Summer Enhancement Program

The Department of Art and Art History, the Butler School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance are offering exciting courses Summer 2014 that are designed specifically to fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts core requirements for all undergraduates at the University. These offerings provide a wonderful opportunity to explore the fine arts in the relaxed and fun atmosphere of summer in Austin! Please view the offerings below.

Department of Art and Art History Courses

FIRST SESSION

ARH f303 Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art
MTWTHF • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm • DFA 2.204 • Instructor TBA

A study of the major monuments of architecture, sculpture, painting, and metalwork from the Renaissance to the present.

SECOND SESSION

ARH s302 Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art
MTWTHF • 8:30 – 10:00 am • DFA 2.204 • Stephennie Mulder

A study of the major monuments of architecture, sculpture, painting, and metalwork from the ancient period through the end of the Middle Ages.

Butler School of Music Courses

FIRST SESSION

MUS f307 Jazz Appreciation

MTWTHF • 10:00 – 11:30 am • MRH 2.634 • Associate Professor John Fremgen

An overview of Jazz and its central figures. The course is geared towards gaining a basic understanding of the foundation of jazz, what to listen for and study of the most prominent contributors to the lineage of jazz.

SECOND SESSION

MUS s307 Jazz Appreciation

MTWTHF • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • MRH 2.634 • Professor Jeff Hellmer

An introduction to and discussion of the jazz idiom, emphasizing listening skills and comprehension of the process of improvisation. Particular attention will be paid to musical contributions of leading jazz artists throughout the history of the music, including John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis.

MUS s307 Music of African Americans
MTWTHF • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm • MRH 2.634 • Assistant Professor Charles Carson

This course is an introduction to the variety of modes of expression of African American culture in music and other related genres. Beyond increasing familiarity with African American music and culture, a major goal of this course is to provide you with the tools to coexist--and indeed thrive--in a global context.

Department of Theatre and Dance Courses

FIRST SESSION

T D f302T Ballet I
MTWTHF • 10:00 am – 11:30 am • RSC 1.104 • Grace Holmes

An exercise class based on traditional ballet exercises that focuses on physical power, flexibility, balance and body sculpting.  Perfect for athletes and academics of all experience levels.

T D f303 Fundamentals of Acting
MTWTHF • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm • WIN 2.180 • Jeremy Lee Cudd

Through a combination of reading, exercises, lectures, and scene work, teaches a practical approach to acting. While exploring the acting process, students will be introduced to tools to overcome self-consciousness in public forums, to navigate social and professional situations, and to communicate effectively.

T D f351T Drama–Based Pedagogy and Practice
MTWTH • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm • WIN 1.134 • Katie Dawson

Develops a practical understanding of the various skills and techniques needed to use and assess drama-based instruction as an art form an d as a teaching tool in a variety of contexts. Students meet with educators and artists, and have the opportunity to facilitate lessons with young people attending a summer theater camp. Class meets Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm June 9-26.

T D f357T Black Film
MTWTHF • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm • CLA 0.104 • Lisa Thompson

Traces the history of African-American film culture from 1970s blaxploitation films to the emergence of a formidable number of Black film makers who gained prominence in the 1980s and 1990s.

T D f383P Drama-Based Pedagogy and Practice
MTWTH • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm • WIN 1.134 • Katie Dawson

Develops a practical understanding of the various skills and techniques needed to use and assess drama-based instruction as an art form an d as a teaching tool in a variety of contexts. Students meet with educators and artists, and have the opportunity to facilitate lessons with young people attending a summer theater camp. Class meets Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm June 9-26.

SECOND SESSION

T D s302T Ballet I
MTWTHF • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm • RSC 1.104 • David Justin

Fundamental study of principles and vocabulary of dance. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in dance.

T D s302T Moving into Stillness: Yoga
MTWTHF • 10:00 am – 11:30 am • RSC 1.104 • Lyn Wiltshire

Students will be guided through stretching, use of breath and sustained stillness to increase balance, strength and flexibility. Targeted exercises will enhance vitality, creativity and efficiency.

T D s303 Fundamentals of Acting
MTWTHF • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • WIN 2.180 • Quetta Carpenter

Basic principles of acting and practical work in scenes from plays.

T D s357T Broadway Musicals and American Culture
MTWTHF • 10:00 am – 11:30 am • BUR 228 • Andrew Friedenthal

This course will explore the give and take between history as presented in musicals and as revealed by more “traditional,” scholarly sources.