This course is designed to expand upon the fundamental skills of the Foundations: Form/Space Relationship course through the use of the human model. Proportion, perspectives, plus structural and locomotion dynamics will be studied. Students will focus on the mechanics of motion.
In this course, the student examines relationships between form, structure (response to gravity), process, skill, and intention in regard to three-dimensional visual art making. This inter-relationship dictates that every project incorporate some element of each of these concerns. Emphasis is placed on providing a wide range of experiences through projects which gradually increase in complexity as the student gains skills and awareness.
Music History is a survey of musical performance with an emphasis on characteristics of style involving form, melody, and texture. Important composers and their works will be heard in class. Discussion of these works will include socio-cultural influences of music upon society and the functions of music and its effectiveness as an art form. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.
The primary objective of this course is to develop knowledge and appreciation of theatre arts. This will be done through a study of theatrical traditions and dramatic literature from classical theatre to the contemporary. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.
Art Appreciation will introduce the student to the meaning of what Art is and is about. Special emphasis is placed on open discussion to create an awareness of why men and women have valued the arts which have become a driving force as they developed and became civilized. Students will see how the arts are really part of their daily lives by reading, viewing slides and works of art, and by creating. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.