Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Visual and Performing Arts Website

Leadership

Cathleen A. Fleck, Ph.D.
     Department chair
Robert L. Hughes, Jr., Ph.D.
     Associate department chair
Bradley Bailey, Ph.D.
     Art history program coordinator
Aaron E. Johnson, D.M.A.
     Music program coordinator
Amy Bautz, M.F.A.
     Studio art program coordinator
Lucy Cashion, M.F.A.
     Theatre program coordinator
Holly Seitz-Marchant, M.F.A.
     Dance program coordinator

      

Overview

Saint Louis University's Department of Visual and Performing Arts is made up of five programs: art history, dance, music, studio art and theatre. Each emphasizes a different discipline, but all encourage reflection on the world around us through art. In this way, students discover an excellent opportunity to study humanity, aesthetics and cultural practices through theory and practice.

Art History Full-Time Faculty

Bradley Bailey, Ph.D.
Cathleen A. Fleck, Ph.D.
Olubukola Gbadegesin, Ph.D.
Cynthia Stollhans, Ph.D.

Art History Adjunct Faculty

Andrea Miller, M.A.

Dance Full-Time Faculty

Holly Seitz-Marchant, M.F.A.

Dance Adjunct Faculty

Jane Tellini, M.F.A.

Music Full-Time Faculty

Robert L. Hughes, Jr., Ph.D.
Aaron E. Johnson, D.M.A.
Stephanie Tennill, M.M.

Music Adjunct Faculty

Joseph Akers, M.M.E.
Christine Banda Banks, M.M.
Lori Barrett-Pagano, M.M.
Paula Bernhardt, M.M.
Grace Fisher, M.M.
Jon Garrett, M.M.
Nate Jackson, D.M.A.
David Kowalczyk, M.M.
Travis Lewis, D.M.A.
Sue Martin, M.M.
James Nacy, M.M.
Patrick Rafferty, M.M.
Theodore Rubright, M.M.
Nathan Ruggles, M.M.
Christopher Sakowski, M.A.
Wen Shen, M.M.
Ruth Stith, M.M.
Dawn Striker-Roberts, M.M.
Sue Stubbs, M.M.
Tom Stubbs, B.S.

Studio Art Full-Time Faculty

Amy Bautz, M.F.A.
Ilene Berman, M.F.A.
Martin Brief, M.F.A
Jim Burwinkel, M. Arch
Deborah Douglas, M.F.A.
Nila Petty, M.F.A.

Studio Art Adjunct Faculty

Jose Guadalupe Garza, M.F.A
Brian Lathan, M.F.A.
Song Park, M.F.A.
Terri Shay, M.F.A.
Daniel Stumeier, M.F.A.

Theatre Full-Time Faculty

Gary W. Barker, M.F.A. (AEA, SAG-AFTRA)
Nancy Bell, M.F.A. (AEA, SAG-AFTRA)
Lou Bird, M.F.A.
Jim Burwinkel, M. Arch
Lucy Cashion, M.F.A.
Denise Chavez, M.F.A.

Theatre Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Wintzer, M.F.A.
Joel Moses, M.F.A.

FPA Emeritus Faculty

Terrence Dempsey, S.J., Ph.D.
Thomas Martin, M.F.A. (AEA)
Sharron Pollack, M.F.A.
Ted Wood, M.F.A.

ART 1930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ART 1980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ART 2000 - Drawing I

3 Credits

An introduction to the basic elements in drawing. Line and mass as a means to explore objective and spatial concepts in various media. A lab fee is required. Satisfies core requirement in Fine Arts.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2025 - Figure Drawing

3 Credits

This life drawing class is designed to teach techniques of representing the human form accurately, anatomically, and rapidly. The approach to direct observation is stressed through out the semester.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2080 - The Architect's Sketchbook 1

1 Credit

Going back to the 15th century, if not before, one way for an architect to become educated in the art and science of building was to travel and sketch what was built elsewhere. We will be broadly following this model though our subject will be the built environment more broadly. While we are intensely observing and recording these spaces, we will consider how cities are put together and shape the lives of the people that inhabit them. ART 2080 concentrates on developing drawing skills. ART 2090 is refining those skills during a semester abroad.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ART 2090 - The Architect's Sketchbook 2

2 Credits

Going back to the 15th century, if not before, one way for an architect to become educated in the art and science of building was to travel and sketch what was built elsewhere. We will be broadly following this model though our subject will be the built environment more broadly. While we are intensely observing and recording these spaces, we will consider how cities are put together and shape the lives of the people that inhabit them. ART 2080 concentrates on developing drawing skills. ART 2090 is refining those skills during a semester abroad.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ART 2100 - Design

3 Credits

An introduction of the basic formal concepts in the two-dimensional arts; line, shape, value, color, texture, and balance as interdependent units. A lab fee is required. Satisfies core requirements in Fine Arts.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2120 - Introduction to Three Dimensional Design

3 Credits

An introduction to the design elements in three-dimensional forms and space. A variety of construction methods will be used in developing visual acuity. A lab fee is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2150 - Color Theory

3 Credits

An exploration of the theory and visual effects of color within the framework of fundamental design concepts that demonstrate the properties and interaction of color. A lab fee is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2200 - Painting I

3 Credits

An introduction to the fundamentals of painting from observation: color, shape, spatial relationships, and materials related to the traditional practice of painting in oil. A lab fee is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2300 - Printmaking I

3 Credits

An introduction to basic printmaking with emphasis on intaglio and relief processes. Students learn how to work indirectly through reverse images. The mechanics of printing multiple prints in edition will be taught. A lab fee is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2400 - Ceramics I

3 Credits

Clay is an ideal material for fundamental approaches in both sculpture and traditional ceramic applications, including throwing on a potter's wheel, modeling, and constructing, along with the development of perceptual skills. Utilized throughout human history, clay continues to be a vital material for artistic creation. A lab fee is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2450 - Sculpture I

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of sculpture. Students will practice the use of additive and subtractive processes in various materials, including wood, plaster, and metal. Communicating ideas and evoking meaning through form, presentation and site-specificity will be explored.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2460 - Installation and Public Art

3 Credits

In this course we will explore the social, political and aesthetic aspects of installation and public art. We will make maquettes, use a variety of sculptural processes and develop an understanding about the significance of site, intended audience and material in installation and public art. Different strategies, concepts and approaches to installation art and public art will be covered through readings and discussions. Studio time will be supplemented by readings, lectures and guest artist visits.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2480 - Fibers and Textiles

3 Credits

Textiles by their very nature are interdisciplinary. This course is an introduction to the diversity of textile arts. After initial experimentation with the techniques of beading, pattern design, assemblage, embroidery and fabric dying, students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the media, adding traditional and nontraditional materials.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2490 - Jewelry and Metalsmithing

3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic techniques of traditional and non-traditional metalsmithing. Includes reviews of current and historical jewelry concepts. Class time will be spent on demonstrations, critiques, project and concept development towards creating an individual direction in metals.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ART 2500 - Computer Art I

3 Credits

An introduction to the computer as an artistic medium. Students develop skill and fluency with graphic software as well as explore the distinct aesthetics of computers. Lectures and research will strengthen students aesthetic vocabulary and deepen their understanding of political and cultural implications of electronic art.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2600 - Analog Photography

3 Credits

An introduction to analog (nondigital) black and white photo technique: camera, film, and darkroom procedures including film processing and printing. Coursework will cover a range of technical and aesthetic topics including: exposure, contrast, and composition. Students must have a 35mm FILM (not digital) SLR camera with manual control of shutter speed and f-stop. The focus of this course is on analog processes using film and working manually in the darkroom.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Film & Media - Creation, Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2650 - Digital Photography

3 Credits

This introductory level course will explore digital technology for capturing, enhancing and producing still lens-based images. The course will address basic digital camera operations, the visual language of camera-generated images, computer workflow and the aesthetics of digital image output.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Film & Media - Creation, Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2700 - Graphic Design I

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of graphic design. Projects will develop idea generation, problem solving and technical skills. The use of type, image and visual style as components of communication will be introduced. Students will use industry standard software. A lab fee is required.

Restrictions:

Students in the Madrid, Spain campus may not enroll.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2790 - Book Arts: An Introduction to Making Artist’s Books

3 Credits

This course explores the practice of making artist’s books through hands-on projects, developmental critiques, and discussions of contemporary artists using the book format. An artist’s book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the form or function of “book” as inspiration. We will explore the question, “What is a book?” and what are the possibilities of the book form as a medium for artists. In this introductory course, students will learn basic elements of bookbinding, including structure, materials, tools, and techniques. Over the course of the semester we will build several artist’s books that integrate concept with form.

Attributes: UUC:Creative Expression

ART 2800 - Studio Freshman Seminar

1 Credit

Students will meet once a week with the instructor to discuss current art projects, examine the place of art in the liberal art education, review supporting texts, visit art exhibitions, and prepare for ongoing art making. There will be off-campus visits to museums, and galleries. Students will create an on-line portfolio.

