In this course, the student explores the many techniques and talents that contribute to a theatrical performance. Voice, movement, scene study, lighting, set design and costuming are emphasized. All the aspects of performance are explored in workshop and class environments. Theater professionals who are currently working in the performing arts offer direction and instruction. The focus of this course will be on the entirety of production, from first reading to final performance.
In this course, the student is challenged to design a set, create a costume, run lights and be a part of the creativity of theatrical production. Behind the scenes will take center stage as the disciplines and techniques of technical theater are explored over the course of a summer theatrical season. Students are given the opportunity to experience the community of theater and take part in the creative efforts of a professional production staff in the production of a season of live theater.
Art and Human Experience: An introductory exploration of visual art, emcompassing the materials, methods, and ideas that underlie the complexity of human artistic expression. Students will gain knowledge about how art is produced and how particular forms of art fit into the flow of human history.
Photography is a medium for expressing ideas and personal feelings and communicating information. It is both a science and an art, and both aspects will be covered in the course. Understanding the nature of light, capturing the light, understanding how the camera works and how different settings, lenses and filters affect the image are part of the science of photography. Understanding the esthetics of composition, developing a photographers eye (visual skills), and using settings, light, lenses and filters creatively constitute the art of photography. Students will be instructed on the theories of photography and then will apply the theories in their own creative work. On an ongoing basis, students will critique their own work and the work of others to improve their skills.
An introduction to contemporary and stylistic modern dance techniques. Center floor technique exercises and dance combinations will emphasize proper body alignment, flow of energy, and the creation of expressive movement in space. For the performing artist or general student.
This course is designed to introduce the student to music. Beginning with the premise that music is universal and that all music represents an important part of the human experience, this course will provide the student with an overview of the various musical expressions spanning the globe.
Introduction to Cartooning and Storyboarding introduces the fundamentals of cartooning, caricature portraits, and storyboarding through fundamental art principles. Students will learn to develop caricatures through the gesture, tell stories through cartoon strips and learn the basics of storyboarding, writing a script, working with camera angles to develop a short film, ad, presentation or animation.