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Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Program

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Art Specialty Course Requirements

(Fulfills requirements for Studio Art minor)

ART 210, DNS 115, MUS 105 and THE 281 followed by IAC 280 are prerequisite courses to be completed prior to taking upper division coursework.  These courses are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Core Courses

6 credits

* IAC 280 Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Learning Laboratory(This course must be taken after successful completion of all pre-requisite courses in art, dance, music and theatre)

3 credits

IAC 491 Advanced Studies in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children (to be taken by majors at the conclusion of their program of study)

3 credits


Art Specialty Courses

21 credits

  ARH 201 Survey of World Art I

3 credits

  ARH 202 Survey of World Art II

3 credits

* ART 210 Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

  ART 221 Drawing I

3 credits

  ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level

3 credits

  Studio Art Course

3 credits

  Studio Art Course

3 credits


Arts Block Courses

21 credits

* DNS 115 Intro to Dance

3 credits

  DNS 483 Children’s Dance

3 credits

* MUS 105 Intro to Music

3 credits

  MUS 487 Music and the Child

3 credits

* THE 281 Creative Drama

3 credits

  THE 353 Children’s Theatre

3 credits

  Elective: THE 365 Puppet Theatre, or
  ENL 482 Children’s Literature

3 credits

 

Art Specialty Total:

 

48 credits

 “Studio Art” coursework can be selected from among the many courses offered by the Art Department including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.   

 

Dance Specialty Courses

DNS 204, DNS 205, ART 101, MUS 300 and THE 281 followed by IAC 280 are prerequisite courses to be completed prior to acceptance as an Arts for Children major. These courses are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Core Courses 6 credits
* IAC 280 Intro to Related Arts for Children
(Note: this course must be taken after successful
completion of all pre-requisite courses in art,
dance, music and theatre)
3 credits
IAC 491 Seminar in Arts for Children
(to be taken by majors at the conclusion of their program of study)
3 credits
Dance Specialty Courses 21 credits
* DNS 204 Dance Conditioning Lab 2 credits
* DNS 205 Beginning Technique and Survey of Dance 3 credits
DNS 364 Dance Improvisation: Technique and Theory
(prerequisite: DNS 205 or MUS 300)
2 credits
DNS 454 Dance Styles
(prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor’s permission)
2 credits
DNS 483 Children’s Dance I 3 credits
DNS 484 Children’s Dance II 3 credits
One of the following three courses: 3 credits
DNS 302 Social Forms of Dance, or  
DNS 330 African Dance
(prerequisite: DNS 106 or Instructor’s Permission), or
 
DNS 316 History and Development of Dance  
One of the following two courses: 3 credits
DNS 306 Beginning Dance Composition
(prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor’s permission), or
 
DNS 375 Intro to Laban Movement Analysis
(prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor’s permission)
 
Arts Block Courses 21 credits
* ART 101 Visual Art Experience 3 credits
ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level
3 credits
* MUS 300 Music for Dance 3 credits
MUS 487 Music and the Child 3 credits
* THE 281 Creative Drama 3 credits
THE 353 Children’s Theatre 3 credits
Elective: THE 365 Puppet Theatre, or
ENL 482 Children’s Literature
3 credits
Dance Specialty Total: 48 credits

Dance Studies Specialty Course Requirements

DNS 200, DNS 115, ART 101, MUS 105 and THE 281 followed by IAC 280 are prerequisite courses to be completed prior to taking upper division coursework.  These courses are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

 

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Core Courses

 

6 credits

* IAC 280 Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Learning Laboratory
(Note: this course must be taken after successful completion of all pre-requisite
courses in art, dance, music and theatre)

 

 

3 credits

  IAC 491 Advanced Studies in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children
(to be taken by majors at the conclusion of their program of study)

 

3 credits

 

Dance Studies Specialty Courses

 

21 credits

* DNS 200 Traditional Ballet

 

3 credits

One of the following courses:

 

3 credits

   DNS 371   Modern Dance Technique I
DNS 372   Modern Dance Technique II

 

 

One of the following courses:

 

3 credits

   DNS 105   Traditional Dance – Afro-Caribbean
DNS 106   Traditional Dance – African
DNS 200   Traditional Dance – Tap
DNS 200   Traditional Dance – Irish
DNS 232   African Music and Drumming
DNS 330   African Dance (Inst. Permission)
DNS 454   Dance Styles (Inst. Permission)

 

 

* DNS 115   Intro to Dance

 