ART 2850 - Studio Art Seminar

3 Credits

This seminar course provides direction and support for all majors in Studio Art. Students are advised to take this course in the fall of their sophomore or junior year. Students will examine the place of art in the liberal arts education, create an on-line portfolio for presentation of student’s work, participate in discussions of readings, critiques, and attend field trips and guest speaker events. With an eye on post graduate success, students will learn about and hone their skills in writing about art, making art, and viewing art through the lens of contemporary art, media, and community.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Studio Art.

ART 2930 - Special Topics

1-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ART 2980 - Independent Study

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Permission of studio faculty required prior to registration.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3000 - Drawing II

3 Credits

Building on foundation concepts and skills, this course examines the subjective modes of drawing by exploring the extended use of materials, formal concepts and organizing strategies, and expressive responses to observed subjects. A lab fee is required.

Prerequisite(s): ART 2000; ART 2100; ART 2120; ART 2150

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3025 - Figure Drawing: Advanced

3 Credits

Figure Drawing: Advanced is a continuation of Figure Drawing designed to further develop technical proficiency of representing the human form accurately. The approach to direct observation is stressed throughout the semester. In addition, students consider the implications of representations of the body through the lens of culture and history. Prerequisite of ART 2025 Figure Drawing or permission of the Instructor.

ART 3200 - Painting II

3 Credits

A continuation and elaboration of Painting I with a greater opportunity to employ individual choices while working within project guidelines that explore the relationship of image/idea with conceptual approaches to the medium. A lab fee is required.

Prerequisite(s): ART 2200

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3300 - Printmaking II

3 Credits

A continued exploration into printmaking processes with an emphasis on intaglio and relief. Students develop imagery that is more personal and exploits the properties of the print process. A lab fee is required.

Prerequisite(s): ART 2200

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3400 - Ceramics II

3 Credits

Larger, more complex forms will be created by hand and on the wheel. Mastery of technical skills, including firing techniques and clay/gaze formulations, will allow students to pursue their aesthetic and conceptual goals, increasing their level of personal investigation and expression. A lab fee is required.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3450 - Sculpture II

3 Credits

A continued exploration of sculptural processes in various materials, including wood, plaster, and metal. A greater emphasis will be placed on the development of concept and content.

Prerequisite(s): ART 2450

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3480 - Fibers and Textiles II

3 Credits

This course is an advanced textiles course. We will build on the skills and concepts learned in Fibers and Textiles I while also introducing new textile processes. Focus will be placed on each student developing a personal textile technique vocabulary in order to create three large scale projects.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3500 - Computer Art II

3 Credits

A continuation of Computer Art I in which students explore the computer as an artistic medium, expand existing software skills, and gain new web-based skills. A lab fee is required.

Prerequisite(s): ART 2500

Attributes: Classical Humanities, Studio Art Exploration

ART 3700 - Graphic Design II

3 Credits

This course addresses the anatomy, history, basic principles and creative possibilities of typography. Students investigate how type functions as a system of communication and as an abstract visual element. Projects emphasize legibility, readability and expression. Experimentation with form and communication will be stressed. Lab fee is required.

Prerequisite(s): ART 2700

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 3800 - Studio Sophomore Seminar

1 Credit

Students will discuss art projects, examine contemporary art practice, learn the grant-writing process, visit art exhibitions, discuss exhibition practice, contribute to and present an on-line portfolio, and prepare for ongoing art making. There will be off-campus visits to museums, and galleries.

Prerequisite(s): ART 2800

ART 3910 - Studio Art Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Studio Art Internship provides University credit for internships in or related to Studio Art. Mentor approval is required for registration; course is for Studio Art majors and minors only. This course may be repeated for credit.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration, UUC:Reflection-in-Action

ART 3930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ART 3980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ART 4000 - Drawing Studio

3 Credits

Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of drawing as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Studio Art.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 4200 - Painting Studio

3 Credits

Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of painting as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals.

Prerequisite(s): ART 3200

ART 4300 - Printmaking Studio

3 Credits

Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of printmaking as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 4400 - Ceramics Studio

3 Credits

Artistic expression will be developed through the continued exploration of ceramic sculpture as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and advancement of individual goals. Prior to registration students must meet with the instructor to discuss objectives and goals.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 4450 - Sculpture Studio

3 Credits

Sculpture Studio focuses on the development of an individual artistic agenda and goals. The agenda should focus either on mastery of a specific material/media or be centered around the artistic investigation of an idea or subject. A proposal for the student’s agenda for the semester must be completed by the end of the first week of class, including internal and final deadlines for all projects, and approved by the instructor. Offered in spring.

Prerequisite(s): ART 3450

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 4480 - Fibers and Textiles Studio

3 Credits

As advanced students, your creative expression will be fostered through the continuation of your exploration of fibers and textiles as a discipline. Concepts, skills, and methods of working will be utilized to foster the identification and development of your individual studio goals. Work will be discussed throughout the semester in group and individual critiques.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 4500 - Computer Art Studio

3 Credits

Computer Art Studio provides an opportunity for students to integrate skills gained in Computer Art I, Computer Art II, and other Studio Art classes. Students will work independently to create advanced projects that exhibit an individual aesthetic and reflect a sophisticated understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator.

Prerequisite(s): ART 3500

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 4700 - Graphic Design Studio

3 Credits

Further exploration into the relationship between type and image in printed communication. Multiple piece projects focus on developing a consistent concept and visual strategy from piece to piece. Special attention will be paid to research, problem definition and concept development. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite(s): ART 3700

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ART 4800 - Studio Senior Seminar

1 Credit

Students will discuss art projects, examine contemporary art practice, interview art professionals, visit art exhibitions, discuss exhibition practice, contribute to and present on-line portfolio, and prepare for ongoing art making. There will be off-campus visits to studios, museums, and galleries.

Prerequisite(s): ART 3800

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

ART 4850 - Studio Art Senior Exhibit and Capstone

1 Credit

This course provides Studio Art majors a capstone experience of curating, exhibiting, and reflecting on their own artwork for a senior art exhibit in the Studio Art curricular gallery on the SLU campus. Students will update their portfolios, social media profiles, resumes, and artist statements to prepare for internships, employment, and graduate studies.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Studio Art.

Attributes: UUC:Self in the World

ART 4910 - Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

ART 4930 - Special Topics

1-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ART 4980 - Advanced Independent Study

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Permission of studio faculty prior to registration.

Attributes: Studio Art Exploration

ARTH 1000 - Approaching the Arts

3 Credits

Presents an introduction to the world of the visual arts with the goal of developing an understanding of important themes, functions, media, principles of design, and visual characteristics found in art.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 1010 - Art and its Histories

3 Credits

This course offers an introduction to the history of art, moving from ancient times to the present and using a global perspective including Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Across space and time, students will focus on key themes to make connections and will consider themes of social justice and diversity. They will learn critical perspectives used in art history that relate to race, gender, class, cultural heritage, religion, economics, and politics. The oral, written, and analytical skills learned in this class will help students to navigate today’s visual culture with a critical and informed eye.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, UUC:Global Interdependence

ARTH 1020 - History of Architecture

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the history of architecture from the ancient world to the present, survey major movements and concepts, important monuments and influential design within a chronological framework. Students will gain competence in analyzing architecture as well as familiarity with basic issues and concerns.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art Produced Before1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 1040 - Art & Film

3 Credits

This course will focus on the relationship between film and modern art. Motion picture making is a distinctly modern art form and shares characteristics found in modern art. Through art and film, we will examine impressionism, symbolism, expressionism, cubism, futurism, Dadaism, abstract art, pop art and performance art.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Film Studies

ARTH 1070 - American Masterpieces in Art

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the art produced in the United States between the Colonial period and the present day. Each week, a pair of artworks will be presented that represent the sociocultural climate of the era. The artworks selected for this course were chosen not only for their aesthetic quality and historical importance, but also due to how they represent the complexity of life in America. Race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and socioeconomic difference will all be factors in understanding how artists have negotiated America’s multifaceted social landscape.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, Diversity in the US (A&S)

ARTH 1080 - Masterpieces in Art

3 Credits

This course presents students with the opportunity to investigate 16 major artworks of the western world. Artworks will be chosen from at least four specific periods of art. Each will be discussed in a multi-contextual approach so that the students learn various methodologies including: formalism, social history, iconography, and semiotics.

Attributes: Art History - Ancient, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Art History-20th and 21st Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 1090 - Global Masterpieces in Art

3 Credits

This course presents students the opportunity to investigate major works of art and artists from around the world, chosen for their renown as pinnacles of cultural achievement. Students will learn about the culture, artistic characteristics, and political, social, and/or economic concerns facing these works/artists.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Global Arts, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies-Arts, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, UUC:Global Interdependence

ARTH 1500 - Life & Times of Michelangelo

3 Credits

Students will be introduced to Renaissance genius Michelangelo as painter, sculptor, architect, and poet. The artist and his art, including the Sistine Ceiling paintings and his Pieta, will be studied within the contexts of several methodologies including patronage, formalism, and social history.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 1700 - The History of Animation

3 Credits

The History of Animation is a chronological overview of animation from its historical precedents to contemporary practice. This course surveys major technical and aesthetic developments in animation as well as critical writing on animation history and theory. Each week, students will discuss readings from articles and from the textbook, watch animations together, and discuss the animations through the framework presented in the articles and textbook.

