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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2001-2003

Arts for Children - Interdisciplinary Major

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Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Faculty: Professor: Oh-Kon Cho; Associate Professors: Jacqueline Davis, William Hullfish; Assistant Professors: Cynthia Gott, Juanita Suarez.

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The bachelor's degree in Arts for Children, an interdisciplinary major, can be combined with certification in elementary education. In collaboration with the Department of Education and Human Development, a master's degree in Elementary Education with an interdisciplinary arts for children specialization is also offered. For more information about the graduate program, please refer to the graduate catalog.

Arts for Children, which is recognized as a unique program in the SUNY, incorporates the knowledge and skills of art, dance, music, and theatre, with an in-depth study of one of these arts. The curriculum emphasizes philosophical and theoretical concepts of arts education, as well as the skills required for creative expression. The program serves a diverse student population, ranging widely in age, background and needs. They are trained to work creatively with young children in a variety of situations, such as elementary schools, arts institutions and community centers in rural and urban environments. The Arts for Children faculty promotes an approach to arts education that fosters aesthetic perception, creative endeavors and the study of history and culture.

Interdisciplinary Arts for children majors are required to complete a 48-credit program consisting of: (1) two interdisciplinary courses, IAC 280 Introduction to Related Arts for Children and IAC 491 Seminar in Arts for Children; (2) a 21-credit core in one specialty: art, dance, music or theatre; (3) a 21-credit block consisting of two courses in each of the other three arts and one approved elective. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all required courses. Students are accepted into the major only after they have completed IAC 280, or while taking this course.

Students are urged to take advantage of service-learning opportunities through voluntary work, and earn one extra credit while enrolled for IAC 280 and/or IAC 491. Students interested in an in-depth study of any of the arts are advised to pursue a major, minor, or take more courses (maximum 54 credits) in that discipline. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad and learning-study programs to enhance their knowledge and abilities of arts in education.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Art Specialty

Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 credits)
Credits
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children(fall only)1
3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 2
3
  Interdisciplinary Core:
6
Art Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
ARH 201 (A) Survey of World Art I
3
ARH 202 (A) Survey of World Art II
3
ART 221 (A,P) Drawing I
3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level 3
3
and
three courses in any studio art
9
  Art Specialty:
21
Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)
Dance
DNS 115 (A,P) Introduction to Dance
3
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I
3
Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and DNS 484 in this sequence.
Music
MUS 105 (A,P) Introduction to Music
3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 4
3
Theatre
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama
3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre
3
Elective
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre OR
ENL 482 (A) Children's Literature
3
  Arts Block:
21
  Total:
48
 

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Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Dance Specialty
Students wishing to major in Arts for Children with a dance specialty should contact the Department of Dance for information about the required entrance audition.

Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 Credits)
IAC 280 (A)Introduction to Related Arts for Children(fall only) 5
3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 6
3
Interdisciplinary Core:
Dance Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
DNS 204 (B) Dance Conditioning Lab
2
DNS 205 (A) Beginning Technique and Survey of Dance
3
DNS 364 (A) Dance Improvisation: Technique and Theory (spring only) 7
2
DNS 454 (B) Dance Styles 8
2
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I (fall only)
3
DNS 484 (B) Children's Dance II (spring only) 9
3
One of the following: (3 credits)
DNS 302 (A) Social Forms of the Dance OR
3
DNS 330 (A) African Dance 10 OR
DNS 316 (A) History and Development of Dance
One of the following:
DNS 306 (A) Beginning Dance Composition 11
DNS 375 (A) Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (spring only) 12
3
  Dance Specialty:
21
Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)
Art

ART 101 (A,P) Visual Art Experience

3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level13
3
Music
MUS 300 (A) Music for Dance
3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 14
3
Theatre
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama
3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre
3
Elective
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre OR
ENL 482 (A) Children's Literature
3
  Arts Block:
21
  Total:
48
   

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Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Music Specialty
Students wishing to major in Arts for Children with a music specialty should contact the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts about the required entrance audition. The students should be able to perform on voice or instrument at NYSSMA level IV.

Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 Credits)
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children
(fall only) 15
3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 16
3
Interdisciplinary Core:
6
Music Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
MUS 105 (A,P) Introduction to Music
3
MUS 112 (A,F,C,W) World Music
3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 17
3
MUS 488 (B) Music Practicum 18
3
From the following: (9 Credits)
DNS 232 (A,P) African Music and Drumming for Dance (3)
MUS 130 (B) Beginning Piano Class (2)
MUS 230 (B) Advanced Piano Class (2)
MUS 139 (B) Beginning Voice Class (2)
MUS 239 (B) Advanced Voice Class (2)
MUS 300 (A) Music for Dance 19 (3)
MUS 399 (A) Independent Study in Music (1-3)
MUS 413 (A) American Music 20 (3)
MUS 414 (A) American Musical Theatre (3)
MUS 485 (A) American Folk Music 21 (3)
MUS 499 (A) Advanced Independent Study in Music (1-3)
9
  Music Specialty:
21
Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)
Art
ART 101 (A,P) Visual Art Experience
3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on the Elementary
Level 22
3
Dance
DNS 115 (A,P) Introduction to Dance
3
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I
3
Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and 484 in this sequence.
Theatre
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama
3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre
3
Elective
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre OR
ENL 482 (A) Children's Literature
3
  Arts Block:
21
  Total:
48
 

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Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Theatre Specialty

Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 Credits)
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children
(fall only)23
3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 24
3
  Interdisciplinary Core:
6
Theatre Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
Technical
THE 201 (A,P) Theatre Arts
OR
THE 202 (B) Stagecraft
3
Performance
THE 221 (A) Acting I
3
Child Drama
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama
3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre
3
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre
3
THE 483 (B) Creative Drama Practicum 25
3

History (choose one of the following)

THE 314 (A,C) History of Theatre I: Classical through Renaissance
THE 315 (A) History of Theatre II: Romanticism through Modern
THE 319 (A,U,W)Play Analysis 3
3
  Theatre Specialty:
21
Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)
Art
ART 101 (A,P) Visual Art Experience
3

ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level 26

3
Dance
DNS 115 (A,P) Introduction to Dance
3
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I
3
Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and DNS 484 in this sequence.
Music
MUS 105 (A,P) Introduction to Music
3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 27
3
Elective
ENL 482 (A) Children's Literature
3
  Arts Block:
21
  Total:
48
  • 1 This course must be taken after taking introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.
  • 2 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion of program of study.
  • 3 Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission.
  • 4 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.
  • 5 This course must be taken after taking introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.
  • 6 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion of program of study.
  • 7 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or MUS 300.
  • 8 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor's permission.
  • 9 Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
  • 10 Prerequisite: DNS 106 or instructor's permission.
  • 11 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor's permission.
  • 12 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor's permission.
  • 13 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.
  • 14 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.
  • 15 This course must be taken after introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.
  • 16 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion of program of study.
  • 17 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.
  • 18 Prerequisite: MUS 487.
  • 19 Prerequisite: MUS 100.
  • 20 Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
  • 21 Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
  • 22 Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission.
  • 23 This course must be taken after taking introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.
  • 24 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion or program of study.
  • 25 Prerequisite: THE 281.
  • 26 Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission.
  • 27 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.

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1. All Interdisciplinary Arts for Children-theatre specialty students must participate in the production program of the department.

2. All Interdisciplinary Arts for Children-theatre specialty students are required to participate in auditions for faculty-directed productions based on departmental guidelines.

Interdisciplinary Courses: For All Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Specialties

IAC 280 Introduction to Related Arts for Children (A). Covers the unique aspects of art, dance, music, and theatre, and relationships among these arts: theory, discussion, teacher-directed arts activities and creative art experiences for children. Must be taken before declaring a major in interdisciplinary arts for children. 3 Cr. Fall.

IAC 399 Independent Study in Art for Children (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Arranged in consultation with instructor/sponsor in accordance with procedures of Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

IAC 450 Performances for Young Audiences (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Explores performance and staging techniques for young audiences; develops skills in improvisation and ensemble playing; prepares shows involving art, dance, music, and theatre; tours and performs for and with young audiences. 4 Cr.

IAC 490 Arts for Children Special Topics (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Provides opportunities for arts for children students to focus for a full semester on meaningful current topics which cannot be developed fully in other curricular offerings. Both theory and/or art making may serve as content. 2-6 Cr.

IAC 491 Seminar in Arts for Children (A). Prerequisites: Completion of required arts for children courses. Examines issues and representative theories, program development and evaluation, and the development of leadership skills and ability to utilize arts resources. 3 Cr. Spring.

IAC 499 Independent Study in Arts for Children (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Arranged in consultation with instructor/sponsor in accordance with procedures of Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

All other course descriptions can be found in the Departments of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre sections of this catalog.

 

 

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