digital Darkroom serves as a foundation for the photography emphasis and will provide an introduction to black and white photography as a tool for photographic production. In addition to in-depth darkroom production, emphasis will be placed on self-motivation and developing a direction of interest. Darkroom techniques, alternative camera formats, films, methods of presentation, as well as an increased theoretical framework for understanding meaning in relation to images will be introduced through assignments, readings, writings and historical examples.
   Course ID: 052364
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 211 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 363 (3.00)

Color Photography

This course focuses on the use of color as an element in photographic expression. The course includes introduction to color temperature and white balance, exposure, lighting, color theory, image capture and output, digital workflow, digital manipulation of color, and color management. Students will develop the ability to think critically about and discuss visual images through assignments, critiques, writings and presentations. Students will also be introduced to a history of color photography and an overview of contemporary artists working with color.
   Course ID: 052365
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 364 (3.00)

Studio Photography

This course will introduce students to use of large camera formats and a variety of studio lighting systems, with emphasis on creating images in the studio via constructed set-ups. Technical issues such as scale, control of light, color, perspective and increased level of craft will be covered. Digital means for capturing and output of images will be utilized in combination with darkroom techniques. Topical issues such as naturalism, realism, abstraction and artificiality will be discussed through assignments, readings, writings and critiques. The work of contemporary artists will be studied and discussed in conjunction with particular projects.
   Course ID: 052366
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 365 (3.00)

Sequence and Time

This course explores sequencing of still images in a variety of formats, including software programs.Repetition, juxtaposition, narrative, and non-narrative forms will be examined through assignments, readings, writings and critiques. Still images used in combination with other media, such as audio and video will be explored. The work of contemporary artists will be studied and discussed in conjunction with particular projects.
   Course ID: 052367
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 366 (3.00)

Documentary Photography

This course is based on the camera as an evidentiary and narrative tool, and examines the role of the photographer in social story telling, forensic investigation, and political observation. Photojournalism is the nexus of this course, through which students will learn about story development, acquiring access to locations, shooting for print media and the Internet, location, lighting, editing and sequencing, as well as examining the complexity of related ethical issues. In addition to photographic assignments, students will also participate in field trips, critiques, readings, and writings, and will access historic documentary photographs from UMBC's Special Collections Archive.
   Course ID: 052368
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 367 (3.00)

Alternative Processes

An experimental course dealing with non-traditional photo emulsions.Students will work with cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, gum bichromate and other nonsilver processes in conjunction with developing personal imagery.
   Course ID: 052369
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 368 (3.00)

Digital Alternatives

This course will introduce use of a variety of substrate materials for creating photographic quality images utilizing flat-bed, pigment ink jet, and direct-digital printers. The course will allow the advanced student to utilize digital technologies to produce ambitious independently developed projects. Topical readings, videos, writings and critiques will provide forum for discussion of techniques and concepts.
   Course ID: 052370
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ART 343
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 369 (3.00)

Topics in Photography

This theme-based studio course will utilize photographic images in combination with other media and techniques. Specific content will be developed by the instructor. Techniques appropriate to content of course will be covered though assignments, readings, writings and critiques. Examples of such themes include performance and images, public art, image transmission and alternative venues for images.
   Course ID: 052371
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Pinhole Photography, Still Life in Platinum, Landscape Photography, Collage, Homage & Appropriation, Portraiture, Professional Practices in Photography, Entrepreneurial Practices in Photography
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 361 or 362 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone before taking this class.

ART 370 (3.00)

Silkscreen Printing

This studio course introduces a variety of approaches to screenprinting, including stencil techniques, direct markmaking and photographic processes utilizing film positives, digitally generated images, photocopies and drawings. Historical uses of screenprinting as a medium for communication and ornamentation are discussed in the context of contemporary art practice. This course continues the fusing of artistic skills in various media, such as color, pattern, layering, print output and composition, developed during the intermediate level.
   Course ID: 052372
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $90.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete either ART 305, 315, 320, 331, 341, 362 OR 382 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 375 (3.00)

Photographic/Digital Processes in Printmaking

This studio course investigates a variety of photographic processes in print media, including digital print methods, photo-printmaking, xerography and manual print processes. Historical and theoretical relationships between the photographic image, appropriation strategies and print practice are discussed as a context for technical explorations in the media. Image and surface manipulations and materials, as well as theoretical concepts related to the subjects of language, installation and performance are applied to the process.
   Course ID: 052374
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $80.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 211 or ART 320 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 376 (3.00)

Origins and Issues of Print Media

An intensive seminar discussing topics in print media from pre-history to the present. Subjects may include early forms of printmaking and how print media revolutionized communication and the distribution of information in society. This course will explore the historical framework of print culture and discuss contemporary and future directions in print media.
   Course ID: 052375
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have taken ART 215 and either ART 220 or ART 221 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

ART 378 (3.00)

Origins and Issues in Print Media

   Course ID: 052377
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 380 (3.00)

History and Theory of Games

This seminar offers an in-depth treatment of historical, philosophical, and theoretical issues related to game design and play. The course traces the origins of gaming and follows its evolution into the contemporary idiom. Analysis will also cover how multi-person independent decision-making and strategic situations provide insight on political science, anthropology, economics, sociology, and biology.
   Course ID: 052378
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 215 or CMSC 202 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

ART 382 (3.00)

Introduction to Interactive Media

This course provides an introduction to the diverse scope and potential of screen-based interactive media. Emphasis is placed on the prodcution and critique of projects that explore interactive navigation, non-linear narrative, interactive animation and sound in 2D environments. Online and internet-based art will be covered. Basic scripting concepts and techniques are introduced to provide students with the necessary skills to begin exploring their own creative approaches to interactivity.
   Course ID: 052379
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212 and 213 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 383 (3.00)

Sound Design

This course treats sound as an aesthetic equal to image in works of time-based and interactive media. It explores image sound relationships and focuses on designing effective soundtracks by developing students' skills in field, foley, and studio recording; scoring; mixing; and sound-image synchronization.
   Course ID: 052380
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 213 with a grade of "C" or better and completed the VA Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 384 (3.00)

Introduction to 3D Computer Animation

This course will build a foundation for the creation of 3-D computer animation. Students will explore 3-D techniques through a study of modeling, motion, transformation, lighting and texturing.
   Course ID: 052381
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 212 and ART 213 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 387 (3.00)

Expression in Time and Motion

This course focuses on the expressivity of motion for representational and nonrepresentational visual content. Students will explore the subject through screenings of animated works, analysis, and workshops involving primarily hand-drawn techniques. Emphasis will be placed on motion, not illustration.
   Course ID: 052383
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 341 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 388 (3.00)

Art on the Internet

This course provides a thorough introduction to formal, conceptual and technical issues related to the production of Internet-based interactive art. Emphasis is placed on experimental approaches to Web-based interactive navigation, interface and information design
   Course ID: 052384
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 212 with a grade of "C" or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 389 (3.00)

Topics in Animation and Interactive Media

This course offers an investigation of current directions in animation and interactive media. Topics to be announced.
   Course ID: 052385
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Topics: Top:Advanced Imaging, Synethesia, Art And The Internet, Words In Light Dig Dom, Word & Image, Virtual Space&Narrative, Real Time 3D Animation, Expr.Motion/Char.Animatn, Sound Design, Solid Image Modeling, Image, Time & Projection, Advanced Digital Video, Interactive Sound Art, Imaging/Writing Environ, Real Time 3D, Wireframe Modeling, Topics In Computer Art, Digitial Cinema, Expressions In Motion, Art On Internet, Primitive Cave Art, Comp Art:Landscape Cubed, Digital Composition, Top In Comp Art:3D Anima, Advanced Animation, Art On The Internet, 3d Animation, Networked Video, Expr. In Time & Motion, Algorithmic Art, Digital Cinema II, Multimedia On Internet, Mixing Phys And Dig Proc, Word And Image, Adv Art On The Internet, Landscrape Cubed, Visual Symphony, Anatomy Of A Video Game, Imaging In C, Interactive Cd-Rom, Interactive Multi-Media, Hist Of Graphic Design, Text,Time & Multi-Media, Imaging And Writing Env, Games And Interaction, Digital Cinema, Digital Cinema I, Interactive Multimedia, The Body & Technology, Expression In Motion, Art & Sci In Computer An, Experimental Interfaces, Interactive Art, Computer Art, Youth,Media,Am Politics, Art/Sci Comp Animation, Digital Video, Animation, Imaging Writing Environ, On-line Content
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 390 (3.00)

IRC Fellows Topics in Art and Technology

This seminar style course focuses on aspects of emerging technologies, media criticism and related themes. Topics are offered on a rotating basis, once every four semesters and are developed exclusively for students selected as Fellows in the Visual Arts IRC Fellows Program.
   Course ID: 052386
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 212 and 213 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 392 (1.00 - 3.00)

Topics in Art or Media I

Topics for this course concern major current and stylistic directions in art and media.
   Course ID: 052387
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top: Typography, Top: Art Since 1945, History Of Animation, Image,Light & Dimension, Top: Art Analysis, Audio In Media, Amer Dreams/Nightmares, Hollywood Films, Listening Space, Top: Visual Thinking, Top: Watercolor, Phil Aspects:Phys Space, Topics: Typography, Topic: Screenwriting, Top: 1945 To Present, Top:Phot Proc Printmkg, Postmod Cncpts/Cmptr Art, Top:Analysis Feat Film, Topics In Art, Top:Computers In Design, Images & Curatorship, Image Sequencing, Life And Films Of Welles, Attack Of The B-Movies, Amer Film/The Amer Dream, Book Arts, Mixed Media Book Arts, Silkscreen Printing I, Technology & Perception, American Life In Film, Topics In Art Or Media, Print Media Digital, Top: Computers In Design, Topics In Art Or Media I, Top:Offset Lithography, Spec Topics: Art History, Top:Studio Lgtng Technqs, Travel/Study To Florence, Florentine Illusions, Sound And Image, Time-Based Design, Time Based Media, Performance & Install, Intro To Env Graphic Des, Topics: Figure Drawing, Top: Computer In Design, Visual Theory, Conjunction/Fusion, Art In Space, Tao Of Intermedia, Web Design, Screenwriting For Film, Creative Thinking Humans, Algorithmic Art, Post-Modernism, Top:Watercolor Painting, Top:Analys/Feature Film, Women & Contemporary Art, Artist Books & Net Cult, Innovation And Design, Topics: The Portrait, Motion Graphics In Film, Conceptual Design, Tpcs: Figure Drawing, Adv Animation, Topic: Film Programming, Experimental Film Adapt, Art, Culture, Technology, Painting On Film & Photo, Sound: Fusion/Conjuction, Cult Films, Amer Mythmakers-Films, ., Topics: Watercolor, Alogrithmic Art, Top:History Of Animation, Top:Screenwriting For Tv, Top:Studio Lighting Tech, Top:Scifi In Art/Lit/Flm, Dev Ideas For Short Film, Amer Life In Films, Mixed-Media Book Arts, Fusion Sound Conjuncture, Design And Marketing, Design And Innovation, Basic Watercolor, Watercolor/Landscape Pnt, Top:Computers In Illust., Spec Topic:Sound & Image, Non-Trad Install&Struct, Banned Films, Conj/Fusion Sound/Image, The Nature Of Design, Web Interface Design, Designing Web Interfaces, 3d Hiv Animation Collab, Desktop Publishing & the Web, Type in Motion:Adobe After Effect for Graph Design, Still Life in Platinum, Art and Community, Translocal Artmaking: Holding a Faraway Camera
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 395 (3.00)

Television Production Techniques I

Development of skills pertaining to the operation of cameras, recorders, control consoles, lighting instruments and general operating procedures. Each student gains experience as a team member of on-campus TV productions.
   Course ID: 052388
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MCS 395

ART 396 (3.00)

Television Production Techniques II

See ART 395.
   Course ID: 052389
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 423 (3.00)

Art Since 1945

In the post-World War II period, the center of avant-garde artistic activity shifted from Europe to the United States. The period witnessed the peak of Modernism - in movements such as abstract expressionism and color field painting - and Modernism's almost simultaneous challenge in a host of movements in the USA, Europe and, increasingly, around the world. This new phase in art, that some historians termed Postmodernism, opened up the boundaries of the art world as never before to new practitioners, new media and new centers of contemporary art practice, while the term itself became the subject of great debate. This rich terrain will be traversed in a way that is particular to the instructor's research specialization.
   Course ID: 052390
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 323 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 424 (3.00)

Topics in Contemporary Art

The topics of this course will focus broadly on key developments in contemporary art. The course content will reflect the particular research expertise of the instructor teaching the course. Some seminars may examine current critical discourses. that shape and define a cultural practice or artistic medium (e.g. theories of race, gender and sexuality, postcoloniality or poststructuralism); others may survey the contemporary art of a specific geographical region (e.g. the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Africa and their respective diasporas). The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments culminating in student presentations and research papers.
   Course ID: 052391
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Contemp Art Non-Western World
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 425 (3.00)

Writing By and For Artists, Curators & Critics Critics

How do artists engage in the practice of writing about their own and others' artwork? What are the conventions curators follow in formulating theses statements for art exhibitions and in writing labels for the art objects on display in a show or a museum? What is entailed in producing an effective piece of art criticism? Students in this seminar grapple with these questions on a practical level by reading published works by artists, curators and critics, and by carrying out a range of weekly writing exercises. On a more philosophical level, the goal of the course is to become so comfortable with writing about art that to do so becomes more of a matter of desire than duress. The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments. Note: individual goals may be established with the instructor.
   Course ID: 052392
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a C grade or better.