Attributes: UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 1930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ARTH 1980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ARTH 2000 - Art History Seminar

1 Credit

This seminar is designed for Art History majors and minors to develop their knowledge of the Art History field and to foster the community among the majors, minors, and faculty. Through participatory workshops and interaction with university staff, faculty, and local arts community members, the students will prepare for and gain knowledge of the professional and academic possibilities available to an Art History major or minor.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Art History.

Attributes: UUC:Self in the World

ARTH 2020 - Sculpture in Saint Louis

3 Credits

This course will take advantage of the sculptural offerings in the city and suburbs of Saint Louis, and we will study these examples through site visits and reading assignments. We will also learn about the impact that three-dimensional art can have on both the individual and the community at large.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800

ARTH 2030 - Art and Philosophy

3 Credits

This course is about the nature of art. What is it? Are there any objective features of art such that anything that is art has to have? Or is something art just because someone says it is art? If there are objective features, what are they? And why does it matter that we attempt to figure out answers to these questions? Through the introduction to specific artists’ works, and philosophical theories of art, we will begin to understand how artists create and the impact art can have on the way we think, act, and organize society.

Attributes: Art History-20th and 21st Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Writing Intensive

ARTH 2050 - Controversy in Art

3 Credits

Introduces students to the primary controversial issues affecting the visual arts in recent years. The course will deal largely with contemporary issues, with key historical precedents providing some contextual perspective. Through readings, class discussions, and research, students will become fluent in the predominant divisive issues in the arts today.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 2070 - Art and the Body

3 Credits

This course examines the study and depiction of the divine and human body in art from medieval to modern times. It is a general introduction to art history with a focus on how art and science interact and on how the body has been perceived in art.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, BHS-Humanities, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2100 - Art of Jerusalem and Three Faiths: Past and Present

3 Credits

Jerusalem has long been revered by the three faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This class examines Jerusalem’s ancient to modern art and architecture as an articulation of holiness for three faiths; its connections among the three cultural traditions; and its past culture as a framework to comprehend contemporary situations.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Global Arts, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), MLIC Elective, Medieval (Minor) - Art History

ARTH 2120 - Art in Africa

3 Credits

This course explores visual culture in Africa from prehistory through present-day. We will look at rock art, ancient Nubia, the nomadic Wodaabe, Christian Ethiopia, and various sub-Saharan cultures. Students will learn about architecture, ceramics, textiles, metal arts etc. Students graded on two Exams and two short quizzes.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Global Arts, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies, MLIC Elective

ARTH 2140 - Islamic Art and Society

3 Credits

A survey of the major architectural monuments and traditions, schools of painting, and principle media and techniques employed in the decorative arts of the Islamic World from about 700 to 1700. This course includes visits to the Islamic Collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2140/3140 for credit. 2140 and 3140 students attend the course simultaneously.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Global Arts, Art History - Medieval, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies-Arts, Middle East Studies, MLIC Elective, Medieval (Major) - Art History, Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, UUC:Global Interdependence

ARTH 2150 - Saints in Art

3 Credits

Through paintings, sculptures, and civic dedications of buildings, chapels, and cities, students will learn about the role of saints in the Catholic Church. Saints in art will be presented in a chronological plan, beginning with Early Christian virgins and martyrs, then following the waves of sainthood in the middle ages and early modern periods, to saints being canonized by Pope John Paul II. Saints and their art will be placed within art historical methods, especially social history and iconography, in order to understand saints? diverse roles within the society.

Attributes: Art History - Medieval, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2180 - History of Spanish Art

3 Credits

This course presents a survey of Spanish Art from Altamira cave paintings to the work of Spanish masters, including El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Gaudí and Picasso. Artworks will be studied using aesthetic theories and approaches relevant to them. Museum visits to the Reina Sofia and The Prado will be included.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art Produced Before1800, IAS - Iberian Studies

ARTH 2190 - Art and History of Madrid

3 Credits

The course studies the Art and History of Madrid since its foundation till today in relation with the different historical periods and the dynasties that ruled Spain. Prominent highlights in architecture like El Escorial and Palacio Real and masterpieces of painting by the great geniuses such as El Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Picasso will be studied in depth. - Selected readings will be posted in Blackboard - Visits to Prado and Reina Sofia museums will be announced.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, IAS - Iberian Studies

ARTH 2200 - Art in Rome

3 Credits

The great art and monuments of the Eternal City of Rome will be presented from five major periods: Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque/Rococo, and Modern. Artworks will be studied within the context of social history, formalism, and other art history methodologies.

Attributes: Art History - Ancient, Art Produced Before1800, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2220 - African American Art

3 Credits

We discuss visual art created by African-American artists from 1600s to present-day. We cover the themes, artists, and artworks from important movements like the Harlem Renaissance, WPA period, and Black Arts Movement, etc. Students graded on four short formal analysis papers and a final project.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Diversity in the US (A&S)

ARTH 2270 - Crimes Against Art: Thieves, Frauds, Vandals, and You

3 Credits

Starting with a brief exploration of our everyday ideas about the value of art, this course digs into historic and current intersections of art and crime internationally over the past two centuries; including looting and repatriation, vandalism and restoration, fakes and forgeries, censorship and freedom of expression, illicit trafficking and financial crimes, and new media (NFTs, Artificial Intelligence, etc). Seminar discussions are paired with class visits from artists, arts professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and lawyers in the field. Students read/watch assigned materials, lead class discussions, maintain a reflection journal, and complete a 12-15pp final paper/project.

Attributes: Art History Major Elective, Art History-18th and 19th Cent, Art History - Global Arts, Art History-20th and 21st Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS)

ARTH 2300 - Ancient Art Survey

3 Credits

This course will focus on the art and architecture of the great civilizations of antiquity, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Italy. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the formalistic, historical, and theoretical aspects of artworks.

Attributes: Art History - Ancient, Art Produced Before1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 2320 - Art of the African Diaspora

3 Credits

We will discuss the visual and performing arts of artists of African descent from prehistory (Aksum) through the present-day (UK, Latin, America, US, Caribbean, & Africa). Students will be graded on three short essays, two formal analyses and one final project.

Attributes: African American Studies, Art Produced After 1800, Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Global Arts, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), MLIC Elective, UUC:Identities in Context

ARTH 2350 - Excavating Culture of Three Faiths

3 Credits

Students dig into the material and artistic culture of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using modern scholarship and media to study ancient to medieval cultural remains around the world. They delve critically into the history of key issues, excavations, artifacts, and books that shaped art and history of the three faiths.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Global Arts, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies-Arts, International Studies-Mid East, Middle East Studies, MLIC Elective, Medieval (Minor) - Art History

ARTH 2410 - Art of Cathedrals and Kings

3 Credits

This course examines art and architecture of Western Europe from the 12th-14th centuries. Students will study key monuments and art forms from the great age of Gothic cathedrals and how different classes—the nobility, the religious, and the peasantry—were patrons, viewers, and producers.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Medieval, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2420 - Christian Art

3 Credits

The visual expressions of the Christian tradition provide a rich resource in understanding the development of the Christian faith as it has been experienced in different time periods and cultures. The course will explore how Christian art grew to include not only overt scriptural and non-scriptural references to the key holy figures of Christianity but also how artists used letters, numbers, shapes, colors, utilitarian objects, flora, and fauna in order to express primary theological understandings and historical events of the Christian faith.

Attributes: Art History - Medieval, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2450 - Art of Pilgrimage and Crusades

3 Credits

This course examines art and architecture in Western Europe and the Mediterranean from the 8th-12th centuries and how the rise of monasticism, pilgrimage, the Crusades, and Byzantine and Islamic cultures informed the art and architecture of the “Romanesque” era. Students will have reading assignments and exams. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2450/3450 for credit. 2450 and 3450 students attend the course simultaneously.

Attributes: Art History - Medieval, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, UUC:Global Interdependence

ARTH 2500 - Early Renaissance Art in Italy

3 Credits

Students will learn about the major developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Early Renaissance in Italy. Special emphasis will be on the achievements of the patrons and of the artists: Brunelleschi, Massaccio. Artworks will be studied within the context of social history, patronage, formalism, and other art history methodologies. Students may not take both ARTH 2500/3500 for credit.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2510 - High Renaissance Art in Italy

3 Credits (Repeatable up to 3 credits)

This course presents the patrons and artists of the 16th century by examining the art and architecture produced in the cultural capitals of Rome, Florence and Venice. The artworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante, Titian, and many others, will be placed within formal, social, and theoretical frameworks. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2510/3510 for credit. All students in 2510/3510 attend the course simultaneously for all lectures/discussions.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2520 - Art of Nobles and Merchants in the Northern Renaissance

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course will explore renovations in art from the viewpoint of the noble and merchant artists, audience, and patrons in the changing urban settings of northern Renaissance Europe (ca. 1380-1580).