3 credits

   DNS 483 Children's Dance I

 

3 credits

   DNS 484 Children's Dance II

 

3 credits

One of the following courses:

 

3 credits

   DNS 206   20th Century Dance                         DNS 302   Social Forms of Dance
DNS 305   Kinesiology (Inst. Permission)             DNS 313   Movement for Theatre
DNS 316   History and Development of Dance      DNS 499   Independent Study
DNS 452   Somatics: Body/Mind Integrity                  MUS 300  Music for Dance
PES 413    Human Development and Movement                     

 

 

 

Arts Block Courses

 

21 credits

* ART 101 Visual Art Experience

 

3 credits

   ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level

 

3 credits

* MUS 105 Intro to Music –OR- MUS 300 Music for Dance
(NOTE: MUS 300 may only count once in either Specialty or Arts Block)

 

3 credits

   MUS 487 Music and the Child

 

3 credits

* THE 281 Creative Drama

 

3 credits

   THE 353 Children's Theatre

 

3 credits

   Elective: THE 365 Puppet Theatre, or ENL 482 Children's Literature

 

3 credits

 

DANCE STUDIES SPECIALTY TOTAL

 

48 credits

Theatre Specialty Course Requirements

THE 201 or 202, THE 281, ART 101, DNS 115 and MUS 105 followed by IAC 280 are prerequisite courses to be completed prior to taking upper division coursework.  These courses are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Core Courses

                        6 credits

   * IAC 280 Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Learning Laboratory
(Note: this course must be taken after successful completion of all
pre-requisite courses in art, dance, music and theatre)

3 credits

    
IAC 491 Advanced Studies in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children
(to be taken by majors at the conclusion of their program of study)

 

3 credits

Theatre Specialty Courses

                      21 credits

   *THE 201 Theatre Arts or THE 202 Stagecraft

3 credits

     THE 221 Acting I

3 credits

   *THE 281 Creative Drama

3 credits

     THE 353 Children's Theatre

3 credits

     THE 365 Puppet Theatre

3 credits

     THE 483 Creative Drama Practicum

3 credits

 

One of the following 3 courses:

 

3 credits

     THE 314 History of Theatre I, or

 

     THE 315 History of Theatre II, or

 

     THE 319 Play Analysis

 

Arts Block Courses

                      21 credits

   *ART 101 Visual Art Experience

3 credits

     ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level

3 credits

   *DNS 115 Intro to Dance

3 credits

     DNS 483 Children's Dance

3 credits

   *MUS 105 Intro to Music

3 credits

     MUS 487 Music and the Child

3 credits

     ENL 482 Children's Literature

3 credits

THEATRE SPECIALTY TOTAL

                      48 credits

Music Specialty Course Requirements

ART 101, DNS 115, MUS 105, and THE 281 followed by IAC 280 are prerequisite courses to be completed prior to acceptance as an Arts for Children major. These courses are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Core Courses

6 credits

* IAC 280 Intro to Related Arts for Children
(Note: this course must be taken after successful
completion of all pre-requisite courses in art,
dance, music and theatre)

3 credits

IAC 491 Seminar in Arts for Children
(to be taken by majors at the conclusion of their program of study)

3 credits

Music Specialty Courses

21 credits

Required (12 credits)  
MUS 105 Introduction to Music

3 credits

MUS 112 World Music

3 credits

MUS 487 Music and the Child

3 credits

MUS 488 Music Practicum

3 credits

From the following (9 credits)  
DNS 232 African Music and Drumming for Dance

3 credits

MUS 130 Piano Class I

2 credits

MUS 230 Piano Class II

2 credits

MUS 139 Voice Class I

2 credits

MUS 239 Voice Class II

2 credits

MUS 300 Music for Dance

3 credits

MUS 399 Independent Study in Music

1-3 credits

MUS 413 American Music

3 credits

MUS 414 American Musical Theatre

3 credits

MUS 485 American Folk Music

3 credits

MUS 499 Advanced Independent Study in Music

1-3 credits

Arts Block Courses

21 credits

*ART 101 Visual Art Experience

3 credits

ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level

3 credits

* DNS 115 Intro to Dance

3 credits

DNS 483 Children’s Dance I

3 credits

THE 281 Creative Drama

3 credits

THE 353 Children’s Theatre

3 credits

THE 365 Puppet Theatre OR ENL 482 Children’s Literature

3 credits

Music Specialty Total:

48 credits

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