ART 425H (3.00)

Honors Writing By & About Artists

How do those who practice artmaking engage in the practice of writing about their own and others artwork? What is entailed in shifting one's point of view to carry out these different practices? Students in this seminar grapple with these questions on a practical level by reading published works by artists and by carrying out a range of weekly writing exercises. On a more philosophical level, the goal of the course is to become so comfortable with writing about art that to do so becomes more of a matter of desire than duress. This is an honors course.
   Course ID: 100114
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete Art 323 and be admitted into Honors College

ART 427 (3.00)

Museum Practice

This project-based course is designed to help students gain insight and expertise in key components of museum and gallery work (e.g. curating, exhibition design, collection management, and public programming). Students learn and train under the guidance of an instructor experienced and knowledgeable about the art museum world. By the end of the semester students will have gained an invaluable preparatory training for career opportunities with art museums, art galleries and like institutions involved with the public display of historical and cultural material.
   Course ID: 100296
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 428 (3.00)

History & Theory of the Art Museum

The art museum is a key arbiter of culture in modern societies. This course will integrate historical and theoretical knowledge about the art museum with the practice of proposing and designing an innovative model exhibition. The course will have two components: a seminar component and a laboratory component. Seminar discussions will focus on the changing political and cultural histories, philosophies and practices that have dynamically molded the art museum since its inception. The laboratory component will experiment with theories of museum resource management, in other words, the mechanisms that "frame" the object or "stage" the show. This part of the instruction will be conducted through practical assignments in the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) as well as observation during field trips to museums in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments culminating in student presentations and research papers. Co-requisite: Students will be required to sign up for one credit of ART 498: CADVC Internship to fulfill the laboratory component of the class.
   Course ID: 052395
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 429 (3.00)

Seminar in Art History & Visual Culture

The topics of this course will be wide-ranging, reflecting the particular instructor's research specialization. Some seminars will focus on a specific historical art period or movement; others will trace a prominent theme through several periods.Still others will examine key developments within current theoretical and critical discourses. The course will be conducted as a small seminar with weekly discussions and written assignments, culminating in student presentations and a research paper.
   Course ID: 052396
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: The Art & Cult Childhood, Museum Curatorship, Writing By/About Artists, Race, Tribe & Nation, Seminar:Art Hist & Theor, Hist Theory Underground, Hist Of Performance Art, Popular Art,Media & Pub, 20Th Cent Afric Amer Art, Insprtn: Visual Artists, Thinking About Art, Issues Black,Queer & Fem, Rep Race & Ethnicity, African American Art, Contemp Art & Theory, Black Visual Culture, Psyc Analytic Pers Art, Art & Culture Childhood, Blk,Queer & Feminist Flm, Race,Sexuality & Gender, Politics Of Art, Cultures of Display, CELEBRITY, ART & MEDIA. THE V, Art as Social Practice, Performance: History, Theory and Practice, The Politics of Space and Place in Public Art
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 321 or ART 323 or ART 328 or ART 329 with a grade of C or better.

ART 430 (3.00)

Typography III

This course is an expoloration of advanced problems in visual communication that stresses the integration of typography with other two and three-dimensional imagery. Further emphasis is placed on the development of a rational design methodology through a consideration of form, utility and production limitations. Research, critical analysis and discussion are required. Recommended Preparation: ART 334,336,337.
   Course ID: 052397
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 431 (3.00)

Graphic Design III: Human Environmental Design

An exploration of advanced communication problems that require large-scale systems in built environments including way-finding systems and exhibit design. Issues of sustainability are discussed and explored. Recommended Preparation: Art 334, 336, 337
   Course ID: 052398
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 432 (3.00)

Graphic Design Practicum

Individual and collective problem-solving projects with university, nonprofit and local business organizations. This studio centers on problem analysis and definition, client consultation, design development, dealing with specialists and production processes. Additionally, this studio explores the future in professional design practice through a comprehensive introduction to design offices and studios and support systems that make up the world of professional design practice. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor and design faculty.
   Course ID: 052399
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 434 (3.00)

Advanced Interface Design

ART 434 is the concluding course in the graphic design sequence. It is an advanced exploration of interaction and information design focusing on user interfaces for interactive platforms, from mobile devices to larger dynamic informatics and interpretive media installations. Via hands-on, collaborative problem-solving, students will gain skills needed to work in contemporary digital environments. Topics covered include human-computer interaction (HCI) and user-experience design (UXD) principles. Students will design and build interactive prototypes, while continuing to build a strong foundation of graphic design fundamentals through practical application.
   Course ID: 100497
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 334, 336, and 337 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 435 (3.00)

Topics in Film/Video

In this course students create an individual film or video project developed from a detailed study of a central theme in experimental, narrative or documentary work. Screenings, readings and discussions will present students with models. Topics will vary each semester and include: film/video landscapes, performance and installation, autobiography, surface tensions, collaboration, representation, technology and perception.
   Course ID: 052400
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Exprmntl Narrative Film, Perception, Doc. Cinema In 21St Cent, Discover Hi-Def, Collaborative Cinema, Experimental Film & Vid, Topics In Film/Video, Tech And Perception, Representation, Experimental Film/Video, Film/Video Landscape, Film In Art, Adaptation, Documentary, Real/Illus In Con Cinema, Art and Community, HD Video: Iconography and Cons, Words+Moving Images, 16mm Filmmaking, Art and Entertainment
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 345 or 346 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 441 (3.00)

Advanced Video Art

   Course ID: 052402
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 447 (3.00)

Special Effects and Motion Graphics

This course explores the creation of cinematic effects and motion graphics utilizing advanced techniques in multi-layered, time-based compositions as it relates to both 2-D and 3-D applications. The conceptual process and content incorporating these techniques are studied through screenings of contemporary works and critiques of student class work.
   Course ID: 052406
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 213 and one of the following ART 305, 315, 331, 341 or 365 with a grade of "C" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 460 (3.00)

Installation Art

This advanced studio-seminar studies the ways in which artists have defined and utilized space. An interdisciplinary approach to installation allows students to integrate a variety of materials, methods and concerns into their studio projects. Modes of exhibition and display are examined both within gallery/museum spaces and alternative settings. A variety of approaches may be explored, including performance and documentation, memory, alternative narratives, textual strategies, materiality, real and recorded time, site specificity and spatial interventions.
   Course ID: 052412
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete two 300-level studio courses each with a minimum grade of C.

ART 465 (3.00)

Intermedia Studio

This advanced studio course integrates the multiple possibilities of mark-making and form. Emphasis is on the development of a student's individual direction in the theoretical and conceptual framework of contemporary art. Specific topics will be announced each semester. Art 465 facilitates the independent thesis work of Senior Projects and may be taken concurrently. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 052413
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 480 (3.00)

History and Theory of Imaging and digital Arts

   Course ID: 052418
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 484 (3.00)

Advanced 3D Computer Animation

This course will continue a student's exploration of 3-D computer animation. Advanced techniques for modeling and procedural rendering will be introduced, as well as animation techniques that utilize scripts, expressions, deformations and inverse kinematics. Students will utilize these skills in the context of strengthening their own artistic voice.
   Course ID: 052420
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ART 384 and ART 341 with a grade of C or better and the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 486 (3.00)

Advanced Interactive Media

This studio course is a rigorous exploration of creative and applied problems in interactive media. Advanced scripting concepts are combined with animation, video, image and sound to create complex user experiences in interactivity.
   Course ID: 052421
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 380 and 382 with a grade of "B" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 487 (3.00)

Experimental Interfaces

   Course ID: 052422
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 488 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Animation and Interactive Media

This course offers an investigation of current directions in Animation and Interactive Media. Topics to be announced.
   Course ID: 052423
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Adv Topics: Computer Art, Visual Symphony, Landscape Cubed, The 4D Landscape, Experimental Processes in Anim, Team-Based Game Development, Live-Action Role-Playing Games and Improvisation
   Requirement Group: You must complete ART 341 or 382 with a grade of "B" or better and complete the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) before taking this class.

ART 489 (3.00)

SENIOR PROJECTS

An advanced course that focuses on the production of individual and collaborative projects, emphasizing class discussion and critique. This course constitutes the capstone experience and should be taken in the student's final semester.
   Course ID: 052424
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Time-Based, Photography, Print Media, Senior Projects, Print Media, Photography, Time-Based Media
   Attributes: Course Fee = $40.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 490 (3.00)

Senior Art History Thesis or Curatorial Project

The student undertakes advanced individual work in history, theory or criticism under the direction of a member of the art history faculty. The project is finished during the last semester of a student's senior year. The student may choose to submit a research paper and to deliver an accompanying oral presentation at the Senior Thesis show held annually in the month of May at the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture. Alternatively the student may choose to conduct a curatorial project (in conjunction with the Senior Thesis show) with an accompanying exhibition thesis.
   Course ID: 052425
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ART 491 (1.00 - 6.00)

Special Studies

Advanced individual work in history, theory or criticism under the direction of a member of the visual arts faculty.
   Course ID: 052426
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 492 (1.00 - 6.00)

Topics in Art or Media II

The topics of this course concern major current and stylistic directions in art and media.
   Course ID: 052427
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Aesthetics, Ethical Val, Fulcrum Editing Software, Aesthetics New Media Val, Aesthetics & Ethical, Topics:Art Or Media II, Theory/Prac Art Museum, Web Interface Design, Motion Design, Introduction to Arduino and Basic Electronics
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 493 (6.00)

Senior Thesis Project

This project is finished during the last semester of a student's senior year and must culminate in a presentation of finished work.
   Course ID: 052428
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 494 (1.00 - 6.00)

Internship

An internship inside or outside the university, related to the student's focus, to be taken under the supervision of a visual arts faculty member or advisor. If a student works six hours per week, the student is eligible to enroll for three credits. Hence, 12 hours per week equals six credits. Note that 12 hours for six credits is the maximum allowed. Students will work in a professional environment and perform a range of tasks. The circumstances of the internship experience will be evaluated before both the student and supervising firm proceed. This ensures that both parties will benefit mutually from the association.
   Course ID: 052429
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 495 (1.00 - 6.00)

Independent Studio Research

This course may be taken when a student indicates strong interest and a faculty member suggests that a student's progress would be enhanced measurably by further work in specific areas or through a collaborative endeavor with a student in the department or another discipline in the University System of Maryland. Students must submit a written proposal stating the reason for and parameters of the project, as well as a comprehensive schedule for its completion within the semester format. All proposals must be submitted 10 weeks into the preceding semester and will be reviewed and approved on the basis of merit.
   Course ID: 052430
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must have completed the Visual Arts Milestone (portfolio review process) in order to take this class.

ART 496 (3.00 - 6.00)

Imaging Research Center Internship

This course is designed to acquaint students with the processes of professional animation, graphics and multimedia production in a professional work environment. Students work under the guidance of the IRC directors, usually in teams, on client-based or research projects. The focus of the internship is on the development of ideas, working collaboratively in teams and utilizing evolving technologies. IRC productions vary on a semester basis and demand different skills from interns. This internship opportunity is considered a senior-level course. Recommended Preparation: Permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 052431
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Research

ART 497 (1.00 - 3.00)

Seminars and Lectures

This course will be offered periodically. It will present topics in contemporary design practice and history, designer/professional presentations and related issues relevant to the theory and practice of design. Recommended Preparation: ART 331-335 and permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 052432
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Graphic Design Seminar

ART 498 (1.00 - 6.00)

Internship/Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

ART 498 exposes the student to all aspects of exhibition organization, design, installation, and presentation on a professional level. Working closely with Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture staff, each student will assist with the coordination of exhibitions and accompanying publications and educational outreach initiatives. Areas of concentration include curatorial research, collection management, exhibition and publication design, K-12 educational outreach, public programming events, and grant writing. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor
   Course ID: 052433
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Research

Dance

DANC 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Contemporary Dance

This course examines the principles, philosophies and choreographies of such pivotal figures in contemporary dance as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey, Doris Humphrey, Paul Taylor, Bill T. Jones, Rudolf von Laban, Mary Wigman and others through regular studio classes in dance technique, readings, lectures and films.
   Course ID: 053134
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

DANC 101 (3.00)

Dance Appreciation

This course will introduce the student to the social and cultural genres of dance in present and past societies across the globe. It will compare them in terms of movement, practices and purpose. The student will learn what the roles of choreographers, dancers, musicians and audience are and how they differ across cultures.
   Course ID: 053135
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

DANC 106 (3.00)

Introduction To Ballet

This course examines both historic and contemporary beliefs in the context of performance through regular studio classes in classical technique, readings, lectures and films.
   Course ID: 053138
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

DANC 110 (2.00)

Beginning Contemporary Dance Technique I

First in a series of courses that emphasize the technical aspects of and growth of students' skill in dance. This course satisfies either academic credit or one semester of physical education.
   Course ID: 053139
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $30.00

DANC 115 (2.00)

Jazz Dance

A high-energy movement class emphasizing proper dance technique, stylistic development and correct body alignment. All students are required to participate in a concert at the end of the semester.
   Course ID: 053140
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 116 (2.00)

Ballet I--Elementary Ballet

First in a series of courses based on the study of classical technique. The emphasis at this level is on alignment and exposure to the basic movement vocabulary of ballet. No previous experience necessary.
   Course ID: 053141
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $30.00, Arts and Humanities (GFR)

DANC 125 (2.00)

Musical Comedy Dance

A survey of musical comedy dance with emphasis placed not only on proper technique, but also on performing style. Several types of theatre dance are explored during this course. All students are required to participate in a concert at the end of the semester.
   Course ID: 053143
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 201 (3.00)

Dance History I: Cultural and Classical Forms

History of dance as a theater art form from ancient and primitive cultures through the 19th century. The course traces the development of ballet from the Renaissance and Baroque periods through Romanticism and the Russian classics. Movement classes to extend the understanding derived from reading, lectures, discussions and films.
   Course ID: 053146
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: DANC 201H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

DANC 201H (3.00)

Dance History I: Cultural and Classical Forms Honors

History of dance as a theater art form from ancient and primitive cultures through the 19th century. The course traces the development of ballet from the Renaissance and Baroque periods through Romanticism and the Russian classics. Movement classes to extend the understanding derived from reading, lectures, discussions and films.
   Course ID: 100198
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: DANC 201
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have been admitted to the Honors College to take this course.