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 2700 - American Art: Colonial to WW II

3 Credits

Introduces students to the arts of Europe and the United States from approximately 1780 to 1900, with an emphasis on major movements such as Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Art Nouveau. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2700/3700 for credit. ARTH 2700 and 3700 students attend the course simultaneously.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art History-18th and 19th Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 2710 - American Art: WWII to the Present

3 Credits

A study of the painting and sculpture since World War II. The origins of and influences on our cultural environment reflected in the development of modern art movements and trends. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2710/3710 for credit. ARTH 2710 and 3710 students attend the course simultaneously.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art History-20th and 21st Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2750 - Nineteenth-Century Art

3 Credits

Introduces students to the arts of Europe and the United States from approximately 1780 to 1900, with an emphasis on major movements such as Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Art Nouveau.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 2800 - Modern Art

3 Credits

Introduces students to the major movements in art in Europe from approximately 1850 to the present. Beginning with an analysis of late nineteenth-century Impressionism and Symbolism, the course proceeds through the major twentieth-century movements, including Expressionism, Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism, Dada, Pop Art, Installation Art, Performance Art, and Postmodernism.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art History-20th and 21st Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 2930 - Special Topics

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ARTH 2980 - Independent Study

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ARTH 3010 - Women in Art

3 Credits

Examines the role of women in art from multiple perspectives, including their role as symbols, artists, and patrons.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Women's & Gender Studies

ARTH 3020 - Christian Art: Advanced

3 Credits

The visual expressions of the Christian tradition provide a rich resource in understanding the development of the Christian faith as it has been experienced in different time periods and cultures. The course will explore how Christian art grew to include not only overt scriptural and non-scriptural references to the key holy figures of Christianity but also how artists used letters, numbers, shapes, colors, utilitarian objects, flora, and fauna in order to express primary theological understandings and historical events of the Christian faith.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Medieval, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Italian Related Studies, Medieval (Major) - Art History, Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 3140 - Islamic Art and Society: Advanced

3 Credits

Introduces the culture of the Islamic Middle East, North Africa, Spain, Turkey, Central Asia, and India from the 7th to 17th century. Students consider art and architecture of this region, analyzing aesthetic principles, themes, and motifs found in Islamic art. 3000 level students complete advanced assignments. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2140/3140 for credit. 2140 and 3140 students attend the course simultaneously. Students at 3140 Advanced level also carry out a collaborative research project.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Global Arts, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), Middle East Studies, Medieval (Major) - Art History, Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, UUC:Global Interdependence

ARTH 3270 - Crimes Against Art, Advanced: Thieves, Frauds, Vandals, and You

3 Credits

Starting with a brief exploration of our everyday ideas about the value of art, this course digs into historic and current intersections of art and crime internationally over the past two centuries; including looting and repatriation, vandalism and restoration, fakes and forgeries, censorship and freedom of expression, illicit trafficking and financial crimes, and new media (NFTs, Artificial Intelligence, etc). Seminar discussions are paired with class visits from artists, arts professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and lawyers in the field. Advanced students read/watch additional material, develop discussion framing questions for visiting speakers, and produce a 20pp (not 12-15pp) final paper/project.

Attributes: Art History Major Elective, Art History-18th and 19th Cent, Art History - Global Arts, Art History-20th and 21st Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS)

ARTH 3350 - Excavating Culture of Three Faiths: Advanced Studies

3 Credits

Students in this course will dig into the material and artistic culture of early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam around the world by studying select archaeological sites, books, and cultural remains from ancient to medieval times, as seen especially through a modern lens. They learn about practices of the representation of the divine. By analyzing scholarly sources and modern media, students learn to delve critically into the history of key excavations, artifacts, and books that shaped the art, beliefs, and history of the three faiths. Advanced Studies students have two additional assignments, plus complete a research and writing project. (A student may not take the course at both the 2350 and 3350 levels.)

Attributes: Medieval (Major) - Art History, Medieval (Minor) - Art History

ARTH 3410 - Art of Cathedrals and Kings: Advanced

3 Credits

This course examines art and architecture of Western Europe from the 12th-14th centuries. Students will study key monuments and art forms from the great age of Gothic cathedrals and will carry out an advanced research project.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Medieval, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Medieval (Major) - Art History, Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 3450 - Art of Pilgrimage and Crusades: Advanced Studies

3 Credits

This course examines art and architecture in Western Europe and the Mediterranean from the 8th-12th centuries and how the rise of monasticism, pilgrimage, the Crusades, and Byzantine and Islamic cultures informed the art and architecture of the “Romanesque” era. Advanced Study students have exams and conduct a research project. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2450/3450 for credit. 2450 and 3450 students attend the course simultaneously. Students at 3450 Advanced level also carry out a collaborative research project.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History - Medieval, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Medieval (Major) - Art History, Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, UUC:Global Interdependence

ARTH 3500 - Early Renaissance Art in Italy: Advanced

3 Credits

Students will learn about the major developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Early Renaissance in Italy. Special emphasis will be on the achievements of the patrons and of the artists: Brunelleschi, Massaccio. Artworks will be studied within the context of social history, patronage, formalism, and other art history methodologies. Students may not take both ARTH 2500/3500 for credit. All students in 2500/3500 attend the course simultaneously for all lectures/discussions.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Classical Humanities, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Italian Related Studies, Medieval (Major) - Art History, Medieval (Minor) - Art History, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 3510 - High Renaissance Art Italy: Advanced

3 Credits

This course presents the patrons and artists of the 16th century by examining the art and architecture produced in the cultural capitals of Rome, Florence and Venice. The artworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante, Titian, and many others, will be placed within formal, social, and theoretical frameworks. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2510/3510 for credit. All students in 2510/3510 attend the course simultaneously for all lectures/discussions. ARTH 3510 includes an advanced research component.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Italian Related Studies, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 3520 - Art North Renaissance: Adv Art of Nobles & Merchants in the Northern Renaissance: Advanced

3 Credits

This course will explore renovations in art from the viewpoint of the noble and merchant artists, audience, and patrons in the changing urban settings of northern Renaissance Europe (ca. 1380-1580). Advanced students will have research and writing assignments plus quizzes and exams.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, Art History-Renaiss and Baroq, Catholic Studies-Elective, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 3630 - Golden Age of Spanish Art

3 Credits

Recent Special Topics courses include: Art from Michelangelo to Goya: Great European Masters, Catalan Modernismo and the Spanish Avant Garde, Museums and Palaces: The Art and Architecture of Madrid, Spanish Masters from Goya to Dalí, The Art and History of Madrid, The Golden Age of Spanish Art: Fifteenth through Eighteenth Centuries.

Attributes: Art Produced Before1800, IAS - Iberian Studies

ARTH 3700 - American Art: Colonial to WWII: Advanced Studies

3 Credits

This course examines American art from the colonial era through the nineteenth- and early twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is placed on how artists were affected by the unique sociocultural circumstances of the new nation. Fulfills the Fine Arts Core requirement. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2700/3700 for credit. ARTH 2700 and 3700 students attend the course simultaneously. All students take three exams. ARTH 3700 includes an advanced research component.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art History-18th and 19th Cent, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

ARTH 3710 - American Art: WWII to the Present: Advanced

3 Credits

A study of the painting and sculpture since World War II. The origins of and influences on our cultural environment reflected in the development of modern art movements and trends. Students may not take both ARTH 2710 and ARTH 3710. This course is mutually exclusive. Students may not take both 2710/3710 for credit. ARTH 2710 and 3710 students attend the course simultaneously. ARTH 3710 includes an advanced research component.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art History-20th and 21st Cent, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 3720 - Modern Art in Spain and France

3 Credits

Starting with romanticism (Goya) and ending with surrealism (Dali), and Art lnformel (Tapies), this course covers some of the most important movements in modern art. Emphasis is given to context, and the historical and artistic ties between Spain and France during the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Attributes: International Studies, International Studies-Europe

ARTH 3750 - Nineteenth-Century Art: Advanced

3 Credits

ARTH-3750 is a survey of nineteenth-century European and American art, with a particular emphasis on several artists who had an especially powerful impact on the art and culture of this era. Students may not take both ARTH-2750 and ARTH-3750.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 3770 - Art and Politics: From Goya to the Cold War

3 Credits

This course is designed to think about art as social action and to address a related question: how do artistic practices and visual culture impact the political sphere? Students will be encouraged to critically engage with this question, and to examine various artistic responses to political events in order to consider the limitations of art, and/or its creative potential. The course begins with Romanticism, considered the first populist challenge to the status quo, and ends with the politically and artistically complex milieu of the Cultural Cold War.

