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Shake up your spring semester with a "Cool Class"

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It's time to think about another semester. Why not branch out and take a course outside of your major, but still within your interest of the arts? All of the courses listed below are open to ALL students. Take a look-see for a cool elective or a class to satisfy one of your core goals.

DANC 475: Career Preparation in the Arts
How do you land that first job in the arts? Step. 1 – Take this class. You’ll learn resume writing, audition skills, professional speaking, grant writing, marketing, website design and more! (P.S. This course is not just for dancers.)
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)

FMS 302: Global Film Festivals
Study mainstream, niche and local film festivals. Learn about the history of film festivals, and how Hollywood cinema and independent film festivals work together.  BONUS! Attend the True/False documentary film fest in March.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)

VAE 395: Community Collaboration in Art Education
Learn about collaborative community models, explore entrepreneurial and educational initiatives that contribute to the purpose of art education and recognize the role of families and community members in the arts.
Satisfies: U Undesignated elective (U)

THR 506: Acting for the Camera
Develop audition skills and be ready to compete for roles in dramatic features, corporate videos and commercials. Transition your skills from stage to camera.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)

DANC 440: Intro to Classical East Indian Dance
Study the history and culture of East India through dance. Classical East Indian dance has an extensive movement vocabulary, rhythmic foot patterns and significant hand gestures.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42), NW Non-Western Culture (NW)

FMS 302: Tactical Media
How and why do artists use media for the purpose of social change? This course focuses on the tactical uses of media taken up by artists with that purpose, and  the strategic media systems against which they intervene. In addition to a survey of the history and existing theory on tactical media, students will explore it as a set of hybrid contestational practices that constitute both aesthetic and political activity within and across "old" and new media.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)

ART 132: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing/Jewelry
Get a comprehensive look at the field of jewelry-making and metalsmithing. You’ll get hands-on experience with the tools, processes and techniques used in designing and fabricating objects from metals of all kind. No previous experience necessary!
Satisfies: Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H)

THR 380: The Gravity of Humor
This course that will bake comedy together with intersectional identity in a slow cooking crockpot. Main ingredients will include improvisation, sketch comedy, and stand-up comedy, sprinkled liberally with interdisciplinary theory marinated in humor studies. End results will reveal the many flavors of how comedy shapes public discourse and culture. 
Satisfies: Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H), H Humanities (H) ,  HL Literature & the Arts PC (HL)