DANC 202 (3.00)

Dance History II: Contemporary Forms

History of dance from 1900 to the present. This course traces the development of modernism in dance from Issadora Duncan and the Diaghile era to the avant-garde. Movement classes extend the understanding derived from reading, lectures, discussions and films.
   Course ID: 053148
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: DANC 202H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

DANC 202H (3.00)

Dance History II -Honors

   Course ID: 053149
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: DANC 202
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

DANC 216 (2.00)

Ballet II--Intermediate Ballet

Continued study and refinement of classical technique. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement phrases. Note: May be repeated for a total of eight credits.
   Course ID: 053153
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $30.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed two semesters of DANC116 before you can take this course.

DANC 220 (2.00)

Beginning Contemporary Dance Technique II

Second in a series of dance courses having to do with the technical aspect of and growth of students' skill in dance. Recommended Preparation: DANC 110
   Course ID: 053154
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $30.00

DANC 230 (3.00)

Improvisation

A preliminary course in composition, designed to help the student generate a vocabulary of movement to explore dance's relationship to space, time, energy, patterns and form.
   Course ID: 053155
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be enrolled concurrently in one of the following courses: DANC110 or 116 or 216 or 220 or 310 or 316 or 410 or 416 or 420.

DANC 240 (2.00)

Music for Dance

Designed to develop essential music skills for performance, choreography, teaching dance, and communicating with musicians. Topics include: rhythm and meter, terminology, notation and other music-related skills, an overview of major composers and stylistic periods, with a special emphasis on the contemporary and modern periods of music and dance, and the relationship between music and choreography. Readings, lectures, listening, viewing, and in-class music/movement exercises combine to provide a breadth of experience that will expand and enhance knowledge about the myriad relationships between music and dance.
   Course ID: 100512
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC230 with a C or better.

DANC 252 (1.00 - 3.00)

Dance Production Lab

An elective laboratory course designed to provide the student an opportunity to gain knowledge of lighting and sound for dance through contracted departmental projects. The number of credits assigned is determined by the instructor. Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 053156
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 260 (3.00)

Introduction to African Dance

Course offers an understanding of the role of dance in daily life in African societies. Types of African dance are distinguished; basic movements are identified, and relationship of dance to other African arts is shown.
   Course ID: 050006
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 215

DANC 280 (1.00 - 3.00)

Performance Practicum

Practical experience in rehearsing a dance for performance. Students cast in projects for DANC 400 or 460 should obtain permission to register for this course.
   Course ID: 053157
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Practicum
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently enrolled in DANC 216 or 220 or 310 or 316 or 320 or 410 or 416 or 420..

DANC 290 (1.00)

Independent Projects in Choreography

Required for dance majors. Students will choreograph an original group work, usually 3-5 minutes in length, for public presentation.
   Course ID: 053158
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC230 with a C or better.

DANC 301 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Studies in Dance

Provides for workshops and clinics in particular techniques. The course may be organized in a series of three- to six week modules depending on the type of activity.
   Course ID: 053159
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Spcl Studies In Dance, Sp Stds: Music & Dance, Spec Stds:Beg Tap Dance, Student Dance Company, Contemp Dance Techniques, Int/Adv Tap Workshop, Spec Studies Dance: Tap, Workshop In Feldenkrais, Advanced Ballet Wrkshp, Spec Studies:Ballet III, Tap, Special Studies In Dance, Rhythmic Train For Dance, Pointe, Inter/Adv Ballet Wkshop, Inter/Adv Jazz Workshop, Inter/Adv Tap Workshop, Dance And Comm. Service, The Mind Body Connection, Entrepreneurship Dance, Spec Studies:Ballet IV, Spec Stds:Ballet III, Sp Stds: Ballet IV, Dance Prod. Workshop, Men In Dance, Advanced Allegro/Pointe, Special Studies, Feldenkrais Technique, Intermediate Hip Hop, Topics In Dance Research, Yoga, Yoga For Dancers, Alignment And Imagery, Special Studies: Jazz II, Sp Std: Beg Mod Dnc Tech, Jazz II, Inter/Adv. Ballet/Pointe, Intermediate Tap, Music for Dance, Pointe Workshop

DANC 310 (3.00)

Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique I

Third in a series of courses that emphasize the technical aspect of and growth of students skill in contemporary dance. Recommended Preparation: DANC 220
   Course ID: 053160
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00

DANC 315 (3.00)

Beyond Technique: The Body and Motion

This course focuses on techniques that enable dancers to move with physical awareness, efficiency, and enhanced expressivity. Study of the musculoskeletal system will provide students with knowledge of sound skeletal alignment and principles or movement. The course will introduce students to a variety of alternative modalities and approaches to achieving personal movement goals and to move fully and successfully in traditional dance classes of any style. Students will learn techniques for moving with increased range of motion, energy, joint ease, and less muscular tension. Students will explore the use of breath and methods for increasing flexibility and strength.
   Course ID: 100513
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC310 or DANC216 with a C or better.

DANC 316 (2.00)

Ballet III - High Intermediate Ballet

A study of advanced intermediate classical technique. Students must have a knowledge of ballet vocabulary and have demonstrated facility in ballet at the intermediate level. Note: May be repeated for a total of eight credits.
   Course ID: 053162
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $30.00
   Requirement Group: You must have completed two semesters of DANC 216 before you can take this course.

DANC 320 (3.00)

Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique II

Fourth in a series of courses that emphasize the technical aspects of and growth of students'skill in contemporary dance. Recommended Preparation:DANC 310
   Course ID: 053163
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00

DANC 325 (3.00)

Dance and the Contemporary Arts

The study of new directions in the visual and performing arts through the perspective of dance, focusing on contemporary artistic imperatives, the artistic process, and interrelationships among arts disciplines. Students develop writing skills for critical inquiry and analysis of the arts in purpose, process and performance. The course includes a sampling of works of contemporary art, drawing upon events such as: exhibits at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, the AOK Library and local museums. On campus performances by Baltimore Dance Project and visiting Dance Companies, the UMBC music department, and guest musicians, the UMBC theater department and local theater company performances, guest lectures, and events like the Baltimore Transmodern Festival provide opportunities for experiencing live, contemporary performance.
   Course ID: 100514
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC202 and DANC240 or VPA225 with a C or better.

DANC 330 (3.00)

Dance Composition I

An introductory course in choreographic methods and dance-making in which studio work, discussion and reading culminate in the creation of one or more dances by each student.
   Course ID: 053165
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be enrolled concurrently in one of the following courses: DANC 216 or310 or 316 or 320 or 410 or 416 or 420

DANC 331 (3.00)

Dance Composition II

A second course in choreographic methods and dance-making in which more complex structures and sequencing of movement are explored through studio work, discussion and reading, culminating in the creation of one or more dances by each student.
   Course ID: 053166
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC320 and DANC330 with a C or better.

DANC 340 (3.00)

Dance and Technology

Practical experience in working with a variety of technologies related to dance documentation, choreography and performance.
   Course ID: 053167
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC320 and DANC330 with a C or better.

DANC 350 (2.00)

Dance Workshop

Planning, composition and presentation of dances and dance demonstration, intermediate level. Recommended Preparation: DANC 220 or DANC 230
   Course ID: 053168
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be enrolled concurrently in one of the following courses: DANC 216 or310 or 316 or 320 or 410 or 416 or 420

DANC 356 (2.00)

Studies in Ballet

Studio work focusing on selected areas of ballet such as pointe, advanced allegro or a particular style of ballet. The specific area of study is announced each time the course is offered. Recommended Preparation: DANC 216
   Course ID: 053169
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 390 (3.00)

Dance Production Workshop

This course is designed to develop skills in the preparation and performance of faculty choreography on an advanced level.
   Course ID: 053170
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 399 (3.00)

Dance Practicum

Practical experience in the non-performing elements of dance production, including dance lighting, stage management, sound and public relations. Projects include student concerts and workshops. Recommended Preparation: DANC 350
   Course ID: 053171
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Independent Studies in Dance

Independent Studies in dance. Recommended Preparation: DANC 290
   Course ID: 053172
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

DANC 410 (3.00)

Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique I

Fifth in a series of courses that emphasize the technical aspects of and growth of students' skill in contemporary dance.
   Course ID: 053173
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Physical Education
   Requirement Group: You must have completed DANC 320 before you can take this course.

DANC 416 (2.00)

Ballet IV - Advanced Ballet

Studio work in classical ballet at the advanced level. Students must have demonstrated achievement at the high intermediate level. Note: May be repeated for a total of eight credits. This course requires the permission of the department, which will require a minimum of two semesters of DANC316, and in some cases more.
   Course ID: 053175
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $30.00

DANC 420 (3.00)

Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique II

Sixth in a series of courses that emphasize the technical aspects of and growth of students' skill in contemporary dance.
   Course ID: 053176
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Physical Education
   Requirement Group: You must have completed DANC 410 before you can take this course.

DANC 425 (3.00)

Special Topics in Dance Research

This course is oriented around a specific topic to be chosen by the professor. Topics may range from a critical examination of the work of one or more noteworthy choreographers to the dances of a specific period in history. Recommended Preparation: DANC201 and DANC 202
   Course ID: 053177
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 426 (3.00)

Methods of Teaching Dance

Focuses on designing developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching dance techniques and creative movement to all age levels, with an emphasis on secondary education. The course will include defining objectives, constructing lesson plans and units, observations and practical experience.
   Course ID: 053164
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC230 and DANC320 with a C or better.

DANC 430 (3.00)

Group Forms of Dance Composition

Explorations in choreographing for two or more dancers. Studio work, videotaping, discussion, culminating in the creation of one or more dances by each student, presented in concert. Recommended Preparation: DANC 330 and DANC 331.
   Course ID: 053178
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 450 (3.00)

Repertory

Designed for advanced students, this course, often taught by the artist-in-residence, involves the preparation and performance of a challenging work of choreography. This may be through the mounting of an existing work or the premiering of a new work. (Fall) Co-requisite: students must be enrolled concurrently in one of the following technique courses: DANC 310, 316, 320, 410, 416, or 420.
   Course ID: 053179
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete DANC320 and DANC350 with a C or better.

DANC 460 (4.00)

Performance and Production

Planning and presentation of a major dance production, with emphasis on elements of performance. Advanced-level students enrolled in this course can expect to take the production on tour to two local high schools. (Fall) Recommended Preparation: Two semesters of DANC 450
   Course ID: 053180
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

DANC 475 (3.00)

Senior Projects in Dance

A course in which senior dance majors complete a project of substantial depth in the area of performance, choreography or research. Students meet in regular seminars to discuss and refine their proposals. Documentation and a rigorous analysis of each project is required. Recommended Preparation: DANC 202, DANC 331 and DANC 450.
   Course ID: 053181
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

Music

MUSC 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Music

A study of what music is, with special reference to the relationship between music and listener. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course explores, in a nontechnical way, the elements of music (e.g., rhythm, melody, harmony, texture and form) and discusses the various cultural contexts in which music is found and how these affect the nature of the music and the listener's perception.
   Course ID: 055548
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 101 (3.00)

Fundamentals of Music Theory

A study of the fundamentals of music theory, including notation, scale construction, intervals, chords, meter, etc., with emphasis on learning and developing music reading skills.
   Course ID: 055550
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 110 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory I

Elementary development of basic musical skills, including sight-singing, notation and dictation. Prerequisite: Permission of the department
   Course ID: 055552
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 111 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory II

Intermediate development of basic musical skills, including sight-singing, notation, dictation and transposition.
   Course ID: 055553
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC 110 with a grade of B or better or placement exam

MUSC 112 (1.00)

Music Repertoire

A class for music majors to explore repertoire for their specific instrument or voice. Class involves regular performance opportunities and discussions about repertoire, techniques and stylistic issues. Prerequisite: Permission required
   Course ID: 055554
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 113 (3.00)

Italian for Musicians

An introductory course in Italian language addressing the specific needs of musicians, covering basic Italian grammar, vocabulary, and conversation as well as the Italian equivalents for basic music terminology in English.
   Course ID: 055555
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 115 (3.00)

Jazz Improvisation and Theory Workshop I

A course to help the student develop jazz improvisational skills in a performance/workshop setting. The course also provides the student with the theoretical underpinnings of jazz. Some of the topics and styles covered: chord scales, blues, bebop, swing, modal improvisation, The New Thing, block chord harmonization, song forms and re-harmonization.
   Course ID: 055556
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 116 (3.00)