Prerequisite(s): (CORE 1000 or UUC Ignite Seminar with a minimum score of S); (CORE 1500*, SLU English Placement with a minimum score of 1500, SLU Math Placement with a minimum score of 0000, or LP Spanish Placement with a minimum score of 1)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, MLIC Elective, UUC:Collaborative Inquiry

ARTH 3800 - Twentieth-Century Art

3 Credits

An examination of the major trends and stylistic innovations occurring in the art of the 20th century such as Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, and Surrealism.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Art History-20th and 21st Cent

ARTH 3880 - History of Photography

3 Credits

This course is a survey of the history of photography from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to today. In its fledgling years as a mixture of art and modern science, photography was viewed by the art world with a skeptical eye. Today, few question the standing of photography among art media and the talent and training required to produce an image of outstanding aesthetic and technical merit. Students will be introduced to the primary technical developments and aesthetic achievements in photography since the 1820s, as well as the major figures in photography's brief but rich history.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

ARTH 3910 - Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: American Studies Community Eng, American Studies Electives, UUC:Reflection-in-Action

ARTH 3930 - Special Topics

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ARTH 3980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ARTH 4810 - Modern Art in Latin America

3 Credits

Recent Special topics courses include: Dalí-Warhol: Twentieth century European and American Art, Modern Art in Latin America: Kahlo, Rivera, Surrealism and the Avant Garde, and Modern and Contemporary Art in Spain.

Attributes: Art Produced After 1800, IAS-Latin American Studies, MLIC Elective

ARTH 4900 - Research Methods

3 Credits

Introduces students to the major methodologies that have shaped recent art historical practice, including connoisseurship, iconography, social history, feminism, and cultural studies. Students produce a polished research paper on a topic of their choosing that forms a capstone to the art history major and minor.

Attributes: Catholic Studies-Elective, UUC:Writing Intensive

ARTH 4910 - Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

ARTH 4930 - Special Topics: General

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ARTH 4980 - Advanced Independent Study

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 1980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Dance Study

DANC 2000 - Introduction to Dance: Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Dance

3 Credits (Repeatable up to 6 credits)

Students are introduced to the movement philosophies and techniques used in ballet, modern, and jazz dance. Students will be able to analyze, appreciate, and perform each dance form. Students will learn to regard their bodies as expressive, intelligent instruments that are capable of adapting to different styles of movement performance.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Creative Expression

DANC 2010 - Dance Improvisation

2 Credits

Introduction to improvisational skills for dancing and making spontaneous dance compositions for performance. Exploration of how improvisational movement can express thoughts, emotions, relationships, stories and abstract artwork. Students will play with time, space, energy and intention to create unique, personal movement vocabulary as a means of self-expression and relating to others in live, responsive, adaptive modes of nonverbal, embodied communication and play.

Attributes: Dance Study

DANC 2020 - Hip-Hop Dance

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

This course will be an introduction to the fundamentals of hip hop, jazz funk, house dance and other related dance styles. This course is designed to introduce students to the various elements of these styles – the history, terminology, technique, core movement concepts, and prominent dance figures – and for students to experience these elements through dancing, observation, research, discussion, and choreography. This course will also explore the culture and music of hip-hop and other related styles of dance such as jazz funk and house dance.

DANC 2100 - Ballet Technique I

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

This class will introduce students to beginning classical ballet dance techniques and classroom etiquette. In addition, students will be introduced to basic ballet terminology as well as learn about ballet history, choreographers, dancers, and theater traditions. Students will hone body awareness, alignment, strength, flexibility, stamina and artistry through consistent, focused, in-class participation as well as independent, take-home technique assignments.

Attributes: Dance Technique, UUC:Creative Expression

DANC 2200 - Jazz Dance Technique I

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

Special notes: This class is repeatable once for credit. Objectives: To guide students in studio experience in Jazz Dance. All class activities are practical. Some in-class performance and accompanying critique will be used in determining grades.

Attributes: Dance Technique

DANC 2300 - Modern Dance Technique I

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

In Modern Dance Technique I, students will hone technical skills and expand their movement vocabulary in the art form of modern dance. Students will be challenged to increase personal range of motion, deepen expressive qualities, clarify initiation, experience different orientations of the spine, develop a comfortable relationship with gravity through safe pathways into the floor, accurately execute complex movement phrases with confidence and experiment with individual movement choices and choreography. Students will also have the opportunity to attend a live modern dance performance, research about the history and theories of modern dance and discuss how individual choreographic artists have influenced.

Attributes: Dance Technique, UUC:Creative Expression

DANC 2310 - Modern Dance/Modern Movement

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

An introduction to the philosophies and movement styles of the founding early modern dancers and contemporary dance movements through experiential work, readings, discussion, observation, and interpretation. Movement fundamentals - rise, fall, release, breath, body alignment, rhythmic phrasing, and coordination - are explored through the theoretical framework of Laban Movement Analysis.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

DANC 2650 - Spanish Dance: Flamenco

0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

An introduction to the movements and dance routines used in the most basic Flamenco rhythms such as Rumba and Sevillanas. Students will learn to recognize and perform each dance form in order to participate in the end-of-semester performance.

Attributes: Dance Study, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), MLIC Elective, UUC:Creative Expression

DANC 2660 - Latin Rhythms and Dance

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

An introduction to the movements and dance routines used in Cuban Salsa, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha and Argentinian Tango. Students will learn to recognize and perform each dance form in order to participate in the end-of-semester performance.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Madrid, Spain campus.

Attributes: Dance Study, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), MLIC Elective, UUC:Creative Expression

DANC 2670 - The New Flamenco Experience

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Traditional Spanish dance with a contemporary flair. Learn rumbas, tangos and bulerías, and then show them off at modern flamenco clubs around the city. The perfect choice for a student interested in mastering Spanish dance in only one semester!

Attributes: Dance Study, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Creative Expression

DANC 2680 - Advanced Latin Rhythms & Dance

0-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Continuation of Latin Rhythms and Dance (DANC 2660 M01/M02) and focuses on the New York Salsa style, the Rueda Cubana, Samba and pasos libres. The class will develop into a choreographic workshop covering certain elements of contemporary and Jazz dance, as well as make use of the students' knowledge of other dance forms. Students are required to participate in the end-of-semester performance.

Attributes: Dance Study

DANC 2850 - Musical Theatre Dance

2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course will introduce students to a variety of dance styles created for the American Musical Theater stage. Students will learn about individual choreographers, history, movement vocabulary and dance scenes from different musicals. Course work will include daily warm-ups, rehearsal, as well as film viewings and attendance of live performances.

Attributes: Dance Study

DANC 2930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Dance Study

DANC 2980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 3000 - Choreography

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

This course will introduce students to compositional skills for making dances. Whether you are interested in dance as an art form or entertainment, we will explore how to craft movement to express thoughts, emotions, stories and abstract art work. Through a variety of techniques students will play with time, space, energy and intention to create unique movement vocabulary towards dance performance compositions.

DANC 3100 - Ballet Technique II

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

This class will continue a student’s training in classical ballet dance techniques and classroom etiquette. Students will learn ballet terminology, history, choreographers, dancers, and theatre traditions. Students will also hone body awareness, alignment, strength, flexibility, stamina and artistry through consistent, focused class participation.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2100

Attributes: Dance Technique

DANC 3200 - Jazz Dance Technique II

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

This course is intended to continue the exploration and practice of jazz dance building on the skills developed in the beginning jazz dance. Students will develop short and long movement phrases continuing their skills in composition and choreography based on material covered in class.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2200

Attributes: Dance Technique

DANC 3300 - Modern Dance Technique II

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

This course is intended to further develop students' ability in physical movement in terms of space, time and dynamics as begun in the beginning modern class. This course will focus on somatic intelligence and the development of this non-stylized aesthetic movement skills as introduced on world stages in this century.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2300

Attributes: Dance Technique

DANC 3680 - Advanced Spanish Dance: Flamenco II

0-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This class introduces more complex Flamenco movements and combines them with the student's knowledge of other dance forms. as part of the class, it is a requirement for the student to actively participate in the performance at the end of the semester.

DANC 3910 - Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

DANC 3930 - Special Topics

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: Dance Study

DANC 3980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 4910 - Professional Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

DANC 4930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

DANC 4980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 1000 - Approaching the Arts: Music

3 Credits

Introduction to the appreciation and understanding of the basic elements, genres, and style periods of Western music. Classical and popular styles will be presented; some live concert attendance will be required. Fulfills Fine Arts Core Requirement for non-majors.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

MUSC 1010 - Applied Music: Voice, Nonmajors

1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Individualized instruction in voice, weekly lessons, for students who have limited or no experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1020 - Applied Music: Piano, Nonmajors

1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Individualized instruction in piano, weekly lessons, for students who have limited or no experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1030 - Applied Music: Guitar, Nonmajors

1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Individualized instruction in guitar, weekly lessons, for students who have limited or no experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1040 - Applied Music in Woodwinds (non-majors)

1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Individualized instruction in woodwinds, weekly lessons, for students who have limited or no experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1050 - Applied Music in Brass (non-majors)

1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Individualized instruction in brass, weekly lessons, for students who have limited or no experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1060 - Applied Music in Strings (Non-majors)

1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Individualized instruction in strings, weekly lessons, for students who have limited or no experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1070 - Applied Music: Percussion, Nonmajors

1-2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Individualized instruction in percussion, weekly lessons, for students who have limited or no experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1100 - Music Fundamentals

