Hands-on, blended approach to the theory and practice of teaching and engaging with children through music. Students will learn to identify and describe musical characteristics heard in a variety of repertoire and perform short pieces appropriate for novice performers.
Basics of digital audio recording, with a focus on free/open-source software tools. Through assignments oriented towards mastering basics necessary for podcast or music recording/mixing, you will gain experience with digital audio workstation software for multitrack production, and tools such as EQ, compression, and limiting.
An introduction to the guitar through class instruction. Fundamental note‐playing and chording techniques to accompany singing will be emphasized. Includes the study of ranges, fingerings, transpositions, basic instrument maintenance, method books and teaching techniques.
This course delivers an introduction to the economic and organizational dimensions of innovation and entrepreneurship.
If you are interested in discovering more about the history of music, drama, art and performance, this is the course for you!
An exploration of theatricality and theatrical communication via an examination of how some major trends in theatre since the 19th century have been represented by film and electronic media.
A study of vocal technique from Legitimate in the Golden Age of Musical Theatre to Belt/Mixed Belt in contemporary musicals and popular music culture. The course incorporates current research in the functional utility of breath and sound production. Emphasis is on the application of practical singing/listening skills and critical analysis skills.
This course is an examination of the styles, genres, and composers of Western art music between ca. 1000 and 1800 CE. Exploring the historical trajectory of Western music in global context, we will continue to build skills to critically analyze musical works and connect their production with social and cultural contexts.
This course builds upon your dance techniques developed through previous dance training. You will learn to choreograph a musical theatre piece with proper historical context, technique and an appropriate relationship to text.
An introduction to the history and building blocks of opera, as seen through the lens of opera's engagements with and representations of race, gender, and politics
An introduction to the principles and skills of preparing and delivering effective oral presentations. Using acting techniques and the principles of theatre, students will explore confidence building, vocal and physical dynamics as well as creative expression.
A practical introduction to the fundamental skills and techniques of acting, involving an appreciation of the interdependence of the actor’s body, voice, intellect, feeling, and cultural context.
A theoretical and practical introduction to technical production including various elements of theatre space, design and construction, ground plans, and stage management.
A credit/non-credit practicum for 48 hours of extra-curricular work (independent study) in drama related fields, including departmental productions.
Writing of dramatic exercises and one-act plays accompanied by dramaturgical study of published and original works.
An introduction to the skills required to improvise in the jazz style. Students will develop their ability to improvise by analyzing, listening and performing repertoire from the Swing and Bebop eras.
An in-depth study of Pirandello’s most important plays, and an analysis of his theoretical essays on theatre.
Tonal and chromatic voice-leading and harmony, phrase structure, bipartite, tripartite, and composite formal structures, through part-writing and analysis.
Practical course for Stage and Screen students which compares the production process of live theatre with that of film and television. Through a series of exercises, students will learn the fundamentals for writing, directing, acting and editing dramatic works for stage and screen.
Drawing on core works of dramatic theory from ancient Greece to the 20th century and spanning a range of theatrical traditions, this course aims to provide an introduction to the philosophy of theatre.
In our study of drama and theatre from sea to sea to sea we will inquire into the writing of drama and making of theatre from the late sixties to the present.
A production class exploring the formal concepts, historical underpinnings, and technical tools used in the production of independent sound works, or in the production of more elaborate sound components for video, film or theatrical projects.
Exploration of practical preproduction needs. Topics may include casting, staging, theatre configuration, textual alteration, rehearsal technique, period research, design approaches.
This course focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical application of skills in the direction of music theatre.
An introduction to playing Shakespeare. Ways of breathing life into the text thereby communicating a character's thoughts, wants and emotional state to an audience will be explored.
An introduction to the methods, materials, and curriculum design suitable for teaching music to senior high school students.
This fall, focus on mask making with guest artist Clelia Scala.
Introductory study of 20th-century systems of musical organization through analysis and writing.
A study of the lives and works of composers and musicians in Canada, in a diverse range of genres, as well as the development of institutions and infrastructure in the arts.
Research, rehearsal and presentation of a role for performance.
This course examines a range of administrative and collaborative skills necessary for producing theatre works. Among the areas that will be defined and discussed are marketing, budgeting, fundraising, staffing, and production management, as applied to a variety of types of organizational contexts (commercial, non‐profit, university, and community).
Students in drama, film, music, stage and screen, and visual art, explore new modes of interdisciplinary performance practice through the creation of a collective work performed in public.
Advanced supervised study in a specific area of musicology/ethnomusicology, music theory/analysis or music education.