Jazz Improvisation and Theory Workshop II

A continuation of MUSC 115.
   Course ID: 055557
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 117 (1.00)

Pep Band

The UMBC Pep Band is an ensemble consisting of students who meet once a week. The level of repertoire played is at the introductory level.
   Course ID: 055558
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 125 (3.00)

Theory I: Basics of Music

A study of the fundamentals of music with intensive consideration of underlying principles of music such as melodic design, tonality, harmonic organization and elements of formal design. Prerequisite: Permission of the department
   Course ID: 055559
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 126 (3.00)

Theory II: Form and Analysis

A continuation of MUSC 125. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 125 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 055560
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 125 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 160 (2.00)

Fundamentals of Music for Elementary Teachers

The fundamentals of music theory and development of skills related to elementary classroom teaching.
   Course ID: 055561
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 161 (1.00)

Diction: International phonetic alphabet/English/Italian

A course designed to introduce singers to pronunciation and use of the languages most often encountered in vocal repertoire, while providing an overview of representative repertoire - its development. Offered every fall, this course serves as the foundation for the other two: French and German (offered alternating spring semesters). Notes: Required for all voice majors.
   Course ID: 100310
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 162 (1.00)

Diction: French

A course designed to introduce singers to pronunciation and use of the languages most often encountered in vocal repertoire, while providing an overview of representative repertoire & its development. Offered alternating spring semesters, this course is one of three that include International Phonetic Alphabet/English/Italian (offered each fall semester) and German. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 161 or consent of instructor. Notes: Required for all voice majors.
   Course ID: 100311
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 163 (1.00)

Diction: German

A course designed to introduce singers to pronunciation and use of the languages most often encountered in vocal repertoire, while providing an overview of representative repertoire - its development. Offered each fall semester, this course is one of three that include International phonetic alphabet/English/Italian (offered each fall semester) and French. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 161 or consent of instructor. Notes: Required for all voice majors.
   Course ID: 100277
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 170 (1.00)

Beginning Voice Class

Beginning instruction in vocal techniques.
   Course ID: 055562
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 171 (1.00)

Intermediate Voice Class

Intermediate instruction in vocal techniques. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 170 or consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055563
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 173 (2.00)

Introduction to Choral Singing

Introduction to basic sight-singing skills to develop an understanding of how to read choral music. Develop rudimentary musicianship skills, including melodic notation and its application to the keyboard. Traditional hymns will be used to develop this skill. The skills developed in this course will enhance the opportunity to participate in the UMBC choral ensembles in the music department.
   Course ID: 055565
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 174 (1.00)

Beginning Vocal Methods

Beginning vocal methods provides an inquiry into effective vocal pedagogy when teaching beginning singers. Designed for intended music educators, the course provides opportunities for observing beginning voice classes, instruction in appropriate teaching methodologies for this population, and practicum experiences.
   Course ID: 055566
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 175 (1.00)

Intermediate Vocal Methods

This course provides an inquiry into effective vocal pedagogy when teaching intermediate singers. Designed for intended music educators, the course provides opportunities for observing intermediate voice classes, instruction in appropriate teaching methodologies for this population, and practicum experiences. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 174 or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 055567
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 174 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 176 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills I

Development of basic keyboard skills to complement the student's studies in music theory. Some knowledge of music theory needed. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100308
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC Major Milestone

MUSC 177 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills II

Continued development of keyboard skills. Basic keyboard experience and good knowledge of music theory required. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100309
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 176 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 178 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills III

Continued development of keyboard skills. Basic keyboard experience and good knowledge of music theory required. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100356
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC177 with a grade of C or better and must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 210 and MUSC 225 and must be a MUSIC major.

MUSC 178 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills III

Development of basic keyboard skills to complement the student's studies in music theory. Areas covered include harmonization, technique, solo performing, transposition, improvisation and functional harmony at the keyboard. Some knowledge of music theory needed. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Students either may complete two consecutive semesters or test out if the instructor considers their level sufficiently advanced. Prerequisite: Permission of the department
   Course ID: 055568
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Level 1, Level 2
   Requirement Group: You must complet MUSC 177 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 179 (1.00)

Keyboard Skills IV

Continued development of keyboard skills. Basic keyboard experience and good knowledge of music theory required. Course is designed to enable students to achieve the level of proficiency in keyboard skills required for the major. Areas covered include harmonization, sightreading, technique and functional keyboard harmony. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 178. Corequisite: MUSC 211 and 226. For music majors only.
   Course ID: 100357
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete Musc 178 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 180 (1.00)

Beginning Piano Class

Geared to the non-music major, this course provides the basics of piano playing, along with basic music theory, harmonization, transposition and sight-reading. No experience needed.
   Course ID: 055570
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 181 (1.00)

Intermediate Piano Class

Emphasis on improving student's keyboard skills through solos and technical exercises. Additional areas include improvisation, composition and ensemble work. Some experience needed.
   Course ID: 055571
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 182 (1.00)

String Methods: Violin and Viola

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate string techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055572
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 183 (1.00)

String Methods: Cello and Bass

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate string techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055573
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 184 (1.00)

Woodwind Methods: Clarinet & Saxaphone

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate woodwind techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055574
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Clarinet and Saxophone

MUSC 185 (1.00)

Woodwind Methods: Flute and Oboe

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic and intermediate woodwind techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055575
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Flute and Oboe

MUSC 186 (1.00)

Beginning Brass Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic brass techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055576
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 187 (1.00)

Intermediate Brass Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching intermediate brass techniques. Open to music education majors.
   Course ID: 055577
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 188 (1.00)

Percussion Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic percussion techniques. Open to music education majors only.
   Course ID: 055578
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 189 (1.00)

Guitar Methods

Instruction in the methods of teaching basic guitar techniques. Open to music education majors only.
   Course ID: 055579
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 190 (2.00 - 3.00)

Performance Studies:Western Art Instruments

Private music lessons for non-music majors. Instruction is offered in most Western instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward attaining a competent technique, a diverse performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055581
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Perf Studies - Voice, Perf Studies - Guitar, Perf Studies - Organ, Perf Studies - Sitar, Perf Studies - Koto, Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Perf Studies - Cello, Perf Studies - Flute, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Bagpipes, Perf Studies - Trumpet, Perf Studies - Tabla, Flute, French Horn, Perf.Studies:Western Art, Jazz Improvisation, Improv, Perf Studies - Piano, Perf Studies - Bassoon, Perf Studies - Trombone, Perf Studies - Saxophone, Perf Studies-Percussion, Clarinet, Organ, Perf Stds: Voice, Electric Bass, Accordian, Perf Studies - Viola, Perf Studies - Bass, Perf Studies - Harp, Voice, Bass, Tabla, Piano, Perf Studies - Tuba, Perf Studies - Fr Horn, Violin, Saxophone, Harp, Accordion, Harpsichord, Bagpipe, Sax Improv, Recorder, Perf Studies - Violin, Perf Studies - Oboe, Oboe, Instruments And Voice, Perf Studies Piano, Perf Studies - Clarinet, Perf Studies - Accordion, Viola, Cello, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Jazz Trumpet
   Attributes: Course Fee = $150.00 per credit

MUSC 191 (1.00)

Recital Preparation

The course is designed to prepare students for public performance by requiring attendance at weekly music forums and attendance at 10 concerts (at least seven on campus) each semester.
   Course ID: 055582
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 193 (3.00)

Performance Studies; Western Art Instruments for Music Majors

Private music lessons for music majors; instruction is offered in most Western instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward attaining a competent technique, a diverse performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 055583
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Flute, French Horn, Improv, Clarinet, Organ, Electric Bass, Voice, Tabla, Piano, Violin, Bagpipe, Saxophone, Harp, Sax Improv, Recorder, Oboe, Perf.Studies Musc Majors, Viola, Cello, Classical Guitar, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Trumpet
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 194 (2.00)

Performance Studies: Western Art Instruments for Music Majors

Private instruction in an instrument or voice for music majors only; restricted to students in the music technology emphasis or those music majors studying a second instrument. The studies direct the student toward attaining a competent technique, a diverse performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055584
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Flute, French Horn, Improv, Clarinet, Organ, Electric Bass, Voice, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Harp, Sax Improv, Oboe, Viola, Cello, Classical Guitar, Tuba, Recorder, Tabla, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Trumpet
   Attributes: Course Fee = $284.00

MUSC 210 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory III

Advanced development of basic musical skills, including sight-singing, notation, dictation and transposition.
   Course ID: 055590
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC 111 with a C or better or placement exam

MUSC 211 (1.00)

Musicianship Laboratory IV

Advanced studies in sightsinging, notation, dictation and transposition. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 210 with a grade of B or placement examination
   Course ID: 055591
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC 210 with a C or better or Placement

MUSC 214 (3.00)

The History of Jazz: Origins-Present

This course explores the evolution of jazz from its origins to the present day, focusing in particular on principal genres and representative musicians/ ensembles: blues, ragtime, early New Orleans and Chicago schools, swing, big band, bop, cool jazz, hard bop, avantgarde and "free" jazz, and jazzrock fusion within the context of musical, cultural, social and political developments. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course explores jazz in a non-technical way.
   Course ID: 055594
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 215 (3.00)

Introduction to Black Music

A survey of the form and function of music in African and diasporan cultures. General areas to be explored will be music in ritual and ceremony, as transmitter of history and culture, and as a social and political tool.
   Course ID: 050014
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 245
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MUSC 216 (3.00)

Introduction to the Musical Cultures of East Asia

Introduction to the music of East Asia, with special focus on China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. The principal musical genres are discussed in the context of related cultural phenomena. The mutual relationship between specific cultural areas are explored in historical perspective.
   Course ID: 055595
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 217 (3.00)

Rock and Related Music: 1950-Present

This course explores the evolution of rock 'n' roll from its origins to the present day, focusing on soul, folk rock, British rock, psychedelic, heavy metal, disco, punk and rap styles within the context of cultural, social and political developments. For students with little or no formal training in music, this course's emphasis will be on the styles and evolution of the music, which will be discussed in a non-technical way that centers on music fundamentals - i.e., melody, harmony, texture, rhythm and form.
   Course ID: 055597
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 218 (3.00)

Recording Techniques

Takes the student through the basics of acoustics and psycho-acoustics, microphone design and placement techniques, consoles and stereo recording principles. Students will also conduct hands-on recording sessions of various different musical instruments, ensembles and genres. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: Passage of aptitude test or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055598
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: MUSC Major Milestone

MUSC 219 (3.00)

Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations

This course introduces students to the use of digital audio work stations for music production. Recording, editing and mixing techniques will be explored, and students will work with various musical ensembles. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 218 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055599
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 218 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 220 (2.00)

Introduction to Percussion Ensemble

A beginning percussion ensemble in which students work on technical and reading skills while rehearsing intermediate level repertoire to begin acquiring an experience in the rehearsal/performance process. The course will culminate with an end-of-semester performance. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055600
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 221 (3.00)

Jazz Theory and Aural Skills

Topics include jazz harmony and materials, basic musical forms, composition, techniques of harmonization and reharmonization, substitution and aural recognition of basic materials, including modes of the major and melodic minor scale, chords including extensions and alterations, and pentatonic, diminshed and whole tone scales. Basic musical forms are learned through composition projects. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 126
   Course ID: 055601
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 222 (3.00)

Jazz Arranging

Course covers the techniques of scoring and arranging jazz music, including orchestration, transposition, melodic and rhythmic embellishment and techniques of harmonization essential to jazz arranging. Techniques covered include tonicization through dominant and diminished sevenths, chromatic and diatonic planing and the linear approach. Composition projects progress to five-part writing, culminating in arranging for nonet. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 221
   Course ID: 055602
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 221 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 223 (3.00)

Jazz Composition

Techniques and materials of jazz composition through the study of its masters. The course progresses from basic lead sheet composition, through extended forms to ensemble writing. Composers studied include Thelonious Monk, Bill evans, Kenny Wheeler, Bud Powell, Wayne Shorter and Clare Fischer. Course culminates in performance and recording of compositions. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 221
   Course ID: 055603
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 221 with a grade of C or better..

MUSC 224 (3.00)

Instrumentation

This course provides an introduction to arranging and composing for specific instruments and instrumental ensembles. Basics of transposition and standard instrumentations are covered, as well as issues of idiomatic voicing and other timbral and textural considerations when arranging for traditional and nontraditional instrumental ensembles. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 125 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055604
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 125 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 225 (3.00)

Theory III: Counterpoint

The study and application of the various technical aspects of music writing/composition as expressed through tonal and expanded harmonic idioms, contrapuntal procedures and various formal constructions. Recommended Preparation: MUSC126 or consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055605
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 226 (3.00)

Theory IV: Music Writing

An analytical study of musical styles and structure, with emphasis on chromatic harmony and 19th-century technique. The course is designed to develop the student's analytical abilities by examining scores. Some of the topics covered include rhythmic, textural and thematic analysis, and the expansion of the orchestra. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 225 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055606
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 227 (3.00)

Theory V: 20th Century Musical Analysis

An analytical study of musical styles and structure, with emphasis on 20th-century technique. Some of the topics covered include pantonality, serial technique, intermedia forms and chance music.
   Course ID: 055607
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC226 or MUSC222 or MUSC223 with a grade of " C" or better.