3 Credits

An introductory course in music notation and the basic building blocks of western musical thought. Includes study of pitches, clefs , key signatures, scales, intervals, rhythms, symbols, terms, and basic harmony. Fulfills the Core Arts requirement for non-majors. If needed, it can serve as a preparatory study of music theory for music majors, but does not count toward the music degree.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1150 - History of Jazz

3 Credits

An introduction to the development of Jazz and related American styles through lecture and extensive audio-video examples. Course work includes reading and listening assignments, two exams, one review of a live performance, and one brief paper. Fulfills Arts & Sciences Core Arts requirement for non-majors. May be used as a music literature elective for music majors.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

MUSC 1170 - Music of Cultures of the World

3 Credits

Introductory course to musical cultures around the world. History, sources, and aesthetic principles in each culture will be examined. Students will learn to identify musical elements and characteristics unique to each culture, and acquire vocabulary for intelligent, respectful discussion of the topics.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies, International Studies-Arts, MLIC Elective, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

MUSC 1180 - Music of the African Diaspora

3 Credits

A study of the musical traditions of people of African descent outside of Africa with special emphasis on the influence of African music on popular music in America. Special attention will be given to historical and social context.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), MLIC Elective, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, Diversity in the US (A&S)

MUSC 1190 - American Musical Mosaic: Songs of an Immigrant Nation

3 Credits

An exploration of the diverse musical styles in the United States, an immigrant nation, using historical/contemporary constructions of socio-cultural identity: class, race, ethnicity, geography, religion, language, and gender. Styles range from folk ballads to jazz, blues, Hispanic music, rock, to musical theatre, Native American and classical genres.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), MLIC Elective, Diversity in the US (A&S)

MUSC 1260 - Class Piano I

1 Credit

A small group lab class for students with little or no previous training at the keyboard. Introduction to basic keyboard knowledge and techniques includes reading notes in treble and bass clefs, rhythm symbols and patterns, keyboard geography, five-finger exercises, beginning scales, key signatures and primary chords in major keys, common musical terms, control of dynamic levels and articulations, and performance of simple solos and duets.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1270 - Class Piano II

1 Credit

A small group lab class for students at the Late Elementary-Early Intermediate level with limited prior training (1-2 years) in music-reading and keyboard skills. Students should already be familiar with most major keys, and able to read and play simple melodies and basic chordal accompaniments.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1260

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 1400 - Beginning Class Music

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 4 credits)

Beginning students learn to play an instrument or sing in a group setting. Students are introduced to the elements of a musical sound (pitch, duration, and dynamics) and learn how those elements translate into musical notation for their instrument/voice. Much of the semester is spent learning and practicing technique and learning appropriate repertoire. Regular practice outside of class is required. Students must provide their own instruments.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Creative Expression

MUSC 1930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 1980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 2010 - Applied Music: Voice

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in voice. An Applied Music Fee is required. Variable credit course: One credit hour, fourteen half-hour lessons per semester; two credit hours, fourteen one-hour lessons per semester. Appropriate technical exercises and repertoire are assigned individually. End of semester jury before a panel of music teachers is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2020 - Applied Music: Piano

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in piano. An Applied Music Fee is required. Variable credit course: One credit hour, fourteen half-hour lessons per semester; two credit hours, fourteen one-hour lessons per semester. Appropriate technical exercises and repertoire are assigned individually. End of semester jury before a panel of music teachers is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2030 - Applied Music: Guitar

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in guitar. An Applied Music Fee is required. Variable credit course: One credit hour, fourteen half-hour lessons per semester; two credit hours, fourteen one-hour lessons per semester. Appropriate technical exercises and repertoire are assigned individually. End of semester jury before a panel of music teachers is required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2040 - Applied Music: Woodwinds

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in woodwind instruments. An Applied Music Fee is required. Variable credit course: One credit hour, fourteen half-hour lessons per semester; two credit hours, fourteen one-hour lessons per semester. Appropriate technical exercises and repertoire are assigned individually. End of semester jury before a panel of music teachers required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2050 - Applied Music: Brass

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in brass instruments. An Applied Music Fee is required. Variable credit course: One credit hour, fourteen half-hour lessons per semester; two credit hours, fourteen one-hour lessons per semester. Appropriate technical exercises and repertoire are assigned individually. End of semester jury before a panel of music teachers required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2060 - Applied Music: Strings

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in string instruments. An Applied Music Fee is required. Variable credit course: One credit hour, fourteen half-hour lessons per semester; two credit hours, fourteen one-hour lessons per semester. Appropriate technical exercises and repertoire are assigned individually. End of semester jury before a panel of music teachers required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2070 - Applied Music: Percussion

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in percussion instruments. An Applied Music Fee is required. Variable credit course: One credit hour, fourteen half-hour lessons per semester; two credit hours, fourteen one-hour lessons per semester. Appropriate technical exercises and repertoire are assigned individually. End of semester jury before a panel of music teachers required.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2090 - Reflection Seminar: Applied Music

1 Credit

Reflecting on their concurrent enrollment in Applied Music, students consider questions related to the work being done in their weekly by: 1) exploring and reflecting on the historical and cultural context of the musical works being learned and how the power of artistic choice and expression shape our understanding and connection to it and to others, and 2) developing skills that lead to an eloquent articulation of the intrinsic relationship between music and emotion and why it is important to each of us personally and societally. Concurrent enrollment in Applied Music is required.

Attributes: UUC:Creative Expression

MUSC 2100 - Applied Music

1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Applied Music course taught by full-time music faculty. For admitted and declared Music Majors only, in process of completing required number of credits on major instrument. Private half-hour or hour-long lessons weekly; individualized, sequential instruction in classical repertoire and technique. No Applied Music lesson fee is attached to this course.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

Attributes: Restricted to Majors

MUSC 2260 - Music Computer Skills

3 Credits

Hands on instruction in the use of music software and hardware. Programs in music notation, music sequencing, and computer assisted Instruction will be practiced and evaluated.

MUSC 2270 - Music Theory I

3 Credits

The first of the four-semester sequence of intensive theoretical study required of all music majors. Students enrolled in this class should be literate musicians with considerable prior experience performing/reading music. Specific topics include review of basic principles of notation, major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, triadic harmony, figured bass, melody and two-voice counterpoint, fundamentals of diatonic harmony, and part writing in two, three, and four voices. Course work includes lecture-discussion of chapters, assigned workbook pages, frequent chapter tests, sight singing practice, and weekly computer assignments in ear training. It is strongly recommended that non-pianists concurrently study class piano.

Attributes: Dance Related Area, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2271 - Aural Skills I

1 Credit

This course focuses on the acquisition of skills to recognize and perform elementary rhythmic and melodic patterns through sight-singing and ear-training.

Corequisite(s): MUSC 2270

MUSC 2280 - Music Theory II

3 Credits

Second course in the required sequence for music majors. Continuation of Theory I; includes treatment of triads in inversion, cadences and beginning musical form, non-harmonic tones, and diatonic seventh chords.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 2270

MUSC 2281 - Aural Skills II

1 Credit

This course builds on skills acquired in MUSC 2271 by introducing progressively more complex rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic structures.

Corequisite(s): MUSC 2280

MUSC 2300 - Intro to Music Therapy

3 Credits

This course gives an overview of basic principles of music therapy, including its history, research methods, characteristics of diverse populations served, and treatment process (referral, assessment, treatment plan, documentation and evaluation). Course includes field trips to clinical settings, and exploration of ethical issues and student’s attitudes and motives as helpers.

Attributes: Medical Humanities

MUSC 2410 - Voice Studio Class

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Students enrolled in Applied Music: Voice, MUSC 2010 or MUSC 2100, may concurrently register for this course. In this weekly performance techniques class, students will sing, actively participate as observers, and contribute to the community of learners. This course will also prepare students for their end of the semester jury examination performances for the entire voice faculty.

MUSC 2430 - Musical Theatre and Opera Scenes for the Stage

2 Credits

Musical Scenes for the Stage is an exploration of musical theatre and opera scene work in a studio workshop setting. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare material for in-class work, critique, and presentations. The course will culminate in a public performance of fully staged musical scenes prepared during the course of the semester.

