Visual & Performing Arts (VP)

VP-155 First Year Practicum

Students will put into practice interdisciplinary concepts, ideas, and techniques at an experiential level.

Spring only and every year. 1 Credit

VP-191 Special Topics

Introductory course to cover various topics

3 Credits

VP-193 Special Topics in Visual and Performing Arts: First-Year Students

LASC Categories: FYS

Introductory level courses covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as First-Year Seminar.

Every year. 3 Credits

VP-200 Critical Thinking in the Arts

LASC Categories: CA, TLC, DAC, QAC

The experience of art, music, and theatre to develop individual critical thinking in the similarities and differences among the arts.

Every year. 3 Credits

VP-210 Contemporary Dance Styles I

LASC Categories: CA

The study and movement of dance vocabularies in one or more contemporary and modern styles.

Every year. 3 Credits

VP-255 Second Year Practicum

Prerequisites: VP-155

Students will put into practice interdisciplinary concepts, ideas, and techniques at a exploratory level.

Spring only and every year. 1 Credit

VP-300 Interdisciplinary Arts Seminar

Prerequisites: VP-200

Examines examples of contemporary modes of collaborative, interdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary works of music, theatre, and visual art.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

VP-310 Contemporary Dance Styles II

LASC Categories: CA

Prerequisites: VP-210

The study and movement of contemporary dance vocabularies at the intermediate to advanced level.

Every year. 3 Credits

VP-355 Third Year Practicum

Prerequisites: VP-155 and VP-255

Students will put into practice interdisciplinary concepts, ideas, and techniques at an experimental level.

Spring only and every year. 1 Credit

VP-364 Interdisciplinary Arts Theory

Prerequisites: VP-200

An exploration of interdisciplinary art theory drawing on theories and critical writings from Art, Music, and Theatre from a variety of historical periods.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

VP-365 Interdisciplinary Arts Practice

Prerequisites: VP-364

Examines examples of contemporary modes of interdisciplinary works of music, theatre, and visual art with the goal of developing an individual, creative aesthetic.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

VP-375 Special Topics

A course that varies according to specific student and faculty interest.

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

VP-400 Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis

LASC Categories: CAP, WAC

Prerequisites: VP-200 VP-300 EN-102

Students research, design, and create works of art, music, and theatre for public presentation and evaluation by a faculty board of review.

Every year. 3 Credits

VP-405 Independent Study in the Arts

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

An opportunity for advanced students to examine topics not ordinarily covered in other arts courses.

Every year. 1-6 Credits

VP-408 Directed Study: Visual & Performing Arts

Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.

3 Credits

VP-410 Special Topics in the Arts

Study of topics not otherwise covered in the curriculum. [Prerequisite: [2 VP courses]

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

VP-435 Internship in the Arts

Advanced students gain practical experience in a working arts environment.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3-12 Credits

VP-455 Arts Capstone/Senior Thesis

LASC Categories: WAC, CAP

Prerequisites: VP-200, VP-300, and EN-102

Students design and create a work or works of art, music, or theatre for public presentation.

Every year. 3 Credits