MUSC 230 (3.00)

Musics of the World

A survey of selected musical cultures of the world, with emphasis on the musical forms, instruments, tonal material, the role of music in society and its relationship to other arts.
   Course ID: 055608
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MUSC 255 (3.00)

Music History: An Overview

A survey of the principal periods in the history of Western music, including the principal forms, styles, genres and composers. Prerequisite: Ability to read music
   Course ID: 055609
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 260 (3.00)

Introduction to Music Therapy

In addition to defining the profession, this course focuses on the comprehension of theory, ethics, clinical techniques, trends and perspectives in the practice of music therapy. It also stresses written and verbal modes of communication, musicianship skills, cultural context of the therapy, observational techniques, and objectives in determining and evaluating music therapy goals in clinical practice in today's health care climate.
   Course ID: 055610
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 261 (3.00)

Teaching Choral Singing

Teaching Choral Singing provides an introduction to choral pedagogy for music educators. Fundamentals of vocal technique are combined with methodologies for teaching beginning and intermediate choruses how to read choral music and how to create a good choral sound. Class involves opportunities for teacher observation and practicum experiences. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 174 and 175 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055611
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 262 (3.00)

Teaching Choral Singing

   Course ID: 055612
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 263 (3.00)

Popular Music and National Identity in German Speaking Countries

An overview of popular music in the German-speaking countries focusing on the post-WWII period. Examines the historical impact of U.S. and British rock music on domestic traditions, subsequent institutional changes, state cultural policies and audience responses in constructing increasingly globalized ethnic, national and cultural identities and traditions.
   Course ID: 050046
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANTH 263, MLL 263
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MUSC 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Performance Studies Workshop

Designed for students with performance abilities in various areas of music. Topics will vary to include opera, musical theatre, mixed-media, etc. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055614
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Baltimore Voiceworks, Chinese/Korean Workshop, Perf Stds Wksp: Piano, Wksp: Opera Workshop, Turkish Music Workshop, Voc/Instr Chamber Music, Opera Workshop, Perf Stds Wksp:Turkish, Perf Studies Workshop, Perf Stds Wksp: Opera, Chinese/Korean Wkshp, Vocal Performance Wkshop, Balto Voiceworks, Solo Voc Lit Survey

MUSC 301 (2.00)

UMBC Chamber Players

The UMBC Chamber Players is a small, select ensemble of instrumentalists and singers coming from all academic areas. A diverse program of chamber music from all historical periods is performed on and off campus throughout the year. Prerequisite: By audition only
   Course ID: 055615
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 302 (2.00)

UMBC Concert Choir

The UMBC Concert Choir is a select ensemble of singers coming from all academic areas. A diverse program of choral literature is performed throughout the year, including larger cantatas and oratorios. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055616
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 303 (2.00)

UMBC Camerata--Chamber Choir

The UMBC Camerata is a small, select ensemble of singers coming from all academic areas. A diverse program of vocal literature is performed throughout the year including madrigals and works for small choruses. Recommended Preparation: Consent of the instructor.
   Course ID: 055617
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 304 (2.00)

UMBC Jubilee Singers

This class affords students instruction in sacred music, predominantly from the African- American heritage. The course will provide an introduction to and study of a variety of musical styles, including spirituals, hymns and anthems. Vocal technique is also part of the class structure. Some vocal instruction will be given, and it is recommended that students take MUSC 170 and 171: Beginning and Intermediate Voice Class, along with the course.
   Course ID: 055618
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 305 (2.00)

UMBC Community Symphony Orchestra

The UMBC Community Symphony is a full-size symphonic ensemble consisting of students, faculty and community members. The orchestra meets once a week in the evening and performs regularly in public throughout the year. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 055619
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 306 (2.00)

Improvisation Ensemble

The study of recent improvisation practices from graphic scores, to group composition, to coexisting hybrid strategies to free improvisation to intuitive music. Attention also will be given to experimental jazz as a model for further improvisational exploration. Students in the class will be strongly encouraged to develop their own musical voices and invent new ways to improvise. This course is a laboratory for the exploration of the individual musical soul.
   Course ID: 055620
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 307 (2.00)

Small Ensemble

Student performance of works from the literature for small ensembles. May include vocal accompaniment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and audition.
   Course ID: 055621
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sm Ensmb - Guitar, Turkish Ensemble, Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Accomp, Small Ensemble:Chin/Kor, Small Ensemble: Jazz, Percussion, African Drumming, Chamber, Jazz Big Band, Small Ensemble, Sm Ensemble-Chin/Kor Ens, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar, Flute Ensemble, Small Ensemble:Turkish, Sm Ensemble:Chamber Musc, Small Ensemble:Jazz, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar/Accom, Flute, Pep Band, Jazz Workshop, Sm Ensbl: Turkish Ens, Gospel Choir, African/World Drumming, Collaborative Piano, Sm Ensmb - Jazz, Sm Ens Jazz Guitar & Acc, Small Ensemble-Chmbr Mus, Jazz Improv, Jazz Guitar Quartet, Sm Ensmbl - Accomp, Collegium, Small Ensemble - Flute, Chinese Music Ensemble, Saxophone, Sm Ensmbl - Chin/Kor, Sm Ensmbl - Flute, Sm Ensemble:Accompanying, Small Ensemble:Flute, Sm Ensemble:Turkish Ens, Chinese/Korean, Sax Quartet, Vocal Arts Ensemble, Sm Ensemble - Jazz, Small Ensemble:Guitar, Jazz Combo, Small Ensemble - Guitar, Small Ensemble:Saxophone, Opera Workshop

MUSC 308 (2.00)

UMBC Wind Ensemble

The UMBC Wind Ensemble is an instrumental ensemble consisting of students, faculty and community members. The group meets once a week in the evening. A diverse program of wind ensemble literature is performed through the year. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 055623
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 309 (2.00)

UMBC New Music Ensemble

The repertory of the UMBC New Music Ensemble centers around the latest developments in the sonic art. The ensemble explores, performs, and studies new concepts in notation, extended performing techniques, group improvisation and group composition. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 055624
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 310 (2.00)

Beginning Gamelan

Introduction to the repertory of the gamelan, a traditional ceremonial ensemble of Bali. Prerequisite: By permission and audition
   Course ID: 055625
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Gamelan: Javanese, Gamelan: Balinese, Gamelan: Bali, Gamelan Angklung, Gamelan: Bali/Java, Gamelan Semir Pegulingan, Gamelan Angklung Bali, Gamelan, Javanese, Beginning Gamelan, Gamelan: Java, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan

MUSC 311 (3.00)

Free Composition

Introduction to composition. Students are encouraged to develop music in their own styles while exploring a variety of compositional techniques. Students study the works of a variety of composers throughout the semester and hear readings of their compositions by the faculty ensemble Ruckus. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 125 and MUSC 224 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055626
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 125 and MUSC 224 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 312 (3.00)

Composition

Advanced studies in musical composition. Recommended Preparation: Consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055627
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 313 (2.00)

Advanced Gamelan

An advanced performance course designed to develop students' knowledge of the music and performance techniques of the gamelan angklung, a traditional ceremonial ensemble of Bali. Ensemble performs regularly. Prerequisite: By permission and audition
   Course ID: 055628
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 314 (3.00)

Music Literature

A rotating topics course designed to familiarize students with the vast repertoire of music in the Western classical tradition. Students will explore historical, socio-cultural and stylistic issues related to the works discussed in class. Offered annually, topics will rotate among literature for the piano, orchestra, solo voice, chorus and chamber music. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 126 or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 055630
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 315 (3.00)

Alexander Technique for Musicians

This course is offered to singers and instrumentalists who are interested in learning how the Alexander technique can enhance performance skills and reduce performance anxiety and tension while playing or singing. Through group activities, observation and individual work, students will learn about Alexander technique principles and how they apply to various aspects of practicing and performing. Students will gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of anatomy and body mapping and how this information can impact their performance. Recommended Preparation: Four semesters of individual performance studies of primary instrument or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 050215
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: THTR 315

MUSC 318 (3.00)

Digital Audio Processing

A continuation of MUSC 219 where students will explore advanced applications of audio plug-ins for mixing and mastering through work on various projects. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 219
   Course ID: 055633
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Recording Practicum I
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 219 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 319 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Music Technology

An exploration of advanced topics in music technology. The subject matter varies from semester to semester but may include surround recording techniques, sound design, audio electronics, sound for video, and multimedia. Music majors only.
   Course ID: 055634
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Recording Practicum II
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC 318 with a grade of C or better and must be a MUSIC major.

MUSC 320 (2.00)

UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Student performance of jazz works from the literature. May include vocal accompaniment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and audition. Notes: May be repeated for credit. MUSC 320 cannot be taken concurrently with MUSC 358
   Course ID: 055635
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 321 (3.00)

Music History I

An analytic study of Western music history and literature from medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, with an emphasis on styles, genres and significant composers. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 126
   Course ID: 055636
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 322 (3.00)

Music History II

An analytic study of Western music history and literature from the Classic and Romantic eras and the early 20th century, with an emphasis on styles, genres and significant composers. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 321
   Course ID: 055637
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 321 with a C or better.

MUSC 323 (3.00)

Career Development for Musicians

A practicum class that examines the componenets of creating a successful career in the music field. Beginning by exploring traditional careers as well as the many creative, entreprenuerial paths musicians have taken, areas to be studied include self-presentation (writing and speaking), the components of a successful press package, websites, recorded material, and resumes. Financial support options and research methods, legal issues, and contracts will be discussed. Recommended Preparation: MUSC126
   Course ID: 055638
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 126 with a C or better.

MUSC 324 (2.00)

Small Ensemble Jazz Group

Student performance of jazz works from the literature. May include vocal accompaniment. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and audition. Notes: May be repeated for credit. MUSC 324 cannot be taken concurrently with MUSC 358.
   Course ID: 055639
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 327 (3.00)

Avant-Garde Performance: Youth Rebellion

The course explores 20th century avant-gardism through a study of important figures and movements, including Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie, and John Cage; Futurism, Dadism, Surrealism, and Fluxus. A survey of late-20th century social movements and technology in avant-garde performance concludes the course.
   Course ID: 101919
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must complete any 200-level arts or humanities course before taking this class

MUSC 332 (3.00)

A History of American Music

A survey of the various types of music that have existed in roughly the geographical United States from the time of the early European settlers to the present, of the various trends that have shaped American musical thoughts, the cultural environment in which this music was created and the importance of music in American life. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 100, 101, 110 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055643
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 336 (3.00)

The Beatles: Career, Music, Culture, Innovation, Impact

An exploration of the music and career of the Beatles with respect to innovation in pop music and its impact on Western culture. For the student with little or no musical training in music, the Beatles' music will be discussed in a nontechnical way that centers on music fundamentals - e.g., melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form and instrumentation. The course also positions the Beatles' music and influence within the context of cultural, social and political developments. Recommended Preparation: Any music course, or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 055645
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 339 (3.00)

Black American Music

An in-depth study of the development of the music of blacks in the United States from early colonial period to the present. Particular attention will be devoted to slave songs, the evolution of the blues and jazz, and the Africanisms evident in these idioms. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245 or MUSC 215
   Course ID: 050028
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 345
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 358 (3.00)

Music in Performance

Designed for students who have been active musicians in high school. This course couples rehearsal and performance with the study of the compositions and styles being performed, and related issues of music performance. Each week, students rehearse with their preferred ensemble, and meet for a one-hour discussion that involves all students in the course. Prerequisite: One prior college-level music ensemble, and permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 055651
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Topics: UMBC Wind Ensemble, UMBC New Music Ensemble, UMBC Jubilee Singers, UMBC Community Symphony, UMBC Camerata, Sm Ensmb - Guitar, Turkish Ensemble, Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Guitar, Sm Ensemble - Accomp, Small Ensemble:Chin/Kor, Small Ensemble: Jazz, Percussion, African Drumming, Chamber, Jazz Big Band, Small Ensemble, Sm Ensemble-Chin/Kor Ens, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar, Flute Ensemble, Small Ensemble:Turkish, Sm Ensemble:Chamber Musc, Small Ensemble:Jazz, Sm Ens:Jazz Guitar/Accom, Flute, Pep Band, Jazz Workshop, Sm Ensbl: Turkish Ens, Gospel Choir, African/World Drumming, Collaborative Piano, Sm Ensmb - Jazz, Sm Ens Jazz Guitar & Acc, Small Ensemble-Chmbr Mus, Jazz Improv, Jazz Guitar Quartet, Sm Ensmbl - Accomp, Collegium, Small Ensemble - Flute, Chinese Music Ensemble, Saxophone, Sm Ensmbl - Chin/Kor, Sm Ensmbl - Flute, Sm Ensemble:Accompanying, Small Ensemble:Flute, Sm Ensemble:Turkish Ens, Chinese/Korean, Sax Quartet, Vocal Arts Ensemble, Sm Ensemble - Jazz, Small Ensemble:Guitar, Jazz Combo, Small Ensemble - Guitar, Small Ensemble:Saxophone, Chamber Players, Opera Workshop, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MUSC 360 (3.00)

Seminar in K-12 Choral Methods

Seminar involves a survey of methods and repertoire for K-12 choral education. Class involves reading, performance, discussion and analysis, as well as practicum experiences in the schools. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 261, 380 and 385 or by consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055652
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 261 and MUSC 380 and MUSC 385 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 361 (3.00)

Seminar in K-12 Instrumental Methods

Seminar involves a survey of methods and repertoire for K-12 instrumental education. Class involves reading, performance, discussion and analysis, as well as practicum experiences in the schools. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 380 and 385 or by consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055653
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 380 and MUSC 385 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 362 (3.00)

Arts in Education

For advanced music majors, the course offers an introduction to theories of aesthetic education as they relate to all the arts and an in-depth exploration of those theories as they relate to music. Within the context of this practicum based course, students will learn to teach general music in an experiential manner to prepare both K-12 students and adult audience members for a deeper appreciation of the performance of music. Topics include writing effective lesson plans and planning and presenting interactive concerts as teaching artists. The course requires regular observations and presentations at a local elementary school.
   Course ID: 055654
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed four semesters of MUSC 193 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 380 (3.00)

Introduction to Conducting

Introductory course to the art of conducting. Students will learn fundamental principles of conducting and develop technical skills, including basic baton techniques, score reading and analytical skills that are essential for a conductor of any medium. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 111 and 126
   Course ID: 055658
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 111 and MUSC 126 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 385 (3.00)

Intermediate Conducting

Sequel to MUSC 380 designed to prepare the students for actual ensemble conducting. Students will study more advanced baton techniques, develop knowledge of various instruments and voices, learn to develop effective rehearsal techniques and further their study of stylistic interpretation. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 380
   Course ID: 055659
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MUSC 380 with a grade of C or better.