Attributes: UUC:Creative Expression

MUSC 2500 - Class Piano III

1 Credit

Small group class, early Intermediate level, for students with several semesters of previous training. Technical, functional studies in scales, chords, transposition, harmonization, sight reading. Standard classical repertoire from 18-21st centuries, assigned individually.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 1270

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2510 - Class Piano IV

1 Credit

Small group class, upper Intermediate level (sonatinas, easy inventions and preludes). Technical and functional studies in preparation for Piano Proficiency Exam (required of music majors). Standard classical repertoire from 18-21st centuries, assigned individually.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 2500

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 2930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 2980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 3010 - Applied Music: Voice

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in voice for majors only who have demonstrated required competencies in performance. An Applied Music Fee is required. One credit: thirteen half-hour lessons per semester. Two credits: thirteen one-hour lessons per semester. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MUSC 3020 - Applied Music: Piano

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in piano for majors only who have demonstrated required competencies in performance. An Applied Music Fee is required. One credit: thirteen half-hour lessons per semester. Two credits: thirteen one-hour lessons per semester. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MUSC 3030 - Applied Music: Guitar

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in guitar for majors only who have demonstrated required competencies in performance. An Applied Music Fee is required. One credit: thirteen half-hour lessons per semester. Two credits: thirteen one-hour lessons per semester. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MUSC 3040 - Applied Music: Woodwinds

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in woodwinds for majors only who have demonstrated required competencies in performance. An Applied Music Fee is required. One credit: thirteen half-hour lessons per semester. Two credits: thirteen one-hour lessons per semester. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MUSC 3050 - Applied Music: Brass

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in brass instruments for majors only who have demonstrated required competencies in performance. An Applied Music Fee is required. One credit: thirteen half-hour lessons per semester. Two credits: thirteen one-hour lessons per semester. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MUSC 3060 - Applied Music: Strings

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in string instruments for majors only who have demonstrated required competencies in performance. An Applied Music Fee is required. One credit: thirteen half-hour lessons per semester. Two credits: thirteen one-hour lessons per semester. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MUSC 3070 - Applied Music: Percussion

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Private studio lessons in percussion instruments for majors only who have demonstrated required competencies in performance. An Applied Music Fee is required. One credit: thirteen half-hour lessons per semester. Two credits: thirteen one-hour lessons per semester. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

MUSC 3100 - Applied Music

1 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Applied Music course taught by full-time music faculty. For majors only. Private half-hour or hour-long lessons weekly. No Applied Music lesson fee is attached to this course. Departmental permission required.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Music.

Attributes: Restricted to Majors

MUSC 3270 - Music Theory III

3 Credits

Third course in the required sequence for music majors. Study of secondary dominants, chromaticism and altered chords, modulations, and binary-ternary forms; traditional and contemporary harmonic usage.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 2280

MUSC 3271 - Aural Skills III

1 Credit

This course builds on skills acquired in MUSC 2281 by introducing progressively more complex rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic structures.

Corequisite(s): MUSC 3270

MUSC 3300 - History of Music I

3 Credits

In this class students will thoroughly examine the traditional canon of Western European Art Music from antiquity through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque eras, ending with the music of J.S. Bach in 1750. The course includes lecture/discussion, listening, score study, and reading of primary and secondary sources. In addition to mastering factual data, students will understand and be able to discuss the role of music in Western culture from Rome to 1750 and recognize important works.

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 2270

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Italian Related Studies, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

MUSC 3310 - History of Music II

3 Credits

In this class students will thoroughly examine the traditional canon of Western European Art Music from the middle of the eighteenth century through the Classical, Romantic and Modern eras, ending with the music of the last 20 years. The course includes lecture/discussion, listening, score study, and reading of primary and secondary sources. In addition to mastering factual data, students will understand and be able to discuss the role of music in Western culture from 1750 to the present and recognize important works.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Italian Related Studies, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

MUSC 3400 - Reflection Seminar: Ensembles

1 Credit

Reflecting on their concurrent enrollment in a SLU ensemble, students consider questions related to the works being prepared in their ensembles by: 1) exploring and reflecting on the historical and cultural context of the work and how the power of artistic choice and expression shape our understanding and connection to it and to others, and 2) developing skills that lead to an eloquent articulation of the intrinsic relationship between music and emotion and why it is important to each of us personally and societally. Concurrent enrollment in a music ensemble is required.

Attributes: UUC:Creative Expression

MUSC 3410 - Chamber Music Ensemble

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Chamber Music Ensemble allows students to perform with a wide variety of groups including but not limited to saxophone quartet, percussion ensemble, piano trio, brass quintet, and woodwind quintet. Students will learn standard repertoire under the direction of appropriate faculty and perform a concert at the end of the semester.

MUSC 3420 - University Chorale

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-auditioned choral ensemble that is open to all students with some choral experience and /or vocal aptitude. The Chorale prepares a wide variety of repertoire and performs a concert at the end of the semester.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3440 - University Mastersingers

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Highly selective auditioned vocal ensemble, with frequent public performances. University commencement ceremonies that occur in mid-December and mid-May are required events for members of this ensemble.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3450 - Jazz Ensemble

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Rehearsal of music from the jazz repertoire with the goal of a public performance at the end of the semester. The primary focus of the band is a traditional big-band (5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, rhythm). Smaller improvisation oriented combos will be drawn from the larger group.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3460 - String Ensembles

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Section one is a non-auditioned String Orchestra open to all students with previous experience playing violin, viola, cello, or string bass. The String Orchestra prepares a wide variety of repertoire and performs a concert at the end of the semester. Section two consists of selective auditioned String Quartets. Students prepare a wide variety of repertoire for small string chamber groups and present a concert at the end of the semester.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3470 - Pep Band

0-0.5 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Undergraduates & alumni playing wind, brass, and percussion instruments with great enthusiasm at Men's and Women's Basketball games. Fall: Weekly rehearsals, late August - early November. Spring: Performances at home games, Chaifetz Center, January - March. Repertoire: Big Band Era to the present. Prerequisite: previous instrumental ensemble experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3480 - Guitar Ensemble

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Guitarists work together as a whole and in smaller units to prepare and present a program of guitar ensemble music for a public concert. During this process students are exposed to a variety of classical repertoire from the major style periods, and gain experience in working with other musicians.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3490 - Concert Band

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

The Concert Band consists of experienced musicians (flutes, clarinets, French horns, saxophones, oboes, bassoons, percussion) who perform traditional concert band literature including marches, concert works, and popular selections. There is a final concert at semester's end. Prerequisite: Previous concert band experience.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3500 - Piano Ensemble

0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Lab course for advanced pianists in collaborative techniques, focuses on the musicianship skills need to accompany vocal-instrumental solos and ensembles, and to play duet and chamber repertoire. Students rehearse and perform with other musicians in lessons and rehearsals, and for departmental juries, auditions, and concerts.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

MUSC 3840 - Junior Research Methods

1 Credit

Junior music majors with a concentration in Music Studies examine standard research tools & techniques and produce a working bibliography of musical reference materials.

MUSC 3850 - Junior Recital

1 Credit

Junior music majors with a Performance concentration present a Junior Recital, 30 minutes in duration, comprising representative classical and related works at appropriate performance level.

MUSC 3910 - Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

MUSC 3930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 3980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 4410 - Conducting

2 Credits

Theory and practice of conducting vocal and instrumental groups.

MUSC 4910 - Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

MUSC 4930 - Special Topics

1-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MUSC 4960 - Music Capstone

1 Credit

Senior music majors with a concentration in Music Studies engage in in-depth directed research and present their findings in an open forum lecture-presentation.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

MUSC 4961 - Senior Recital

1 Credit

Senior music majors with a Performance concentration present a Senior Recital, 50 minutes in duration, comprising representative classical and related works at appropriate performance level.

MUSC 4980 - Advanced Independent Study

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 1000 - Approaching the Arts: Theatre

3 Credits

Objectives: 1. To examine some public impressions of the role of the arts in American society; 2. To demonstrate to students, through lecture and discussion, some of the key features of a play in performance which critics, fans, and theatre artists have sought in contemporary productions; 3. To introduce some of the students to the standard tasks and procedures brought to hear in play productions; 4.To apply all of these studies to the appreciation of plays by viewing several live productions during the semester. Satisfies the Arts and Science Core Requirement for non-majors.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS)

THR 1010 - Introduction to Performing Arts

3 Credits

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the world of the performing arts in Western culture. After a set of synthetic historical and theoretical lectures, the course will focus on single works inspired by the same subject, chosen within the main repertoire of each discipline (drama, opera, ballet, concert music, musical theatre).This will allow the students to appreciate how the same ideas can be treated differently according to the artistic medium to which they are adapted.

Attributes: Dance Related Area

THR 1500 - Introduction to Theatre

3 Credits

An introduction to the process of making theatre. Students will work on producing theatre and discuss aesthetic and practical considerations in theatre production. Satisfies the Arts and Science Core Requirement for non-majors.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture

THR 1930 - Special Topics

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 1980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 2200 - Survey of Theatre Design

3 Credits

The Survey of Theatre Design will explore how theatre designers conceptualize the world of a play. The class is intended for the student of theatre who desires a general introduction to costume design, scenic design, lighting design, sound design and projection design.

Attributes: Film & Media - Creation

THR 2300 - Global East Asian Performance

3 Credits

This course examines modern and contemporary theatre and performance in East Asia from a transnational perspective. Through the analysis of plays, production videos, and scholarly writing, we will cover notable playwrights and directors, intercultural experiments and their cultural politics, the contested binary of tradition and modernity, and the recent development of musicals in East Asia. No prior knowledge of East Asian languages is required. All course materials are in English translation.

Attributes: Asian Studies Elective, Cultural Diversity, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Film & Media - Critical Study, Film & Media Studies Elective, Global Citizenship (CAS), International Studies-Arts, International Studies-Asia, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective, UUC:Global Interdependence

THR 2500 - Costume Construction

3 Credits

Objective: To give students an understanding of the importance of effective stage costuming both for the actor's performance and the audience's perception of the play. Topics include pattern drafting, draping, and sewing costumes for the stage.