MUSC 390 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies: Western Art Instruments

Advanced students are selected through audition to receive private music lessons; instruction is offered in most Western art instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward refining technique, broadening performing repertoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055660
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Adv Perf Studies-Voice, Adv Perf Studies-Bass, Adv Perf Studies-Oboe, Adv Perf Stds - Guitar, Adv Perf Stds - Koto, Guitar, Trombone, Upright Bass, Adv Perf Stds:Westrn Art, Adv Perf Stds - Violin, Adv Perf Stds - Cello, Adv Perf Stds - Oboe, Adv Perf Stds-Saxophone, Adv Pref Stds - Sitar, Adv Perf Stds-Accordion, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion, Senior Project, Adv Perf Studies-Viola, Adv Perf Studies-Trumpet, Adv Perf Studies-Accordn, Adv Perf Stds - Voice, Adv Perf Stds - Flute, Flute, French Horn, Adv Perf Studies-Trombne, Adv Perf Studies-Harp, Adv Perf Studies-Sitar, Adv Perf Studies-Tabla, Adv Perf Studies-Fr Horn, Adv Perf Stds - Bassoon, Adv Perf Stds - Trumpet, Adv Perf Stds-Trombone, Adv Perf Stds - Fr Horn, Clarinet, Organ, Electric Bass, Accordian, Adv Perf Stds - Piano, Adv Perf Stds - Viola, Adv Perf Stds - Tabla, Voice, Bass, Adv Perf Stud:Westrn Art, Adv Perf Studies-Cello, Adv Perf Studies-Bassoon, Adv Perf Studies-Koto, Adv Perf Stds-Percussion, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Harp, Accordion, Adv Perf Stud:Estrn Art, Adv Perf Studies-Piano, Adv Perf Studies-Tuba, Adv Perf Studies-Percusn, Adv Perf Stds - Bass, Adv Perf Stds - Clarinet, Adv Perf Stds - Tuba, Adv Perf Stds - Harp, Oboe, Adv.Perf.Stud:Westrn Art, Adv Perf Studies-Violin, Adv Perf Studies-Guitar, Adv Perf Studies-Flute, Adv Perf Studies-Clarint, Adv Perf Studies-Sax, Adv Perf Studies-Organ, Adv Perf Stds - Organ, Viola, Cello, Tuba, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Sax Improv, Senior Recital, Jazz Trumpet
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 391 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies Western Art Instruments - Junior Recital

Advanced students are selected through audition to receive private music lessons; instruction is offered in most western art instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward refining technique, broadening performing repetoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. This course is for Junior Recital. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
   Course ID: 055661
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 392 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies: Western Art Instruments - Senior Recital

Advanced students are selected through audition to receive private music lessons; instruction is offered in most western art instruments and voice. The studies direct the student toward refining technique, broadening performing repetoire and stylistic interpretive sensitivity. This course is for Senior Recital. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
   Course ID: 100278
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 393 (3.00)

Advanced Performance Studies-Honors

See MUSC 390. Limited to honors students.
   Course ID: 055662
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Perf Studies Honors, Performance Studies, Cello
   Attributes: Course Fee = $425.00

MUSC 400 (1.00 - 4.00)

Special Projects

Individual projects in music. Prerequisite: Approval of project proposal by the instructor who will supervise it.
   Course ID: 055667
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MUSC 401 (3.00)

Special Projects in Composition

For music majors with an emphasis in composition, this course provides individual instruction in composition in preparation for the senior recital. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 312
   Course ID: 055668
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be in the MUSIC COMPOSITION TRACK

MUSC 416 (3.00)

Analog Recording Perspectives

This course offers instruction in the principles of analog audio production techniques for music, including the history, theory and operation of classic recording studio equipment. Basic electronic circuit theory will be discussed, and historical recordings spanning the last 100 years will be examined. Music majors only.
   Course ID: 100321
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Special Topics in Music Technology: Analog Recordi
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC 319 with a grade of C or better and must be a MUSIC major.

MUSC 417 (3.00)

Surround Sound and Video Concepts

This course offers advanced instruction in the principles of surround sound and video production techniques for music using Digidesign's Pro Tools HD and Apple's Final Cut Studio workstations. Hands-on instruction will include multiple-camera video recording of musical performances with full multi-channel audio support. Postproduction synchronization and editing of audio and video elements will be taught, and the sharing of project elements between Pro Tools and Final Cut Studio will be stressed. The history of surround sound for music will also be discussed using commercially recorded examples. Music majors only. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 319.
   Course ID: 055671
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Surround Sound & Video Concepts

MUSC 418 (3.00)

Music Technology Internship

This course will acquaint students with the processes of audio production in a professional work environment. Students will work under the guidance of music technology faculty on client-based and/or research projects. The focus of the internship is on the development of ideas, working collaboratively in teams and utilizing evolving technologies. Productions vary each semester and demand different skills from interns. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 319
   Course ID: 055672
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MUSC 427 (3.00)

Electronic Music I

A detailed study of the many aspects of electronic music composition. Areas covered include MIDI applications, sampling, hard-disk recording, digital mixing and signal processing. Music Majors Only.
   Course ID: 055675
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 428 (3.00)

Electronic Music II

An advanced course involving music synthesis, extension of MIDI techniques from MUSC 427 and mixed-media design/ performance. Additional topics may include advanced sequencing, software-based modular design and advanced signal processing/analysis. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 427 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055676
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 429 (3.00)

Production of Music by Computer

An overview of major programs in the computer generation of electronic music. Projects include creating a musical composition in the digital studio. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 428 or consent of instructor
   Course ID: 055677
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 467 (3.00)

Music, Art and Society in West Africa

A study of the functions and form of traditional and contemporary music in several West African ethnic groups. The use of instrumentation and voice will be studied through listening and performance. A class visit to one museum housing these instruments is required. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245
   Course ID: 050018
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 415

MUSC 468 (3.00)

African-Caribbean Music

The song and dance music of Caribbean countries will be studied through listening and performance. The derivatives of African religious and cult music found in Haiti, Trinidad-Tobago and Cuba will be examined. The influences of French and Spanish cultures on the form and content of African-Caribbean songs and dances also will be studied. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245
   Course ID: 050016
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 442

MUSC 479 (3.00)

Black Music in the New World

This is a seminar devoted to topics focusing on particular aspects of Afro-American, Afro-Caribbean and/or Afro-Latin music. The quality, type and intensity of Africanisms in the music of a region, a group or an era will be explored. An intensive examination of the development of new musical idioms, including the reciprocity of African with European influences. A research paper or project is required. Recommended Preparation: AFST 245 and junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050015
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 445

MUSC 480 (3.00)

Topics in Music, Art and Society

A special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of the history, theory and social function of the various musical traditions of a particular culture and their relationship to other forms of art. Topic will be announced in advance by the instructor. Others by permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 100025
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Form in Music, Aesthetics of Music, Musical Ekphrasis': Music and the Graphic Arts
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MUSC 230 and MUSC 321 or MUSC 322 with a grade of C or better. Open to junior/senior music majors.

MUSC 485 (3.00)

Selected Topics in Music History

A special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of a particular period, style or aspects of music. Topic will be announced in advance by instructor.
   Course ID: 055698
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

MUSC 492 (2.00)

Senior Project

   Course ID: 055699
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MUSC 497 (2.00)

Senior Seminar

Examination of special topics concerning musical compositions being performed, composed or written about by participants.
   Course ID: 055700
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

Theatre

THTR 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Theatre Scenography

A theoretical introduction to the artistic and aesthetic aspects of theatre scenography, which includes the development of stage scenery, props and methodology. Lectures will cover the historical, conceptual and technical characteristics of set design. Students will read and analyze plays from the perspective of a designer and will supplement that study with practical experiences relating to department productions.
   Course ID: 057120
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 104 (3.00)

Introduction to Costume

A study of the process involved in the creation of clothing for the stage. The course will examine clothing in its historical context through the use of film, slides, guest lecturers and department productions. Students will learn to read and analyze scripts with an eye to discovering the finer points of gender, class, rank and age. Lab hours will reinforce these concepts by allowing students to work on specific projects related to departmental productions.
   Course ID: 057121
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 110 (3.00)

Introduction to Acting

Beginning elements of the acting process. Elementary work in the use of texts and physical exploration to gain basic acting tools. This course is intended for the nonmajor.
   Course ID: 057122
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 120 (3.00)

Introduction to Theatre: Theory and Production

A gateway course for all theatre majors designed to increase the student¿s knowledge of how theatre works. Attention is given to dramatic literature and theatre history, as well as to how live theatre is created through collaborative process including the roles of actors, directors, writers, designers, and technicians. Emphasis is placed on collaborative student projects.
   Course ID: 057126
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 120H (3.00)

Introduction to Theatre - Honors

A course designed to increase the student's awareness and enjoyment of theatre. Attention is given to conventional forms of drama and newer kinds of performance with attention to their sources in theatre history. The students become familiar with how theatre is made and the people who make it: actor, director, writer and designer. The nature of the audience and the relationship of theatre to society are discussed. The students read plays and see films, plays and other theatre events at UMBC and around Baltimore.
   Course ID: 057127
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 200 (3.00)

Great Performances

This lecture/demonstration course examines the phenomenon of the performer, from tribal ritual and the shaman to the Hollywood movie and rock video star. Basic elements of the course will include performer's demonstrations, theatre visits, film and video. The course will cover performance styles from a range of cultures, including African and Asian. Some attention also will be given to contemporary film acting and to performers in other such media as dance and rock music.
   Course ID: 057129
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 202 (3.00)

Introduction to Dramatic Literature

This course has two primary goals. The first is to familiarize students with basic methods of reading and analyzing plays. The second is to expose students to a significant number of dramatic texts. Assigned readings, while including classic works, will focus on dramatic literature from the late-19th century to the present.
   Course ID: 057131
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 204 (3.00)

The American Musical

This course will follow the changing form and content of the American musical. After a brief summary of early American musical plays, revues and operettas, the major part of this course will concentrate on innovations that have changed these old forms into the modern musical. These changes also will reflect changing social patterns in the United States. Some original sources will be compared with the resulting musicals. Films, recordings and live singers will be used in the class.
   Course ID: 057132
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 206 (3.00)

Fashion, Costume, and Society

A theoretical introduction to the artistic and aesthetic aspects of fashion. Students will examine the psychology of clothing and how styles developed through different historical periods. Fashion, mirroring societal changes, will be studied as an outcome of class struggle, politics, economics and attitudes toward the human body.
   Course ID: 057133
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 220 (3.00)

Craft of Acting I

Elements of the acting process; centering, concentration and focus; sense and emotional memory; learning to draw upon one's own experience as the basis of performance; gaining access to the unconscious; the attitude of public solitude; following an impulse; gesture and rhythm. Individual and group exercises.
   Course ID: 057136
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 221 (3.00)

Craft of Acting II

Continuation of THTR 220, moving the elements of craft toward specific ideas of performance, the basic act toward the concept of dramatic action. Defining motives for acting: act how? For whom? Under what circumstances? To what end?
   Course ID: 057137
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 220 and THTR 222 with a grade of C or higher.

THTR 222 (3.00)

Vocal Training for the Actor I

A course designed to expand the vocal range, power and imagination of the actor. Exercises to develop a vocal warmup that focuses on breathing, releasing muscular tension throughout the body, and finding the organic connection between feeling and sound production. Students learn the rudiments of anatomy and physiology in relation to vocal production. Acting improvisations and poetry direct the actor to greater expression.
   Course ID: 057138
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently registered in THTR 220.

THTR 223 (3.00)

Vocal Training for the Actor II

Furthering the techniques learned in THTR 222. Emphasis on exercises that focus on breath management, resonance, articulation and vocal dynamics. Storytelling and texts that are rich in imagery will be used to increase the actor's vocal range and responsiveness.
   Course ID: 057139
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 222 with a grade of C or higher.

THTR 229 (3.00)

Movement for the Actor

A survey of techniques and methodologies exploring the physical life of the actor. These include a broad selection of traditional and new approaches to physical training designed to promote the creativity, presence, energy and technique of the actor.
   Course ID: 057144
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 230 (3.00)

Drawing for the Theatre

This course is for students interested in learning about the basic elements of drawing as they apply to theatre design. Students will explore problems in rendering three-dimensional objects, tonal and textural values and simple perspective with emphasis on visual analysis of the relationship between form and volume.
   Course ID: 057145
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 231 (3.00)

Drafting for the Theatre

Graphic techniques with major emphasis on theatrical drafting standards. Included are designers' drawings, ground plans, working drawings, elevations and sections. Importance of precise communication of designers' concepts to those constructing scenery and properties stressed.
   Course ID: 057146
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 232 (3.00)

Scene Design

Problems of design and technical theatre are studied, and the use of imagination and research are developed for various periods and styles. Techniques of rendering are discussed and applied. Students begin to design for specific plays.
   Course ID: 057147
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 100 with a grade of C or higher or have consent of Instructor.

THTR 233 (3.00)

Costume Design

Fashion design is the first step toward costume design. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the process of designing clothes. Emphasis will be placed upon the art of drawing the human figure. Students will be encouraged to develop both their skills and imagination. The difference between stage costume and fashion - proportion, line, shape and color - will be explored. Assignments will be given in research, experimentation and other related projects. Recommended Preparation: THTR 100, 104 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057148
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 234 (2.00)

Make-up for the Stage

The student develops techniques for creating realistic, stylized and character makeup for the stage. There is an emphasis on practical application and research. Specific projects are assigned.
   Course ID: 057149
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 235 (3.00)

Lighting Design I

A study of the aesthetics and mechanics of lighting design. An examination of the fundamental concepts involved in formulating the lighting design for a theatrical performance. Experiences in basic electricity, the instrumentation and control equipment of lighting, use of color media and the mechanical development of lighting plots required for production. Recommended Preparation: THTR 100 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057150
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 237 (3.00)

Sound Design

A study of the aesthetics and mechanics of sound design. Experience, through lectures and projects, in using the equipment available to the sound designer/technician. Besides familiarization with the manual skills required,the projects are geared to develop an understanding of the conceptual processes of design as they apply to sound.
   Course ID: 057151
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 100 with a grade of C or higher or have consent of Instructor.

THTR 239 (3.00)

Movement II: Alexander Technique

Through practical exercises and related reading, the course introduces students to the basic skills of communicating through movement, including: relaxation, coordination and alignment, and spatial relationships. All exercises are based on the principles of the Alexander Technique of movement re-education, which leads to greater poise and physical expression.
   Course ID: 057152
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 240 (3.00)

Oral Interpretation

   Course ID: 057153
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 241 (3.00)

Theatre Ensemble I

Students will participate in a collaborative and creative process to devise short theater pieces inspired by a chosen theme or topic. Sources can include literature, visual art, music, current or historical events, or student biographies. Using research assignments, in-class exercise, and improvisation, students will transform source material into original performances.
   Course ID: 100549
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR110 or THTR220.

THTR 242 (3.00)

Presentations Skills for Non-Actors

An introduction to theatre performance skills that can be applied to public presentations. Emphasis is placed on developing greater expressiveness through the study of a range of acting, voice and movement techniques. Students will make presentations in class as they explore the relationship of the speaker/performer to the listener/ audience.
   Course ID: 057154
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 244 (3.00)

Script Analysis

The analysis of major theatrical works from various theoretical perspectives. The purpose of the course is to enable actors, directors, designers and critics to acquire analytic tools necessary to decode the dramatic text and to apply that knowledge to production. Coursework will range from literary and structural analysis to acted excerpts, design renderings and production concepts. Note: may be repeated once for credit. Required of all theatre majors.
   Course ID: 057164
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 250 (3.00)

Introduction to Production Techniques

A practical study of the technical aspects of scenery, costumes and lighting through departmental production crew assignments. The course is intended to teach students the step-by-step process of how a theatre production is mounted from start to finish.
   Course ID: 057156
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory

THTR 252 (1.00 - 3.00)

Theatre Lab

An elective laboratory course designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their practical crafts through contracted departmental production projects.
   Course ID: 057157
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 254 (3.00)

Technical Production

An introduction to the basics of theatre technology and production management, including the role and responsibilities of the technical director. Topics will include the application of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and CAD. Hands-on experience with welding and advanced carpentry also will be covered. Recommended Preparation: THTR 100, 250 and 231.
   Course ID: 057159
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 260 (4.00)

Introduction to Play Production

   Course ID: 057160
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 261 (1.00)

Theatre Production: Running Crew

A practical study of the backstage support needed to present a departmental production. Through various crew assignments, students will learn the step-by-step process of how a theatre production is presented.
   Course ID: 100557
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 100 or THTR 104.

THTR 262 (1.00)

Theatre Production: Lighting and Sound

A practical study of the technical aspects of lighting through departmental production crew assignments. Students will learn how a production is lit, beginning with a lighting plot and ending with the fully realized lighting design as seen on stage.
   Course ID: 100558
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 100 or THTR 104.

THTR 263 (1.00)

Theatre Production: Costumes

A practical study of the technical aspects of costumes through departmental production crew assignments. Students will learn how costumes are constructed and will develop skills needed to assist those constructions. Students will learn the process of costume construction from design to finished costume worn on stage.
   Course ID: 100559
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 100 or THTR 104.

THTR 264 (1.00)

Theatre Production: Scenery

A practical study of the technical aspects of stage scenery through departmental production crew assignments. Students will learn the step-by-step process of mounting a theatre production from blueprints to completed structures on stage.
   Course ID: 100560
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 100 or THTR 104.

THTR 270 (3.00)

Theatre into Film

An examination of films that are based on significant theatrical texts. Selected plays are read, analyzed and then compared with screen treatments shown in class. Cinematic and theatrical techniques are discussed and evaluated. Plays are chosen from an international list and from various time periods and genres. Open to all students.
   Course ID: 057161
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 310 (3.00)

History of the Theatre

Through interactive and collaborative learning, students will examine theatre's foundational theories and practices. Historical sites from ancient theatre and ritual drama to the 19th Century box set are explored. Emphasis is placed on theatre's physical presence, linking evolving concepts of performance space, performance practices (including performer-audience relationships), and the performance text. Note: Required of all theater majors. Recommended Course Preparation: THTR 120, and THTR 244
   Course ID: 057134
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 311 (3.00)

History of the Theatre II

Post-Renaissance theatre through the rise of realism and naturalism to the grounds of modern theatre practice. The course relates dramatic literature to emerging ideas of acting, directing, stage design, as well as new forms of theatre architecture and new concepts of performance. As in THTR 310, tendencies in the theatre are examined in view of the changing social and cultural scene. Recommended Preparation: THTR120 or THTR202 or THTR310 or instructor consent. Note: required for all theatre majors.
   Course ID: 057135
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 315 (3.00)

Alexander Technique for Musicians

This course is offered to singers and instrumentalists who are interested in learning how the Alexander technique can enhance performance skills and reduce performance anxiety and tension while playing or singing. Through group activities, observation and individual work, students will learn about Alexander technique principles and how they apply to various aspects of practicing and performing. Students will gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of anatomy and body mapping and how this information can impact their performance. Recommended Preparation: Four semesters of individual performance studies of primary instrument or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 050215
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MUSC 315

THTR 321 (4.00)

Char & Scene Study II

   Course ID: 100545
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 324 (3.00)

Craft of Acting III

Continuation of THTR 221. Integration of improvisatory skills into scene study. Recommended Preparation: THTR 221, 223 and/or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057165
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 325 (3.00)

Vocal Training for the Actor III

Emphasis is placed on the integration of the actor's voice and body with those images, feelings and thoughts that are triggered by complex texts. Introduction to concepts and uses of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Explorations will focus on classics and non-realistic writings of modern and contemporary playwrights. Recommended Preparation: THTR 222 and 223.
   Course ID: 057166
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 329 (3.00)

Movement for the Actor III

Development of movement skills related to the creation of specific characters, the parameters of specific genres and the demands of specific performance styles.
   Course ID: 057167
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 330 (3.00)

Scene Painting

Various techniques for painting scenery are explored, as well as methods of transposing rendering concepts. Studies of the use of different materials tocreate various visual effects.
   Course ID: 057168
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 331 (3.00)

Pattern Drafting

Topics covered include creation of patterns from original garments, period pattern research and individual interpretation of source materials. Assignments develop practice in drafting, draping, fitting and altering both men's and women's period garments.
   Course ID: 057169
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 332 (3.00)

Advanced Scene and Costume Design

Students continue to study costume and scene design and history, with an emphasis on the illustration of a range of periods and styles of drama. Costume design students examine characterization and receive practice in the execution of costumes and building techniques. Scene design students explore rendering skills and working drawings for plays studied in class. Each student will be assigned extensive individual projects on a play read outside of class. Students also may be required to do construction work on theatre department productions.
   Course ID: 057170
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 231 or THTR 232.

THTR 333 (3.00)

Drawing for the Theatre II

   Course ID: 057171
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 335 (3.00)

Advanced Lighting Design

A continuation of the process of developing an aesthetic sense of lighting design. Projects involve working from a script through the conceptual process to the final product - complete lighting designs for production. Repeat students will complete highly complex design assignments involving work in special effects, timing and executing lighting movement sequences. Recommended Preparation: THTR 235 and consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057173
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 337 (3.00)

Advanced Sound Design

A continuation of the process of developing an aesthetic sense of sound design. Projects working from textual bases to complete sound designs involving mood, locational stimuli, sound as texture, etc. Repeat students will study in the area of synthesized non-realistic aural stimuli, acoustics, systems for production and performance. Recommended Preparation: THTR 237 and consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057174
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 339 (1.00 - 3.00)

Advanced Production Techniques

A laboratory course designed to give advanced theatre students an opportunity to apply their studies in the design and technical aspects of theatre production. Students enrolled are expected to contribute significantly to actual productions as assistant designers, crew heads and in the coordination of major elements of the production process. Recommended Preparation: THTR 261, and THTR 262, and THTR263, and THTR 264, or consent.
   Course ID: 057175
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 341 (3.00)

Theatre Ensemble II

An advanced course in the creative and collaborative process of theatre-making. Students participate as directors, designers, writers, adapter and performers to create works in a process that allows for a deeper investigation of performance style, genres or methods. Students, in consultation with the instructor, design appropriate research activities and develop ensemble methods to create their performance pieces. This is a non-production focused course; the semester culminates in a presentation of works-in-progress. Recommended Course Preparation: THTR 202 and THTR 244 and 200-level design.
   Course ID: 101874
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR241

THTR 345 (3.00)

Auditioning and the Business of Acting

This course is intended for all those who wish to prepare themselves for careers as professional actors. The ability to audition well is a critically important skill for the performer. Students will explore and rehearse audition material; acquire the skills for cold readings; and investigate the business side of the actor's life, including writing resumes, acquiring an agent, etc. When available, visiting professionals will contribute to course instruction.
   Course ID: 057179
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 324 with a grade of C or higher.

THTR 346 (3.00)

Theatre and Social Development

This course will teach theatre students how to apply their artistic knowledge toward creating and developing skills in P-12 students. Course work will be at UMBC and in selected P-12 schools in the Baltimore area. UMBC students will study practices and theories incorporating theatre and social development, as they learn how to create theatrical productions in P-12 classrooms. UMBC students will then craft theatrical productions with P-12 students and evaluate their social growth. The course will also examine career options in theatre and social development.
   Course ID: 057180
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 347 (4.00)

Character and Scene Study I

Building a character and playing the scene. Exercises in observation, behavior patterns, diction, the psychology of character, problems of motivation, the division of action into units and objectives. Gradually, the student learns to define an action through given circumstances and develop the arc of performance in a particular setting.
   Course ID: 057181
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 324 with a grade of C or higher.

THTR 348 (4.00)

Character and Scene Study II

   Course ID: 057182
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 349 (3.00)

Gender, Sex and Theatre Performance.