Attributes: Dance Related Area, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective, UUC:Creative Expression

THR 2510 - Acting I: Fundamentals

3 Credits

Study in the principal theories of realistic acting is balanced with practice in experiencing character creation. Principals of physical and emotional character development are explored. Satisfies the Arts and Science Core Requirement for non-majors.

Attributes: Dance Related Area, Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Film Studies Creation, Film & Media - Creation, UUC:Creative Expression

THR 2515 - History of Theatre and Dance

3 Credits

This course demonstrates to the students, through readings, videos, lectures, and discussions, how characteristics of theatre and dance production, playwriting, and choreography have been influenced by the philosophy, politics, and technology associated with their respective eras and diverse cultural environments.

THR 2520 - Introduction to Technical Production

0 or 3 Credits

This course introduces students to basic organizational structures pertinent to producing theatre, basic backstage operations and procedures, and the safe operation of tools used in the construction of production elements.

Attributes: Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 2530 - Acting II: Rehearsal & Performance

3 Credits

An intermediate acting course designed to teach the protocol of collaboration in rehearsal and performance. Emphasis will be given to text analysis and rehearsal techniques to assist in believable character development.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Film & Media - Creation, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective, UUC:Creative Expression

THR 2540 - Voice & Diction

3 Credits

Objectives:1. To teach the value of freeing the natural voice; 2. To guide students through activities in which they release vocal sound freely from the trunk of the body; 3. To identify for individual students any prior speaking habits which limit the students ability for sincere and effective passionate expression through speech. Activities include in-class performance and accompanying critique.

Attributes: Film Studies Creation, Film & Media - Creation, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective, UUC:Creative Expression

THR 2560 - Movement for the Theatre

3 Credits

A practicum in stage movement for those with an interest in acting. Studio sessions will incorporate exercises which stress/correct use of the anatomical components of human movement. Emphasis will be given to individual movement awareness, movement variations for characterization and physical spontaneity.

Attributes: Dance Related Area, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective, UUC:Creative Expression

THR 2580 - Make-Up for the Stage

3 Credits

This course teaches essential skills in the application of stage makeup for corrective purposes and the use of makeup and prosthetics to enhance characterization for the actor. Activities include in-class projects.

Attributes: Dance Related Area, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 2610 - Theatre Management

3 Credits

Theatre Management is a course designed to introduce theatre students to the practice, realm and study of Theatre Management. Topics include: strategic planning, marketing/public relations, arts law, financial management, development (fund raising), operations/facility management and personnel.

THR 2700 - Exploring U.S. Diversity in Theatre

3 Credits

Examines cultural diversity in the U.S. through the lens of theatre as a tool to educate and enlighten. Topics may include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, prejudice, and /or discrimination as depicted in dramatic literature and stage productions.

Attributes: Fine Arts Requirement (CAS), Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective, UUC:Aesthetics, Hist & Culture, UUC:Identities in Context, Diversity in the US (A&S)

THR 2930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 2980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 3500 - Playscript Analysis

3 Credits

Objectives: 1. To introduce students to play-reading as an act of imagining a theatrical performance; 2. To introduce the students to some fundamental concepts of Dramatic Theory with reference to certain significant plays in the Dramatic canon; 3. To give students an understanding of some aspects of contemporary playwriting aesthetics; 4. To provide students with interpretive/analytical skills which enable them to explain the performance demands implicit in certain playscripts. Activities include critical writing by students at a scholarly level.

Prerequisite(s): THR 1500

Attributes: Film & Media - Creation

THR 3510 - Musical Theatre Performance

3 Credits

Objectives: 1. To give students an overview of the history of Musical Theatre Genre; 2. To guide students in performance exercises in Musical Theatre; 3. To instruct students in acting techniques that can be used in performance of vocal music. Activities may include in-class performances in an audition format and/or longer cuttings from Musical Plays.

Attributes: Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 3520 - Advanced Acting: Auditioning

3 Credits

This course is designed to assist in the selection of audition material, increase awareness of hiring practices in the performing arts, and prepare a marketable audition repertoire.

Prerequisite(s): THR 2510; THR 2530; THR 2540

Attributes: Film Studies, Film & Media - Creation, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 3545 - Lighting and Sound Design

3 Credits

This course will combine the design elements, essential concepts, and practical considerations of lighting and sound in theatre: Which will include textural analysis, research methods, renderings and draftings, and how to communicate and collaborate with the design team including directors and actors.

Attributes: Film & Media - Creation

THR 3550 - Theatre Practicum

0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Faculty guided experience in University Theatre Productions. Pass/Fail only.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Theatre.

THR 3555 - Theatre Workshop

1 Credit (Repeatable up to 8 credits)

Directed participation in University theatre or dance production as actors, crew, technicians, stage mangers, designers, etc. Audition and/or interviews may be required to determine a student's specific assignments. Students collaborate with faculty in rehearsals and technical productions over the course of the semester. Productions result in public performances. All levels of experience are welcome.

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

Attributes: Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 3560 - Advanced Theatre Workshop

2 Credits (Repeatable up to 16 credits)

Directed participation in University theatre and/or dance production(s), as actors, crew, technicians, stage managers, designers, etc. Auditions and/or interviews may be required to determine a student’s specific assignments. Students collaborate with faculty in rehearsals and technical productions over the course of the semester. Students accomplish extensive study of the theatrical process via more than one production assignment and/or in-depth research. Productions result in public performances. All levels of experience are welcome. Required of Theatre Majors and Minors.

Attributes: UUC:Creative Expression

THR 3600 - Career Preparation

3 Credits

This course is primarily an overview of the American Professional Theatre for theatre majors. The course explores theatre's various professional organizations and operational paradigms and serves as an opportunity to integrate previous knowledge and tailor individual theatre related goals through resume and portfolio preparation.

Restrictions:

Students in the Saint Louis University Madrid or Schl for Professional Studies colleges may not enroll.

Attributes: Theater Minor Elective

THR 3610 - Theatre Management Advanced Studies

3 Credits

Theatre Management is a course designed to introduce theatre students to the practice, realm and study of Theatre Management. Topics include: strategic planning, marketing/public relations, arts law, financial management, development (fund raising), operations/facility management and personnel. For students taking the 3000-level Advanced Studies, the course culminates with the creation of an arts organization model.

Prerequisite(s): THR 1500

Attributes: Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 3620 - Stage Management

3 Credits

An introduction to the role and function of the stage manager in the theatre production process.

Prerequisite(s): THR 1500

Attributes: Dance Related Area, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 3700 - Directing I: Theories & Method

3 Credits

This course intends to provide the beginning directing student the fundamentals of the art. Upon completion students will have a firm grasp on the duties of a director. Students will also have a basic knowledge of staging for different theatres.

Prerequisite(s): THR 3500*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

Attributes: Film & Media - Creation, Theater Minor Elective

THR 3910 - Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

THR 3930 - Special Topics

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 3980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 4505 - Costume and Scene Design

3 Credits

The course will examine the elements and principles of costume and scenic design. Which will include textural analysis, research methods, renderings and draftings, and how to communicate and collaborate with the design team including directors and actors. Equivalent to THR 4500 and THR 4530 and therefore may be taken only once for earned credit under these numbers or 4505.

Attributes: Film & Media - Creation, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 4515 - History of Theatre and Dance Advanced Studies

3 Credits

This course demonstrates to the students, through readings, videos, lectures, and discussions, how characteristics of theatre and dance production, playwriting, and choreography have been influenced by the philosophy, politics, and technology associated with their respective eras and diverse cultural environments. For students taking the 4000-level Advanced Studies, the course culminates in an academic research paper.

THR 4570 - Advanced Acting: Scene Study

3 Credits (Repeatable up to 9 credits)

This course will provide introductory knowledge of the basic acting theories espoused since the late 1800's. Application of that knowledge will be given to scene work and/or monologue preparation.

Prerequisite(s): THR 2510; THR 2530

Attributes: Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 4590 - Advanced Acting: Period Styles

3 Credits

This is an advanced acting course introducing the values and mores of select historical periods and performance styles with the intention of applying that knowledge to characterization.

Attributes: Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 4620 - Advanced Acting for the Camera

3 Credits

This course is structured around various topics which introduce advanced level students to particular performance techniques involved in acting for television and film.

Prerequisite(s): THR 2510

Attributes: Film & Media - Creation, Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 4700 - Directing II

3 Credits

Upon on completion, students will begin to develop their own approach to directing for the stage. As they begin to find their own process they will focus on composition, pacing, and text analysis. Students will be able to critically evaluate their work and progress in the field.

Prerequisite(s): THR 3700

Attributes: Theater Major Elective, Theater Minor Elective

THR 4910 - Professional Internship

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Faculty approved assignment with a Professional Theatre Company or Video Production Studio.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre.

Attributes: UUC:Reflection-in-Action

THR 4930 - Special Topics

1-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

THR 4980 - Advanced Independent Study

1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)