The course explores representations of both gender and sexual identity in contemporary Western theatre and performance art. Specifically, we will study how representations of gender and sexuality in performance both replicate and resist normative roles and stereotypes. The course investigates feminist and queer critiques of theatrical performance, as well as the meaning of female and queer characters in dramatic literature and their embodiment on the stage.
   Course ID: 050110
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 349
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 350 (4.00)

Directing I

In this course, we examine the basic skills and techniques involved in directing for performance, including the reading and selection of scripts, casting, blocking, and working with the actors and designers. The student also is given the opportunity to select a short script and to direct it for presentation at the end of the semester.
   Course ID: 057183
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 353 (3.00)

Stage Management

An examination of the varied responsibilities and practical techniques of the theatre stage manager. Students will learn the skills for managing a group communication dynamic, constructing a prompt book, rehearsal schedule, and the different techniques needed for pre-production, rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances. Also included will be an exploration of the organizational structures of a theatrical production. Recommended Preparation: THTR 100, and THTR 120, and THTR 261, and THTR 262, or THTR 263, or THTR 264
   Course ID: 057158
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 354 (3.00)

Advanced Technical Production

A continuation of the skills learned in THTR 254, with additional topics covered including theatre rigging, structural design, CAD and special effects. Students will meet with professionals and visit other theatres to observe the workings of the backstage. Recommended Preparation: THTR 254.
   Course ID: 057186
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 364 (3.00)

History of American Theatre

A history of American theatre and its drama from 1700 to the present. Writers such as O'Neill, Hellman, Williams, Miller and August Wilson will be discussed. Recommended Preparation: Three-credit theatre course, a 200-level literature course or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057191
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 365 (3.00)

Modern American Theatre

A study of American dramatic literature from the works of Eugene O'Neill to the present. Social, economic and artistic influences will be examined. Recommended Preparation: THTR 202, 210, 211 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057192
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 370 (3.00)

Theatre Practicum

This course focuses on ways of teaching theatre techniques in high school drama classes. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy used in bringing plays to life, beginning with script analysis, including acting, voice, movement techniques, set and costume construction skills, use of lighting and sound, through putting a play on stage. The course includes defining objectives, constructing lesson plans and units, and examining different forms of evaluation. Classes include discussion, observation and practical experience. Recommended Preparation: THTR 250, THTR 350 or consent of the instructor.
   Course ID: 057194
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory

THTR 371 (3.00)

Playwriting

A creative writing course where students develop the skills essential to the discipline of dramatic writing. Special attention is given to understanding dramatic form and structure. Students learn the process of playwriting while completing several short plays and learning to effectively critique dramatic texts. Recommended Preparation: Any 200-level literature course and consent of the instructor.
   Course ID: 057195
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 380 (3.00 - 6.00)

Performance Laboratory

This course is designed for small-scale investigations into the nature of performance in which students uses their specific skills to act and design. Faculty will direct the formation of the projects and participate in the critical viewings of the work. Recommended Preparation: All 200-level core work and consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057196
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 390 (3.00)

Theatre in Production

An advanced practical course designed to develop skills in the preparation and performance of production materials. The course will culminate with a series of public performances.
   Course ID: 057198
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 400 (1.00 - 6.00)

Theatre Studies

Individual projects designed to suit particular interests and abilities of the student.
   Course ID: 057199
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

THTR 410 (3.00)

Contemporary Political Theatre

An exploration of contemporary political theatre and drama will be considered in the context of historical events, artistic movements, and relevant philosophical and social thought - including issues of race, class and gender and post-colonialism. Special emphasis is given to Brecht and his influences of contemporary drama and theatrical performance. Recommended Course Preparation:THTR 202, and THTR 244
   Course ID: 057187
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 411 (3.00)

Modern Theatre: History and Practice

A study of the history, theories and practices of Western theatre from the mid 19th century stage to post-Modern performance. Emphasis is placed on active learning where students practice the interpretation of dramatic literature and theatrical performance in historical context. The course explores the major writers and artistic movements of the Modern period and their influence on post-Modern performance. Note: Required of all theater majors. Recommended Course Preparation: THTR 120, and THTR 244, and THTR310
   Course ID: 057188
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)

THTR 420 (3.00)

Styles of Acting

A consideration of the problems particular to specific styles of acting or modes of performing. The possible areas of exploration are as various as the theatre itself, but in general, the class concentrates on specific genres of theatre or on individual writers with distinct stylistic identities. Recommended Preparation: All 300-level core acting/voice/movement courses and consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057201
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 421 (3.00)

Acting Shakespeare

A consideration of the problems and challenges inherent in acting Shakespeare's plays. Concentration on scene study. Recommended Preparation: All 300-level core acting/voice/movement courses or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057202
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 432 (1.00 - 4.00)

Design Seminar

This class is for advanced scenic, costume, lighting and sound design majors. Students develop their design skills through a series of assignments. Class discussion, critique and practical expertise are emphasized. Students may be assigned to design or assist departmental productions.
   Course ID: 057205
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 434 (3.00)

Introduction to Draping

This course teaches students how to make patterns for theatrical costumes. Students will learn how to manipulate fabric on a three' dimensional form, appreciate the importance of the grain of fabric in relation to the design, develop a sense of proportion and the placement of style'lines, create basic patterns from foundation shapes, and learn the basics of fitting garments to the human form.
   Course ID: 100505
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete THTR 104, THTR 233, THTR 331 with a C or better.

THTR 450 (1.00)

Senior Project

In consultation with a faculty advisor or instructor, all theatre majors must conceptualize and do research leading to a solo performance or portfolio presentation that will be reviewed and critiqued by theatre faculty. Once approved, the presentation will be developed by the student with minimal faculty supervision. These presentations must be given their initial showings in the fall or spring semester preceding the semester of the student's graduation. If a student does not receive a grade of C or better for their presentation (or for a BFA student, a grade of B or better)the work will have to be reviewed again in the same or following semester.
   Course ID: 057209
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 453 (3.00)

Advanced Stage Management

This course will be a further examination of the role of the stage manager in a variety of live performance events including but not limited to theatre, musical theatre, opera, circus, concert, etc. Special focus will be given to interacting with professional theatres and guest artists, as well as exploring the state of the industry including union rules and accessibility among various professional associations. Recommended Course Preparation: THTR 353
   Course ID: 057185
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 460 (3.00)

Theatre Capstone

This is an advanced level course for theatre students close to graduation. The course will help students to articulate their artistic values, to recognize the range and kinds of skills they have acquired in their theatrical training, and to plan a career path in theatre or a related field. The course has two major components: (1) reading, discussing and writing about the artistic visions formulated by recognized theatre artists, and (2); a series of guest lectures by theatre professionals and by others theatrically trained, but with careers in other professions. Students will be required to write papers and make oral presentations as they define their own artistic aesthetic and plan for the future. Students will be required to compile a final presentation project based on their ideas and goals. Recommended Preparation: At least junior status, THTR 202, and THTR 244, and THTR 310 , and THTR 311, or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 100303
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 470 (1.00 - 4.00)

Drama Seminar

A seminar on a special topic announced in advance of the term during which the course is offered.
   Course ID: 057211
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Drama Seminar, Draw And Paint Human Fig, Understand Theatre Today, Sem: Writing/ Blk Thtr, Stage Combat, Art Of Make-Up For Stage, Contemp American Drama, Thtr&Costume Tour London, Thtr Of Samuel Beckett, Prep Technqs-Play Prod, Seminar:Combat, Student Projects, Sem: Rise Of Modrn Drctr, Seminar: Combat Class, Alexander Technique, Working With Cadd, Understanding Theatre, Draw/Paint Human Body, Theatre/Social Change, Sem:Costume Construction, Drama Sem:Combat Class, Sem: Mime Studies, Drama Seminar: Alex Tech, Sem: History Of Costume, Theatre Projects, Dram Sem:Light & Sound, Sem: Shakespeare, Theatre In Baltimore, Senior Capstone, Play Development, Japanese Performance

THTR 471 (3.00)

Advanced Playwriting

An advanced creative writing course where students practice dramatic structure and the process of playwriting. Students learn the craft and discipline of developing a dramatic text through the revision and completion of a full-length play. Recommended Preparation: THTR 371 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 057212
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

THTR 490 (3.00)

Production Workshop

The workshop is intended for advanced actors. Beginning with a play, participants spend the term exploring a social and historical context for the script, as well as studying the writer's background. The research is incorporated into the rehearsal process, which culminates in a fully staged production.
   Course ID: 057214
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

Visual & Performing Arts

VPA 120H (2.00)

Introduction to the Arts I

This course is specifically for Linehan Artist Scholars and is an introduction to contemporary art practice. Students will explore art-making through a variety of exercises in performance, sound, writing, visual art and collaborative work underthe direction of the instructor and guest artists. Landmark art works of the last 100 years also will be discussed with relevance to the students' New York field trip in the fall. Emphasis is on the development of a vocabulary for understanding form, content and process. Students also are required to analyze selected performances/exhibitions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Linehan Artist Scholar Program
   Course ID: 057313
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 121H (2.00)

Introduction to the Arts II

This course is specifically for Linehan Artist Scholars and is the second of a two-semester introduction to contemporary art practice. Students will continue to explore art-making through a variety of exercises in collaborative performance under the direction of the instructor and guest artists. Students will examine models of collaborative art work and design and implement short pieces. Students will attend a local multimedia event and critique it. Prerequisite: Admission to the Linehan Artist Scholar Program
   Course ID: 057314
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 225 (3.00)

Ideas in the Arts

An introductory course that explores central issues in the visual and performing arts. A study of the inter-relationships of essential elements in a work of art, including process, technique, form, subject matter and content, will be emphasized. The course also covers an examination of the arts in a larger context, from historical, cultural and theoretical perspectives. Students will attend and discuss performances and exhibitions drawn from the areas of dance, music, visual art and theare.
   Course ID: 057315
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: VPA 225H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

VPA 225H (3.00)

Ideas in the Arts

An introductory course that explores central issues in the visual and performing arts. A study of the inter-relationships of essential elements in a work of art, including process, technique, form, subject matter and content, will be emphasized. The course also covers an examination of the arts in a larger context, from historical, cultural and theoretical perspectives. Students will attend and discuss performances and exhibitions drawn from the areas of dance, music, visual art and theare.
   Course ID: 100352
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: VPA 225
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

VPA 244 (3.00)

Forms of Movement

A workshop in various physical disciplines, ranging from dance forms to the martial arts. Certain of the disciplines, such as yoga and T'ai Chi Chu'an, are also techniques of meditation. In any given semester, concentration may be on a single form of movement (sometimes involving sound) or on a range of movement experience. Connections are explored between movement ideas and, where relevant, their philosophical and social roots; for instance, the dependency of the T'ai Chi Chu'an on Taoism or the relation between the idea of body language and Gestalt thought.
   Course ID: 057316
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 301 (3.00)

Special Topics: Aesthetics, Ethical Values and the New Media

Addresses basic questions in aesthetics and how those issues interface with questions of ethical value that have been intensified and complicated with new developments in technology. Aesthetic issues such as what is beautiful, what is art and what is the aesthetic experience will be discussed in relation to classic historical texts from Plato and Aristotle to Kant and selected 20th-century aestheticians. Important in this regard are questions of how what is beautiful gave way to considerations to taste and ultimately what is the nature of the aesthetic experience. Continues with such topics as who decides what is beautiful (e.g., insider vs. outsider art), who owns art (e.g., Native American artifacts collected for museums, graffiti, digitized art), the authenticity of the art object and if art has an ethical value (political art, pornography, representation and aestheticization of violence in art, Nazi film, etc.) Recommended Preparation: A 200-level course in the student's area of concentration.
   Course ID: 050211
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Aesthetics, Ethical Val, Aesthetics New Media Val, Aesthetics

VPA 320 (3.00)

Art and the Artist:1990

A study of new directions in the arts, fostered by the advent of computer technology and its integration into the arts. Featured will be visiting artists working in various media to discuss technology used in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. Of special concern will be the increasing influence of digital media and their effects on the artist and on art. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 057317
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 322 (3.00)

Ideas of Performance

The course defines performance as any professional act done by an artist. Students investigate changing strategies of performance in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Major questions: How do ideas get into the arts from other fields of experience? How do the arts cope with the fading of traditional structures of meaning? In studying the interaction among the various arts, the course refers to such developments as mixed-media and kinetic events and the use of environments, anti-literatures, verbal and non-verbal strategies, serialism, indeterminacy, ready-made materials, etc. Students are exposed to slides, video, films and guest lecturers from the VPA and other arts departments.
   Course ID: 057318
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 325 (3.00)

Contemporary Art in Process

A study of new directions in the visual and performing arts. The course integrates the Inter-Arts Series into its structure and introduces students to contemporary artistic imperatives; the artistic process; and artists and their work in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. It also explores the possible inter-relationships of the arts today. The visual and performing arts series brings some of the most advanced and influential artists to the UMBC campus to present their work and discuss its motives. Readings and discussions prepare students for the series of events and discussions with the artists. Recommended Preparation: VPA 225 or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 057319
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

VPA 348 (6.00)

Music Theatre Workshop

Offered by the music and theatre departments, this interdisciplinary workshop will explore the theoretical, performing and technical aspects of the production of music theatre. The course focuses on a specific work, with students examining the social, political, visual and aural history of that work and its place in the genre of music theatre. The result of these studies is a fully mounted and staged production that is conceived, designed, constructed and performed by members of the workshop. Students from all disciplines are welcome. Prerequisite: Auditions or interview.
   Course ID: 057320
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 400 (4.00)

Performance in Culture

An exploration of the relationship between form and content, between the work of art and the culture that produced it. The course may focus on a single period or draw upon several periods. Questions: How has reality been perceived at different times on a stage? In painting? In music, movement and the written word? What is a performance, and what is its relationship to culture? In effect, students will interpret periods and styles. They alternately will read/write/think and do/make/perform in the effort to understand, sensually, as well as intellectually, how artists perceive reality and how they interpret it for the world. Open to all students. Recommended Preparation: Junior/senior standing or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 057321
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 410 (3.00 - 6.00)

Capstone Project in InterArts Studies

Individual projects combining two or more of the visual and/or performing arts. Required for VPA majors. Majors must take at least three credits and may repeat for up to six credits. Prerequisite: Approval of the project proposal by the instructorswho will supervise it.
   Course ID: 057322
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

VPA 436 (3.00)

Topics in Music, Art and Society

A special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of the history, theory and social function of the various musical traditions of a particular culture and their relationship to other forms of art. Topic will be announced in advance by the instructor. Recommended Preparation: MUSC 230, MUSC 321 or MUSC 322. Open to junior/senior music majors - others by permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 100330
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Form in Music

VPA 488 (3.00)

Topics in InterArts Studies

   Course ID: 057324
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Acoustemology

VPA 498 (3.00)

Independent Study in InterArts Studies

   Course ID: 057325
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Indep Study Interarts